WiB Opening Event 2023/24

The opening of the new WIB club year 2023/2024 at the Foreign Office on 15.9. started as usual solemnly with speeches and music: the representative of the Foreign Office thanked the old presidium and especially Barbara-Hoggart-Lulay, who is retiring. He welcomed the new Presidium under President Katja Heusel and recalled the important work of WIB for friendship and international understanding.

Svetlana Lundgren (piano) and Ebba Scholl (flute) played works by Alessandro Marcello and Gabriel Fauré. The numerous guests, including many representatives of the diplomatic corps, enjoyed the beautiful music and the festive atmosphere. The new president then made clear in her speech the importance and added value of WIB in an increasingly digitalized world: WIB offers personal exchange, a dialogue of cultures, offers friendship and connectedness. The new group coordinator put it this way in her presentation of activities: Social interaction is crucial for health and happiness. WIB contributes to this with the events.

The anticipation of everyone was now very high to get to know the club activities in detail, and this anticipation was almost palpable. The presentation tables of the individual encounter groups were surrounded by interested people. Everyone wanted to make a selection right away and sign up for the group events. New this year, for example, was "Munch & Mingle".

A delicious buffet was offered, and the exchange could be continued for a while. There was much praise for the lively presentation and the new, fresh design of the flyers. It was a joyful departure into a new club year that offers many exciting activities!