Victor Obadia Trophy recipient: Anne Stein-Schneider
Les expressions françaises : "Avoir les yeux plus gros que le ventre"
Sharing the Holiday Spirit
Our Holiday Dinner at Convivial was a happy and fun gathering of the Comité Tricolore’s Franco-American friends.
The word “Convivial,” like Chef/Owner Cedric Maupillier, is both French & American. Defined as “fond of feasting, eating, and good company,” it is not just a name, but a credo. With 44 attendees the atmosphere was quite festive as you can see in our Photo Album.
Chef Cedric prepared for us a delicious Holiday menu honoring French traditions, including a "Boudin blanc de Noël" and a "Bûche de Noël".
And don’t worry if you have not yet had a chance to join one of our dinners. Many more are planned, as we hope to organize one every month.
The next one will be January 18th, 2023 at "Le Chat Noir". The charming Art Nouveau ambiance is in the joyful spirit of the Belle Epoque and offers delicious meals in a bistro-style environment.
Each December the Comité Tricolore sends an extra check to our beneficiaries so that they can put a gift under the tree for their children and loved ones.
Our treasurer is hard at work at this time of the year!
To participate in our gift drive, just click on the image.
This is an addition to the suuport we send each month that helps them with daily needs such as buying food or paying for heating, electricity or medical bills. It allows them to get through difficult times with dignity and hope. Some have to take care of disabled children, some have severe physical and/or emotional distress and have nowhere else to turn. Click here for more information on the impact of our action.
Our on-going support to La Casa-Friendship Place
La Casa-Friendship Place is a building in Columbia Heights, DC that accommodates 40 men who have been previously homeless and who are very vulnerable in terms of their physical or psychological health. Each of them has a small individual studio and has to manage his own food budget. Their income is very limited or even non-existent.
On site, a staff of some 10 people helps them manage their medical needs and improve their living conditions.
On November 17th, our sponsor Cuisine Solutions donated 50 warm meals! Many thanks to Gérard Bertholon and Sean Wheaton of Cuisine Solutions and to Edwige Dorel who volunteered to deliver the food: Margherita Flatbread, Roasted Chicken Tenders, Quinoa Pilaf, Garlic Broccoli and Chocolate Chip Cookies. To know more about our on going program go to our website.
To date, we have delivered 1315 good hot meals!
The Victor Obadia Trophy
It was a beautiful evening Monday night to celebrate Anne Stein-Schneider, the Laureate of the Victor Obadia Humanitarian Trophy.
The Comité Tricolore’s President, Eve Chauchard presented the award in the presence of the Consul General de France, Francois Penguilly.
Anne Stein-Schneider was surrounded with her family and friends, with Victor Obadia’s family and friends, and the pastor and members of the French speaking Protestant Church as well as many those who had the privilege to meet her over the many years she served the French-American community.
The event, at the Maison Française of the French Embassy, was followed by an excellent champagne and wine reception.
Anne Stein-Schneider has spent a ‘A Life of Giving’.
For 60 years Anne has served the French community in Washington DC with dedication, distinction, and unmatched enthusiasm, creating and organizing many activities such as: the Déjeuners du Mercredi, high school and university and corporate programs to introduce French culture, or Cercle Français of the French Protestant church.
She is also an active member of the Club d’Amitié Franco-Internationale, a fundraiser for Vieilles Maisons Françaises and a decorated French citizen of the Ordre du Mérite.
The Award Ceremony and Cocktail at the French Embassy Monday was part of the annual VICTOR OBADIA HUMANITARIAN TROPHY in memory of our first President who, for more than forty years, co-founded numerous non-profit organizations to build relationships in the French and American communities, and raised funds for those in need in the Washington, D.C. area.
This French expression is as old...as humanity maybe...but is derived from an expression used in the sixteenth century by Montaigne: "avoir plus grands yeux que grande panse: to have bigger eyes than stomach", which might happen to us over the holiday season!
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