We care about our members’ spiritual well-being in times of social distancing, so we’re hosting Mardi Apéro Virtuel (in English) and Non-judgmental Français (in French) via Zoom on alternating Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
Panel Discussion: Reflections on the American Dream Today – The View from France
Le sujet cette semaine est L’ONU, suite à ses 75 ans, et les autres organisations internationales, comment elles ont changé nos vies?
Récemment, nous avons parlé de l’écologie et les gestes individuels pour sauver la planète, la mer, des loisirs, de la mode, du vocabulaire autour du vin et de notre poésie préférée. Le groupe a aussi abordé des sujets comme: Comment rendre notre société plus inclusive, moins raciste? On a raconté notre dé-confinement et ses défis, la période d’histoire préférée, les habitudes personnelles, les vacances, des expressions et l’argot. Vous trouverez ici la liste des faux-amis et les femmes françaises préférées.
Mathieu Legendre is a French member of the Paris American Club and sits on its board. Living in New York since 2016, Mathieu, a former lawyer and political activist, is now spending his time between writing books about French history and teaching French to American francophiles.
“The French conversation hour was great. Made me realize that I need to speak French more (as in more than never). Mathieu you’re a fantastic moderator!” –Terrence M. Bennett, Attorney-at-Law, Bennett & Samios
Meeting ID: 746 830 157
Password required, sent via e-newsletter to members, request it at email@example.com.
Prepare in advance and login five minutes before 6 pm, especially first-time participants:
- Logging in from a laptop is better, but a phone or tablet work, keep in mind your background, avoid glare;
- Make sure you are using the latest version of Zoom and that your audio (speaker and microphone) and camera are working on both your device and in Zoom;
- Hit download app when prompted, then enter meeting ID and password, click use computer audio;
- Format: 10-minute mutual greetings and updates, 15-minute presentation, 10-minute questions and comments;
- Etiquette: MUTE your Zoom app (bottom left of screen) during the presentation and only un-mute to ask a question or comment, give others the opportunity to speak;
- Enjoy your favorite apéro and hors d’oeuvres;
- The Apéro and Non-judgmental Français will end at approximately 6:45.
Nov 3rd | US Election Day | Non-judgmental Français, special edition, more info to follow.
Nov 10th | Mardi Apéro Virtuel: Speaker Guillaume Casseau, Flagship Store Manager, Oscar de la Renta, 4 rue de Marignan, Paris
Nov 17th | Non-judgmental Français: Topic TBA
Nov 24th | Mardi Apéro Virtuel: Speaker TBA
Dec 1st | Non-judgmental Français: Topic TBA
Dec 8th | Mardi Apéro Virtuel: Speaker Coco Raynes
Calendar of Live and On-line Meetings 2021 (As of 10/1/20)
Meetings will take place on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month unless otherwise specified. Non-judgmental Français and apéros at 6 pm, dinners at 7 pm.
|Jan 20, Wed||Dinner||
Annual Meeting, Honorary Guest M. le Consul Général, Jérémie Robert
|Swiss Ski Club||Vermont|
|Feb 16||Dinner||Mardi Gras||NAC|
|Mar 16||Reception||New Members 2020/21||Château Village|
|April 20||Fête||April in Paris||TBA|
|June 6, Sun||Brunch||Roland Garros Finals||Monte’s|
|July 14, Wed||TBA||Bastille Day||TBA|
|Aug 17||Cocktail||Après-work Apéro, Summer en ville||Le Baratin|
|Sept 19, Sun||Lunch||Palio & Pétanque||Minetta St|
|Nov 16||Cocktail||Soirée d’automne||TBA|
|Dec 14||Fête||Holiday Party||TBA|
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.