|Fredericksburg Sister City News|
Bonjour les amis,
is on the way, and your Sister City Board of Directors is making plans
for some exciting events and opportunities for our members and the
Whenever you participate in our activities we have a
chance to see what you enjoy. This gives us ideas for fun, interesting,
and educational events for our group and the community. Thank you for
As you read below, I hope to see each and every one of you soon.
Frejus Archeologist coming to Fredericksburg April 8 & 9!
On April 8 and 9, 2013, The Fredericksburg Sister City Association and
the University of Mary Washington will be co-sponsoring a visit by Chérine Gébara
the head municipal archaeologist of Frejus, France. Frejus, founded by
Julius Caesar, is a city on the Mediterranean coast and has been
Fredericksburg's Sister City since 1980.
Chérine Gébara is the
Director of the Var Preservation Department and Archaeological
Service.She is an expert in the history and archaeology of ancient
Frejus, a 1st century city on the Mediterranean coast; she is closely
associated with the Frejus City Museum
, and has recently completed a new book on ancient Frejus,Frejus Antique
, which you can browse here
The Frejus Area from 700 BCE to 700 CE Monday, April 8, 7pm
Mansard Gallery of the Fredericksburg Area Museum
New Discoveries at the Port of FrejusTuesday, April 9, 7pm
will present an overview of the history of the Frejus area from 700 BCE. Monroe Hall 116, University of Mary Washington
A discussion of recent discoveries at the Port of Frejus. Both talks are free and open to the public.
University, her visit is co-sponsored by the Department of Classics,
Philosophy, and Religion, the Department of Historic Preservation, the
Department of Art and Art History, and the Campus Academic Resources
Committee. For information call: 540-654-1342.
We thank Board of Director Craig Vasey for his efforts on this exciting event!
Wine & Cheese Event at James Monroe Museum, May 18
Join us for a wonderful evening at the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library celebrating the connection between Fredericksburg and France!
Saturday, May 18, 6pmFredericksburg
Sister City and the James Monroe Museum is co-sponsoring a wine and
cheese evening in the museum garden, featuring guest speaker Dan Preston
from the University of Mary Washington. Preston will discuss Monroe's
French connection, specifically his appointment as the French Minister
for the United States on May, 28, 1794.
The Museum will be open for people to tour as well.
More information coming soon.
The 2013 FSCA Membership is now due.
Thank you to renewing and new Members! Beginning in April, members who have not yet renewed for 2013 will be dropped.
Renewing is easy! Just download the form here and mail to Mandy Carr (address on form).
For further info contact Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org with FSCA in the subject line.
Many exciting activities and events are planned for this year. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Below are new and renewed members as of March 6:
Debbie & Russ Bouslog
Don & Elsa Colt
Laura & Michael Hinman
Patsy & Guy Prudhomme
Robert & Paulette Bugno
Bob & Barbara Antozzi
Kim Kinsley Family
Kim Kinsley Family
Bill& Lynda Baer
Vanessa & Wilbur Brown, Jr
Mary Lou Cramer
Virginia & Jack East
Steve & Diane Elstein
Judy & Dick Hansen
Alan, Gail and Liz Howard
Janet & Tom Kimbrell
Kim Kinsley & Family
Robert & Cathy Kravetz
Suzanne and Garret Garner
Craig & Wendy Vasey
Nathalie & Daryl Bullock
Mary & Stephen Magneson
George Fish & Kathleen Sullivan
Ann & Dana Saether
Connie & Herman Orgeron
Jim & Susan Pates
Ed Sandtner & Paula Chow
Charles & Mickie Sieracki
Jan & Larry Toperott
Keith & Donna Verbosky
Libby & Ron Wasem
AC & Phyllis Whitley
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:
Paul Yanni & Hannah Fallon
Steve Morrison Family
Alexis Hillard Family
Kathleen Tilghman Family
Thank you LIFETIME MEMBERS:
Susan & Bill Beck
Leigh & Bob Dowd
Lori & Roy Kissinger
Elaine & Marty Miller
Barbara & John Suval
Kathyrn & Chip Willis
Member Survey: Fund Raising & Activities
Roy Kissinger has created a survey to gather your opinions about fund
raising opportunities and social activities. Please complete the survey
and return to Roy via mail or email!|
Your feedback is important!
Your FSCA Board of Directors at Work!
|New Director of Educational and Community OutreachLeigh Perret -Dowd
has recently been appointed by Cathy Herndon as Director of Educational
and Community Outreach. Her job will include contacting area French
teachers and participating in community and school events that foster
French connections.Below are some of her outreach projects.
Les Congres de Francais
Saturday, February 9, French students and interested public attended
the first Les Congres de Francais at James Monroe High School.
Activities included: a film festival, French Fashion, Mardi Gras, French
swordsmanship, and cheese and chocolate tasting.
members participating in the event were Connie Oregon, Suzanne and
Garrett Garner (mime workshop_ A.C. Whitley, Phyllis Whitley and
Nathalie Bullock (judging logo design contest).
Be sure to look for this outstanding event next year in November!
6th Annual Culture ala Carte
also co-coordinated a group of volunteers at the Spotsylvania County
Culture ala Carte, on Saturday, March 4. Roy and Lori Kissinger
presented 2 videos made by Board of Director Davey Jennings on Frejus
and Fredericksburg activities and exchanges. Cathy Herndon worked the
event as well.
Leigh and her husband Bob, and Suzanne and Garett Garner, and their son, made crepes with students! It was a great day.
Culture ala Carte
Culture ala Carte
Le Cercle Fred
February Cathy Herndon and Mandy Carr attended Robert Bugno's Le Cercle
Fred, a monthly French conversation group. They spoke about the Sister
City and our membership.
week later Cathy and Nathalie Bullock attended Bob's presentation of
the film Midnight in Paris in French with English subtitles. That was
Le Cercle Fred is free and meets monthly at the Falls Run Community Center. Contact Bob Bugno for more information, email@example.com
Of course it's not all hard work being on the Board of Director's! Le Cercle Fred
Le Cercle Fred
gave a talk for the Stafford Girl Scouts in February explaining about
Sister City and the wonderful student opportunities for French language
FSCA member Nathalie Bullock's Mother, Mme Maryse Coutereau
(who lives in Port Frejus!), visited her daughter here in
Fredericksburg over the holidays. Nathalie invited Cathy Herndon to
lunch and then the Board of Director's to a cocktail party at her home
to meet her Mother. It was a wonderful holiday gathering. Thank you
Reception for Mme Maryse Coutereau Reception for Mme Maryse Coutereau
We had a wonderful annual Mardi Gras party at Guy and Patsy Prud'homme's lovely home!
We are looking for a volunteer to host next year's soiree! If you're interested contact Cathy Herndon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have FRENCH friendship pins
(lapel pins) on sale for $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00. Think about
getting one for your French friends or for Christmas! Please contact
Cathy Herndon at email@example.com or 540/373-6763.
Annual Student Exchange, Summer 2013
Twelve students and two chaperones from the Fredericksburg area
will be leaving Dulles airport in July to travel to Frejus! We know
Frejus has a wonderful program planned. After two weeks of activities
they will travel to Paris, the City of Lights! Bon Chance!
News from Fredericksburg
FSCA Member Elsa Colt lost her mother earlier this month. Our thoughts are with Elsa and family.
FSCA member Ernie Ackerman appeared in the March Front Porch. Great article on his hard work for Mental Health!
Also, member Paula Chow, our resident "Green" promoter had an article in the same issue on Earth Day! Keep up the good work Paula.
News from France
We wish our Giante Omlette director, M. Gerard Angot well in his recent illness.
Tip: How to add a French Keyboard to your PC
- Click on the start icon
- Click on control panel
- Click on change keyboards found under Clock, Language, and Region
- Click on the Keyboard and Language tab
- Click on Change Keyboards
- Click add
- Scroll to French (Canada)
- Click on French (Canada)
- Under keyboard click Canadian multilingual Standard
- Click ok
To change from English to French
Click on EN or FR on the right of the taskbar
|In case you missed it ... check our web site!|
When you visit our web site, http://www.fredericksburgfrejus.org, you can now find all email newsletters from 2010 on, as well as forms for membership and pages for most of our 2012 events.
Shop and earn dollars for FSCA
|When you make a purchase at Staples, for either business or personal use, be sure to tell the cashier you are a rewards member and to credit your purchase to the Fredericksburg Sister City Association or give them the following phone number,(540) 786-7010. We will periodically receive a check based on your sales, a great and easy way to raise money for the organization. |