For the second year, members of the local Rotary Club have invited the public to experience the adventure of dictation, a delicate intellectual exercise – still confidential – that could well be replicated in the future.
It is the most famous dictation in the world! Because every year the intellectual exercise devised by the Rotary Club is planned for 28 countries of the world and attracts several thousand people!
But to each according to his own measure: while on the side of the Place de l’Etoile several hundred Parisian adolescents and played with the small and large vagaries of spelling, about fifteen signed up in the Fleurines to defend the colors of Villefranche under the dictates of Christiane. Mara.
“This competition is symbolically part of the fight against illiteracy, one of our areas of activity. On the spot, we also financially support the Livrefranche association, which annually organizes the reception of authors of children’s literature at schools and universities.” recalled Marie-Christine Bleu, club president in 2023.
The Rotary-Club of Villefranche is also involved in supporting school exchanges: at the moment, the best has been done to welcome Asselmo, who is coming to us from Brazil, while Villefranchoise Agathe has gone to Taiwan,” adds Adrien Delteil, an active member.
Outside of this main axis, Rotarians participate in food collection and work in the field of disabilities and diseases. To raise funds, they organize local events such as the Salon des Vins et Saveurs in 2023 and a craft for young people on April 27 and 28, 2024.
But for now, let’s look at the results of the dictator competition: for the local edition of 2024, the best performer is… Madame Madeleine Vinault with a quarter error!