President's Letter

Wednesday 16 January

President's Message November/December 2019

Dear Members,

I hope you are all managing the transition into the fall; while we will miss the warmer weather, the changing colours of our beautiful trees is always nice to see.

October’s General Meeting was a great success and featured the dynamic and charming Stewart Pearce who captivated the audience with his passion in helping many women to tune into and express their authentic voice. A significant amount of work is currently underway to prepare for our third General Meeting of the 2019/20 year; I hope to see all of your there.

As we look forward to November we will be featuring a fascinating and inspiring insight into different ways and reasons for travelling from a very diverse group of professional travellers! We will be featuring Nori Jemil, who is a travel writer and photographer and who has won the prestigious BritishAssociation of TravelWriters’“Photographer of theYear”award, amongst many other acknowledgements. Nori is commissioned by, and works closely with, National Geographic, Wanderlust and other prestigious travel publications (https://www.norijemil.com). Also presenting will be Sally Earthrowl. Sally is a Mission Leader and the Head of Action and Outreach with ‘eXXpedition’, an organization running all-female sailing missions carrying out scientific research on plastic pollution and its impact on the health of our oceans and our bodies.

As is our norm, we will follow the meeting with a wonderful luncheon at the Gore Hotel; please see the website to sign up. Remember guests are welcome to join the General Meeting and attend the luncheon afterwards.

Our activity leaders are out in full force providing a stimulating group of diverse lectures and interesting walks around London and its surrounding areas. Be sure to get out and attend the activities with fellow members and friends and enjoy all that kcwc has to offer.

At our next meeting please be sure to stop by and visit with our many reputable exhibitors tables.We will also have a number of charities in attendance that will have materials outlining their good works. Please give these individuals your attention and support as it is important we are giving back to our communities.

Thank you to all the activity leaders and their hard work in organising the many professional activities that form a very critical part of our club. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Theresa Klassen

President kcwc

president@kcwc.org.uk