Friday, February 17, 2012

New Information

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you know of some things that we are going to be working on and some things that you can do to be more up to date on what we are currently doing. 

First off, I want to get our tutoring program off the ground and functioning by the end of the semester. I mentioned during the crepe party that I am going to have everyone who is interested make the initial call to the school they want to tutor at in order to become the liaison for that school. Once you make contact with the school and start teaching/tutoring the students at your school, you will be the point of contact with that school, I won't be managing that. I have written up a lot of the schools in the area and will attach them to another email once I get my laptop. I need anyone who is interested in participating in the teaching/tutoring program to take a look at the lists (there are elementary schools, middle and high schools) and choose which school you would like to work with. Let's get this going!!

Second, there are a lot of you who have signed up for the text notifications, but there are a lot of you who haven't. I promise you that I am the only one with the ability to send you those messages and it will not be used for anything other than to alert you about parties and other important information. I think I have sent a total of ten messages in the past few months, so you won't get very many. To sign up for the SMS notifications just text the word french to 469-579-2390 and you will start to receive the messages. I would appreciate it if you would all do that! Thank you!!

Third, I just wanted to remind everyone about our website, I have not been the best about keeping it updated, but I try to do what I can. It has been updated with photos from the last party (on the 8th) and it has all of the previous posts as well. Amy Tauraa also suggested that it would be cool if we could make it a public posting board for everyone in the club to go to and post recipes, stories, pictures and stuff and I thought that was a pretty good idea. I can add anyone as authors who would like to be able to add posts to the wall. I think this would make our club more interactive and bring us all a little closer. If you would like to be added as an author please just send me back an email with the email address you would like me to add to this list. If you would like me to use the email address you will have emailed me from just tell me to use "current" and I'll understand what you mean. 

Last, but definitely not least. I am in need of help. I think it would be great if we could have a structured leadership within the French Club Presidency. I was thinking that if we could get a party planning committee of 3 or 4 people, and a webmaster (someone who would like to manage the blog and keep it updated, write posts, make it look great) then we would be in pretty good shape. To qualify for each of the positions listed above, you need to be a current student at WSU and preferably enrolled in a French course. I hope that there are some of you who are interested! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this news update, I hope that it wasn't too boring for you!! Passez une bonne journée, and I'll see you at the next meeting.


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  2. Could you post a contact email or number as well? We've hosted a French exchange student before and it was amazing. We had real crepes the French way and we showed her our American "crepes" with strawberries and whipped cream. She thought they were funny. French toast got a laugh too. Anyway,we loved our experience so much that I started to help coordinate to place students. We still have 10 students who need host families for a few weeks to the school year length. I have one from Italy who is on the border and is fluent in French and Italian and a few from France. There are also students from other countries. Please let me know if anyone can open their heart and home to one of these students and I would appreciate it if you could also notify the French club. I didn't see a contact email. Thanks, Danika