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what is happening in NEDWA.
A big thank you to our members for raising an incredible 943 € ,
for last years charity – France Alzheimer
We recently sent out a questionnaire to all members to ask for suggestions which would help us arrange future events, these are the results –
DO YOU WANT OUR LUNCHES TO CONTINUE?
Summary of comments received: Prefer restaurants with easy parking, low noise, using restaurants in Perigueux area, meals with French conversation
DO YOU WANT REGULAR COFFEE MORNINGS?
Summary of comments received: Dislike of the past venue of Salle de Sport, Excideuil, suggestion of havng coffee mornings at members’ houses, coffee mornings with French conversation, more with speakers
DO YOU WANT EVENING EVENTS WITH SUPPER?
Summary of comments received: A few mentioned yes, but probably only one or two a year. Maybe having a theatre evening.
DO YOU WANT MORE EVENTS WHICH INCLUDE PARTNERS?
Summary of comments received: General views of yes for dinner, but a couple felt that men would probably not want to come
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A WALKING GROUP?
Summary of comments received: Depending on date and place, depends on distance (max 8kms), suggestion of a mixed walking group, having a meal at the end
ARE YOU PREPARED TO ORGANISE AN EVENT?
Summary of comments received: Some members could not help as they were not always here, there was also the offer of assistance.
WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE WE COULD OFFER WHICH WE CURRENTLY DON’T OFFER:
|Keep fit classes||More French related events|
|Dance classes||First aid course|
|French-English conversation meetings||Coffee mornings at members’ homes|
|Historical tours||Day/Bus trips|
|Dinner dance||Afternoon teas – English style|
|Amateur Dramatics||Bee keeping|
|Gardening group||Theatre/Opera Trips|
|Film club||Games afternoon/evenings|
|Sport activities||Business networking events|
|Weekend away||English-speaking visits to tourist sites|
Suggested Events by Members where members have offered to organise events with our support/help/publicity.
Wine tasting evening with food
Art workshop or illustrated talk on a variety of art & design subjects
Visit to Lardimalie Wine Museum at St. Pierre de Chignac – followed by a BYO picnic in the garden
Animal rescue association presentation
Historic tours or visits, exhibitions in Perigueux
At our next committee meeting, in January, we will be discussing the questionnaire responses again and will do our best to provide as many of the suggested events as we can and working with those who are able to help.
We welcome anyone to get in touch if they would like to give perhaps a talk, or have any expertise in any of the members suggestions.
Members can also forward us any events ‘local to your area’ which we can circulate to others in the Petites Announces emails and also here on our website
Although NEDWA has its own calender of events throughout the year, members can use the Petites Announces as a means of linking up with other members who may have a similar interest or wish to attend a certain event, perhaps even making up a small group.