[Lacauserie-announce] La Causerie: September Newsletter

Alison Duncan alison.r.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 11:14:06 CDT 2011

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*September 2011*

*Classes Have Begun!*

Our new school year is successfully underway! Classes are off to a
productive start and our new teachers, May Mannant (French), Sylvie Hogg
Murphy (Italian) and Paula Mitre (Spanish) are each doing a great job in
their respective new posts.

*School Year Reminders*

Please continue to leave the Crestwood shop’s parking spaces for their
patrons. We understand parking can be hard to come by but, to be neighborly,
please allow extra time to find a space in the church parking lot or along
the street.

Also, if you enjoy the treats provided each week, please realize these items
are donated by members. If you are interested in volunteering snacks, there
is a sign up sheet for Friday mornings in the Social Room. You will not be
expected to feed the whole school- three or four other members will
contribute, too. La Causerie provides the coffee and tea and we ask for
donations to help cover the beverage costs, which are not allotted in the La
Causerie budget.

For any students who still need to purchase textbooks, please consider the
Amazon link on the La Causerie website under the “books” tab. Purchases made
through this link give back a small donation to our school.

*Volunteers Needed*

We are in need of two volunteers! One to be in charge of Italian Programs
and one to take charge of French Programs. If you are interested, please
talk to any of our board members.

*Fall Business Meeting*

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Please note our fall business meeting is scheduled for *Friday, October 21st
*. Each year there are two meetings to which all members are welcome to
attend. The business meeting is relatively short, and is a great opportunity
for any member to give input to the La Causerie organization. You’ll get to
meet the officers who manage our organization, see our operating budget and
its allocations, get updated on enrollment and learn about plans for
upcoming activities.

*Spanish Film Festival at the Rio Theatre*

Presented by Sociedad Hidalgo, in collaboration with the Kansas City-Morelia
Sister Cities Committee, there are two films remaining in this month-long
Latin American Cinema Festival:


    *September 24th*: Dos Hermanos (Brother & Sister), Argentina, 2010

*    October 1st*: El Método (The Method), Spain, 2005

The Rio Theatre is located in Overland Park, at 7204 W 80th St. Theatre
doors open at 10:30 am, programs start at 11. Tickets are $6.00 per person.
All films are in Spanish with English subtitles, and each film is followed
by a group discussion.

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*Day of the Dead program at the Nelson-Atkins*

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has partnered with the Mexican Consulate of
Kansas Ctiy for their Dia de los Muertos presentation. Gregorio Luke, an
expert on Mexican and Latin American culture, will be presenting on the
customs and rituals of Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

*    Sunday, October 30th*: Dia de los Muertos, 2 pm, Atkins Auditorium.

The event is free, but tickets are required. To get your ticket over the
phone: 816-751-1278, or online at nelson-atkins.org.

*Congratulations to Shannon Tumanut!*

Shannon, one of our French instructors, had a baby girl on August 2nd. Her
name is Annabelle Grace and we could not be happier for her!


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact
our wonderful board assistant, Amanda Hassett, or any of the board members.

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*Executive Board Members 2011-2012*

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*President:* Martha Hogerty, mhogerty at kc.rr.com

*1st Vice President (Membership Chair):* Judy Pearlstein,
jpearlstein at kc.rr.com

*2nd Vice President (Social Chair):* Joan Adam, jadam at kc.rr.com

*Secretary:* Gail Clair, gclair at kc.rr.com

*Assistant Secretary (Newsletter):* Alison Duncan, alison.r.duncan at gmail.com

*Treasurer:* Christie Lohmeyer, christielohmeyer at gmail.com

*Assistant Treasurer (Textbook Chair):* Sharon Barb-O’Connor,
barbocon at aol.com

*Board Assistant:* Amanda Hassett, 2dogs4me at gmail.com

PLEASE- pass the word along to your friends at La Causerie who may have
missed seeing this transmission.
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