Dear club members

I am sure you will all remember or will have read the brilliant poem by Amanda Gorman (Poet Laureate, poem for the Inauguration of Joe Biden).

"The Hill we climb"

I have copied the first few sentences, which for me, personally, reflect the current situation worldwide. 

When day comes, we ask ourselves,
Where can we find light
In this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea we must wade. 

We`ve braved the belly of the beast.
We`ve learned that quiet isn't always peace,
Ant the norms and notions of what "just is"
Isn't always justice.

At the beginning of 2022 after two years of "angst" due to the pandemic, we were all so looking forward to a peaceful year. A year to recharge our batteries, a year in which we could maybe travel without restrictions, a year of good news and peace. As we all know we were in for a surprise.

It is precisely during these troubled times that our wonderful club fulfils an important task: Bringing our members together and spending a few hours relaxing and socializing. We will resume our club activities in September. Please take note that our traditional coffee morning will not be on the first Saturday in September but on the second Saturday due to some absences. We have a great outing planned and if you have not registered, I strongly suggest that you do so as we only have a few seats left. We will enjoy a traditional "Fish & Chips event at the Casino Locarno. And we have not yet given up on the 10'000 steps! For those of you who enjoy a brisk walk and a chat, followed by coffee or other refreshments, this is probably the simplest way to combine two activities and also meet new and long-serving members (I did not want to write "old"!). I look forward to meeting you all again. Please do join in! It gives great satisfaction to the people who organize the events, outings, walks, lectures and coffee mornings! Always at your service!

Stefanie

President
Anglo-Swiss Club Locarno