ABOUT AF HAWAII

The Alliance Française was created in 1883 in Paris to encourage the propagation of the French language and culture and to foster friendly relations between France and the rest of the world. It is a non-profit organization exclusively for cultural purposes . The Hawaii chapter of the Alliance Française (AFH) is a relatively small but very active organization. Apart from special gatherings and fundraising activities, we offer three different conversation groups where members meet in a friendly setting to practice speaking French; luncheons featuring guest speakers who talk about some facets of the French culture; a biannual Immersion Day Program and more .

AFH was formed in 1961 and was incorporated in January 1962. Its goal is to encourage the study of French language and culture in Hawaii . It also encourages and funds programs to enable students and teachers from Hawaii to study in France or French-speaking countries. The AFH is managed by officers, elected for one year at the annual meeting by the Board of Directors. Directors and officers serve without pay. Committee chairs are chosen by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF HAWAII BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Phil SAMMER

President Emerita

Josette MARSH

Treasurer

Heirama FEARON

Membership Chair

Kathryn KLINGEBIEL

Development Chair

Cathy PETTIT

Communications Chair

Stacey THOMAS

Scholarship Committee Chair

Anne Marie SHIM

Corresponding Secretary

Christie BRIDGES

Recording Secretary

Blair BOONE-MIGURA

Board Members

Stacey THOMAS

Dennis POTTS

Régis ROLANDO

Denis SALLE

Richard TURBIN

Joan DEBRAH

Regents

Patricia LEE

Guillaume MAMAN

Siegfried RAMLER

Magda ALEXANDER

ExOfficio

Cathy PETTIT