A huge thank you to the 2018-19 Programs Committee Jeannie Wurz, Mischa Rychener, and Daniela Reimann for organizing the club’s 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Hotel Bellevue Palace in Bern. Members arriving early enjoyed a drink on the hotel terrace before enjoying dinner, desert, and dancing in a private room. Jeannie Wurz presented a slide show of the club’s long history and brought in newsletters from back in the day!
Generous club members and guests also raised funds for the 2018-19 club charity with a silent auction and by filling up our coin drop jar. Many members purchased a copy of the AWC Bern Yearbook to take home a piece of our club history.
The club received the following note from Donna Erismann:
Again my heartiest congratulations on the celebration of your 70th Anniversary. Thank you for the recognition and bouquet of lovely peonies you gave me on that delightful evening in the Hotel Bellevue. There have been a myriad of women willing to devote their time and energy to enable a club such success over so many years. Bravo to all these ladies!
My special thanks for the club’s continued co-participation in the FAWCO Dual Cultural Award. I think it is important to give young people who are born abroad a chance to further their education and also experience the “American way of life.”
My very best wishes for the club in the years to come!