Normandy "Coffee Groups"

Groups audience: 

Small groups of Democrats gather on a regular basis in different parts of Normandy.  Each group assumes specific chapter responsibilities in addition to local voter outreach.  

These coffee groups are essential to the way we function.  The American version of a Normandy réseau de résistance!   The groups meet in mermbers' homes or a local café or wherever it is most convenient... for coffee, tea, dinner, luncheon, dessert, or just to encounter other Democrats!  

Each group is responsible for finding ways to connect with Americans in its area.

Caen Coffee, Tea, or Democrats:  

This group organized the Democrat-Repbulican Round Table which took place in Caen on March 21st, 2010 and was co-sponsored by France-Etats Unis.  Its members play a key role in organizing Memorial Day and D-Day ceremonies, as well as public relations.

In 2011, starting in January, this group will meet once every two months.


RSVP & info:


Vernon, Dreux, Evreux Coffee, Tea, or Democrats: 

During the 2009 - 2010 academic year, this group met the third Sunday of every month  at 15h at a member's hous.

This group ran the chapter elections in March which took place in Caen.  It also initiated the Voter Registration Social Mixer which took place in Rouen in September.

group contact:



Cherbourg & Cotentin peninsula: coffee, tea, or Democrats: 

This group spear-headed the Democrats Abroad France visit to the AREVA and EDF nuclear-waste recycling and energy sites in La Hague and Flamanville which took place on June 11th, 2010. 



Honfleur / Le Havre : coffee, tea, or Democrats:  


This group has prepared a kids activities kit on the American political system and elections to be used at chapterwide family events.  One of its members also started the Facebook page.  The group is also working on how to make our presence known to all the embedded Americans in Normandy who visit Honfleur occasionally. 


Pays de Caux

The Pays de Caux group is in charge of the international quilt group.  

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If you wish to start a group or receive more information, contact:

Christine Rolland

02 35 96 79 33


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