President Tone Korssund-Eichinger greeted 60 group leaders and almost all of WiB office holders at the annual group leader meeting in the Maritim Hotel on the 26th of January, 2016. The President reported the sudden demise of the Libyan ambassador - his widow Manal is an active member of WiB.
Maria Fischer had prepared a PowerPoint presentation clearly describing all aspects of group work, on the basis of which all of the group leaders' questions could be answered. Clarity in the formulation of invitations, giving street directions and a mobile phone number for emergencies, and group leaders' self-portrayal on the website were topics addressed.
Almut Giesen spoke briefly on the subject of the press, public relations and corporate profiles, suggesting that group leaders include a photo of themselves in their presentation on our website and send reports to her, for publication in other media. An article in the Berliner Morgenpost about the New Year's reception was mentioned. Tone Korssund-Eichinger gave an interview to both focus online and the print version of focus.
The president adjourned the productive afternoon at 6:30 p.m., after a speed meeting between experienced WiB members and their newer counterparts had taken place.