Bienvenue!

The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.

Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!

Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:

    • Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00
    • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er et 3ème samedi du mois à partir de 10h30

From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.

For more information, email info@afdunedin.org.nz.

 

Congratulations/Félicitations

and welcome to our new Committee Members elected at last night’s AGM

Left to Right: Kim Cousins (VP), Christiane Leurquin, David Moir, Fabien Montiel, Diana Rothstein (President), Dannie Hawkins (Treasurer), Sylvie Leduc, Humphrey Catchpole, John Roxborogh (Secretary)

REMINDER: Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau

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 REMINDER:
Public Notice for 
Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau 2017

Thursday 16 November at 6:30pm
(AGM start 7pm) at 15 Bond Street

Come be the first to taste this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. First glass for members is FREE.  Gold coin donation for non-members or subsequent glasses.

This will be followed by our Annual General Meeting. Last chance to send your nominations for:

Officers:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Members:

  • up to 7 members

Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary by Monday 13 November 5pm with the names of 2 nominators (who must be members of the Alliance Francaise Dunedin) and the assent of the nominee.

Nomination FormAGM Nomination form 2017
Please send scanned copy to Secretary: Audrey Santana E-mail: info@afdunedin.org.nz / 021 189 0537

AGM Agenda  – AGM Agenda 16 Nov 2017

Minutes from AGM 17th Nov 20162016.11.17 – AGM 2016 Minutes

December at Alliance Francaise Dunedin – for your calendars

We know December is a busy time for events and activities so here are our December dates for your calendars. We look forward to seeing you at our last events for 2017:

December dates / Decembre en bref

2: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Bring something to share or $5. 10.30am-12.30pm
10: Kids Xmas party – Broad Bay School. 2pm (Pot luck gouter)
14: Soirée Crêpes & Café Politique with Olivier Dusquesnoy. $3/$5. 6-8pm
16: NO FRENCH BREAKFAST / PETIT DEJEUNER ANNULE
16: End of year Pot Luck/ Fête de fin d’année 6.30pm-late (Last event of the year!)

All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.
Details will be posted on FB Events.

Soirée Belge Big Success

We apologise to those of you who missed out on our Soirée Belge last week. With the Alliance Francaise booked to full capacity this event was a great success.

Kathleen Matyn entertained us with an interesting presentation on Belgium , followed by a delicious meal of Boulets (meatballs) in a special sauce, French fries and green salad; Belgian waffles and speculoos for dessert and of course this couldn’t be served without some Belgian brewed beer.

Thank you to all the organising committee for a lovely, well organised event. More photos available in our facebook group.

If you are interested in hosting or would like us to profile any particular French-speaking region at our next cultural night please let us know: info@afdunedin.org.nz

 

November at Alliance Francaise Dunedin

November dates / Novembre en bref

4: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Bring something to share or $5. 10.30am-12.30pm
4: Belgian Night/Soirée belge, $20/$30. 6.30pm-late
9: Crêpes Night/ Soirée crêpes. $3/$5. 6-8pm
16: AGM + Beaujolais Nouveau
18: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Bring something to share or $5. 10.30am-12.30pm

All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.
Details on FB Events.

Belgian Night 2017: Register Now!

Belgian Night / Soirée Belge

Saturday 4 November, 6:30pm / Samedi 4 Novembre, 18h30

Come enjoy a meal typical from Liège, Belgium. Please book your space now as places are limited to 40 seats. Price includes the meal (meatballs with a special sauce and fries), salad, Belgian waffles and Speculoos with tea/coffee & some beer.
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Venez savourer des spécialités de Liège, tels les boulets sauce lapin (ou chasseur) et les fameuses gaufres au sucre perlé. Nous aurons aussi des frites, de la bière évidemment et du Speculoos. Enregistrez-vous vite car les places sont limitées à 40.

Alliance Francaise Members $20.00
General Public $30.00
Children up to 13 – $1.00 for each year of their age

Please ensure your booking by paying in full into our bank account 03-09030389432-000. Include the word BELGIUM in the payment references and email treasurer@afdunedin.org.nz to confirm your details (nbr of members/non-members and children’s age).

Nominate now for 2018 AF Dunedin Committee – deadline Mon 13th Nov

  • Are you passionate about the French language and culture?
  • Do you have skills you’d like to share?
  • Would you like to be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic committee?
  • Do you want to play a more active role at the Alliance Française?


THEN
WE NEED YOU (you don’t need to be French speaking to be part of the Committee)

With many of our current committee members leaving due to personal commitments and new overseas adventures, we are looking for new committee nominees at our upcoming AGM. For more information please contact Audrey Santana: 021 189 0537 / info@afdunedin.org.nz

Nominations due Monday 13th November 2017

Download Nomination Form – AGM Nomination form 2017

Antipodes Travel recrute! Job offers at Antipodes Travel!

One of our partners, Antipodes Travel, has positions to fill urgently in Dunedin. We thought these could be of interest to you, as one of them requires French fluency! Check below or visit their website on: http://www.antipodes-travel.com/lequipe/

OFFRE 1  Administrative Support, part time

Company Antipodes Travel
Location Dunedin, Otago

Antipodes Travel, an Inbound Tourism company, is looking for a part time Administration employee at our Dunedin office.
This role involves a range of administrative tasks including accounts payable, general finance support, database update and other diverse support tasks.

The successful applicant would be joining a small office environment of primarily French Speaking employees (bilingual). He/she must be able to communicate in French.

Preferred skills:
– Detail oriented & organised
– Reliable
– Sense of humour
– Sound computer literacy with proficiency in Xero, MS Excel, Word & Outlook
– Experience with the Tourism Software Tourwriter would be preferred but not essential (training provided)
– Adaptable & able to work as part of a team environment including different nationalities

Part time position with 15-25 hours per week offering flexible work hours to be discussed with the employer.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

OFFRE 2  Travel Consultant, full time

Antipodes Travel, specialising in the French Speaking Travel Market, is looking for an experimented and talented Travel Consultant for our Dunedin Office. You will be responsible for managing enquiries and bookings, for both FITs and Groups. You will also participate in the development of new products and will liaise with travel agents and wholesalers.

Essential requirements are:

– Sound knowledge of New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands
– Sound knowledge of the Tourism Industry and the French Speaking Market
– Successful experience in sales for these destinations
– Must be fluent in French and English (speak, read and write).
– Excellent customer service skills
– Enjoy working independently as well as within a close knit team where initiative is expected.
– Handle pressure with confidence

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

For both positions, send your C.V. along with a covering letter to sandrine@antipodes-travel.com.

Public Notice of Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau

logo-Afbeaujolais-nouveau-2016

 Public Notice for Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau 2017

Thursday 16 November at 6:30pm
(AGM start 7pm) at 15 Bond Street

Come be the first to taste this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. First glass for members is FREE.  Gold coin donation for non-members or subsequent glasses.

This will be followed by our Annual General Meeting. Please send your nominations for:

Officers:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Members:

  • up to 7 members

Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary by Monday 13 November 5pm with the names of 2 nominators (who must be members of the Alliance Francaise Dunedin) and the assent of the nominee.

Nomination forms will be available soon in a reminder or from the Secretary: Audrey Santana E-mail: info@afdunedin.org.nz / 021 189 0537

Alliance Francaise Dunedin Lunch at Technique Restaurant

Friday 27 October, 12pm, Harbour Terrace
(next to Hockey Fields)

Come enjoy a delicious meal whilst practising your french.
Places are limited so get in quick.
Please RSVP: info@afdunedin.org.nz  / Audrey 021 189 0537

Cookery Level 4 Students’ Lunch Menu – “Around the World in One Sitting”

Three courses – $15.00

 Starters – $6.00

  • Golabaki (cabbage rolls stuffed with pork, beef and rice cooked in tomato soup)
  • Hungarian red bean soup with fresh bread -V
  • Pulled pork taquitos with chipotle ranch dipping sauce

  Mains – $10.00

  • Deep fried ravioli with a fresh tomato sauce and baby spinach salad -V
  • Chicken and chorizo paella with broad beans, snake beans and Jerusalem artichokes -V option available
  • Thai chicken coconut and eggplant curry with steamed rice

 Desserts – $5.00

  • Pavlova with yellow jack fruit ice cream and a web of spun sugar
  • Baklava, raspberry coulis and pistachio ice cream
  • Pecan and walnut butter tart with salted caramel sauce

 

 

Technique Training Restaurant