addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Mailing List Archive

Subject Sender Date
Re: [french-177] Exchange Student needs host - I shared this with the City High Middle Class of 2021 group. Hopefully one of the parents will be interested or will pass it along. We just got back from France on Sunday. I'd love to host him but we don't have an extra bedroom, and we ha Michele T. Aug 10, 2016 2:54 PM
Exchange Student needs host - Kathryn 2:33 PM Sent from  French Language and Culture Group of Grand Rapids Dear Franklin: My name is Kathi Moran and I am contacting you today to see if you could hel Franklin B. Aug 10, 2016 2:45 PM
Re: [french-177] Employment opportunity - Do your also hire Spanish Speakers? On Jul 29,[masked]:56 PM, "Franklin Bacon" < [address removed] > wrote: Christopher Jul 29, 2016 10:57 PM
Employment opportunity - Currently hiring French speaking individuals for Customer Service opening - must be able to read and write fluently. Position pays $13/hr. and is a long term opportunity. Please email resume to [address removed] if you are interested. Feel fre Franklin B. Jul 29, 2016 10:55 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Meetup & Practice French - Meetup & Practice French, scheduled to occur on Thursday, July 28,[masked]:30 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Franklin B. Jul 28, 2016 8:07 AM
Tonight's Meetup - Terra has informed us that it may not be able to seat a group of 7 until around 7:30pm. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.   Franklin Franklin B. Jul 14, 2016 12:26 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - There's always interest in wine!  :) On May 26,[masked]:04 PM, "Gabrielle" < [address removed] > wrote: Candace May 27, 2016 11:53 AM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - I love French Literature. Count me in for anything On May 23,[masked]:21 AM, "Franklin Bacon" < [address removed] > wrote: Christopher May 26, 2016 12:47 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - Joining this late-- I have yet to come to a meet up (scheduling & sitter issues- Similar to Brooke) but for me (if I can get my stuff together :) ), a quieter venue seems like a better opportunity to practice speaking. I have some sugge Gabrielle May 25, 2016 3:14 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - That's a great idea 😆😆😆 On May 25,[masked]:28 AM, Candace <[address removed]> wrote: John W. May 25, 2016 11:34 AM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - Brooke what a great idea!  It'd be great for some of us to be able to come speak to your class about our experiences!  On May 25,[masked]:06 AM, "Brooke" < Candace May 25, 2016 11:24 AM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - French language and culture meetup group. You must be a member through grand rapids meetup? On May 25,[masked]:21 AM, "Frank Breen" < [address removed] > wrote: Candace May 25, 2016 11:23 AM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - v\:* { BEHAVIOR: url (#default#vml) } FLAVOR00-NONE- Frank B. May 25, 2016 11:21 AM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - I wish I could make more meetings, but I have two young kids keeping me on my toes right now, and my husband has a fairly erratic work schedule. This summer, I should be able to make a few more.  I currently teach high school French Brooke May 24, 2016 8:03 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - It would help too if we had a spot for quieter meeting , so many restaurants are very noisy on Friday evenings. Sent from my iPa Renee May 23, 2016 8:41 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - I can't come this Friday (friend's wedding this weekend) but please let me know how that meeting goes! [masked]:17 GMT-04:00 Candace < Claire H. May 23, 2016 1:24 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - I meant games. Je m'excuse! On May 23,[masked]:14 PM, "Candace Carey" < [address removed] > wrote: Candace May 23, 2016 1:16 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - Why don't we bring our ideas,  Ganges,  books, etc this Friday to the meetup Frank already has set up?  Unless Frank you're ok with switching to a better place to chat,  like coffee shop or bar instead of restaurant? ?? Candace May 23, 2016 1:14 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - I'd love to meet up with y'all. I try to keep fluent but fear my vocabulary is dated. Coffee shop or bar sounds like a good place to start and we can discuss our goals from there.  MaryBeth MaryBeth B. May 23, 2016 1:08 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - I enjoy speaking with others and teaching/learning, but once in a while I'd really enjoy a sort of "by level" meetup where we can speak only in French the entire time. My personal goal is to keep up with my speaking practice. Claire H. May 23, 2016 12:51 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - I enjoy just talking in French, but I wonder if that would be the easiest thing for someone coming in. What are our goals as a group? Are we there to maintain our level of French, improve it, just have fun, mentor others, or other possibili Glenn J. K. May 23, 2016 12:22 PM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - Great!  Then can we do a café or bar meetup where we enjoy some of your reading of french lit? We could use children's books some time to work on pronunciation, and build vocabulary for those of us less fluent.  Thoughts? Candace May 23, 2016 11:59 AM
Re: [french-177] Activities and events - I'm fluent in french, I was raised on the French Riviera. On May 23,[masked]:21 AM, Franklin Bacon <[address removed]> wrote: John W. May 23, 2016 11:24 AM
Activities and events - I am occasionally asked what kind of activities are desired at one of our meetups. The choice is up to those who participate. Some suggestions from Candace:   So what's the plan with this? I could bring some french literature if Franklin B. May 23, 2016 8:20 AM
Next meeting location - Your organizer remains at a scheduled meetup venue for up to 20 minutes after the start time. Since we had no one attend the previous meeting, your input into a location for January 8 would be greatly appreciated. Franklin B. Dec 17, 2015 8:32 PM
Meetup details changed: Meeting changed to regular meetup & practice - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/french-1­77/events/226898349/ When : Friday, December 4,[masked]:00 PM Franklin B. Nov 29, 2015 2:54 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Regular Meeting & Practice - Regular Meeting & Practice, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, September 22,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have any suggestions for more pleasing venues, times or activities, please submit them to Franklin B. Sep 22, 2015 12:34 PM
French Film Festival at Calvin College Sept 17, 18, 24,,25 -   http://www.calvin.edu/academic­s/departments-programs/french/­film-festival/ Franklin B. Sep 14, 2015 9:00 PM
Update on costs. - This group's next payment to Meetup.com of $89.94 for a 6 month Unlimited plan will be charged on Aug 4, 2015. Thank you for your continued support. Franklin B. Jul 30, 2015 4:58 PM
Regular meeting announcement - Regular Meeting Edit Cancel Franklin B. Jun 27, 2015 8:15 AM
Your ideas welcome - As always, this is your meetup group. If you have ideas for activities, venues or events which would be to your liking, please present them to your group organizer.  I want your group to work toward everyone's edification...your growth in knowledge of Franklin B. Jun 1, 2015 12:22 PM
Possible organizer absence this meeting - Your organizer has brake problems with his car and it cannot be repaired until Monday. I may or may not show up at this meeting, depending on whether I can find a ride. Franklin B. Feb 28, 2015 4:28 PM
Activities sought - Dear members, this is your group. If you learn of an event featuring French culture, food or atmosphere, please let us know. Also, if you have any ideas for activities along this line, organizers would be happy to entertain the idea with help f Franklin B. Oct 2, 2014 3:43 PM
Re: [french-177] October hope - Good to hear from you! Oui, desole pour votre computer. Film Fraicaise inestimable! Bon chance avec nous!& Rob H. Sep 29, 2014 10:05 AM
September dearth - Sorry for not being able to schedule a meetup for September. The member who suggested pétanque at a local park never returned my messages and my computer being broken, I've limited access to internet.   GVSU francophiles have once aga Franklin B. Sep 29, 2014 9:56 AM
Fee time-Thank You - To all who have attended a meetup and paid the requested fee, Thank You. Your continuing support makes Grand Rapids French Language & Culture group possible. Franklin B. Aug 6, 2014 8:26 AM
Re: [french-177] Bastille day Monday? - Nous n'avons pas besoin de preparer le restaurant. C'est tante petit groupe. Franklin B. Jun 2, 2014 6:57 PM
Re: [french-177] Bastille day Monday? - Vivre la France! Vivre liberte' , l'egalite', la raison, le justice. Je suis advance pour cette diem! Vivre la temple d'raison!(notre da Rob H. Jun 2, 2014 12:28 PM
Bastille day Monday? - Since Bastille Day 14July falls on a Monday this year, when ought this group do the observance of it? Would anyone like it on Monday or is another day of the week more convenient? Franklin B. Jun 2, 2014 11:34 AM
Tr : Estelle sent you a message: Looking for host families for French teenagers in August - Franklin B. May 13, 2014 5:00 PM
Message from Britta Carlson - I work for Arena District GR and we are having a french culture club event in July as part of our culture club series. We are trying to get some area french clubs to put on some kind of activity or booth during the event, and we were wondering if th Franklin B. May 7, 2014 7:45 AM
Meetup details changed: Poisson d’Avril (Cancelled!) - CANCELLED I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/french-1­77/events/165422742/ Franklin B. Mar 31, 2014 11:41 PM
Tutor for French children needed - Though I cannot vouch for the sender of this message, it seems a legit job opportunity:   Meetup Message from: Christine, via GR French Language and Culture Group French Tutor Needed Hello Franklin, I hope t Franklin B. Mar 21, 2014 6:30 PM
Re: [french-177] Poll on days and/or hours - I am retired so any day in the evening except Monday generally works. I think the user 6. Dec 16, 2013 10:59 AM
Poll on days and/or hours - http://www.meetup.com/french-1­77/polls/ Quels jours et heures fonctionnent le mieux pour vous afin d'assister GR French Meetup? So that better Meetups can be planned, please tell us which days and hours work best for you to attend. Franklin B. Dec 16, 2013 10:38 AM
Re: [french-177] Merizon meetup of 19 Oct - This event was held at a one time venue. Subsequent GR French group meeings will b Franklin B. Oct 21, 2013 8:45 AM
Re: [french-177] Merizon meetup of 19 Oct - Are the merizon meetings held in Calendonia? I would definitely need a car ride or car pool? Rob   Rob H. Oct 21, 2013 8:37 AM
Merizon meetup of 19 Oct - I hope everyone who attended really enjoyed the numerous French cheeses and wine last night.  I wondered why I didn't hear any French being spoken. This was a great venue that offered art and a homey, quiet setting, highly suitable to discussion. Lots Franklin B. Oct 20, 2013 6:14 PM
Re: [french-177] Polyphonia Orchestra Concert - Hi, j'mapelle Robert et je voudrais un auto portage pour le concert on Mardes juillet seisiem a sept heure. Je vis a` Mount Mercy on Bridge St NW. Ici mon address; Rob H. Jul 14, 2013 7:04 AM
Polyphonia Orchestra Concert - Polyphonia Orchestra Concert Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 p.m. Collins Park, East Grand Rapids From a French island in the Indian Ocean, Réunion, comes Franklin B. Jul 13, 2013 8:41 PM
New Meetup: Monthly French Discussion - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : Monthly French Discussion When : Saturday, June 29,[masked]:00 PM Franklin B. Jun 3, 2013 4:23 PM
Francophone Film Festival à Kalamazoo - Francophone Film Festival à Kalamazoo Film Festival gathering movies from French speaking countries. All movies are with English subtitles and talk about a wide range of different topics as caribbean, african, european history, sexualit Franklin B. Mar 13, 2013 1:04 PM
Meetup details changed: See Academy Award nominated French film "Amour" - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/french-1­77/events/101471392/ When : Saturday, February 16,[masked]:00 user 1. Feb 2, 2013 10:06 AM
Regular Appeal for Ideas - Not being French myself, this organizer needs your contribution to ideas for future Meetup events. Franklin B. Oct 30, 2012 10:24 PM
Re: [french-177] Need Ideas from the Membership - According to Michigan law, such establishments require a liquor license, although they may not be abiding by the rest Franklin B. Sep 12, 2012 11:48 PM
Re: [french-177] Need Ideas from the Membership - there is an Ethiopian restaurant in Fulton st off diamond I know you can bring your own wine... ver sirimans Sep 12, 2012 10:14 PM
Re: [french-177] Need Ideas from the Membership - My husband and I are new to the group and would be very interested in a conversation group. We've been wanting to try Euro Bistro ( http://www.eurobistrogr.com/me­nu.html ). Their website says they ha Erin Z. Sep 12, 2012 7:29 AM
Re: [french-177] Need Ideas from the Membership - Anyone interested in a french story time with children? There can of course be cheese and wine available for the adults. Or pourquoi pas une reunion a biggby? (I d Candace Evonne C. Sep 11, 2012 11:17 PM
Need Ideas from the Membership - Dear members,   As usual, the group needs your suggestions on possible meetup locations, activities.  It has been mentioned that the typical American barroom is often too noisy to conduct conversation, yet good wine and cheese is not Franklin B. Sep 11, 2012 10:51 PM
2012 FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL-Calvin College - September 13, 14, 20, 21   http://www.calvin.edu/academic­/french/events/film%20festival­%202012/frenchfilmfestivalfall­2012.htm Franklin B. Aug 15, 2012 1:31 AM
Tr : Annette Metzger sent you a message: French Speaking Exchange Students in Grand Rapids - If this message didn't arrive in everyone's inbox: Franklin B. Jul 25, 2012 4:15 PM
Ideas - Need new ideas for future meetups.  Many new members have asked for beginner level activities to improve their language skills. Franklin B. Apr 28, 2012 1:29 PM
What has Happened to the Group? - What has happened to the GR French Language and Culture Group? All the settings have been changed and we have suddenly lost all except 5 members. Has it been hacked somehow? Franklin B. Feb 5, 2012 8:17 PM
Meetup Cancelled: A guided wine tasting - En Francais - A guided wine tasting - En Francais, scheduled to occur on Saturday, November 12,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled to lack of participation. Please update your plans accordingly. You are welcome to attend the public wine sampling from 2 to 5pm at Sense user 3. Nov 12, 2011 12:28 PM
Don't forget to call Bar Divani for a reservation if you plan to go to French Wine Dinner Thursday Oct 20! - Remember, you need to have a reservation to attend next week if you plan on going to the French wine dinner! The menu is below :). Bar Divani 15 Ionia, SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 [masked]-WINE (9463) John Oct 14, 2011 1:47 PM
Nouvelle rencontre Meetup : Les vins effervescents (comme les champagnes !) - Nouvelle rencontre Meetup pour GR French Language and Culture Group?! Quoi : Les vins effervescents (comme les champagnes !) Quand : mercredi 8 d?cembre 20 John Dec 5, 2010 3:00 PM
Nouvelle rencontre Meetup : Les vins rouges - Nouvelle rencontre Meetup pour GR French Language and Culture Group?! Quoi : Les vins rouges Quand : mercredi 1 d?cembre[masked]:30 Prix : John Nov 20, 2010 9:57 AM
Nouvelle rencontre Meetup : Promenade avec mon chien - Nouvelle rencontre Meetup pour GR French Language and Culture Group?! Quoi : Promenade avec mon chien Quand : dimanche 21 novembre[masked]:45 John Nov 20, 2010 9:40 AM
Nouvelle rencontre Meetup : 6 qui prend ! (jeu de cartes) - Nouvelle rencontre Meetup pour GR French Language and Culture Group?! Quoi : 6 qui prend ! (jeu de cartes) Quand : dimanche 28 novembre[masked]:00 John Nov 12, 2010 6:59 PM
Nouvelle rencontre Meetup : La dégustation du vin : les cabernets de Californie - Nouvelle rencontre Meetup pour GR French Language and Culture Group?! Quoi : La d?gustation du vin : les cabernets de Californie Quand : mercredi 3 novembr John Oct 30, 2010 7:55 PM
New Meetup: Promenade avec mon chien - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : Promenade avec mon chien When : Sunday, October 31,[masked]:00 PM Whe John Oct 28, 2010 10:49 PM
New Meetup: Soirée d'informatique avec WMLUG - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : Soir?e d'informatique avec WMLUG When : Thursday, October 28,[masked]:00 PM John Oct 28, 2010 11:08 AM
New Meetup: La dégustation du vin : Les Rhone Rangers - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : La d?gustation du vin : Les Rhone Rangers When : Wednesday, October 27,[masked]:30 John Oct 20, 2010 5:17 PM
RE: [french-177] New Meetup: Promenade avec mon chien - Wednesday don't work for me. but this is a GREAT IDEA! let Marah Oct 18, 2010 11:20 AM
New Meetup: Promenade avec mon chien - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : Promenade avec mon chien When : Wednesday, October 20,[masked]:00 PM John Oct 18, 2010 10:12 AM
New Meetup: Groupe de conversation française - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : Groupe de conversation fran?aise When : Sunday, October 17,[masked]:15 PM John Oct 15, 2010 12:24 AM
Book Discussion Group: L'Éducation sentimentale / Which book should we do next? - Since we are basically finishing up Camus's "L'?tranger" this week, now might be a good time to think about the next book to tackle :). The next member suggestion is Flaubert's "L'?ducation sentimentale" which I imagine would carry us John Oct 11, 2010 4:28 PM
New Meetup: La dégustation du vin : Les Côts (Malbecs) - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : La d?gustation du vin : Les C?ts (Malbecs) When : Wednesday, October 13,[masked]:30 John Oct 10, 2010 8:48 PM
New Meetup: La dégustation du vin : rechargée - Merlot - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : La d?gustation du vin : recharg?e - Merlot When : Wednesday, October 6,[masked]:30 John Oct 3, 2010 11:52 PM
New Meetup: Book Discussion Series - Can you Camus ? «L'étranger» (1942) - Announcing a new Meetup for GR French Language and Culture Group! What : Book Discussion Series - Can you Camus ? ?L'?tranger? (1942) When : Sunday, Octobe John Sep 30, 2010 12:39 PM
New Meetup: Exposition des œuvres d'art avec du Jazz (Prix d'Art) - Announcing a new Meetup for The Grand Rapids French Language Meetup Group! What : Exposition des ?uvres d'art avec du Jazz (Prix d'Art) When : Wednesday, S John Sep 14, 2010 5:37 PM
Meetup details changed: Book Discussion Series - Can you Camus ? «L'étranger» (1942) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/french-1­77/calendar/14662026/ When : Sunday, September 19,[masked]:00 PM John Sep 5, 2010 2:39 AM
New Meetup: Calvin French Film Festival - International Relations : Le Silence de Lorna - Announcing a new Meetup for The Grand Rapids French Language Meetup Group! What : Calvin French Film Festival - International Relations : Le Silence de Lorna John Aug 26, 2010 12:45 PM
New Meetup: Calvin French Film Festival - International Relations : 35 Rhums - Announcing a new Meetup for The Grand Rapids French Language Meetup Group! What : Calvin French Film Festival - International Relations : 35 Rhums When : T John Aug 26, 2010 12:37 PM
New Meetup: Suite à la demande populaire : Dégustation du vin au Bar Divani - Partie II - Announcing a new Meetup for The Grand Rapids French Language Meetup Group! What : Suite ? la demande populaire : D?gustation du vin au Bar Divani - Partie II John Aug 19, 2010 2:22 PM
Bonjour TLM - Bonjour Tout Le Monde, There have been recent suggestions to change the meetings to Tuesdays. I'm fine with this (of course) as I'm in Kazoo and often not able to attend. Would anyone be willing to be the Event Organizer? Avichai T. Apr 18, 2010 7:17 AM
New Meetup: Lecture de poésie - Announcing a new Meetup for The Grand Rapids French Language Meetup Group! What: Lecture de po?sie When: Sunday, January 24,[masked]:45 PM Where: Bigby's Coffee 6082 Kalamazoo Ave SE wyoming, MI[masked] John Jan 21, 2010 12:37 AM
New Meetup: Lecture de poésie - 2nd attempt! - Announcing a new Meetup for The Grand Rapids French Language Meetup Group! What: Lecture de po?sie - 2nd attempt! When: December 6,[masked]:45 PM Where: Bigby's Coffee 6082 Kalamazoo Ave SE wyoming, MI John Dec 6, 2009 3:24 PM
New Meetup: French Meet Up welcome back ! - Announcing a new Meetup for The Grand Rapids French Language Meetup Group! What: French Meet Up welcome back ! When: November 5,[masked]:00 PM Where: Schuler's on 28th St Learn more here: Delphine Nov 3, 2009 9:22 AM
C'est GRATUIT ! Systèmes d'exploitation ouverts en français ! - Hey everyone, on Thursday October 26 in Grand Rapids my IT group is having a general install fest of open-source operating systems, and if there was enough interest I could bring in some install disks of some various open-source French OSs that you could John Oct 26, 2009 11:20 AM
French Film at UICA in Grand Rapids - Bonjour All, Sarah posted a note on the message board that I thought might be of interest to many!!! Thanks Sarah!! ******************************­********************** The film Seraphine is showing this week at the Avichai T. Oct 18, 2009 12:57 PM
A FANTASTIC French Resource and More - Bonjour Tout Le Monde, I just wanted to drop a line to make sure that our group members are all aware of one of the awesome finds on the World Wide Web! Following are two links. The second link is a sub-link of the first link. Avichai T. Oct 18, 2009 4:09 AM
FRENCH online TELEVISION - LIVE - Salut TLM, Je sais bien que je vous ai envoy? beaucoup de messages... CEPENDANT, ce n'?tait pas possible que je pourrais laisser ceci passer par vous. Et, j'ai dit que j'allais essayer de s'adonner au groupe :-) . Donc, j'ai d?cid? de l'envoy Avichai T. Oct 6, 2009 8:29 AM
Weekly Debate Questions Online - Bonjour Tout le Monde, Each week, the members of the Towards Fluency group posts a debate question to the group message board. All members of the Grand Rapids French Language Meetup Group are invited to participate in this online discussion. Th Avichai T. Oct 6, 2009 3:57 AM
New Series: Towards Fluency (in Kalamazoo) - Introducing a New French Series: Towards Fluency When: October 3,[masked]:30 PM Where: Water Street Coffee Joint 3037 Oakland Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (269)[masked] *To reach certain links contai Avichai T. Sep 25, 2009 9:30 AM
A New Direction for the Grand Rapids French Meetup Group - Bonjour TLM, I?m very and happy to write to you today. I?m very excited about being a part of the French speaking community of Grand Rapids and southwest Michigan. I recently spent a week in the desert of Nevada at the Burning Man Avichai T. Sep 19, 2009 1:59 AM

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy