Si vous parlez Francais ou recherchez d'autres francais/francophones autour, venez donc rejoindre le "French Language Club of Central Forida" (FLCCFL) where all levels are welcome as far as you put an effort into conversational practice : ) This is NOT a tutoring group/one-on-one program; this is only for the purpose of practicing your French starting level 1...however, no need to feel intimidated. I made a point of honor in making sure no one feels left behind. I don't mind switching back and forth French-English/English-French to ensure no one is/feels left behind especially with 1st timers/struggling beginners : ) We attempt to meet once/week -Floridian weather permitted and it's pretty much 'touch & go' during Summer time & Winter/Spring Breaks. We usually meet in cafés and other grilles [that can accommodate our group] in 2 convenient [mid-points] areas in Central FL. Mostly around Millenia, Eola, in Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, and Lake Mary. Although we try avoiding noisy sport bars-type of places, I cannot always guarantee the level of noise for each place on that given day/time. I try my best to keep places' choices various yet enjoyable for the greatest number of participants. Hence, if it happens you have a hearing impairment for instance, you might have to go with the flow a very few times as most of our French Club's members insist in variety regarding places/areas (democracy prevails :D). Besides others related events like going to a French movie worth to see at the Enzian Theater and cultural exhibitions, we chat, laugh, eat, and even play [French] board games when possible. Lastly, our group is composed from a broad awesome members' range of age from 20 to 65+. Kids/significant other/bff welcome as your guests at no charge from our Club.
As a requirement of Club Membership, each new member must read & accept our primary Group Guidelines:
2016 Updated rules:
#1: All members must have a recognizable/appropriate profile picture, and at least their real first name. We have to be able to recognize you at the meetings. This group is entirely private, so your privacy is protected, and new members are filtered/checked systematically in order for the club to remain as enjoyable as it is. By becoming a full member, you had agreed to the rules on your free will.
#2: For safety purpose, one will have to be enrolled in the group as a full member (i.e. a paying one) before participating to any event. As a temporary member, you will have < 48 hours to post the small annual membership fee after deciding if the club fits your interest or not. If no payment made during that time frame, the website will automatically remove you (computarized). Please disregard the 14 days-trial (not applicable).
#3: As required by most, I try keeping places in variety and enjoyment, however if it happens a member has a disability, it would be their sole responsibility to double check (call the place ahead, ask around, go on Yelp etc) if the place on that early evening's meeting would be acceptable/managable for them. Only they would be able to determine this themselves.
#4: All members must post their membership fee as soon as they got an automated message their year is up. FLCCFL is charging dues so we can; <br>* Help cover the rather very expensive Meetup website's costs charged every 6 months that just keep on increasing and that your organizer pay. Meetup now charges based on the number of members. Besides your organizer's annual charges, the website also retains fees out of the $12 annual fee you post as well...both for itself and its partners (!). Quote-unquote, <br>* Encourage more engaged members, <br>* Provide supplies/equipment that make our meetings more enjoyable for everyone from 6 to 66 years of age (French games, cooking, DVDs rentals, etc), <br>In order to become a full member, look up on the left column of the main page and simply click on '$12 a year' (located right under 'Membership dues'). Otherwise, they expose themselves to be automatically removed from the group, and eventually to have to re-apply if they would like to do so. Not only fees help the organizer to keep up with the Meetup fees of the club, but also to filter serious members from others. Fees are subject to increase as the Meetup fees for the organizer increase accordingly. #5: No refund request will be considered once you become a full member.
#6: All members should be respectful of each other at anytime. Zero tolerance policy. As a friendly reminder, especially to male members [no discrimination here -simply based on stats and personal experiences- the club is very protective of its female members]. This group is NOT a cheap substitute for dating websites if part of any hidden agenda when joining it. Any inappropriate/creepy behavior, will be rewarded by the immediate removal & blocking of the harassing one.
#7: Be considerate if your plans change, and please update your RSVP to our events asap.
#8: If there is less than three (3) people signed up for an event (non-including organizer/assistant-organizer), the meeting could be cancelled at their discretion. It also depending on the weather cast since this is Florida...
Please, be active, be involved! For instance: post 'ideas' regarding venues you would like to see happen. Other members would vote for them if of any interest.
Come to share the fun with us :D
Thank you all very much for your cooperation and support regarding those guidelines.
Je vous dis à très bientôt !
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