NE – QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, ZURICH

NE – QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, ZURICH
North-East Region

Honouring Queen Elizabeth’s birthday
at the beautiful Belvoir Park Restaurant, near Enge station.   The weather was not very kind but we gathered under the Terrace awning  and could still enjoy views of the Belvoir Garden.    Dani Schulz, our bagpipe player of many years welcomed  everyone, mingled with guests and  played in the surrounding garden.  We were honoured to receive and listen to a Zurich Stadtrat.   And delighted once again, and sadly for the last time,  our Deputy Ambassador Richard Ridout who  give an update on Embassy, and  UK affairs, touching briefly on Brexit .  He will be leaving  Switzerland in September and taking up a new assignment in Brazil. Thank you Richard for being with us over the last four years.
Generous  sponsoring from Bank Schroeder  gave us once again  a beautiful musical  interlude of British music with the  young, British Conductor, Kevin Griffiths and his  Duo – violinist  Arongh Griffiths and pianist Michael Wettstein.   We enjoyed delicious  finger foods by the Belvoir  Management School,   appreciated very much the presence of  a young Hull School Team  who  looked after the Welcome Desk and a Display Table  of royal memorabilia.   Our NE Councillor  Bob Dean,  author and expert on Castles   led us through the evening as our Master of Ceremonies, greeting guests and members from  the North East Region, and  welcoming  the  Corps consulaire and Zurich Chambers of Commerce.     Joanna Koch   thanked all who had helped to organise this event, which we hold to honour our Queen who represents  and upholds   today’s   true values of kindness,  peace,  honesty and  helping others
See you next year!

Joanna Koch