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Letter from our President
While it is a great honour to be asked to serve as your President for 2013, it is self evident that the Board and I cannot make the year ahead the success it should be without the whole hearted support of every member of the Club.
We are fully aware of the economic difficulties facing the entire country and will strive to keep our costs down. Please note that our Annual Fee has not been raised and that the costs for the January AGM are cheaper than they have been for the last 2 years.
We are doing our best but we cannot do it on our own. I should be waxing philosophical, or even lyrical on the aims of the Club and here I am doing the ‘housekeeping.’ Such are the times we live in.
Having said that, the main aim of the Club is the fostering of friendship and what friends do is to be there for each other during good times and bad. So make it a priority to join one of the many Circles which are the backbone of the Club. This is where lasting friendships are made.
Join us for the AGM in January at the Pendelikon and unwind with friends, old and new, as we cut a Vasilopita and usher in another great year. We are going back to the Hilton in February to hear Irini Molfessis speak to us on Animal Welfare in Greece. We are being offered a wonderful rate for parking at the Hilton. So, carpool and come. Your purse will hardly feel it. Housekeeping again. Oh dear!
Our Newsletter covers this year will depict Greek goddesses. This month we feature Athena, goddess of our patron city, Athens. She is also the goddess of wisdom and knowledge, of heroic endeavour and the crafts. A true warrior goddess and one whose attributes we would be wise to emulate!
In closing, let me say that it has been a privilege to serve with the 2012 Board under the leadership of Samia, a lady of grace, charm and incredible courage. I am proud to be able to call her my friend. Thank you, Samia.
So, here’s to a good year, Goddesses mine.
JANUARY 2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING