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RĂ©ans, 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 GLC 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 and was re-named in 2019 to Gascogne Ladies Club. 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, 9 March 2020

April 20 - Garden Visit


Dear Gardeners

Our first outing of the year will take place on

đŸŒčThursday 2nd AprilđŸŒ·

We are re-visiting the charming garden of Adrienne Childs

Les Jardins de Clogs - L'Escloupe, 
65670 Gaussan

Meeting there at 14h30 in the car park

Adrienne has been making some changes in the garden and is going to give us a talk on the subject of ‘rewilding’, the importance doing all we can as gardeners to work with nature rather than against it and encouraging biodiversity 

This will be followed by a look around the gardens and, for those who would like, Adrienne will provide tea and cake. Those of you who came last time will remember that her cakes are absolutely delicious 🧁🍰

NB There will be a charge for this visit - I will confirm the amount nearer the time and send directions 


A second date for your diaries - The May outing will be on Thursday 7th May when we will be going to La Plaine Fleurs, just south of Vic-Fezensac, where Karen Gunn will give a talk on creating a cut flower garden followed by a walk around the garden with a question and answer session. There will be an opportunity to buy cut flowers and plants. 

More details nearer the time. Cost for this outing is 5€ per person 

Saturday, 29 February 2020

March 20 Lunch

Dear Ladies

We have pleasure in inviting you to our next lunch, which will be at one of our well established and favourite restaurants.  We are going to: 

Auberge La Baquere

on Tuesday 10th March  

We hope that you can join us at 12:00 to 12:15

Please find below the menu for €19 which is, as always, excellent value and  includes wine and tea or coffee.  

Please can you complete the form with your email to reserve your place and register your menu choice. You can also use the form to send your apologies.

Menu de Thibault Lagoutte, La Baquere 

Cocktail de bienvenue et canapĂ©s 

VeloutĂ© de chĂątaignes, mascarpone et chips de lĂ©gumes 
(chestnut and mascarpone soup)

Poitrine de veau farcie, citron confit, olives et herbes, pommes grenailles 
(stuffed veal with lemon confit, olives and herbs)


PavĂ© de cabillaud, crĂšme d’ail, butternut et blettes (cod with crĂšme of garlic) 

Fondant au chocolat, noisettes et fĂšve de Tonkin (chocolate and hazelnut fondant). 

Wine and coffee included

The cost will be €19.  Please can you book by Thursday 5 March.  We are not expecting to have a cap but it is always better to book in early and it helps us to make sure that the venue can accommodate us. I need to give the restaurant final numbers on Friday 6 March, so it will be difficult to make changes after that date.

As usual, I will send out a list of members who are attending before the deadline.  If you have any problems with the form please reply to your email (or use the address below) and I will manually add you to the list

DĂ©tails of the booking

Please book before Thursday 5 March.  The last deadline for booking is Friday 6 March

Any cancellations on or after Sunday 8 March  will be charged.

Please reply to the email address at the bottom of this (or by reply) if you are having problems with the form or feel that the form may not have worked.  I will then add your details manually

The cost of the lunch is €19, including wine, tea and coffee 

Please bring your chĂšque for €19 made payable to
« Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac » or cash in an envelope with your name on it.  Your help with this is much appreciated as it helps to speed up the booking in process

Please use your membership card to reserve your place on a table. 

Other information 

Survey: Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey on your wishes for the coming year.  This is still open if you wish to complete it. 

Membership:  If relevant, please bring a membership envelope with your subscription €10 and ensure that your name is on the envelope.  Please also indicate, on the envelope, if there are any changes to your personal information (eg email address).

Future Events and lunchesI will send a newsletter with all updates. Please can you send anything you would like to be shared. 

Email address:

Thanks and best wishes


* Official Name : Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac
Known as « nickname «  Gascogne Ladies Club (GLC)

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Feb 20 AGM

Dear Ladies

Invitation to the 2019 AGM and February Lunch

Our 2019 / 2020 Annual General Meeting will take place in the 

Salle de Fetes at RĂ©ans (32800)

on Tuesday the 11th of February 

Coffee will be served from 10.30 am. 

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 and Dagmar.  This will be their very popular lasagna  buffet comprising fish, meat or vegetable with accompanying salads. The cost of the lunch is €18, which includes pre-dinner refreshments, wine and coffee.  We had a meeting together this week and have put forward this buffet style menu for an excellent price.  They would like to assure everyone that this will be delicious and to their normal very high standards 

Please use the emailed Reservation form 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. 

11:00 AGM start

1.  Apologies for absence 

2.  Minutes of 2019 AGM.  

3.  President’s Welcome & Report

4.  Treasure’s Report

5.  Secretary’s Report

6.  Election of Committee.  

7.  Update from Group Leaders

8.  New President’s welcome 

9. Any Other Business
 - Meals and Summer events

- Ideas and suggestions from our members

The current committee officers of Margaretha (President), Riet (Treasurer) and Janet (Secretary) are prepared 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. 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 4th February

February Lunch

ApĂ©ritif Marquissette et Jus de fruits Amuse-bouches 
Sur un lit de mĂąche et d’endives
Poivrons  farceurs au St Moret
Poireaux en brick
Hot buffet
Lasagne Ă  la Bolognaise (meat)
Lasagne au poisson 
Lasagne au lĂ©gumes 
Salade verte et salade composĂ© 
Carpaccio d’annas Ă  la vanille Glace
Tea, Coffee and wine included 

 Please can you register by Thursday 6th FebruaryAs usual final numbers will be required by Sunday 9th February.  After this date you are likely to be charged for cancellations

The cost of €18,includes pre-lunch refreshments, wine, tea and coffee

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 using the email or use the LLC address at the bottom of the message

Please bring you either bring your cheque for €18 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 Auberge le Baquere at Preneron on Tuesday 10 March.

I will send a separate email with our spring news and activities when I receive information from members.  Please let me know if there is anything that you would like to be includes in this mailing.  

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