Winter seems to have arrived suddenly and we are now on the countdown to Festive Season, with a myriad of Club Christmas events to enjoy. In a very uncertain world, the pleasures of family and friends are evermore important and, with the FIWAL group, there is plenty to choose from to make 2017 a vintage year.
It was a great pleasure to see so many Club leaders at our Annual President’s Lunch on 9th November at the Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge. We had a delicious lunch, and an excellent speaker, Rosemarie Swinfield. Her take on the theatre in Shakespeare’s time was fun and informative and added to the very friendly atmosphere.
As FIWAL’s contribution to the festivities, our Annual Christmas Tea party, courtesy of Salwa Mayassi, will again be held at her beautiful home on Thursday, 8th December. Details are in this issue of Dateline. Attendance is limited, so do book early.
We do hope that you will all try one another’s Christmas offerings in the spirit of “Hygge” and togetherness. We are none of us sure what 2017 will bring, but we can gain our strength from reaching out and spreading goodwill and hope around, despite gloomy predictions.
In the meantime, I, and the Executive Committee members, will look forward to catching up with some or all of you at December Club events.
We all send every good wish to you and your families for Christmas 2016 and for a wonderful and peaceful 2017.