Visit to the Federal State Representation of Mecklenburg-West Pommerania

As the start of the new club year, the 16 Federal States group was invited by the new state secretary of the state for Mecklenburg-West Pomeranian, Ms. Bettina Martin, to their State Representation on 11 October 2017.

More than 40 members from 25 countries were heartily welcomed in the Eastern Sea Reception Room and were shown a film about the "Land for Life", which is how this State likes to describe itself, situated on the shores of Baltic Sea and having an extensive Lake District. Informative speeches, which were illustrated with slide shows and visual presentations gave an overview of the diversity of the state with its cultural, touristic and economic importance. The program was musically underpinned by the virtuoso percussion performance of this year's festival winner Alexej Gerassimez, who not only fascinated the audience but also amused and enthused with his performance miming the music with a baton.

At lunch the group had a delicious buffet of culinary delicacies from the "Schloßhotel Fleesensee", and brochures of various kinds were provided at an info stand. As a reminder about the great times awaiting us in Mecklenburg- West- Pommerania, we got an edible "sweet beach basket" skilfully made by a pastry shop. As was to be expected, after this successful event many members got "MEERWEH - Sea Nostalgia", and the desire for a group trip to this very attractive state.