One other yr is gone and all of us can conform to that the previous yr has been very bizarre as a result of pandemic. We’ve principally seen one another on-line or simply met in small teams, so to have the ability to get collectively in particular person for the Annual Assembly was for all of us, a fantastic pleasure.
This was the primary time, if I’m proper, that we had the pleasure to carry the assembly on the Swedish residence. Greater than half of SWEA Bangkok’s members confirmed up, all blissful and expectantly.
We had been warmly greeted by the host and hostess of this occasion, the comparatively new Ambassador to Thailand Mr.Jon Åström Gröndahl and his partner Helene, as nicely an envoy, however this time as accompanying companion.
Chilly glowing wine, recent juices and water had been served whereas we signed up and paid our member payment. The president, Eva Steinbach then welcomed us and requested us to be seated within the properly, embellished eating room.
As many people know, the Swedish ambassador has a really inventive and skillful Chef Andreas Andersson, nick named Chef Andy. We had been offered with a scrumptious three programs dinner accompanied by an beautiful wine.
Through the programs, we had the pleasure to take heed to Helena Gröndahl Rietz, visitor speaker in her own residence. She has been working 25 years for UD and was ambassador in DR Kongo and Jordan. Her speech was concerning the uncovered place of girls and kids in a number of international locations and each Helene and we had been moved.
After dinner the actual Annual Assembly began and was directed by our present president Eva and her board. It went very easy, nobody had something to complain about or query. We thanked the treasurer Anna Stenberg for her glorious job, in addition to our social media accountable Päng Varaporn, as each left their posts. A part of the board was new elected and welcomed.
After the assembly it was time for the compulsory group photograph and the brand new board took a seat in the lounge and posed for the cameras.
We thanked Jon and Helene for his or her hospitality and we agreed on that it could be a pleasant custom to carry the Annual Assembly on the lovely residence.
A brand new yr and new challenges are ready across the nook. If you’re not but a member in SWEA Bangkok, don’t hesitate to hitch us. SWEA = Nice enjoyable!