Aug 29, 2013 · 6:00 PM
IMPORTANT NOTES PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END FOR DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT AND IMPORTANT MEMBER INFORMATION:
I was saddened to hear that a few people in our group feel uncomfortable for various reasons and a few members have stopped coming due to this.
As one of the organizers, I feel it is necessary to bring this to the group attention….so I hope you will read this and take the information to heart!
This group has evolved into a french family of friends. It's been a wonderful way to practice french as well as meet some extraordinary friends from varied walks in life. With this in mind…I urge everyone to consider the importance (and group requirement) of respecting each and every member. Each person deserves to be treated cordially and not made to feel excluded or less than nor threatened in any way. As adults we know we have the choice not to engage when someone does not appeal to us but to not acknowledge them is not kind and will not be tolerated in this group! If someone's french is not to the standards you wish to practice during an event…please just politely move on. There are many in our group who are fluent and gently patient with the rest of us!!!
Please greet each person with kindness.
All levels of beginner french are welcome! Speaking a mix of French and English is also not frowned upon!
Please respect the personal space of each person. This has also been an issue! Be sensitive to the boundaries presented!
This group rocks… so let's keep the drama out and enjoy one another!
New members are always welcome too!!!
BACK TO THIS EVENT:
Those of you who are non drinkers and would be willing to be a designated driver please let me know. We will make every attempt to pick people up from Bart. Please try to make your own arrangements but if you need help email me.
This is a pot luck. Please bring something ready to share. There will be a BBQ grill available if needed. Parking is available on both sides of the street.
Marques, our host, is a talented artist so this is an added opportunity to view his studio.