The easy way
In creating a new website our purpose was to empower members of CLE with as much automation as possible. You will get emails when news, events and announcements are published on the website. You can receive a monthly digest of these too. And you can unsubscribe from any of the emails the website send you.
You can pay online and avoid the faff of cheques and paper. Click the register button below and you can pay either with your PayPal account or register your credit card. Is it safe? PayPal has full two way encryption that prevents hackers intercepting your payment details and is as safe as it comes (a lot safer than just popping your cheque in an envelope and just as safe, if not safer, as paying by card in a supermarket).
The joining fee is just €20 and covers all persons in your household. Membership is valid for one year. Once you are a member, your annual renewal is €15. Click the Subscribe button to be taken to Paypal. If you do not have a PayPal account you can click 'Pay by credit/debit card' which will give you the option to create one.
The other way
On the other hand, if you are wary of handing your cash over via the internet or if you enjoy the antiquated process of writing with a pen, licking envelopes, the exercise of walking to the post box and the uncertainty of knowing whether ir not your cheque and form arrives at its destination. Or perhaps you want to support the local bank branch (if it still exists) and want to restrict yourself to its obscure opening times then click to download the membership-form
Complete it and send a cheque to: CLE Treasurer, Lieu Dit Vareilles, Maison Verger, Availles Limouzine.
(The form may open in your web browser. If so, please make sure you download it (file, save) and then open in Adobe Acrobat. You can then print it or complete it on-screen and print).
Joining CLE couldn't be easier (ed.well, it could, see above)- just download the membership form (pdf) from the link above, complete all the appropriate parts and send it back to us with your cheque made payable to CLE.
However you join us the joining fee is just €20 and covers all persons in your household. Membership is valid for one year from the date you join. Once you are a member, your annual renewal is €15.
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As a member, you have access to a substantial volume of knowledge, information and contacts from CLE's extensive support network....
Our knowledge base has assisted many new members when they first moved to France, especially when encountering and trying to deal with French bureaucracy
CLE can help you find language courses for beginners and at more advanced levels
CLE has close relationships with local organisations such as the Centre Social Culturel du Confolentais, (Confolens Social Centre) which has already helped the integration of newcomers into the local communities.
CLE Fact sheets are available in our web site Members Pages, covering diverse subjects such as hospitals in France to how to protect your computer from lightning and electric power surges
Events, seminars, social activities and visits are organised each year - see the Events list on the left of each web site page
There are CLE discussion groups on subjects such as Eating out, Fishing and Member Feedback and our Garden Group is particularly popular with regular luches and visits to gardens often opened specially for the CLE. Check the sample of Events on the right to see what is planned for this year
Each member household receives the CLE Monthly Digest of that month's posts, a valuable source of up-to-the-minute news on subjects of direct interest to anyone living in the region. Back posts are all available on the members' web site
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