So, over the summer we searched some more and found wonderful new midtown space at Second Presbyterian Church, 318 E 55th St. It’s directly across from Crestwood Shops and Aixois. The church staff have given us a very warm welcome, an affordable rental rate and are ready to make us feel at home us this fall.
Your chance to tour our new space comes with the Enrollment Party and Orientation, scheduled for September 7th, from 2-4 pm.
During the year we offer a variety of cultural programs at noon. They are generally delivered by speakers in our three languages, but occasionally we do a few in English. This year Thad Carver is planning the French programs, Angelica Estrada-Minton, Spanish, and we are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the Italian. If you’re interested, speak up.
If you know of any speakers in our languages or have programs you’d like to see provided, let these volunteers know. They’re working now to schedule speakers you would come to hear so your suggestions are very welcomed.
In the June e-newsletter we mentioned a couple of conversation groups and one was out of date. Here is a corrected list of ongoing conversation groups around town so you can brush up before classes begin.
· La Bella Italia is an Italian conversation group. Go to www.meetup.com and search for “La Bella Italia.” It’s free.
· Kansas City French Connection - all levels welcome, many activities. Click on "events."
· Communiversity at UMKC organizes five conversation groups in ‘our’ languages. Search their schedule using these keywords to find an appropriate group: parlez, paris, mesa, mexico, italy.
· The Alliance Française de Kansas City Conversation Group meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00--8:00 p.m. at the Rockhill Tennis Club just across the street east of the Nelson-Atkins Museum. They welcome new members of all levels (and eventually encourage them to become members of AFKC). Contact Rosemary Hoffman for more information.
September 1 Last day to enroll for a $10 discount.
September 7 2-4 p.m. Enrollment Party and Orientation. Come meet fellow students and tour the new space. Second Presbyterian Church.
September 21 CLASSES BEGIN!
President: Inez Pennington
First VP: REMAINS UNFILLED Looking for a volunteer
Second VP: Pam White (also Chair of Social & Hospitality)
Secretary: Joan Daniels (Program Chair)
Asst. Secy: Judy Pearlstein (Textbook Chair)
Treasurer: Linda Lyon
Asst. Treas Dalene Bradford (newsletter and publicity)