Dear members and friends of the Alliance Française d’El Paso.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to the Alliance Française d’El Paso (AFEP), a chapter of the larger international organization that promotes the French language and culture throughout the world. The last four months have been very busy for the Alliance. As usual, we kicked off the New Year with the celebration of the Epiphany in January, and then celebrated Mardi Gras with a delicious Crepe dinner. In March, we celebrated the Month of the Francophonie by joining many of our sister organizations throughout the world and holding many activities. We welcomed Mr. Fred Pichon who held two lectures about Impressionism at both UTEP and the International Museum of Art. We also held the sixth Festinema Festival by reaching out to high schools and featuring two French movies at the International Museum of Arts.
In the last month, the Board of Directors assisted by a committee, has been planning the 55th Anniversary of this organization. Yes, this year, the AFEP is celebrating its 55th year of serving the El Paso community. If you are a current member, thank you so much for your ongoing commitment to supporting us. If you are not a current member and have been following our progress from afar, please consider joining us, as we need your talents to grow this organization and be part of the legacy built by all volunteers for the past 55 years. Therefore, it is my pleasure to invite you to celebrate with us at a gala taking place on May 10, 2019 at the Centennial Conference and Banquet Center located on Fort Bliss. Mr. Alexis Andres, Consul General de France at Houston, as well as Mr. Jean-Francois Remond, Honorary Consul de France in El Paso will be joining us to celebrate all of our accomplishments and promote the mission of the AFEP. Please join us for an evening of good company and good food to the music of Frontera Jazz. We will also have a silent auction as a fundraiser that will support the Alliance upcoming activities. If you would like to donate items for our silent auction, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-1789.
On behalf of the Board, thank you again for your ongoing support of the Alliance and we hope to see you on May 10.
Maud Snell, Présidente
Alliance Française d’El Paso