La Causerie welcomes Michelle
as our new teacher of Spanish II, III and Guided Conversation
beginning Oct. 24.
Michelle is from Colombia, teaches Spanish at UMKC, and is
working on her
French Cultural Program Nov.
qu’un artiste peut peindre un
an artist paint a psychological
portrait of a person? If so, how? These are questions that will
be explored in
Ann Miller’s talk on November 7, at 12:30 in the Calvin Center.
The talk will
be entirely in French but accessible to all levels of French
students. She will
discuss three portraits, discovering what they reveal about the
depicted, talking about what ways an artist uses to capture not
only a likeness
but also a personality. The final painting to be discussed, by
considered by art historians as the greatest ‘psychological
portrait’ ever painted.
As with all of our noon time cultural programs, students are
welcome to bring
lunch with them to eat during the talk.
Fall Business Meeting Nov.
The Fall Business Meeting will
be held Nov. 14 at 12:30 in the
Calvin Center. All are invited to attend. The business meeting
short and is a great opportunity for any member to give input to
Causerie organization. You’ll get to meet the officers who
organization, see our operating budget and its allocations, get
enrollment and learn about plans for upcoming activities.
Do remember to leave 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.
Especially this fall semester,
remember to fill out a nametag each
week to make it easier for your teacher and classmates to learn
your name. Even
if you have a great memory, others do not. The nametags will
help make for a
more enjoyable and personal experience for everyone in the
Just a reminder that we depend
on students to bring the snacks
provided each week in the Social Room. We hope you will
volunteer at least once
during the school year to bring cookies, crackers, muffins,
nuts, granola bars,
fruit, doughnuts or any treat you think your schoolmates would
enjoy. A sign-up
sheet is posted in the Social Room
No Classes Nov. 28 and Dec.
Causerie will be closed Nov. 28 for
the Thanksgiving holiday. It will also be closed Dec. 5 due to
of parking the day of the church’s Nativity program. Because of
the closure on
Dec. 5, another week of classes has been added to the spring
semester, making the
last day of classes May 15, 2015
If you have any questions or
concerns, please do not hesitate to
contact our board assistant, Amanda Hassett, or any of the board
may contact us by phone at 816-301-4110.
Executive Board Members
1st Vice President
(Membership Chair): Laura Clouse
2nd Vice President (Social
Chair): Kathy Marincel
(Newsletter): Margot Patterson
Treasurer: Beti Weber
Assist. Treasurer, Robert
PLEASE - pass the word along to your friends at
La Causerie who may have missed seeing this transmission