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Le Pont a Sion Picnic 15th July 2021


Bastille Day had come and gone, not with a whimper exactly, but largely unnoticed in the Vendee.   However, the loyal members of Le Pont a Sion were ready to party

Josette arrived early – ‘comme d’habitude’.   to put up the sign and bag the best spot for us all.           

After slicing some saucisson, she was ready for the arrival of everyone else.





A picture is worth a thousand words, someone once said.    And what more is to be said.   It was great to be together again in the summer sunshine.     What about a return match in August??

As usual, our picnic at Lac du Jaunay has been very successful and in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!… Comme d’habitude notre pique-nique au Lac du Jaunay a eu beaucoup de succès, dans une atmosphère champêtre et amicale!…




Please  come and meet us at Lac du Jaunay (usual place) on Thursday JULY 15th midday for a friendly picnic lunch.

Venez nous rejoindre au Lac du Jaunay (à l’endroit habituel) pour un pique-nique amical le jeudi 15 juillet.

You may come with your family since there is plenty of space for children…

Vous pouvez venir en famille étant donné qu’il y a assez d’espace pour que les enfants puissent jouer…

Picnic Spot at La Baudriere, Lac du Jaunay may be found  at:

N. 46° 39′ 44.1576″        W. 1° 44′ 58.362″

New timetables – NOUVEAUX HORAIRES

Due to the Covid, we have changed the timetables of our meetings at La Parée Verte / en raison du Covid, nous avons changé nos horaires de réunions à la Parée Verte :

Thursday evening :  6 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. (18h00 à 19h30)

Friday morning: 10.30 a.m. until noon (10h30 à 12h00)

Our last meeting before holidays will take place on Friday July 2nd. Notre dernière réunion avant les vacances aura lieu le vendredi 2 juillet.

Fish and Chips Dinner at Les Sables d’Olonne

“La Roulotte Fish and Chips”,Quai Franqueville at les Sables will be welcoming us on Thursday July 1st at 7 p.m. “La Roulotte Fish and Chips”, Quai Franqueville aux Sables d’Olonne pourra nous accueillir le jeudi 1er juillet à 19h.

Registrations will be taken next week, because it is essential to know how many persons will attend, in order to buy enough fish … Nous enregistrerons les inscriptions la semaine prochaine car il est impératif de connaître le nombre de participants pour pouvoir acheter le poisson nécessaire.

Back in Business!!

Our first meeting after the long lockdown was on Thursday 10th when Josette stood in for Marie and treated us to examples of ‘sayings’ in French and English.    Everyone much enjoyed being together again and were pleased to hear that a trip to Les Sables d’Olonne for Fish and Chips is planned for Thursday 1st July, our last Thursday before the Summer holiday.   We  will begin again on Thursday 16th September.

Friday 11th saw a good crown of Members (29) assemble for a lively quiz morning when Jean Claude gave us an amusing anecdote about Janet Baker, and reminded us of the events coming up at the Bourrine de Lou Lou.  (See the post with the programme)

It is also intended to have picnics at the Lac du Jaunay in both July and August.    Watch this space for date.   HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!



Great News – We are re-opening on June 10th.

Hurrah, hurrah!                   We are able to open for our heretofor usual sessions on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings.  Thursday 10th June we will be open to all (up to a maximum of 40 people, but we are very unlikely to exceed that).    Marie, or one of her helpers will be there to welcome you at 6pm.

Friday morniing quiz will be held on the followind day, Friday, and on each subsequent Friday.


We also intend having a picnic for Members and friends towards to end of June.  Date will be confirmed later.   Venue will be our usual one at the Lac du Jaunay.


What do you want to do ?

New mail


Chers Adhérents et Amis, Dear Members and Friends,

Comme vous le savez, nous n’avons pas la possibilité de nous réunir pour notre Assemblée Générale Annuelle du 30 janvier 2021, donc celle-ci devra se tenir virtuellement ! As you are well aware, we cannot meet for our AGM of January 30, 2021, so it will be held virtually !

Plusieurs points nécessitent un vote de votre part : Several items require your vote :

  • L’approbation du Rapport Moral / Approval of Annual Report
  • L’approbation du Rapport Financier / Approval of Financial Report
  • Election de plusieurs membres du Conseil d’Administration : Election of several members of the Board.
    Un bulletin de vote a été envoyé à chaque adhérent, et nous vous demandons de renvoyer vos votes par retour. A ballot has been mailed to each member and we ask you to send it back by return.

Nous espérons que nous pourrons rependre nos activités dans quelque temps et ne manquerons pas de vous en informer dès que possible. We hope we will be able to resume our activities as soon as we possibly can, and will keep you informed when things change.  En attendant, tout le Conseil d’Administration vous adresse ses meilleurs vœux pour 2021. In the meantime, all the Committee send their best wishes for a healthy 2021.




All the Committee wishes you a Merry Christmas with your family when it is possible, and a very Happy New Year !!!… We hope we will be allowed to meet again at the end of January …

Tout le Conseil d’Administration vous souhaite de Joyeuses Fêtes de Noël en famille si c’est possible, et une très Heureuse Nouvelle Année, en espérant pouvoir nous retrouver fin janvier…

What do you want to do ?

New mail

What do you want to do ?

New mail

The President has spoken…….

………and not surprisingly we are once again in lockdown.   Or we will be from Fridahy 30th, for at least a month.   Tonights Thursday meeting will thererfore be the last for the time being and there will be no Friday quizes until things ease.

However, we can keep in touch, thanks to Zoom and Whatsapp, not to mention the good old telephone.   So help keep each others spirits up and ‘keep in touch’.