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First pitch for AIA kids tee ball

May 24, 2014 in News

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Tour of Council of Europe led by U.S. Consul General Evan Reade

April 26, 2014 in News

The tour held on April 10 included observing the PACE Assembly’s reconsideration of the credentials of the Russian delegation due to their annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. 

Russia lost their voting rights, lost their rights to be represented and lost their rights to participate until the end of the session 2014.  The final vote count:   146 votes YES, 21 votes NO and 22 abstentions.   

 

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[TAG] Paintball outing

April 21, 2014 in News

On April 13th the  AIA Teen Activity Group, more commonly know as TAG, reunited for their second activity together. This time TAG decided to go paintballing in Brumath. Once transported to the meeting point, we picnicked in a field and then suited up for the games! Our reservation was at 2:00 pm and as it turned out there was also a group of German men whose reservation was at the same time.  Hmmm….   So for the next two hours we played with and against this friendly group of Germans.  After several games, 100s of paint balls and about an hour and a half, we came together to discuss our next TAG adventure.

The decision was made that our next activity would be more educational and so it was decided that would visit Struthof on Saturday May 17th. This is a tentative date and we are looking at a 1pm tour time…. we will also be looking for drivers who would also like to participate in a tour facilitated by the actual Director of the Struthof site, Mme Neau-Dufour!!!! So if there are any teens out there who are interested in TAG-ing along for this or other events please contact either Samuel Seguin of Henri Seguin via Facebook and we will gladly add you to the group.

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Happy Easter

April 20, 2014 in News

Over 100 young and less young met to welcome the famous AIA bunny.

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Actinvision proudly becomes an official sponsor of Americans In Alsace

March 21, 2014 in News

Schiltigheim, Tuesday March 18, 2014 – Actinvision is proud to announce its sponsorship of Americans In Alsace, an association which actively helps North American families and citizens identify with and integrate into the culture of Eastern France.
Actinvision accompanies organisations in the implementation of useful, accepted and accessible management solutions. Specializing in international projects managed from the tri-border regions of France, Germany and Switzerland, Actinvision’s founders are well aware of the implications of providing high quality service in a multicultural environment.
“As a company, we know it is important that we give something back to our community. Given our unique position as Business Intelligence experts operating in an international environment, we appreciate the challenges associated with different cultures working together. For this reason, we are very happy to support and contribute to the great work that AIA carries out throughout our region.”
Martin Lee, Actinvision Sales Executive.
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Annie Jr plays twice in front of sold-out crowd

December 3, 2013 in News

After months of planning and hundreds of hours of rehearsals and preparations AIA and the American Theater Group presented their first Musical: Annie Jr.

 

Amongst the cast and crew were twenty seven students (ages 11-17) from seven different schools.  The goal of the American Theater Group is to promote American playwrights, composers and American themed plays and musicals. The musical was featured twice in the Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace newspaper.

 

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Tomorrow! Tomorrow! We Love Ya Tomorrow!

October 22, 2013 in News

“Annie Jr.” is coming to Strasbourg!

 The Association of Americans in Alsace (AIA) will launch the American Theater Group with a youth production of “Annie Jr.” November 23 & 24, 2013 at the Centre Socio Culturel Fosse des Treize.

 

Sponsored by the AIA, the American Theater Group’s mission is to bring to the stage American Theater performed by adult and youth actors living in the Strasbourg area.  This year’s production, “Annie Jr.”, features Anglophone middle and high school students from a variety of area schools, representing diverse cultural backgrounds.   In addition to the annual stage production of the American Theater Group, the AIA is also working with Fosse des Treize to offer a weekly Anglophone Theater Workshop for middle and high school students.

Tickets for the upcoming production for “Annie Jr.” will be sold soon on the AIA website (http://www.americansinalsace.com). Show times are 8pm November 23rd and 5pm November 24th.  Tickets will also be sold the day of at Fosse des Treize.

(6 Rue Finkmatt, Strasbourg, France)

Ticket prices are 12 Euros for adults (18 years and over) at the door and 10 Euros for adults online prior to production, 5 Euros for students (under 18 years) and children under 5 years old enter free of charge.

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Independence Day Garden Party

July 6, 2013 in News

Over six hundred people were in attendance for the Independence Day Garden Party, at the residence of Consul General Evan Reade and Mrs. Mary Rose Reade. AIA’s own Juliana Rambaldi sang both national anthems. The young Boy Scouts of America from Basel, Switzerland, presented the flags. Thank you to all AIA members who volunteered their help, and special thanks to Viv Beller, who organized the party’s “Catch me if you can” social game! The game’s 2 lucky winners will get to enjoy a dinner for 4 at the Maison des Tanneurs restaurant.

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2013 Jardin Botanique visit

July 5, 2013 in News

Jardin-botanique-signsA little bit like stepping into Narnia, the Botanical Gardens in Strasbourg, (Jardin Botanique de L’Universite Louis Pasteur) is a kind of secret garden hidden in the middle of town. 15 or so of us gathered there for the last coffee morning of the season to tour the garden and explore its varied mysteries of exotic plants (some even from North America!), and a tucked away pond complete with Lilly pads and chirping frogs. Established in 1619 for the city’s Academie, the first site for the garden was created on the former convent cemetery grounds which is now the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. Today on the current site, behind the Palais de L’Universite, the garden contains about 6,000 species of plants.

Our group enjoyed a lovely walk through the gardens with a tour guide during off-hours. Aside from a single school group we we had the gardens to ourselves! Following the tour we gathered at a nearby cafe for lunch. It was a great visit!

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2013 Audie Murphy Memorial Ceremony

July 1, 2013 in News

On May 9th, AIA members attended the revealing of a plaque in honor of WWII hero Audie Murphy in Holtzwihr. A Texas native, Murphy was awarded a Medal of Honor and several other decorations for his heroic actions in combat during his service, most notably at the Colmar Pocket near Holtzwihr, France, during WWII. We thank all of those who were in attendance at this touching memorial.

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