Dear Members and friends,
Happy New Year to all our faithful and new Club members! This coming year promises to be another wonderful one with our traditional lunch in Cannes during the May Film Festival, 4th July celebration, Summer fireworks concert, Black Tie Dinner-dance in September and Thanksgiving Lunch in November. We hope you will join us at all these events and many others.
Our Membership Coordinator (Cy Todd) is now ready to receive your membership payment for 2018 and it will help her if you pay this now. The prices are on the form on our website “join us” page, click here.
Meet your friends and make new ones, at our first event of 2018 – reception, lunch and Assemblée Générale on Saturday the 20th of January at the beautifully situated Le Manoir de l´Etang, Mougins. Weather permitting, we will enjoy our aperitif on the outside terrace, followed by the Annual General Meeting and a fine 3-course lunch with all wines, waters and coffee, inside. The program will include the formalities of our Annual General Meeting, including the election of 2018 Officers & Governors. (Members – please see the AGM Voting Form at the bottom of this announcement)
Kindly confirm your RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 12 January. IMPORTANT – due to restaurant policy, we need to receive your reservation payment no later than Friday 12th January unless sold out before. Cancellations past 16 January are not refundable. Previously our events have been sold out prior to the final date so please book quickly. Without payment your reservation cannot be confirmed. There will be no payments accepted at the door. When booking please choose your menu, seating preferences and guest names.
Price: Members 50 Euros; Guests 60 Euros. This includes Prosecco aperitif with amuses bouches, and the 3-course lunch with wines, waters, and coffee.
Location: In the hills behind Cannes, in Mougins, once home to Picasso, you will find Le Manoir de L’Etang. A manor house, built in the 19th century, it is set in four hectares of land and overlooks a small lake covered in Lotus flowers. It is just a few minutes from the exit 42 on the A8 autoroute.
Beetroot ravioli with goat cheese and ham, vinaigrette with balsamic and honey
Velouté of Jerusalem artichokes with poached egg
Ballotin of poultry with mushroom duxelles and stuffed vegetables
Hake, Arborio risotto with saffron shellfish cream
Apple tart with vanilla ice cream
Ice-cream Parfait with citrus fruits
Time: Reception at 12:00.
Dress-code: Smart Casual
How to pay: Payment by any one of the 3 methods indicated below:
1. Pay Pal or credit card:
2. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN BANK DETAILS. Bank transfer (free for EU member states):
BIC: PRIVFRPP IBAN: FR76 2459 9610 3479 0869 2080 126
Bank: Barclays France SA, Cannes Account: American Club of the Riviera.
3. Check payable to The American Club of the Riviera, and sent to our Treasurer, Mr Richard Leblond at Residence St. James, 107 La Croisette, 06400 Cannes
Le Manoir de l’Etang
66 Allée du Manoir
Tél: +33(0)4 92 28 36 00
Fax: +33(0)4 92 28 36 01
Parking: Ring the bell when arriving at the gate and drive up to the manor house where there is plenty of parking.
Please join us for this interesting event at a beautiful location.
Beathe-Jeanette Lunde and Burton Gintell
Co-Presidents The American Club of the Riviera
Nominating Report & Voting Form:
Burton Gintell has advised us “It has been my wish to retire as President and I am delighted that my nominated successor is Jeanette Lunde, who has worked with me as Governor, Vice President and Co-President during the past 5 years. I encourage you to support her and the Board. As per our Statutes, I will continue as Governor and be an advocate for the Club´s activities, its members and friends.”
The Nominating Committee nominates the following candidates according to the By-Laws of the American Club of the Riviera, to become Officers and Members of the Board of Governors for 2018:
PRESIDENT: Beathe-Jeanette Lunde
1st VICE PRESIDENT: John di Rico
2nd VICE PRESIDENT: Klara Doert
TREASURER: Richard Leblond
SECRETARY & LEGAL ADVISOR: Sandra van Essche
Membership Coordinator: Cy Todd
Facebook and Social Media: Judy Nash
Website and Invitations: Juanita Viale
The By-Laws of the American Club of the Riviera provide that any two regular members may formally propose nominees to the Club’s Secretary (currently Jackie Pressman) not less than 15 (fifteen) days prior to the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Saturday 20th January 2018 at Le Manoir de l´Etang, Mougins, starting at 12:00. Therefore we need to receive your proposed list of nominees no later than Friday 5th January 2018.
Please complete the notice below and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send to: Jackie Pressman,
1 Avenue Laugier (Ent A), 06400 Cannes.
Nomination for the Officers and the Board of Governors for 2018:
( ) I / We approve of the proposed list of nominees
( ) I / We propose the following nominees in place of the proposed list:
Name:_________________________ ______ for position:_____________________________ _____
Name: _______________________________ for position: ______________________________ _____
Note: Nominees must be proposed by 2 (two) members AND agree to serve if elected.