Fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

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Our blog is a nice place to find information about our organization. Members can post new blogs or add comments on existing blog. Try it, it's easy! The information posted needs to be related to our organization. Members can now upload photo albums by editing their profiles. Try it!
  • 13 Jan 2013 9:25 PM | Anonymous member
    There is a French Internet magazine on all things cultural called BSC News.  The January issue is now available at  It runs 150 pages and you are sure to find something in it that will interest you.  Check it out and report your impressions here on the blog site!
  • 13 Jan 2013 1:17 PM | Anonymous member
    Former AFT member, and father of former AFT President Chris Malhoit, passed away Wednesday, January 9th, 2013.  John had been an AFT member for a considerable period a number of years ago, and with his specialty printing business, he provided printing services to the AFT for many years.

    Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home; 1770 S Reynolds Rd. on Monday January 14, 2013 from 3-8 pm where a scripture service will be held at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 10:30 am at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral where the family will greet guest starting at 9:30 am.

    Son absence sera tres regrette...qu'il repose en paix.
  • 12 Jan 2013 12:55 AM | Anonymous member
    Here is another reason to be a Francophone! (I can't remember any others...)
  • 02 Jan 2013 11:58 AM | Anonymous member
    The AFT has received notification of a new on-line magazine focusing on all things French: culture; cuisine; history; language; etc.  It does not require registration and is published in English as well as French.  Here is what the editor has to say as well as a link to the magazine:


    Tout d’abord, je vous adresse mes meilleurs voeux pour 2013.

    Puisse cette nouvelle année vous apporter le bonheur.

    Je voudrais également vous informer de la parution, aujourd’hui même, d’un nouveau magazine gratuit en ligne dont je suis le rédacteur en chef.

    Il s’agit d’un magazine dédié à la culture française, nommé «Rêves de France». Le but est en fait de permettre à tous de mieux connaître et comprendre la France et les Français...

    Il comportera également une rubrique environnementale et une sur la diversité culturelle.

    Il est disponible en français, anglais et le sera très bientôt en japonais.

    Vous pouvez y accéder gratuitement et sans inscription à l’adresse suivante :

    N’hésitez pas à partager ce lien, cela nous aidera beaucoup.

    Bien cordialement,

    Rudy Salgarolo.

  • 20 Dec 2012 1:43 PM | Anonymous member
    Je suis recherchiste à Radio-Canada à Montréal. Pour une entrevue, nous recherchons un américain pro-armes qui parle français afin de nous expliquer sa position. L'entrevue se ferait samedi le 22 décembre entre 12h et 13h à l'émission "Faut pas croire tout ce qu'on dit" à la radio de Radio-Canada.
    Si l'un de vos membres correspond à ce profil, il peut me contacter par courriel ou par téléphone.
    Merci de votre collaboration!
    Mélanie Houde
    Journaliste à la recherche

    If you are interested in responding to this, please contact Harold Hoffman through the AFT website e-mail and the phone number will be provided.
  • 17 Dec 2012 10:21 AM | Anonymous member
    Here is a "heads up" for those of you who plan ahead!

    The Federation of Alliances Francaises U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce that its 2013 Convention & Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL on October 24, 25 & 26, 2013, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street, in Chicago’s downtown Loop.

    The rates are $169 per night for a single, or $189 per night for a double, plus taxes.  If you book early enough, it may be possible to book extra nights at the same rate.

    Please call either 312-726-7500 or 1-800-HILTONS to reserve your room.  Our group name is “FAF” or “Federation of Allian”.
  • 14 Dec 2012 11:00 AM | Deleted user
    Chef Erica Rapp hosted 40 of us at her Registry Bistro. Everyone agreed that the affair was a huge sucess. Click these photos for enlargements. Photos by event organizer Judy Reitzel.

    Barnes & the Naveaux
    The Blantons
    The FIshers
          The Ritters
      The Reeds
    The Scherers &
    the Hoffmans
    Mme Reed &
    Judge Osterud
    The Hoffmans &
    RUth Hottell
      Left: the prime movers.
    Judy Reitzel, Chef Erica Rapp
    Tom Reed

  • 10 Dec 2012 11:07 AM | Anonymous member
    There are many opportunities to enjoy French Culture right here in the Midwest!  Do you like the visual arts?  cinema? literary arts? music?  Check out the upcoming events as compiled and provided by the French Consulate in Chicago: 
  • 07 Dec 2012 10:31 AM | Anonymous member
    The AFT has been contacted through our website by an employer seeking a person with knowledge of French.  Perhaps you are interested or know of someone who might be:

    "’m reaching out to you regarding an employment opportunity we have available at The Right Thing in Findlay. The Right Thing, Inc. An ADP Company, is a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider and we support our client’s hiring needs globally. We currently have a need to support some of our clients who speak French Canadian. I’ve provided the below link to the job description in hopes that you might have some fellow French speakers who might be interested in an opportunity like this. You can also view our website for more information at this link: "

    This looks to be a good opportunity and may even be something one can do from home...
  • 19 Oct 2012 10:21 AM | Anonymous member
    Check out these remarkable and poignant photos: 
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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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