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Membership Renewal

For most of our members who have already renewed, un grand merci!

If you haven’t done so yet, please renew your membership for 2023 before the end of January.

It’s also an ideal time to  join for the first time. Applications may be found on the Membership/Join Us page of this site.




Tuesday | February 7, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm |Cocktail Reception for Prospective New Members |National Arts Club |15 Gramercy Park South | New York, NY 10003

Members are invited to bring at least one guest to a cocktail reception to introduce them to our club and the National Arts Club.

There will be a brief presentation of the club, wines and hors d’oeuvres, and a tour of the National Arts Club by Francis Dubois.

*Minimum two (2): Member + Guest. Only enter the two digits of your credit card expiration date, example: 03/26.


Monday | February 13, 2023 | 7:00 pm|Raclette Dinner | L’Ena Wine Bar | 10 Morton Street (btw Bleecker & Seventh Ave) | New York, NY 10014

After a plate of escargots, make your own raclette (a dish consisting of cheese melted over a fire and then scraped onto bread or boiled potatoes) in this casual, intimate West Village wine bar.

We will be there to demonstrate for first-time raclette makers.

*Only enter the two digits of your credit card expiration date, example: 03/26.





Friday, February 17, 5 pm — Monday Feb 20, 11 pm | Presidents Ski Weekend Bus Trip to Vermont with the Swiss Ski Club

Join members of the Swiss Ski Club at their beautiful lodge in Vermont.





Register here. PAC Members in Good Standing for 2023, email for the special registration code for the member discount of $499, regular non-member rate is $539. 


Tuesday | March 7, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Après-work Apéro | St Tropez | 194 Spring Street | SoHo | New York, NY 10012


Join members and friends for a casual apéro and hors d’ouvres. This is also an opportunity to practice one’s possibly fractured français. Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and the first drink; cash bar after that.



Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 7 pm | Dinner | National Arts Club | 15 Gramercy Park South | New York, NY 10003

Dr. Ellie Abdi will discuss the antecedents of the French Revolution in the American Revolution.

Dr. Ellie Abdi is a researcher and faculty member in various US institutions, in addition to being an Associé de recherche and Professeur associé at the Université de Reims and an Advisor for the Physical Activity Office at The American University of Paris. Dr. Abdi’s research, interviews, and articles have not merely been published in various international and national peer-reviewed journals and sites; she is an invited guest and keynote speaker at many scientific conferences. Ellie holds a Master of Education in Philosophy for Children from Montclair State University in New Jersey and an Education Doctorate from North Central University in San Diego, with a dissertation on learning disabilities. 


Tentative Calendar of Meetings 2023 (As of 1/23/22)





Jan 10 Dinner Annual Meeting State of the Club w/Intro by David Doty, President of the NAC and Wine Tasting by David Lincoln Ross NAC
Jan 17 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
Feb 7 Reception Prospective New Member Reception 6:00-8:00 NAC
Feb 13 Dinner Raclettes L’Ena
Feb 17-20 Ski Presidents Weekend Ski Trip w/Swiss Ski Club Vermont 
Mar 7 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
Mar 14 Dinner Speaker Ellie Abdi: Antecedents of the French revolution in the American revolution NAC
Mar 20 Lecture Le Mime Marceau, Centennial Birthday  NAC
April 11 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
April 25 Cocktail April in Paris, Statue of Le Petit Prince w/Stacey Schiff, author of biography of Saint Exupéry  Villa Albertine
May 9 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
May 16



French and English Poetry by Isabelle Ballot

New Members 2022 and 2023


Château Village

June 11 Brunch Roland Garros Men’s Finals Monte’s
June 13 Dinner Nicolas de Rivière, French Representative to the United Nations NAC
June 20 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
July 11 Cruise Pre-Bastille Sail on the Shearwater North Cove Marina
July 14 Festival Bastille Day TBA
Sept 12 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
Sept 19 Dinner Speaker Irene Finel-Honigman on US/European relations NAC
Oct 10 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
Oct 17 Dinner Speaker TBA NAC
Nov 7 Apéro Après-work Apéro 6-7:15 St Tropez
Nov 14 Cocktail Soirée d’automne TBA
Dec 12 Dinner Holiday Party NAC

Telescope Film, the definitive resource for finding films and series from around the world, has recently partnered with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US to present French Streams, a weekly selection of the best of French cinema available online. Every week, French Streams rounds up five of the greatest French films, carefully curated around a theme, and Telescope provides different options to watch them online.  Recent selections have featured women directors, animation, and films for Earth Day.