It’s always lovely to welcome friends from the Odenwald and have the chance to repay some of the hospitality we’ve received on our visits over there – these photos are of the farewell dinner at the Hotel Cladhan and a visit to Falkirk Folk Club.
Members of the English class in Créteil enjoyed food and fun on the last meeting before their Summer break. The evening was organised by their Teacher Catherine. Here are some pictures. Click on any image to see a larger version. From the happy smiling faces, it looked like it was an evening enjoyed by all. Continue reading “Gallery: A class evening in Créteil”
The Odenwald Association hosted a conference for local twinning groups in the Municipal Buildings, Falkirk on Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018. Representatives from six groups (including the OA) came together to discuss challenges and share strategies to improve recruitment, funding, and promotion. It was interesting to find out how each group operates, and very encouraging toContinue reading “Herald highlights conference”
The Odenwald Association hosted a conference for local twinning groups in the Municipal Buildings, Falkirk on Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018. Representatives from six groups (including the OA) came together to discuss challenges and share strategies to improve recruitment, funding, and promotion. It was interesting to find out how each group operates, and very encouragingContinue reading “Conference for twinning groups”
Our Bottle Stall at the 147th Airth Highland Games was very successful, and our Vice Chair, Gray Allan, enjoyed his day as Chieftain of the Games. Thanks to everyone who helped on the Stall and at the Gates. The 2018 Games were held on July 28.
Members and friends of the Odenwald Association met up with Franziska Löw and her family when they visited Falkirk in May 2018. Activities included a walk through the Union Canal tunnel and a visit to Callendar House.
Odenwald Association members enjoy showing off the delights of Falkirk district to German visitors. Our pictures show locals with visitors from Schottland Vereinigung at the Falkirk Tunnel in 2018 and (bottom) exploring the great paths network here in Falkirk district in 2012. Want to get involved in twinning? Get in touch.
Odenwald Association members enjoyed a visit to the WEST Brewery in Glasgow on 8 May 2018. WEST is the only UK brewery to produce all of its artisan beers in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, the German Purity Law of 1516.
The Odenwald Association’s AGM will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7.00 p.m. in the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, FK1 5RS. Instead of bringing prizes for a raffle, you are requested to bring along contributions for the Bottle Stall at Airth Highland Games in May – any sort of bottle is acceptable,Continue reading “Odenwald Association AGM 2018”
At the Odenwald Association’s meeting of Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Elaine Mitchell, Chairperson of Falkirk District Twinning Association, (FDTA) and former Secretary of the Odenwald Association, came along with three other members of the FDTA, Councillor Pat Reid, Ian Burt, and Laura McEwan, to talk to us about the twinning link with Créteil, a largeContinue reading “Report on March 13 meeting”
The Odenwald Association’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. in Room A, the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk FK1 5RS. Our speakers will be Elaine Michell and other members of the Falkirk District Twinning Association (FDTA), who will talk about their twinning link with Créteil in France. There willContinue reading “Association to meet on March 13”
Christine Bell gave us a very informative, emotive and uplifting talk about the charitable project Cycling Without Age. Cycling Without Age, Falkirk, grew out of another organisation, Communities Along the Carron, which was set up originally to clear a short stretch of the River Carron of litter in 2008. With encouragement from Falkirk Council, theContinue reading “Talk on Cycling Without Age”
The trophy won by the Forth Valley Football Academy under 13 team in last year’s Cristo Cup competition is making its way back to Créteil this week. The competition will again take place in April of this year at the Stade du Sport in Créteil. The Falkirk team will unfortunately not have the opportunity toContinue reading “Cristo Cup Returns to Créteil”
Members of Falkirk District Twinning Association (FDTA) were delighted to welcome six students and their Teacher from The English Class from our twin town of Créteil, near Paris. They were given a warm welcome to Falkirk by Cllr Laura Murtagh at Municipal Buildings, Falkirk. In Falkirk to meet twinning members, improve their language skills andContinue reading “Gallery: Warm welcome in Falkirk”
A group of adult students who are learning English at the Bureau de Jumelages in Créteil will visit Falkirk District in April 2018. Accompanied by their English teacher Catherine Bettoni, they will arrive in Falkirk on Friday 20th April for their 3 day visit and will take part in a programme of visits and activities organisedContinue reading “Les Étudiants d’Anglais to visit Falkirk”
Our friend and twinning colleague Magda Vorchin was awarded the ‘Médaille de la Ville’ by Le Maire de Créteil, Laurent Cathala, at a ceremony two weeks ago in Créteil. The prestigious award was given in recognition of her work in the community of Mont-Mesly, a district in Créteil, and also in her role over theContinue reading “Honour for Magda Vorchin”
The next meeting of the Odenwald Association will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. We are delighted to have Christine Bell from “Falkirk Cycling Without Age”, to give a talk on this exciting new initiative. Please note that the venue, for this meeting only, will be, The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street, FalkirkContinue reading “Change of venue”
Instead of a formal meeting, 17 members of the Odenwald Association enjoyed the Annual Dinner held in The Cladhan Hotel, Falkirk. The combination of good food and good company ensured an enjoyable evening and successful start to the New Year for the Association. See a gallery of pictures below and click any image for aContinue reading “Members enjoy Annual Dinner”
The Odenwald Association members send Seasonal Greetings to our Sister organisation, Schottland Vereinigung, and to all our friends in the Odenwald.“Happy Christmas to You and Yours.” OA members will meet next at the Annual Dinner on Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at The Cladhan Hotel.
The Odenwald Association and the Falkirk District Twinning Association took part in ‘Language Lost and Found’, an educational event highlighting the benefits of learning a new language. The event took place on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The programme included a Gaelic Bookbug session for small children, entertainment from Falkirk Junior Gaelic choir and representatives fromContinue reading “Lost and Found event”