How quickly this Club year has passed!
It is hard to believe that soon the AGM will take place and after the event at the British Embassy at the beginning of June, the Club year will be over.
It has been a year with delicious lunches at different venues, interesting programmes and wonderful events.
I hope you have enjoyed all this as much as I have.
I would like to thank Pirjo Soppi-Sandell for so kindly hosting a newcomer´s mingle at her home. This was a perfect opportunity for newcomers to meet each other and some of the Board members. Perhaps there will be more of these get-togethers in future!
Our last lunch of the year, held at Ulla Winbladh in lovely surroundings, was delightfully intimate with musical entertainment from Ms Inger Elevant and Ms Ivana as well as the interesting talk by Ms Sanna Sjöswärd.
The AGM will take place on Tuesday, 9th May.
It will be held at the Armemuséet and we thank club member Heidi Drivenes for her help with arranging this venue once again.
Your attendance is very important at this meeting so please come!
Afterwards we will enjoy a light lunch.
As has become our tradition, we will have an Afternoon Tea with a Hat Parade.
This year, the wife of the British Ambassador, Mrs Sharon Cairns has kindly agreed to host this event at the British Embassy Residence at the beginning of June. So wear your finest spring outfit and hat---here come the glamorous IWC ladies!
My year as President is almost over. I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire year, meeting friends and making new ones. It has been a privilege to serve in the position of President and I thank each and every one of you for the encouragement and kindness shown to me.
The IWC has an important place here in Stockholm, not only in its role as providing opportunities for ladies to meet and enjoy each other´s company but also in its role as a philanthropic entity, helping those in need both here and elsewhere.
To keep the Club going we have to be willing to contribute with time and effort.
All work is voluntary but very rewarding! Perhaps you could do more? So why not try.
I wish you all a wonderful summer with long, warm relaxed days and I hope to see you in September when a new club year starts.