to all of you for helping us begin our classes so
successfully. It is hard to believe that we have
met for four sessions.
you know by now, parking can be tight, especially as the year
begins. Sorry to nag about the parking but please remember
to leave the parking spaces available
for the patrons of the Crestwood Shops. We understand
parking can be hard to
come by so please allow extra time to find a space in the church
parking lot or
along the street and avoid the spaces in front of the shops.
Our friends at the Crestwood Shops will be most appreciative.
you are still purchasing textbooks please consider the Amazon link
on the La
Causerie website under the “books” tab to make your
purchase. A small donation is made to La Causerie as a
result of purchases made from Amazon through our website.
Helpful Hints for Classes
Please fill out a name tag each week.
Name tags will be on the table
in the hallway on the third floor. Our teachers
want to be able to call you by name and the name
tags will help you learn the
names of your classmates.
Books do get left behind
sometimes so we suggest you put your name in all your textbooks
books. You’ll be glad to find your lost
book in our Lost and Found.
Fall Business Meeting
for the date of the fall business meeting in the next
newsletter. Each year there are two meetings to which all
members are welcome. The business meeting is relatively short, and
is a great
opportunity for any member to give input to the La Causerie
You’ll get to meet the officers who manage our organization, see
budget and its allocations, get updates on enrollment and learn
about plans for
We are interested in
offering at least three or four cultural programs for each
the school year. If you have suggestions
or ideas please talk with any of the board members or Amanda
Hassett who will
get you in touch with the right person.
We pay a $50 honorarium to speakers and we take them out to lunch
they have time.
100-Year Celebration Continues
two Community Events
Monaem Elhawari, a fellow member of
La Causerie, organized
a film festival at the Tivoli Theatre to help us continue the 100
Celebration of La Causerie. Belle Epoque, the
last in the La Causerie
series, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Tivoli on Wednesday October
2013. Monaem did a terrific job
organizing the festival and we appreciate the Tivoli’s
Día de Los
Muertos at Mattie Rhodes Center
Cathy Moseley, a member of La
Causerie, and some
fellow members organized a display altar about La Causerie in
honor of our
100-year anniversary. The display will be included at the Mattie
exhibit, which celebrates this colorful and important holiday of
Mexico. We searched through our archives for
pictures and documents to honor all those that helped the
started 100 years ago. Día de Los
Muertos festivities began on Friday, October 5, and will continue
first few days of November.
Our thanks to Jay Berneking for
building the table,
to Sharon Barb-O’Connor for taking such great photos, and
especially to Cathy
Moseley for organizing us and keeping us on task. We
hope you will take some time during the
month to visit Mattie Rhodes.
French Tutoring Sessions
Tumanut will provide a study hall to all French students beginning
each Friday at the end of class. Please
talk with Shannon for more information.
hope you enjoy the snacks provided each week by your fellow
students. All contributions will be appreciated so if
you are interested in volunteering snacks for Friday mornings, you
will find a
sign up sheet in the Social Room. You will not be expected to
provide a snack for
the whole school -- three or four other members will contribute.
provides the coffee and tea and we ask for donations to help cover
costs, which are not allotted in the La Causerie budget.
you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to
contact our terrific board
assistant, Amanda Hassett, or any of the board members. You
may contact us by phone at 816-301-4110.
Executive Board Members
President: Judy Pearlstein,
President (Membership Chair): Sharon Barb-O’Connor,
President (Social Chair): Kathy Marincel,
Board Assistant: Amanda
or 816 301-4110