Looking ahead to our 50th Anniversary
This blog has a very unlikely start (particularly if you know me well......) - I was tidying up. Not only that, I was tidying up and found something I had been looking for. Quite remarkable.
Before summer, I was looking for details of all past chairlady's to add to our Website, to acknowledge and thank them for all they've done over the past 50 years to bring our organisation to where it is today.
I found our first "chain of office" - and to cut a long story short, I've since been in touch with our first ever Chairlady - and NOT ONLY THAT.....I've now met her.
Think about that one moment. I have met the lady responsible for chartering our organisation back in 1968 here in Hong Kong. Simply magical.
I could honestly write about it all at length - instead - next time you see me, stop me and ask me about my Summer trip to meet Jeanne. Again, if you know me, you'll know that when I'm passionate about something, I am very animated, excitable and difficult to get a word in edgeways..........so be prepared.
When we met, Jeanne kindly shared a book with me which holds details of our Charter ceremony held at the fabulous Mandarin Oriental "overlooking the twinkling lights of Hong Kong Harbour". Inside the book is an excerpt describing Hong Kong as a "city of contrast and intrigue, with crowded streets buzzing with people and majestic mountains rising from expanses of endless crystal blue sea".
A lot has changes in 50 years - but honestly, this still remains a very up to date way of describing this amazing place Ladies Circle Hong Kong calls home.
The meeting between our first Chairlady and I has inspired me so much. It feels like we've come full circle. It's a perfect way to describe how we must celebrate our 50th Anniversary in a few months and hopefully, Jeanne will travel here to help us celebrate.
Will you join us in March 2018 and help us celebrate and take Ladies Circle Hong Kong forward for the next 50 years? I hope so.
(You know you can register interest here.....tickets on sale soon.....)
Will I come back, aged 91 to celebrate our 100th Anniversary with our future generations (you can be sure I will try very hard !)