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Réans, Armagnac, 32 Gers, France
Our objective is to promote friendship between women of all nationalities living in Gascony, SW France, to share our interests and to offer help when needed. The Club started in 2008, with twenty English ladies living in Gascony, using a foreign language and experiencing a new life. Since then, several different groups have been added and our membership has grown into the hundreds, with new ladies moving to the area and ladies who have lived here a while, who have discovered us, who want to make new acquaintances and discover new areas of interest. Today we have eleven nationalities, and our speaking/working language is English. The LLC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August.Every member receives an email each month, giving the name of the restaurant, the chosen, menu and a booking form. In 2014, we became a non-profit making Association, known as Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac. Our annual subscription fee of 10 € is payable in January each year. Each member of the Club may participate in some or all of our various groups

Monday, 18 February 2019

LLC Walk 9 Aignan etc


Dear Walkers

For our next walk, I propose a series of 3 circular walks very close to each other and the theme is 'lakes and forest'.  The dogs will love them and we will too!  None are very long and most of the walks are on woodland trails.  We will meet on

Friday 8th March at 11.00 am 

at the Aignan lake for the start of the first walk.









1.  Aignan - 6 kms (Estimated time < 2h)

This walk takes us from the lake of Aignan through the pretty forest and out on a ridge where we have fantastic views of both Aignan and Sabazan.  This is also a good place for our picnic lunch.  There is a café but it may not be open out of season.




2Bouzon-Gellenave - 5 kms 
(Estimated time 1.5h - start time 14.00h)

Just up the road from Aignan off the D48 lies Gellenave.  We follow a pretty forest trail below the church of St Go and up to the sweet chapel of Bouzonnet.  We then cut through the vineyards with more splendid views of Sabazan and the Aignan ridge where we have just left!




3.  Termes d'Armagnac - 5 kms 
(Estimated time 1.5h - start time 16.00h)

Just up the road from Bouzon-Gellenave again on the D48 is Termes d'Armagnac.  It is known for its medieval festival/enactments in July.  From the medieval chateau/tower, we follow a track across fields into the woodlands and continue along another ridge with fabulous views before returning back to the village.

These are 3 separate walks and we will have to drive between them but you do have a choice to do any or all of them.  I would suggest that you bring something to eat if you are planning on all 3!





Re-Walk Lagraulet (12 kms)- 
Wednesday 13th March at 11.00 am


Lagraulet is a very pretty hill-top village with splendid views of the Gers countryside located between Gondrin and Montreal-du-Gers.  On this circular walk there are 2 variants - the main walk is 12 kms; variant (1) is 8 kms and variant (2) is 10 kms - so there is plenty of choice!  There is a steep incline back into the village at the end of the walk but variant (1) does not use this route so is therefore much easier.






If you would like to participate in any of these walks and are not a member of the Walking Group, please email


and your name will be added to the mailing list for any future walks.  Partners and dogs are welcomed into the Group and directions/maps will be emailed to you.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.




Saturday, 26 January 2019

AGM/Lunch Feb 2019



Dear Ladies,

Invitation to the 2019 AGM 
and February Lunch 


Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place in the Salle de Fetes at Réans (32800), on Tuesday the 12th of February . Coffee will be served from 10.30 am.  We have invited our group leaders to showcase the group activities for the year.  We hope that you will be able to explore these exhibits.  

The AGM will start promptly at 11:00 am.

The AGM will be followed by a lunch, which will be prepared by two or our members, Michelle Chavenon and Dagmar Bunnemann.  This will be their very popular couscous buffet comprising fish or meat with accompanying vegetables and salad (please see the menu below). The cost of the lunch is €19, which includes pre-dinner refreshments, wine and coffee.

Please use the Reservation form in your email to indicate whether you will be joining us for the AGM, the lunch or both.  We hope that you can join us.

Draft AGM Agenda 

10:30 Coffee, tea and cake.  LLC Group exhibits
11:00 AGM start

1.  Apologies for absence 
2.  Minutes of 2018 AGM.  
3.  President’s Welcome & Report
4.  Treasure’s Report
5.  Secretary’s Report
6.  Election of Committee.  
7.  Update from Group Leaders
8.  Any Other Business
     - Discussion on the LCC committee structure 
     - Discussion on our identity 
     - Summer events
     - Ideas and suggestions from our members 

Minutes from the 2018 AGM are attached. Please can you review for completeness.  We will take a vote of approval at the AGM.

Copies of documents will be available on the day.  This will include the minutes, Treasure’s report, satisfaction survey results. 

Election of the 2019 Committee:  The current committee officers of Margaretha Liddell-Grainger (President), Riet Smulders (Treasurer) and Janet Jones (Secretary) are prepare to stand again for the same positions. In accordance with the Constitution of the Club a vote will be take by all members present.  The Committee will then be able to co-opt additional members as necessary to support the Committee activities. 

Any Other Business:  We welcome any ideas on how we can meet the needs of our members for example by offering interesting activities or any other points that you would like to raise.  If you are unable to attend we would still welcome your ideas.  In order for your item to be added to the final Agenda please can you email the Committee any topics that you would like to bring up before Tuesday 5th February.  

The final agenda will be circulated as an attachment after 5th February.

2019 Membership is now due. 
The cost is €10.  If you wish to pay at the AGM, please can you bring the cash in an envelope with your name on it or a cheque made payable to «Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac».  

Please can everyone who has received the email, complete the electronic membership renewal form so that we can get your consent to be on the mailing list, streamline registration for our LLC groups and ensure that our records are up to date.   This form also contains details of how to pay if you are unable to attend the AGM and should also be completed if you wish to cancel your membership or suspend it for a year.

Thank you to everybody who has competed it so far and / or paid.


February Lunch
The AGM will be followed by a lunch prepared and served by our members, Dagmar & Michelle. They have offered a fish and meat main course, but it will be a buffet so you can mix and match as you like. Please can you use the attached booking form to indicate your preferences   The cost will be €19.   Please can you register by Thursday 7th FebruaryAs usual final numbers will be required by Sunday 10th February.  After this date you are likely to be charged for cancellations and if you have any problems with the form please let me know.

Menu pour l’Assemblée Générale 

Apéritif avec ou sans alcool - deux verrines de légumes et chips 

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Cassolette surprise chaude aux champignons
 (warm mushroom cassoulet)

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Couscous buffet.  servir soi-même parmi une selection de salade, légumes (carottes, tomates, courgettes, fenouil, céleri, poivrons, navets), semoule, raisins sec, pois chiches et sauce piquante ou non.  Avec poisson (dos de cabillaud, crevettes)  Ou  Avec Canard - confit et aiguillettes laquées de canard, merguez 

Couscous buffet.  Serve yourself from a selection of salad, vegetables (carrots, tomatoes, courgettes, fennel, celery, peppers, turnips), semolina, raisins, chick peas and a sauce spicy or not.  With fish (cod, prawns) or duck (confit, aiguillette, merguez spicy sausage). You pick what you want 

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Flan Libanais à l’eau de rose et fleur d’oranger.  
(Lebanese flan with rose and orange flower water
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Tea, Coffee and wine included 
Details of the booking
  • The cost will be €19, which includes pre-lunch refreshments, wine, tea and coffee 
  • here is no restriction on numbers but please can you book by Thursday 7th February 
  • I will give definitive numbers on Sunday 10th February, any cancellations after this date may need to be paid for
  • Please use the form to indicate if you only wish to attend for the AGM or the meal. 
  • If you are having problems with the form please reply to this email or use the LLC address at the bottom of the message 
  • I will send a list of attendees before the meeting so that you can verify your booking / arrange lifts etc.
  • Please bring you either bring your cheque for €19 made payable to «Ladies Lunch club de l’Armagnac» or cash in an envelope with your name on it.  Your help in this is much appreciated as it helps to speed up the booking in process 


Future lunches  & LLC News

The March lunch will be at Le Falène Bleue, Lannepax on Tuesday 12 March. 

I will send a separate email with our activities in February and early March together either any information from members.  Please let me know if there is anything that you would like to be includes in this mailing.  








Wednesday, 23 January 2019

LLC 2019 Membership Renewal






Dear Ladies


It's time to renew your LLC membership 

This year we have introduced an electronic form (sent with your email) which will allow us to clean up our list of members and also to ensure that everybody has given their consent for the data contained in this form to be stored and used as the basis of our mailing list.  Your data will only be used for the Committee to send you relevant emails on LLC business (in line with the emails you have received this year).  It will also, with your consent, be used to transfer your contact details to the LLC Group leaders (eg book group, gardening, knitting, walking, etc).

Please can you complete the form on line and arrange for the membership fee to be paid either at the next lunch, by sending a cheque for 10 Euros to the Secretary (address can be found in your email) or by giving it to a friend or Group Leader so that they can forward it to me.  If you are friends with somebody who does not have a computer and normally inform them of LLC activities, please can you complete the form for them.  I have made this possible in the form. 

If you wish for your name to be removed, please can you also complete the form to instruct us that you wish to remove your contact details and cancel your membership.

I hope that everything is clear and works but please feel free to let me know if there are any problems with the form.  In this case, please send me an email and I will rectify it.
It would be really helpful if you could update your membership information before the AGM but by the end of May at the latest.

Good luck with completing my form!!!



Pour vous en francais -


Chères Dames

Il est temps de renouveler votre adhésion à LLC.  


Cette année, nous avons introduit un forulaire électronique (dans votre email) qui nous permettra de nettoyer notre liste de membres et de nous assurer que tout le monde a donné son consentement pour que les données contenues dans ce formulaire soient stockées et utilisées comme base pour notre liste de diffusion.  Vos données ne seront utilisées que par le Comité pour vous envoyer des courriels pertinents sur les affaires de LLC (en ligne avec les courriels que vous avez reçus cette année).  Elles seront également, avec votre consentement, utilisées pour transférer vos coordonnées aux responsables du groupe LLC (ex : groupe de livres, jardinage, tricot, marche, etc.).

Veuillez remplir le formulaire en ligne et faire en sorte que les frais d'adhésion soient payés soit au prochain déjeuner, en m'envoyant un cheque pour 10 Euros au Secretaire (on se trouve l'adresse dans votre email) ou en le donnant à un ami ou chef de groupe afin que je puisse le recevoir par la suite.  Si vous êtes ami avec quelqu'un qui n'a pas d'ordinateur et que vous l'informez normalement des activités de LLC, veuillez remplir le formulaire à leur place.  J'ai rendu cela possible sous cette forme.

Si vous souhaitez que votre nom soit supprimé, veuillez également remplir ce formulaire pour nous indiquer que vous souhaitez supprimer vos coordonnées et annuler votre adhésion.
J'espère que tout est clair et fonctionne, mais n'hésitez pas à me faire savoir s'il y a des problèmes avec le formulaire.  Dans ce cas, veuillez m'envoyer un e-mail et je m'engage à le rectifier.



Il serait vraiment utile que vous puissiez mettre à jour vos informations d'adhésion avant l'AGA, mais au plus tard à la fin mai.

Bonne chance pour remplir mon formulaire !







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