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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 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

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Dear Ladies/Members,

We invite you to attend our 
2015 Annual General Meeting 

which will take place in the 
Salle de Fetes in Réans 
on Tuesday 10th February 2015 
at 11.00 am. 

Coffee will be offered on arrival, and the Meeting will start promptly at 11.15h.

If you are unable to attend, but have something to offer please e-mail Kate

at ladieslunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com

The Meeting will be followed by our normal monthly Lunch 
at approximately 12.30h

Many of you will remember the excellent lunch we had in November, prepared by Michelle and Dagmar, and we are pleased to say they will be cooking for us once again.  

17 euros (vins, cafe inclu)
Aperitif:  Kir a la peche
Verrine a la creme de potiron et carottes
Allumette au fromage
Entree:  Cigare croustillants aux poireaux
Salade aux graines d'alfalfa
Plat de resistance:  Daube de boeuf aux pruneaux et
carottes mijotee, pommes vapeur
Vegetariennes:  Papillote de poisson (agrementee de citron,
tomate, moutarde en grains, creme)
Dessert:  Lingot au chocolat (fait maison)
Sauce a l'orange
Would you please make your reservation
before 4th February. 
In case of any difficulty with our booking form please contact Kate at: ladieslunchclubgascogne(at)mail.com.  

To save time collecting lunch money can we please ask you to put it in an envelope with your name on it.  You can pay in cash or by cheque payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac.
Membership Renewal Forms will be available at the AGM.  Subscriptions of 10 euros can also be paid in cash or by cheque, but please put this into a separate envelope with your name on it and marked 'Subscription'.  
A Membership Renewal Form was sent out in January, but if you have a problem in printing this out, please e-mail Kate Notman at ladieslunchclubgascogne@gmail.com

For those who are unsure of how to get to Réans: (follow link for map)

It is approximately 5 mins from Eauze:
Take the D626 direction Cazauban. After 2 mins go left on the D30 direction Estang.

Réans is the first village you come to and the Salle de Fetes is on the right hand side, and has plenty of parking space.

From Nogaro take the D931 to Manciet. At the Citroen Garage turn left onto the D122. Go through Sauboires and you will arrive at cross roads in Réans. You will see the Salles de Fetes opposite on the right hand side.
The LLC Committee is looking  forward to seeing you at both the AGM and the lunch.  

Saturday, 24 January 2015

LLC Garden group first meeting in February 2015

Dear Gardeners

The first garden visit of 2015 will be on 

Thursday 5 February meeting at 2.30pm 

at garden group leader's house for a visit to the nearby 

Les Sourciers Potager Aquatique, 

followed by tea and discussion about the 2015 programme of garden visits which has just been finalised.

2.30 pm meet 32330 Lagraulet du Gers.

For directions please contact Susan (Telephone can be requested at 
LLC secretary: lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com
Cars can be shared to go to Les Sourciers which is very close.

3 pm Les Sourciers Potager Aquatique 


4 pm approx return to 
garden leader's house for tea and 
2015 programme.

Please inform contact garden group leader whether you can come, and looking forward to meeting up with fellow gardeners again for lots of interesting gardening meetings.

Regards, your
Garden Group leader

More informations (see our Garden group blog page) are available to members who registered at the LLC and 
if you like to join the club please contact the LLC secretary (lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com)
come to the Ladies Luncheon on every 2d Tuesday per month (every lunch is published on the blog)
you receive emails from our blog posts here:

follow by email  (click on this link if you want regular info)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Dates for your Diary 2015 of LADIES LUNCH CLUB de l’Armagnac



some Dates for your Diary 2015

January 2015

Tuesday 13th January, 12.30 pm
Ladies Lunch at l’Auberge des Caprices d’Antan,

February 2015

Tuesday 10th February, 11 am
Annual General Meeting followed by lunch at the 
Salle de Fetes at Réans
March 2015

Tuesday 10th March, 12.30pm
Ladies Lunch
April 2015

Tuesday 14th April, 12.30pm
Ladies Lunch
May 2015

Tuesday 12th May, 12.30pm
Ladies Lunch
June 2015

Tuesday 9th June, 12.30pm
Ladies Lunch
September 2015

Tuesday 8th September, 12.30pm
Ladies Lunch
October 2015

Tuesday 13th October, 12.30pm
Ladies Lunch
November 2015

Tuesday 10th November, 12.30pm
Ladies Lunch
December 2015

Tuesday 8th December, 12.30pm
Ladies Christmas Lunch

Venues for the lunches from March onwards will be advised nearer the time.

Creative Writing Course: Amanda Hodgkinson, award winning novelist, has a two day course organised for March 21st and 22nd. It is being tailored to participants’ needs. Those attending are of mixed ability. There are two places left on the course, which costs 100 euros and is being held in Labatut Riviere (between Maubourguet and Plaisance). Deadline to hand in text/manuscript is 31 January 2015.
If you are interested in attending the course or require further information please call NLT end January Jane Cooper

Yoga & Pilates Course with Kate Coulson: bookings are now being taken for a class in Nogaro, 10.00 – 11.15 am on Thursdays in the room above the cinema. The term will run for 14 weeks at a cost of 100 euros per term
to include membership and insurance. Mats and blocks will be provided. Classes will commence as soon as ten people have registered their interest with Kate on or happycoulson@orange.fr

Old Christmas Cards: please bring along any old Christmas cards to the next lunch. The Craft Group in Reans are very happy to ‘recycle’ them and are already planning their 2015 Marche de Noel!

Plastic bottle tops: for those of you who help us to collect the plastic bottle tops I thought you would be interested to know that in March 2014 almost 12 tonnes of bottle tops were collected in the Gers and sent to Belgium, to a company called Erisplast for recycling. Since 2008 around 30,000 euros has been available to help
handicapped people in the Gers. The association ‘Les Bouchons d’Amour’ would like us to strive to recycle even more of these bottle tops. Places which act as collection points for the plastic lids include every Gamm Vert in the Gers, Vivadour, Gasco Nature, France-Parebrise in Auch, Tereva in Auch, Leclerc and Carrefour. The association is hoping to encourage the Conseil General and the network of dechetteries in the Gers to make available more collection points.

If you cannot find a local collection point for your plastic bottle tops, please feel free to bring them along to a Ladies Lunch and Kate will make a monthly mass deposit! It is probably worth asking at your local dechetteries if they have a special collection point for them.

The Depeche du Midi published an article on these ‘bouchons’ on Saturday 1st November 2014 if you would like further info.

During 2014 we received many requests for sending out information to all our Members regarding special events, or an activity which could be of interest to them. 
 To do this individually is time-consuming, we therefore ask that any Member wishing to put out information (non-commercial) should email Kate at lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com before 25th of the month of event to be included in the Diary Dates of the following month.

Second-hand Greetings Cards:  
Pamela Savage  has requested that we start to collect our old greetings cards
(Christmas, birthday, anniversary, etc).  These are very useful when our ‘crafty ladies’ recycle them into beautiful new objects!  Kindly bring along anything you think could be recycled to the next Ladies Lunch.  Thank you!

Knitting Group – would you like to help?

This year we are knitting for babies a little closer to home.  The Salvation Army have a great need for baby clothes at HMP Bronzefield, and also at their Baby Bank at Ilford.  This winter they would also like hats, scarves and blankets for babies, children and homeless adults in Essex.

We need buttons for baby clothes, wool, ladies to wind balls of wool from cones and more knitters – all tools provided. 
Please call Marion Pitchley on 05 62 08 37 93 or give your donations to a committee member.

Second-hand Greetings Cards:  Pamela Savage  has requested that we start to collect our old greetings cards
(Christmas, birthday, anniversary, etc).  These are very useful when our ‘crafty ladies’ recycle them into beautiful new objects!  Kindly bring along anything you think could be recycled to the next Ladies Lunch.  Thank you!

Allo docteur!   
There is a new number to call if you live in Midi Pyrenees and need to consult a doctor ‘out of hours’. This service is called ‘Allo docteur’ and the number to call is 3966. 
You can call the doctor, discuss your symptoms and decide whether you need advice, medical attention or an immediate visit from the emergency services.
List of emergency numbers. 
If you believe it is a life-threatening emergency (accident, heart attack,stroke, etc) please immediately call the SAMU on 15.
Pompiers 18 
In English European Emergency 112 
Gendamerie 17 
SOS Medical (talk to a doctor) 3966
Poison Centre Toulouse 05 61 77 74 47 (Snake advice https://www.facebook.com/jordi.borreil)

Cantabile choir: 
Carole Clark asks “would you be interested in coming to sing with our Choir called Cantabile for our two traditional Christmas concerts in
Tasque and Plaisance? We rehearse on Tuesdays from 3rd Sept at the Salle de Fetes in Tasque 
at 2.30 pm. The concerts will be Friday 12th Dec at 8.30 in Tasque and
the Plaisance one is on Sunday 14th Dec, 3pm.
All funds raised are to aid the sick in the Gers. Contact Carole on <Caroleclark1801(at)hotmail.com> T:

Market Days: 
Monday: Aignan & Mirande & Samatan (towards Toulouse, livestock)
Tuesday: Maubourguet & Aire sur l'Adour
Wednesday: Barbotan & Marciac
Thursday: Eauze & Plaisance
Friday: Vic-Fezensac
Saturday: Vic en Biggore, very big market & Auch

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