Presidents Report AGM 5th Nov 2016
A warm welcome to all of you who took the time to attend this year’s AGM and also the ones who couldn’t be here but sent their apologies or proxy forms. Thank you.
Another successful year draws to an end. The highlight was for sure our 50 year celebration of the club’s existence. The trip on the Kookaburra Queen, under a blue sky, up and down the Brisbane River, while feasting on a large buffet lunch, was enjoyed by all attending and hope stays is good memory.
Our major functions, Fondue and Raclette where fully booked out. We got a rap on our fingers for not airing the room enough after the Raclette. Someone, obviously not Swiss, or who never had Raclette, thought the next day it smelled of vomit. As if we would do things like this!
We had also lots of fun during the year on our smaller outings like bus trip, bushwalks, film nights, barefoot bowling and the children’s events Easter Bunny and Samichlaus.
I am happy to report that our finances look very healthy in spite of having had the large expense of the 50 year celebration. We had been very careful with our spending.
I want to thank the committee members for their work during the year and the efforts you all put in to make it happen.
To Fredi Vogel who is looking after our website. We are in the process of updating, and giving it a much needed fresher look.
Alice Schwarz for putting our magazine together. We get lots of positive feedback about it.
Katja Walliman Gates and the yodel choir for their performances on our functions.
Lorly Wihler for looking after the Swiss Care Society.
Peter Zuend for being our fearless leader in guiding us through known and unknown territory.
The Gold Coast group for putting on the Metzgete again. You found a great new location and the food was, as always very enjoyable.
Cecile Scherrer, who keeps singlehandedly the Fraser coast going. Thank you for sustaining your motivation to get the folks around that area engaged in various activities.
And not to forget the volunteers who step forward time and again to put in their efforts.
I hope you all know how much we appreciate your help.
I am also fully aware that we need to bring some younger blood into the Committee so we have a good balance. We have taken the first step in this direction and have now Philippe Coquerand with us. He is 22 years of age full of energy, ideas and goodwill. I hope we as older generation support, encourage and help when and where it’s needed, to keep the club flourishing, attracting younger people, families, kids and let them create some functions they enjoy attending.
I now like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who helped and supported me during the time of my presidency and put their trust in me. I did enjoy the work very much and the interaction with all the club members.We had many hours of good fun, laughter and camaraderie. I met so many nice people I never would have otherwise. And for this I’m very grateful.
I wish the new president and committee all the very best in running the club and hope you get a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment out of it.
Rita von Rotz
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