FRAMCO members and guests joined together to celebrate the 73th anniversary of D-Day (Liberation of France by the Allied Troupes on June 6. 1944. Our hosts, Faby and Hakan owners of L'Eden French restaurant and bar in Downtown Tampa provided an incredible buffet dinner with French cold and hot dishes and let's not forget a homemade "Pommes Crumble" and dark chocolate fondue with fruits. This was a most enjoyable evening which marked the first official event attended by our new President, Maria Mahoney. The evening started with a Moet et Chandon champagne toast in remembrance of all who came to the assistance of France and Europe with the Landings on Brittany's coast to regain Freedom. An account was given to attendees of the incredible engineering feat displayed by the floating ports which helped to ferry countless soldiers and equipment during the "Landing". New members joined FRAMCO organization - the conversation was lively and much to our surprise, the evening lingered until close to 10:00 pm. It seems that no one wanted to go home.....
2017 Annual General Membership Meeting! Celebrating the 19th years of operations.
The Spring Twilight Garden Party. Tampa Bay Unrestricted views. Sunset with Old and New Friends.
In a secluded Westshore area, the attendees were greeted by a hostess that cooked for them.
Greeted by our very own organizing Event committee chair, helped by some our volunteering members.
People could stroll and enjoy the Garden party, the settings and breezy weather we had on the first Sunday week-end of Spring.
After the new president address and a concise and to the point annual financials report on the 2016 results, Framco's attendees, members, to be members and their guests enjoyed a cooking done as in South of France.
FRAMCO 2017 Quick Off on February 2nd 2017 Chandeleur Event at Restaurant Pique -Chef Cody Tiner in Tampa Hyde Park
Event chair person Joyce 2017 Secretary, stepped to the Pan fryer and organized a very nicely attended and warm cocktail followed by a diner where new and old friends, members, to be members and non members came together to meet the newly elected president Daniel Kijner MBA MS while enjoying the salty and sweet choices of crepes, salad bar and well garnished food proposed. Cash bar for beverage was left to attendees' discretion!
Go to the Photo Gallery 2017 and check some of the photos done at the event.
A real challenge but Joyce did a nice job. We had to thank as well ALL the volunteers who helped from Assistant Treasurer Marie Francois Montanvert to Treasurer and Vice President Rose Marie Magriby, Sophie Trebuchon who joined that day, after being convinced of Framco's values and benefits, being helped to transitioned a J 1 visa sponsor. And we had a nice attendees' participation, dedicated, while some returning after a over 5 - 7 years lapse. All expressed that the organized event was a pleasant change celebrating one French timely feast after the Holidays' Season.
Rendez-vous is set to make business breakfast for entrepreneurs and to get a different venue for 2017 Annual General Members Meeting to see the 2016 Treasurer report, the Framco's State of the Union sort of, meet the new 2017 Team leadership, approve the acknowledge financials and results of last year plus voting on the slate of directors to be appointed to the board for the next 2 years! At time of press this is not yet known. To be disclosed and continued soon.
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