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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 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

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Starting with a renewed LLC commitee - AGM minutes

LADIES LUNCH CLUB AGM Tuesday 11th February 2014 at 11am at Hotel Solenca, Nogaro

Minutes of the AGM (Annual General Meeting) –

The 2013 minutes were approved by the 44 members attending the AGM. 
The AGM will be held in February in future years, this was agreed by a show of hands.

Chairwoman’s Report – The meeting was chaired by Jane Cooper, Secretary in the absence of Dawn Johnson retired Chairwoman.
Dawn reported that she had wished to vary the lunch venues but also keeping travelling distance to a minimum and the lunches had been well attended.
A blog presence was established publicizing LLC as well as local events and LLC group meetings. Dawn thanked her committee members and other members who gave their time to the club and sent her good wishes.
The LLC now has 114 members.

The Art and Craft exhibition was a great success and would be a regular event. The Christmas lunch was enjoyed by all participants.

Treasurer’s Report  - Pippa explained that subscriptions needed to increase to €10 to keep the club solvent, this increase would come into effect on 31 March 2014 for current members, new members with immediate effect.

Book Club Report – Jackie Wallace Jones reported that the club had read a diverse mixture of books, broadening their reading horizons. Book club meets 3rd Thursday afternoon of each month.

Garden Group – has 67 members and had 9 meetings last year. 5 in member’s gardens where workshops were given and 4 in esteemed gardens of the region. Garden group meets the first Thursday afternoon of each month.

Singing Group –The Gersabelles had grown to 19 singers and was truly international. Singing group meets each Wednesday morning.

Talking Shop – Muriel reported that the members were of varying nationalities and all enjoyed practising their French between 10.15 and lunch time on the first Tuesday of each month.

Helping Hands – Helping Hands offers temporary assistance /emergency help in the house, garden or with transport. There were 20 helpers at present.

Reans Craft Group – Although not part of the LLC members are welcome. A variety of crafts can be learned or demonstrated. Meetings from March will be bi-weekly the 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoon of each month.

Knitting Group – Marion reported that 171 items knitted by the club members had been shipped to Uganda and their work continues. They have been supported with donations of wool and They meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month between 10 and 12.

New members are welcomed at all the groups

Election of Committee – 
Jane Cooper as Secretary

Pippa Brown as Treasurer 

and Sue Sullivan were prepared to stand for the year 2014. All 3 were re-elected by a show of hands:

Election of New Members – 
Ginster Michel,

Pat Wright, 

Kate Notman and 

Loes Quak 

 were all prepared to stand and elected by the members by a show of hands.

Election of ChairwomanSue Sullivan was duly elected with a show of hands.

Change of Club Name - 
Following a lively discussion it was decided to retain the name Ladies Lunch Club by 26 votes to 6. 
A new logo will be considered. 

The meeting ended at 12.30. A full copy of the minutes is available to members on request.

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