Presidents Message February 2018
Dear Club Members,
First of all, I want to thank you for your support in 2017 and for your confidence in the officers and re-electing the same team for 2018. The Club officers and the Executive Committee work hard to provide our members not only with interesting speaker luncheons, but also with opportunities to network and have fun. The schedule for 2018 is full of "not to miss” events. Please visit the website to keep up to date with event information.
The IT Team has already made great new improvements to the website and more will be coming. For example, there is a new photo tab on the home page, where you can see all the event photos. For those of you on social media, you should notice an increased presence of AIC events and news on Facebook and LinkedIn.
In Q1 and Q2 we have six high level luncheons planned. These include the Director General of WWF (World Wildlife Fund)– Mr. Marco Lambertini, Dr. Patrick Aebischer the former head of the EPFL and the new US Ambassador, Mr. Edward McMullen to name just three.
The Club is also cooperating with other organizations to bring value to our members. This year we will be teaming up with the BSCC, the CWF, the AIWC, the SwissAmCham and the Italian Chamber of Commerce, along with our long association with the CCIG.
We have a new Business Development team who will be reaching out to companies in the Geneva and Vaud regions to inform them of the benefits of partnering with the AIC.
This year will be a year of growth for the AIC as we focus on building our membership focusing in 2018 on our young professionals, corporate partners and company memberships. We are developing programs and events that will be of interest for them and their employees.
The Cultural Committee had a great program in 2017 and is developing an equally exciting one for 2018. Stand by for information about the upcoming concerts, museum visits, art exhibits and more.
The world-famous AIC Tennis (July) and Golf Tournament (September) will be our two major sporting events and we expect participation to exceed previous years!
The traditional American Holidays of the 4th of July and Thanksgiving are the biggest events of the year and we look forward to celebrating with family and friends of all nationalities.
In addition, we are planning some new events for 2018 and we think you will enjoy them. More on this when the plans are confirmed.
AIC President 2017
American International Club of Geneva
“Welcoming All Nationalities in the Lac Léman Region”