Annual General Meeting
The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Association of the Alliance Française of Victoria (trading as Alliance Française de Melbourne) will be held at 51 Grey Street, 8pm on Monday 27 May 2013.
All current ordinary members & students you are invited to attend the meeting and get involved in the association's life.
Ordinary members must be of three months standing to qualify to vote.
Student members who have paid a registration fee are entitled to attend the meeting, but are not entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting.
The meeting will be followed by wine & cheese, which will give you the opportunity to meet the members of the board.
Please click on the following links for all information relating to the AGM:
- Notice of the 38th Annual General Meeting
- Agenda of the 38th Annual General Meeting
- Proxy form
|2012 Annual Report|
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The following provisions apply to the election of DIRECTORS:
1. Any life member or ordinary member who has paid his or her membership fees and has been registered as a member of the Association for at least 12 months prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting is eligible to be elected as Director of the Association.
2. Nomination of candidates for election to the Board shall be made in writing and shall be delivered to the Secretary at the registered office 51 Grey Street, St Kilda not less than 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the Annual General Meeting. A nomination must be proposed and seconded by ordinary members of the Association who have paid their membership fees and have been registered as ordinary members of the Association for a period of at least three months prior to the date of nomination. All nominations must be accompanied by the written consent of the candidate.
3. Candidates for election to the Board should note that nomination forms and consent forms are available upon request at the Alliance Française de Melbourne, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda.
Who are we?
The Alliance Française de Melbourne is an Australian not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture. Founded in 1890, the Alliance Française de Melbourne is the oldest in Australia (there being 33 Alliances in the Federation) and one of the oldest in the world. It belongs to a worldwide network of 1,400 Alliances Françaises set up in 138 countries.
The Alliance Française is the largest language school for French in Victoria with more than 3,000 students per year: weekday or weekend, 10 weeks or 5 weeks, term courses or school holiday courses… You'll find all sorts of courses adapted to your needs, availability and objectives. We offer specialised courses, private tuitions, workshops, outings to museums or restaurants, school visits, immersion days and more! With a class size limited to 16 students and a teaching team of native French speakers, our courses are all oriented towards conversation and conducted almost entirely in French.
The Alliance Française is accredited to conduct all the diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education and has been approved as an examination centre by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. We offer the DELF and DALF exams, along with the TCF, TCFQ, TEF, TEFAQ.
The Alliance Française de Melbourne also runs the Berthe Mouchette Poetry Competition, named after the foundress of the Alliance Française de Melbourne. The competition is opened to students of French from Grade 4 to Year 12. This competition attracts thousands of candidates each year!
It is also a French cultural centre, the only one in Victoria, enjoying the patronage and support of the French Embassy in Canberra. The Alliance organises each year major cultural events, such as the French Film Festival and is involved in other important festivals such as the Melbourne Festival. It also has an art gallery, with various exhibitions all year round.
Mission & Vision statements
The Alliance Française de Melbourne encourages and promotes active, open connections between people in Victoria and French language and culture. It provides the means by which people can learn the French language and become engaged in the many different aspects of French culture including art, books, poetry, film, history, gastronomy, contemporary affairs, thoughts and ideas. It provides the opportunity for friends of French language and culture to come together in an apolitical, non-religious and welcoming environment.
The Alliance Française de Melbourne will be seen by people in Victoria as the premier institution for all things related to French language and culture.
It will achieve this vision through:
- Reaching a broad base of people throughout Victoria, including beginner students of all ages and expatriate French nationals. It will continue to understand their interests and needs and then meet them through a wide range of affordable activities and services, accessible in a variety of locations.
- Providing the highest quality of French language education from qualified, native French-speaking teachers.
- Offering a high standard of teaching facilities and advanced teaching methods, using current technologies and multi-media tools.
- Working in collaboration with other French organisations and with other cultural institutions as appropriate.
- Providing a working environment, which attracts the highest quality management, teachers and staff who are intimately connected with French language and culture.
The Alliance Française de Melbourne will ensure continued relevance in the changing world and will grow in terms of students, members and variety of activities.