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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

Monday, 5 August 2019

August Picnic

Dear Ladies

We hope that you are enjoying the slightly cooler weather. 

Invitation to summer picnic on

Tuesday 13 August 

at Château de Bascous (near to Eauze)

We are delighted to invite you to our annual  summer picnic on Tuesday 13th August at Chateau de Bascous.  This is a wonderful courtyard setting and the perfect location for a picnic with lawns and a tent allowing us to eat, drink and chat in the leafy shade, it is surrounded by vines and open countryside to take an afternoon stole or if you feel more energetic we will have a game of pétanque.  A perfect chance for us all to spend a relaxing afternoon together.  The picnic area is behind the Marie at BASCOUS. 

Everyone who attended last year really enjoyed the event and we hope that it will be as successful this year.  You can bring as many guests as you like and there is a play area for children. 

We have arranged for tables and chairs, which will be set up in the large tented  area, so we can meet even if the weather is less-favourable.

The picnic will be “bring and share” style, but the way that you want to organize the food is completely up to you.  Our recommendation is that everyone brings their preferred main plate (eg basic salad /protein) with the food that you and your party want to eat, plus a large plate of something for sharing (eg pre-dinner nibbles, side salad, pie, quiche, desert). 

You may want to organise yourselves into groups with your guests / friend and work out the picnic that you will bring between yourselves .  Others may want to bring there own picnic and not share.  We want to keep this as flexible, free and relaxed as possible to meet your needs, but hope that you want to join in with the idea of conviviality and sharing. 

Please also bring your own cutlery, plates, glasses etc. So that you have all that you need for a delicious picnic. 

Gascogne Ladies Club will be subsidizing the event by providing the venue (tables, chairs and tent), table coverings, wine (it will be better quality than last year), soft drinks, Bread and cheese.  

We would like to invite you all to a pétanque challenge.  Please bring your own sets of boules if you have them. 

This event is completely GRATUIT and is open to you, your partners and guests. There is no restriction on numbers – you just need to provide sufficient food for your party and a bit extra to share.  

The picnic will start at 12:00 and will continue into the afternoon.   

Look forward to seeing you.

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