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SAC Newsletter Friday 7 June 2024

SAC Newsletter Friday 7 June 2024

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‚Äć‚ÄćSAC Newsletter

‚ÄćFriday 7 June 2024

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‚ÄćManagement Committee changes


There have been 3 changes to the MC this week. Emile Freiha has stepped down as Treasurer, after 3.5 years of service to the Club. He has been a key part of the team, covering Treasury, IT and Compliance.

The MC asked (and voted to "co-opt") Gigi Cothier (the sole declared candidate for Treasurer in 2024/2025) to step in as Treasurer until the AGM elections. Gigi is well qualified for this role, with an INSEAD MBA and long experience in finance and business. She has previously served as VIce-President of the Club.

The MC also voted to co-opt Isabelle Szczepanski back to the MC. Isabelle has been overseeing the Bar/Restaurant since last year.

Please join the MC in welcoming Gigi and Isabelle and thanking Emile for his major contributions to the Club.

The Management Committee

‚ÄćContents


Some dates for your diaries

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07/06: TGI Friday
08/06: Queen's Cup Squash
08/06: Summer Guest Day & Party
15-16/06: Camp out
16/06: Brunch by Janine
16/06: SAC AGM
19/06: Golf Lessons
22/06: Tennis White Dinner
23/06: Aegean Festive Lunch and BBQ
26/06: Golf Lessons
29/06: Tennis Finals
03/07: Golf Lessons
15/09: Classic Car


Friday Night Social Tennis - 5:30 pm on Fridays

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ūüéĺFriday from 5:30¬†pm onwards. No need to reserve, just turn up and play.
Any level, any age!
Drinks on the terrace afterwards - weather permitting!


TGI Friday fun - Friday 7 June

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Relax, dance and enjoy a low-key Friday evening once a month; next is this Friday 7 June from 8 pm to 11:30 pm. Bring something for a sucré or salé potluck The bar will remain open all evening.


Summer Guest Day and Party - Saturday 8 June

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Free entrance for your guests on this special Saturday! (And the weather looks good)
For those who have not reserved there will still be food available! (And 'bocaux' for those who don't want a formal meal)
Janine's Lunch (main course and dessert): 
18‚ā¨/adult,¬†13‚ā¨/child under 12
Cocktail/Dinner:¬†40‚ā¨/adult,¬†20‚ā¨/child under 12


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Summer Guest Day - Tennis Round-Robin & 'Random Doubles' Tournament

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There will be two sessions during the day; no need to register, just come on time!:

  • 10:30 am - 1 pm: Morning Round Robin
    We will mix up partners as much as possible.
  • 1:45 pm: "Random Doubles" Tournament
    We'll draw names from a hat to make pairs for elimination rounds starting at 2 pm.

For both sessions, matches will last 15-20 minutes and will take place on courts 1, 3 and 6. When the bell rings, players return to the clubhouse to give their scores and find out who they are playing next.


Squash News - The Queen's Cup is back - 8 June 2024

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The 2024 edition of the Queen's Cup Open Squash Tournament will be held on Saturday 8 June at the Club after a long break.
The tournament features some of the region's top players and some of our own. The play starts in the morning, with a final sometime in the late afternoon or early evening.
Come and watch our players take on the best!


Calendar of Sports Events on the big screen in Queen's Room

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June 2024
June 1 - June 29: ICC T20 Cricket World Cup
June 8-9 (Saturday - Sunday): Roland Garros finals
See the main article for more planned events in June and July.


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Great Garden Campout - Saturday 15 June 2024

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The 2024 edition of the Great Garden Camp Out will take place on Saturday, 15 June from 6 pm until midday on Sunday.
Please book as soon as possible using this HelloAsso link or the QR code in the main article:
https://www.helloasso.com/associations/standard-athletic-club/evenements/camp-out-2024
Children are under the responsibility of their parents at all times. The Club and the organising team does not take any responsibility for the children, especially if parents decide to leave the children at the camp out for the night and sleep at home.


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SAC AGM - Sunday 16 June 2024

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The AGM will be held in the Club at 3 pm on Sunday 16 June 2024 with a video-conference option also available.  Voting will be held after the meeting via the electronic platform.
A draft MC agenda was sent out in April.  The updated version in the main article reflects refinements since then, and includes the Motions put forward by the Management Committee.  The supporting materials behind these Motions is included in the Draft Management Committee presentation entitled 20240616_Management Team_AGM_FINAL.pdf.
Would you consider joining the MC? Don’t hesitate to put your name down. We urgently need expertise in a whole range of things such as marketing, operations, HR, finance, communication, events planning, legal, bar & restaurant, catering, gardening, office work or simply giving a helping hand.


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Golf News - Lessons at the SAC, Wednesdays in June & July 2024

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The Golf Section has organised some golf lessons, open to all members, at the SAC during June and July with the PGA professional Mathilde Cassaignau, who also gave lessons last year. The dates are the Wednesdays 19th  and 26th of June and Wednesday the 3rd of July.
As in previous years, the lessons will be for individuals or couples, lasting 30 or 60 minutes, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. You must bring clubs (we have enough balls now), and the price, payable directly to Mathilde, is ‚ā¨40 per lesson. If you're interested, please get in touch with John McCallum ( / 0615152261), who will coordinate and maintain the schedule.


Tennis White Dinner - Saturday 22 June 2024

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The annual Tennis White Dinner with DJ and live music will take place on Saturday 22 June.
Open to all, including non-members and children.
Book on HelloAsso here or use the QR Code on the poster in the main article.


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Aegean Festive Summer Lunch and Barbecue - Sunday 23 June

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Come and enjoy delicious Mediterranean food and live music in the Club's gardens, which are beautiful at this time of yearūüĆł¬†Please note that the sale ends on 17 June: do book early to avoid disappointment, as these events are VERY popular. We look forward to seeing you!
https://www.helloasso.com/associations/standard-athletic-club/evenements/greek-festive-summer-lunch


Tennis Doubles Tournament Draws

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The Tournament is now under way and the finals will be held on 29 June.
Click here for the Men's Doubles Draw, and here for the Mixed Doubles (both pdf files)
For further questions, please contact Phoebe at .


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Junior Cricket 2024 Season

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The 2024 Junior Cricket season has started. For more information contact our head of Junior Cricket Adhavan Manoranjan at .
Sessions are every Saturday at the Club: U11s are 10-11 am, U16s 11 am-1 pm.
Here are some other key dates for your diaries:
U11s: Junior Cricket Festival 25 May: 10 am-12 noon; Parents vs Kids  29 June; Parents vs Kids  28 September
U16s: Junior Cricket Festival 25 May 11 am - 2 pm; Fathers vs Sons, 29 June; Dads vs Lads, 29 September 
Plus our friends at La Rochelle Cricket Club are organising a junior cricket festival 28-30 June and are looking for players to complete an international XI to participate.

See this article for the 2024 Fixture List.
For more information and how to enrol please read on.


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Junior Football News - Training on Saturdays at 10 am from now on

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From Saturday 27 April Junior Football Training will be at 10 am on Saturday mornings until the end of the season.


Taekwondo News - Alexandra Lescure

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We are happy to announce that Alexandra Lescure has joined the Taekwondo committee and is in charge of the kids' lessons held at 1:30 pm every Saturday. Feel free to contact her at
Taekwondo is much more than just a sport. It is a way of life. It instils confidence, motivation, goal setting, focus, Self-discipline, respect for others and confidence in your abilities. Do not hesitate to join us. The first lesson is free for anyone who wishes to try it.
(See this article for more information about Taekwondo.)


Pilates and Step & Sculpt classes

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Contact Pam at  to sign up and stay tuned to your emails for class confirmations and updates.
(Mondays: Step 10:00; Sculpt 11::00. Wednesdays: Zoom Pilates 9:30; SAC 2:30 pm Pilates Mat - Beginner/Intermediate. Saturdays: 9:45 Pilates Mat; 11:00 Pilates Mat Intermediate/Advanced. 12:30 Step.)

Yoga News - all normal but check with Monica

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Note that Monica communicates with regular users via a WhatsApp group, so ask her to add you if you're interested.
Contact Monica by email (at ), WhatsApp or look at her website monicashaka.com for the latest information.


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Bar and Restaurant - New Aperitif Platters

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Delicious terrines (Salmon 10‚ā¨, Rillettes de canard 12‚ā¨), served with pickles,¬†capers, olives, artisanal pita bread, tomatoes,¬†cherries & crackers
Click here to see the choices.

 


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Teatime at weekends

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Teatime is an important cultural and traditional asset at the SAC.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 5:30 PM the House Committee proposes biscuits from UK and other goodies with Janine's help once in a while.
Please come and enjoy this traditional teatime along with a nice hot cup of tea.


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Help Wanted for the Front Desk at Weekends

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Thanks to the members who volunteered for the front desk duties! More volunteers would be appreciated to help look after the front desk on Saturdays and Sundays!
Hours are between 10 am and 5 pm, for at least one hour, please. The duties are principally checking in members and guests.
Please contact  if you can possibly help and we'll add you to our WhatsApp helpers group. Thank you!


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