2017 AFNWCT Pétanque League

The 2nd AFNWCT Ligue de Pétanque ran this year from May through September 2017 with 19 members participating. Whereas last year the group played on 2 courts: one in Southbury and one in Bethlehem, two of our participants this year built two new courts which offered more opportunities to play throughout the season and different…

New AFNWCT Board

Samedi, le 19 août, à la dernière réunion du Conseil de cette année fiscale, on a accepté la résignation de Jean Marie et Marda Gutierrez du Conseil. Comme ils avaient chacun encore une année pour terminer leur mandat, on a présenté les remplaçants et de nouveaux membres. On a voté à l’unanimité en faveur du nouveau…

Member Celebrates Father’s Chevalier Medal

Nancy Callahan and her family were present this spring to witness the bestowing of the honor of “Chevalier” (Knight) of the National Order of Légion D’Honneur for the French Government on their father, Donald Lytle. He was honored by the Consul General of France in San Francisco and the honor was bestowed by Gabrielle Applequist,…

Volunteers Needed for Open Board Positions

The Board of the Alliance Française of Northwest Connecticut (AFNWCT) was recently informed that as of August 31 the two members who hold the Board positions of President and Treasurer will resign from the Board in order to move closer to their family. To ensure overlap training time and a smooth transition, we call upon…

2017 AFNWCT Pétanque League

The Alliance Française of NW CT announces the kickoff of its 2nd Pétanque League! Phase 1 of the League will run from May 1st to Labor Day (Sept. 4) Four players meet and play 3 games by changing partners: this takes from 2-3 hours Each member will be scheduled to play against all other players (or…

A Voice from the Congo

On March 31st, Toto Kisaku presented A Voice from the Congo. Kisaku, a theater director, actor, set designer and producer from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has traveled the world sharing his story of his life growing up in the DRC. His talk also touched on his socially conscious theatre work, and his point of…

Fête du 14 Juillet, 2016

The afternoon started out rather sunny and then it started to pour so we weren’t able to play a lot of Petanque. Nevertheless we ate some delicious food made by our caterer Rachelle Brown and enjoyed French musette-style accordion playing by Anita Siarkowski from Waterbury. High school students Mikha and Kira were our Community Service…

2016: Our 95th Anniversary Year in Review

2016: Our 95th Anniversary Year in Review 2016 proved to be a great year for our organization. Our Language School taught 34 group and private classes over the course of the fiscal year with 108 total student enrollments.  Special BISES go to our French Teachers: Brigitte Bentley, Nancy Callahan, Marda Gutierrez, Joanne Hutchings, Servane Rogers and…