Ian, Peter and Andrew, it's always the same 10/90% split. When I was in Rotary 10% did the work and 90% moaned about it :)
We have nothing to do with the Brits in our area, the attitude is that as we're all Brits we must be friends. I pick friends carefully and whilst there's nothing wrong with them they are not the people I would choose to be friends with in the UK so why here? We a have French friends and couldn't find nicer folk if we tried. In fact I've only ever met one "nasty" French person, the lady in AXA who told me very rudely to get my Elise registered in France before she would give me a devis. The nice lady in Groupama not only gave me a devis and got my business but made up a french reg number for the computer whilst I waited for the French number to come through.
I feel that it's what we make of it, remember we're immigrants, speak French (or at least try to) and all will be fine.