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SAC Newsletter Friday 21 June 2024

SAC Newsletter Friday 21 June 2024

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‚ÄćFriday 21 June 2024

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Some dates for your diaries

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22/06: Tennis White Dinner
23/06: Aegean Festive Lunch and BBQ
26/06: Golf Lessons
29/06: Tennis Finals
30/06: Janine's Brunch
03/07: Golf Lessons
06/07: L'Entente Lunch
15/09: Classic Car


SAC AGM - Sunday 16 June 2024 - Voting now open

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The 2024 AGM was held at the Club on Sunday, 16 June at 3:00 pm.
As the voting for this meeting is 100% online, if you are eligible to vote, your e-mail address has been filed with a bailiff who guarantees that it will not be disclosed and that it will not be used for purposes other than those useful for the organisation of the elections and motion approval.
The voting platform opened on Thursday, 20 June at 6:00 pm and will close on Friday, 28 June at 6:00 pm.
Those who are eligible to vote should have received an email at the address that is registered on the voting platform together with its link address.
In case of any problems please contact .


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!


Bar and Restaurant - Weekend of 22/23 June

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Saturday Mains: Jamaican jerk chicken over herbed rice, Chickpea salad, black bean, tomato, and basil salad.
Janine's pastries.
Sunday there is the Aegean lunch/BBQ
As alternatives, there is always a choice of Vrai & Bon 'bocaux'. 


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Taekwondo News - New belts to be given out before Saturday's lesson

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Following the Belt Tests last Saturday 15 June, Hadad, the black belt fourth Dan instructor, will give out the new belts before this Saturday's 1:30 pm lesson.


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Tennis White Dinner - Saturday 22 June 2024

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 on Sunday 23 June

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Due to the Aegean lunch and barbecue event this Sunday 23 June, the Rose Garden will be closed to all other activities from the morning until 4 pm and reserved for those who have booked.
Many thanks for your understanding.
Please note that there are a few places left for members who haven't booked already. They are for members only and can be bought on the day at the front desk for 30‚ā¨.
For those who have registered, please note that the event starts at 1 pm and that the Rose Garden will not be accessible before then, as the team will be setting up.


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 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 .


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.


The next Brunch by Janine will be on Sunday 30 June

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Janine's next fabulous Brunch will be on Sunday 30 June.
On the menu: Vegetable quiche, Quiche Lorraine, Sausages. Sides: Scrambled Eggs, American Pancakes, Roasted Vegetables, Simple Green Salad, Roasted Potatoes, Toast. Drinks: Juice and Tea
Please book here on HelloAsso:
https://www.helloasso.com/associations/standard-athletic-club/evenements/brunch-sunday-30-june


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.
Thursday mornings 9-12, Vinyasa followed by gentle yoga. Saturdays from 3-4:15 pm.
Contact Monica by email (at ), WhatsApp or look at her website monicashaka.com for the latest information.


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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
See the main article for more planned events in June and July.


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Summer Lunch by l'Entente, Saturday 6 July

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L'Entente is taking over the Standard Athletic Club's kitchen for a superb summer Lunch. Come and enjoy a fantastic meal prepared by the most gourmet British restaurant in Paris! 
Three-Course Summer Lunch - Chilled Pea & Mint Soup; Poached Salmon, Green Beans, Salicorn, New Potatoes & Herb Mayonnaise; Pimm’s Trifle.
Please book using this HelloAsso link.

 


Bridge News - 18 June 2024 Tournament Results

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Here are the results of our 18 June tournament: RESULTATS_0240618.pdf, and by line here: RESULTATS-Line_20240618.htm.

 


Summer Guest Day and Party - Saturday 8 June - Picture Gallery

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Read on to see some pictures of the Summer Guest Day and the evening's entertainment with the Chillers & co.


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Squash News: Queen's Cup report

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The Queen’s Cup is back! After a couple of years without the Queen’s Cup due to Covid, we were back this year with a 16-player line-up coming from all clubs of the Ile-de France and beyond. The SAC with 5 players participating in the main draw had strong chances of winning the tournament. Congratulations to Nicolas Rosset, the tournament victor, once a well-known face at the SAC before moving to Nantes! Read on for more details and some pictures.


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Cricket News - Kent Tour 25/26/27 May 2024 Match reports

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In May, the SAC CC headed off to Kent for their annual cricket tour to the Garden of England over the long UK Bank Holiday weekend, and came back unbeaten!
Three games were played: Saturday - beat Shepway Stragglers by 129 runs; Sunday drew with Band of Brothers CC; and on Monday beat Chestfield CC by 6 runs!
Read on for a full report on all three matches.


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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.

 


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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