FoO Association AGM - On ZOOM   

  Saturday 24th October at 7:30pm  

The Association is mandated in the Articles of Association to hold an Annual General Meeting open to all members. Given the current situation regarding COVID, we have decided to hold this years meeting virtually via ZOOM. The FoO committee have been holding virtual meetings over the past couple of months fairly successfully, so hopefully the concept will scale up satisfactorily for the AGM.. You can download the notice letter, agenda and financial report by clicking below.

Notice of AGM 2020, agenda

and financial report.

We will open the online session at 7:20 to allow for any technical issues. It would be great to 'see' as many members as possible on the night, both from a social point of view and also to lend some legitimacy to any votes taken. We will keep the meeting as brief as possible, but do feel free to stay online for a chat after the meeting if you wish.

We have sent out details of how to join the meeting via email to all members, if you have any technical queries or need any advice on setting up your computer or smartphone, please contact us via friendsofoignies@gmail.com.

  Anglo-French ZOOM Sessions  

  6pm (UK) every Wednesday  

A chance to brush up on your French and have a chat with some of our Amis from Oignies via ZOOM.


Following on from the virtual Soirée, which took place in lieu of our cancelled visit to Oignies, several people expressed an interest in further group sessions on ZOOM, particularly with regard to improving their language skills in French/English. We started holding these these meet-ups in June and they have been great fun with up to a dozen members joining in weekly from both sides of la Manche. The format is fairly ad hoc, with a mixture of English and French spoken in a lively informal atmosphere. The duration tends to vary depending on the numbers, with people free to join and leave à volonté.

If you would like to join in, please let us know via friendsofoignies@gmail.com and we'll send you details.

  Twinning Weekend 2021  

Unfortunately due to the recent health crisis we had to cancel this year's planned Twinning Visit to Oignies in May. Les Amis de Buxton have kindly asked us to visit in 2021 instead. As financial commitments had already been made by les Amis with regard to this year's cancelled visit, postponing the event to next year will mean that these costs, and organisational effort, will not go to waste. Buxton will therefore host les Oigninois in 2022, continuing with the tradition of reciprocal visits in alternate years thereafter.

As soon as the dates have been agreed for next year's visit to Oignies we will post them here...