Honorary Membership

Dear club members
Yesterday, Monday 1 February 2021, it was my great pleasure to visit our dear member Pauline Haffter. Several months ago the committee and I decided that we would like to award "Honorary Membership" to Pauline.

Without Pauline's infinite dedication we would not have a library. I have permitted myself to copy a few lines of what Pauline wrote to me. Pauline worked for the library from 1998 - 2020!

On 24th November 1998 the library opened. It was opened twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was very popular for some years until the world went digital.

The first coffee morning in the clubroom was on 17th January 1999. Hans and I ran that event. As you mentioned, he carried the big Saeco full automatic machine up to the room, he also did the washing up when I was serving the coffee. We didn’t have cakes etc., just biscuits. I remember him grumbling once when he was carrying the machine up what must have seemed many stairs, saying “I’m not going to do this for 10 years.”!!! When Iain became president, he gave me permission to buy a machine which was a great help.

The ASC has added so much to my life, still does of course though everything is on hold at the moment.
2 February 2021

I am sure that you will all agree that Pauline's "Honorary Membership" was long overdue!

Pauline has her own personal copy of the award and we will hang the original in our clubroom.

As soon as the situation allows us to meet again we will celebrate in great style!

Do please join the committee and I in saying a big


to Pauline.
Always at your service!


Anglo-Swiss Club Locarno