or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.”
–H. G. Wells
société n'est forte que lorsqu'elle met la vérité sous la grande
lumière du soleil. » –Émile
Current, Past or Potential PAC Member,
American Club takes its inspiration form Benjamin Franklin, who invited French and American guests autour d'une bonne table while living in Passy, to foster French-American friendship. At its founding in 1940, the club encouraged the United States to join the Allies against totalitarianism. Today, many French professionals and entrepreneurs are moving to New York. Since our membership is about half French and half American, we offer a unique opportunity for exchange across languages, cultures and professional and social backgrounds.
our last survey in 2014, many of your proposals were adopted and
innovations implemented, such as:
more members and attendees at our events. Membership now stands at
146, double from 72 in 2015, of which some 27 are Junior Members!
more evening and weekend events and formats, for those who can’t
leave the office for long lunches (hélas, three martini lunches are finis in New York for most of us these days);
of the National Arts Club venue to provide a “club” atmosphere
and services in a more central location between
uptown and downtown;
of the club through a new website with updated member directory and
videos, advertising (France-Amérique, French Morning, Accueil New
York) presence at the Bi-lingual Education Fair and FIAF Bastille
Day events and social media presence (Facebook & LinkedIn);
cocktail parties vs. formal dinners at the Consulate – which were a major
to other organizations (CAFUSA, FACC), educational institutions (EINY and our scholarship
to the School for International Studies) and businesses (special offers at France-Amérique and Chandon California);
of committees to increase involvement, input and transparency,
especially a Junior Member committee to guarantee that the club
thrives for future generations.
Please help us continue to renew the club by responding to this survey; your opinions are appreciated.
Save the Dates:
Tuesday, October 3rd, Mentoring Launch Dinner
Tuesday, November 7th, Soirée d'automne
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