French Club promotes culture, cuisine
By Islam Amir
Do you enjoy meeting new people, and learning about culture and cuisine?
Do you like breathtaking songs, cheese, pastries, art, literature or romance; or dream of eating croissants and drinking some champagne while reading poems?
If you said yes to any of the above, the LCC French Club is the perfect group for you.
“The French Club is a social setting where we build a community through promoting the French language and culture and, of course, appreciate diversity,” said Chance Timm, president of the French Club.
Shalanda Baldwin, the club co-president, said two of the club’s goal this semester are to try to recruit members and take some local field trips.
“The French club is a new, open experience to everyone and we are open to ideas,” Baldwin said. “Please come join us to make a decision on our big trip to France. We will be watching movies, practicing the French language, learning French songs, discussing French news, music and, of course, the fancy French foods.
“You do not have to speak French or be in a French class to join the French club.”
Darcy Ebert, adviser of the French Club, said the group’s purpose is to offer students opportunities to learn about the francophone culture outside classrooms through social and service activities.
“Here we try to create a sense of community for learning and practicing the French language with others who are also trying to learn the French culture and language,” Ebert said.
Baldwin said she loves learning the French culture with other students and feeling the sense of belonging without any judgments.
“My favorite part of the club is practicing and learning the culture with others who are also trying to learn as well,” she said.
The club meets on the second Monday of every month at 2:30 p.m. The next meeting is on Monday, Sept. 10; the location is to be announced.
To become a member of the club or for more information, send an email to Darcy Ebert at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the club’s social media page at LCC French Club on Instagram.