From the president’s desk: A short impression of the Christmas Luncheon/party 10th of December 2017
We entered a rich and colorful decorated hall, not for the conservative gold and silver Decoration of our grandparents, so stepped into the white Christmas, but the more vigorous and joyful display of color and promised fun. So mirrored on the faces of our members, friends and guests alike, happy smiling faces ready to join with old friends as well!
As getting acquainted with new members and guests, awaiting the gourmet delights of Pia’s kitchen and having plain and simple fun.
A couple of short words, to welcome the revelers present (I hate old gents waffling on), led to a rendition of Christmas!
Carols with an audience participation. (Reminiscent of the Mormon tabernacle choir).
A short presentation to the committee in appreciation for the good works was well received and met with strong applause by the membership.
Pia and her singing mum excelled with their beautifully cooked and tasty entrees, main course and desserts!
Coffee, cakes and Christmas nibbles, truly a gourmets delight. I did not hear one critical utterance and talking to one of the new members, who is for many decades linked up with the German club scene passed the remark, that she never before had such a terrific time!
Next on was the now well expected Feriendorf sing-along which if nothing else, seems to have remedial qualities in recovery from sickness, pain and hopelessness. I looked around at friends who at the time of their loss or suffering seemed to have lost interest in live, sitting in our midst, belting out the songs, full of “beans”, all good and fine!
I get very enthusiastic on the subject but all that reminds are my deepest thanks to all that made the event such a joy!
My best wishes for everyone to have a very, meaningful and joyful Christmas and a healthy and good New Year.
My wish is that you all keep a place in your heart for our Feriendorf Club that it will cherish the friendship, support and create a Place of welcome and joy.
Tschuess, Servus and Auf Wiedersehn till the next Membership Meeting in
Ein gnadenreiches Weihnachtsfest und ein gesundes und glueckliches Jahr 2018 Euer Feriendorf!