“A 258th Anniversary Tribute to Scotland’s Poet Hero, Robert Burns”
One of the most successful and enjoyable, BSCC business events of the calendar.
Now in its ninth consecutive year.
Whisky Tasting, Haggis, Music and Cocktails
In association with the American International Club of Geneva
Thursday 19th January 2017
18.15 Registration ¦ 18.45 Welcome and aperitifs ¦ 22.00 Close
Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva
BSCC and AIC Members and their guests – CHF 95
Non-members – CHF 150
Mark Chesterfield of “The Whisky Experience” (www.thewhiskyexperience.com), will be the Master of Ceremonies, accompanied by
Bill Morrison of Sandler Training (www.switzerland.sandler.com);
Featuring Cairdeas from Edinburgh, (www.cairdeasmusic.com);
Whisky Tasting by Diageo
And, of course, the Pipe Major and Scottish Country Dancing.
Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, was born, the eldest of seven children, near Ayr on the 25th January 1759, to a poor tenant farmer. He lived in various parts of Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Dumfries, where he died in 1796. Burns Night has been part of Scottish culture for about 200 years as a means of commemorating Scotland’s best loved Bard. And when Burns immortalised haggis in verse, he created a central link that is maintained to this day.
Burns Night includes:
• Chairman’s opening remarks and a welcome from the President of the American International Club of Geneva
• The Selkirk Grace
• Address to the Haggis and Toast
• The Immortal Memory
• Toast to The Lasses
• Response from the Lasses
• Poems and Songs
• Scottish Dancing
Please join us for this unforgettable experience!
On the online registration page you will find a box marked AIC (for American International Club of Geneva) which you must tick to get the members special price. Or contact Michael McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 022 776 7520.
18.45 Welcome and aperitifs
Dress Code: Tartan, National Costume, Business suits
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