October Newsletter

1 November 2020

Dear IWCH member,

Our fall season has started with several events and activities. The first luncheon took place on the 8th of September at Kalastajatorppa. Thank you all for your positive and encouraging feedback. For me, the event was exciting. I am very happy that so many of you could attend. It was a great pleasure for me to meet you dear members at this first luncheon as a president of the club.

Our quest speaker, the lovely Kristiina Hietasaari from Visit Finland reclaimed the promise. She explained in a very interesting way the current situation and all challenges of travelling and tourism during a Covid-19 pandemic in Finland. I trust that most of us in the audience were surprised to learn the importance of tourism for our country and for the world. What´s next? The October luncheon will take place on the 13th of October in Hotel Kämp - I do hope most of you can make it. Our luncheon will be enriched by a fashion show. On a catwalk we will see the latest fashion trends and some new innovations and aspects of sustainable fashion by Aalto University. Please register before 9th of October. Please also note that traditionally luncheons and morning events are held on the second Tuesday of every month.  Therefore, the remaining meetings for the autumn 2020 will be on:

  • Tuesday 13 October 11.30-14.00 at Hotel Kämp (Fashion show)
  • Tuesday 10 November 8.30-10.30 at Hotel Clarion (Morning coffee)
  • Tuesday 8 December 19.00-24.00 at Hotel Kalastajatorppa (Christmas dinner with avec)

The deadline to register for the events is the Friday before the event. Please note that we give the venue a final number on Friday morning so please register before then. Please remember that no-shows and late cancellations (after Friday 10.00) will have to be invoiced. 

In addition to our luncheons, other activities will also be available. You are most welcome to participate in:

  • Gumbostrand Konst & Form on 16 October at 14.00-15.00
  • Travel as a Tool exhibition at the Design Museum on 20 October at 11:15-12:15
  • Visit to Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre on 27 October at 14.00-15.30

    Please visit our member event site to register and for more detailed information. We are delighted to announce a new activity group, "French Café philo-psycho" discussion group by Victoria Al Adjouri. More information and details of how to join can be found on the website. We emphasize that it is not allowed to join the events if you feel sick or if you have been travelling in the past 14 days before the event in the countries that are not listed as covid-19 safe by the government of Finland. Please remember to use face masks in all our events.

    Stay safe and in good health. Hope to see you soon!

    Kind regards,