Community Events

PNAA’s Lunch Forum with Orion Aerospace

November 14 in Auburn

Orion Industries has been providing precision metal products to the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical and marine industries since 1957. Originally founded as a training center for sheet metal workers, Orion has become one of the Northwest's leading precision metal fabricators. 


In February 2017, Orion CEO John Theisen was awarded PNAA's 2016 Executive of the Year Award. Join PNAA to find out why John was chosen for this prestigious award. Also, learn how Orion Aerospace uses 6S implementation in everyday operations. A meeting of Orion’s 100,000 sq. ft. facility will take place after the meeting.

More information can be found here.

PNAA’s 2017 Oktoberfest

October 5 in North Seattle

Celebrate the German tradition of Oktoberfest with Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance. Enjoy an evening of hops and hobnobbing at the award-winning Elliott Bay Brewing Company in North Seattle.  Meet representatives from aerospace businesses around the Puget Sound while you enjoy an impressive assortment of year-round organic house beers.

More information can be found here.

BABC Aerospace Conference

Don’t miss the 2017 BABC Aerospace Conference!


Our friends at British-American Business Connections (BABC) will be hosting their 2017 Aerospace Conference on Thursday, October 19 at the Museum of Flight, presented by The Boeing Company. An annual staple event for the Puget Sound aerospace community for more than 10 years, the conference will share the WA state and UK aerospace industry perspective, from OEMs to innovators, from supply chain to airport infrastructure, and the opportunities that Brexit could offer U.S. / UK trade and investment.


This year’s event will focus on Shaping the Future of the U.S. / UK Aerospace Ecosystem. Click here for the full conference program. Speakers include:


·         Ben Brierley, Aerospace Sector Lead, Dept. for International Trade

·         Steven Burnside, Market Analysis & Strategy, Rolls-Royce International

·         Nelson Dong, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney

·         Paul Griffiths, Head of Aerospace Hub, UK Department for BIS

·         Honorable Cyrus Habib, Lieutenant Governor, State of Washington

·         Ken Herbert, Managing Director / Sr. A&D Analyst, Canaccord Genuity

·         Ben Hempstead, PE, Mechanical Engineer Lead & Chief of Staff, Electroimpact

·         Jeegar Kakkad, Chief Economist & Director of Policy, ADS

·         Honorable Rick Larsen, WA-District 2, U.S. Congress

·         Debbie Lee, CEO, Tool Gauge

·         Devin Liddell, Principle Brand Strategist, Teague

·         Fiona McKay, Key Account Manager, Boeing, Parker Aerospace

·         Michel Merluzeau, Director, Market Analysis & Strategy, Commercial-Defense Markets, AirInsight Research

·         Diane Mooney, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center

·         Paul-John Oliver, Head of Field Services Worldwide, Airbus Customer Support

·         Kim Smith, VP / GM Fabrication, The Boeing Company

·         John Thornquist, Director, Office of Aerospace & Governor's Aerospace Sector Lead, WA State Dept. of Commerce

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with our local aerospace community! Our Executive Director Jack Cowan and our Trade & Events Assistant Théo King hope to see you there!

Register before September 15 and be entered to win two tickets to this year's BABC Annual Christmas Luncheon at Seattle’s Fairmont Hotel.

For questions about this event, including sponsorship opportunities, please email  

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce's Executive Speaker Series: Aerospace

Aerospace has been one of Washington’s defining industries supporting nearly 95,000 jobs in our state and close to $70 billion in direct revenue. There is at least one aerospace-related company in 35 of Washington’s 39 counties.

How are leaders in the aerospace industry planning for future growth and working to continue this legacy? How will changes in the aerospace industry affect our regional economy and your business? Hear from our panel of executive leaders on these and other important questions.

On Wednesday, July 19 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM, join the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce at their Microsoft Events Center to listen and learn from a panel of aerospace experts discuss the state of the industry and how their companies are continuing the legacy and planning for the future growth.



Find more information and register HERE.


French Truly Salon: Ridicule

French Truly Salons are an experience unique to Seattle, marrying French language, culture, history and cinema. 

On Wednesday, July 12, catch Ridicule at the SIFF Film Center!

6:30pm: Reception featuring delicious French treats & wine from sponsors La Parisienne Bakery & J Wines

6:45pm: Presentation - France in the Ancien Régime (in English)

7:45pm: Ridicule (in French with English subtitles)

About Virginie’s Presentation: French politics turned a monumental & historical page in 1789 with the Révolution Française followed by the end of the absolute monarchy and the execution of Louis XVI. You will explore the France of the Ancien Régime, its political and social feudal system from its creation in the Middle Ages until its end in 1792.

About the movie: Patrice Leconte's BAFTA and César Award-winning dramedy of 18th century Versailles is back for French Truly Salon. Starring French legends Fanny Ardant and Jean Rochefort, as well as Charles Berling and Judith Godrèche, Ridicule is a humorous and stirring portrayal of revolutionary France.

$25 / $20 for SIFF members / Become a French Truly Salon Passholder! Your pass will give you entry to all screenings in the 2017-2018 French Truly Salon series, and save you money!


5th Annual Bastille Day Petanque Tournament

Register for the Petanque Tournament HERE


Become a sponsor of the tournament HERE

For registration and sponsorship payment, please visit membership page and use the Paypal link. Thank you!

Saturday Morning Cartoons at Push/Pull

This month for Saturday Morning Cartoons at Push/Pull, join them on a journey to an alternate universe: Paris, in a steampunk-inspired story originally penned by famed French comics artist Jacques Tardi.

Teenage upstart Avril (April) and her talking cat Darwin plumb the depths of a hidden Paris in search of her missing scientist parents, and in doing so discover a plot of world domination that would make any conspiracy theorist shout with glee.

Complete with lizard people, exploding dirigibles, and secret societies, this delightful film chock full of colorful characters is a must-see! Runs from 10AM to 11:45AM on Saturday July 15th; refreshment provided by donation.

More information available here.

7th Annual UFE Seattle Potluck

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, the UFE Seattle is organizing their 7th Annual Potluck to celebrate the arrival of summer!
The potluck will take place at Vasa Park, at the edge of Lake Sammamish, from 12:00 - 6:00 PM. Tickets do need to be purchased in advance, the event is free for members of the UFE.

Bring something to grill, or a salad, cheese, or dessert to share. You are also welcome to bring a drink to share, as long as it is not in a glass bottle (see below details).

Also at the potluck, J wines will be leading a "Workshop of Tasting" from 12:00 - 12:30 PM. Each adult admission ticket to the potluck will also include 4 tasting tickets. In addition, any order placed with J wines at the potluck will receive an additional bottle of wine (delivered at a later date). Offer limited to one order per family.

Important details to know:

  • Alcohol is allowed, but the Vasa Park rules do not allow beverages in containers that could break, such as glass bottles. Please restrict containers to plastic, aluminum, or punch bowls.
  • Attendees will have access to the private beach at Vasa Park. Swimming is allowed, and attendees are also welcome to bring paddle boards, canoes, etc.
  • The UFE will be hosting games of Pétanque, Volleyball, and Tarot. If you have other games to bring, feel free!
  • Animals are not allowed in the park.

More details and registration HERE.

Immersion Day at the Alliance Française

On Saturday June 17, the Alliance Française de Seattle will be hosting an immersion day, "L'Afrique d'hier, d'aujourd'hui, et de demain" from 10 AM - 4 PM. The presentation will explore the Francophone space of Africa and its wealth with activities and interactive discussions.

More information and reservations can be found here.

Bon Voyage French Venture Crew 233

Bon Voyage French Venture Crew 233 is proud to offer the Cavilam Immersion Program twice per year!  Our next immersion program is August 6-21, 2107 and we have 5 spots left!  Cavilam Alliance Française in Vichy, France is the leading French language program in the world, offering French immersion to students from all over the world from ages 12 to adult.  Cavilam Alliance Française has designed a specific program just for Bon Voyage French Crew and we are excited to travel this summer to Vichy!  This program is open to students ages 12-19 and no prior study of French is required! 


Cost is $4000 per student and program includes round trip airfare from Seattle to Paris on Delta Airlines, train tickets, accommodations in a host family, all meals, intensive French courses, cultural workshops, excursions, and sightseeing tours, plus two days with chaperones in Paris at the end of the trip!

For more information please contact Elizabeth Porter at or by calling (206) 227-4304

Costco France opening Spring 2017

We had the pleasure of meeting Gary Swindells, President of Costco France, in March 2016 at our annual meeting to discuss the challenges of opening a warehouse in France. 
The French Costco team is proud to announce that the first warehouse is being built in the south of Paris in Villebon-sur-Yvette (91). Grand opening scheduled Spring 2017! 

If you already carry a Costco membership card, you will be able to use it in France. If you would like to have your friends and family discover Costco in France, they can sign up here or visit the temporary membership office

Constant Contact Marketing Workshops

Did you know that members of the FACC PNW receive a special product discounts from Constant Contact? If you are interested in learning more, please email 


Learn from Constant Contact Experts
Join us at a Marketing Workshop Near You

Seattle, WA
Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 PM

Spokane Valley, WA
Tuesday, February 21, 9:00 AM

Seattle, WA
Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 PM

Seattle, WA
Thursday, February 23, 8:00 AM

Wenatchee, WA
Thursday, February 23, 9:00 AM

Shelton, WA
Tuesday, February 28, 9:00 AM

Bellingham, WA
Wednesday, March 8, 9:00 AM

To learn more, click HERE.

After School French Class for High School Students at FASPS

The French-American School of Puget Sound is currently offering a new After School French Class for high school students of fluent level French.

This class will integrate French literature, language, and culture with social studies. It will be taught by FASPS teachers Emeric Lefebvre (French) and Alexandre Balet (Histoire-Géographie). You can read their bios below.

The class will be project-based and quite dynamic: students will move between working all together and splitting into smaller groups. They will have the opportunity to work with both teachers (who will coordinate).

Class information:

When: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 PM (September 14- May 31)

Following FASPS breaks, there will be no class on these Wednesdays: Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 21, Dec 28, Feb 8, Feb 22, April 19.

Cost: $120/month ($60 in December and February), billed in 3 installments of $320 on Sept 7, Dec 1st, and Feb 1st.
(Cost if Attending by Skype: $100/month) 


If you are interested in signing your child up for the After School French Class, please contact Libby Molamphy at

Teacher Bios:

Alexandre Balet - Alexandre has been teaching in Bordeaux since 2014. He has a Master 2 in geography, as well as a master's degree in human and social sciences. His main interests are the environment, arts, cultures, social sciences, and travel. His hobbies include sports, music, and photography. He is coming with his wife and their daughter, who will be a student in our PK.


Emeric Lefebvre - Emeric, who has a master's degree in French language & literature, has spent the past 2 years working at the University of Aix-Marseille. He speaks French, English, and Italian. He enjoys art, sports, and mountain biking. He is also an "honorary citizen" of the city of Colorado Springs.

Art History Classes in French with Atelier d'Ichere

Join Storyteller Sylvie Joseph-Julien and enjoy Atelier d'Ichere's new Art History classes in French!



Pre-enrollment NOW OPEN for EFGS 2016-2017 Classes


EFGS (Education Française Greater Seattle) is providing an affordable after-school program - a unique alternative to help students sustain and deepen their knowledge of the French language and culture. 

This program is aimed at French-speaking children from 3 to 12 years old attending the American local schools. During the 3-hour classes, children have many opportunities to exchange, share, listen, read and write in French thanks to a stimulating and engaging approach.

Pre-enrollment has started with classes opening in Seattle and in Redmond.


If you are interested to know more, please visit our website www.efgseattle or contact us at




Les Lilas: Support CNED Francais du CP au CM2 à partir de Septembre 2016


L'école Française Les Lilas est heureuse d’annoncer que nous offrirons le support  CNED Français (Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance) du CP au CM2 à partir de septembre 2016!

Ces classes sont conçues pour les enfants francophones qui souhaitent suivre le programme Français officiel approprié à leur âge et leur niveau.

L’équipe pédagogique de LES LILAS rencontrera ses élèves deux fois par semaine sur Kirkland.

Le Lundi de 16 :00 a 18 :00 et le Mercredi de 15 :00 a 17 :00

Le CNED et LES LILAS  apportent  ainsi aux élèves :
– la garantie de réalisation du programme français
– des supports pédagogiques
– la correction des devoirs
– une validation des niveaux:
– un enrichissement des supports proposés en cours .
– un cadre (calendrier, emploi du temps, classe) aux enseignements du Cned
Pour plus d’informations et pour vous inscrire, contacter



France Homestyle: Rental Accomodation Services

Trust France: Homestyle with your housing needs next time you go to France. We are local. France: Homestyle has been providing rental accommodation services for the past 24 years. Contact us at or 206 325 0132.
Please check our website:




North Seattle French School - Join our Team!

North Seattle French School/Ecole Bilingue de Seattle is a rapidly growing preschool-elementary immersion bilingual school. We have several job openings for the fall: 

 - English Teacher

- Kindergarten/Grande Section Teacher (francophone)

- Preschool Teacher (francophone) 

- Assistant for preschool (francophone)


Visit our website for more details on the job positions. Please email resume and cover letter to




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