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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


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:


  • 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: / 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. 6-8pm. $3/$5
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:


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?

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 /

Nominations due Monday 13th November 2017

Download Nomination Form – AGM Nomination form 2017

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:  / 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

DELF / DALF French Exams Preparation Sessions – REGISTER NOW

The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. If you are interested in sitting the DELF/DALF exams on Saturday 28th October 2017, then you will benefit from attending the following Exam Preparation Sessions:

Session 1 (S1) Expression écrite (Writing) Monday 16 October 6-8pm Venue to be confirmed $50
Session 2 (S2) Expression orale (Speaking) Saturday 21 October 2-4pm Venue to be confirmed $50
Session 3 (S3) General Monday 23 October 6-8pm Venue to be confirmed $50

It is not compulsory but strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions in order to achieve the greatest success in your exams.

For an enrolment form click DELF Preparation Session – Enrolment Form, or for more information please contact Marine Brianne: / 021 130 9484 or

Enrolement Form for the DELF Exam itself on October, 28th:  DELF Application Form


Alliance Française French Classes – Term 4 – ENROL NOW!

Registrations are now open for all Alliance Française Term 4 French classes.

Did you know research shows that learning a foreign language can lead to better critical thinking skills, improved problem solving skills as well as greater memory, mental flexibility and increased cultural awareness.

We have classes for all levels and age groups.

Check out our website for more details or email: or call David Moir: 03 487 9776 / 027 689 5051

Note: Adult evening classes start week beginning 8th October / All other classes resume week beginning the 16th October.