Programs

It's not who comes home with the most money that wins; it's who comes home with the most experiences. Francophiles just want to have fun and we plan for it. Below is a list of what le comité has organized for 2020. To learn more, send us a note


Annual Membership Goûter - Volunteers Needed!
At the start of each year, the membership gathers to review activities, hear about new events planned and elect board members with wine and snacks in the French style. Unfortunately, due to the threat of the Coroniavirus the Goûter has been postponed until further notice.
Nason-Goodman Scholarship Fund
Le comité awards scholarships to qualified St. Louis college students studying in Lyon. Applications (see download above) are currently being accepted for the 2020-21 academic year. Deadline April 29, 2020.
Chicoineau Lectures - Volunteers Needed!
From the French tradition of oral presentation, le comité holds lectures on subject matter fostering founding member and immigrant Jacques Chicoineau's legacy of sharing the French way of life. Due to the Coronavirus, the Committee is exploring options to hold this lecture online. Check back for updates.
La Fête de Saint Louis - Volunteers Needed!
The St. Louis - Lyon Sister Cities Committee joins the Alliance Française de St. Louis and la Société Française de St. Louis to celebrate the Feast of Saint Louis to commemorate our City's founding. The program includes Mass in French at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1408 S. 10th Street at Park. Mass is open to the public with a private event following. Check back for details. 

St. Louis Festival of Nations - Volunteers Needed!

Each year the world's art, music, dance, crafts and good cheer comes to St. Louis in Tower Grove Park for the International Institute’s Festival of Nations. Our committee joins other St.Louis sister cities organizations at the World Trade Center booth to serve as international ambassadors of our programs at the region’s largest multiculture celebration. The 2020 festival will be held Saturday, August 22 from 10am-7pm & Sunday, August 23 10am-6pm. Admission is free! August  features more than 40 booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world.
La Fête des Vendanges - Volunteers Needed!
Our committee’s primary fundraiser, La Fête des Vendanges Dinner is where you'll find the Lyon-loving crowd celebrating the wine harvest. Proceeds from this event fund our programs and scholarships. This Fall event features fraternity, food and the fruits of fermentation on October 24, 2020 at the Racquet Club. 

FRAME (FRench-AMerican Exchange) High School Exchange Program
Le comité continues its support of high school student exchanges between St. Louis and Lyon. Students from Notre Dame de Bellegarde, Neuville sur Saône and Kirkwood High School exchange visits with each others schools every other Spring. The next exchange will take place in the Spring of 2021. We are currently looking for other high schools in Lyon who would like to partner with St. Louis area high schools. See the program in action!

Citizenship Program - Volunteers Needed!

Having thoughtful conversations across political boundaries is at the heart of citizenship. We are looking for volunteers to help develop a program for citizens from St. Louis and Lyon who wish to learn how to cultivate compassion for others even when they don’t agree with them.