President's Letter

President's Message January/February 2020

Happy New Year everyone, I hope your holiday season was full of fun and great memories with family and friends.

As we begin the NewYear, I am excited to announce that we have engaged a website company to redesign and update our website. Our new website will be more user friendly, fresh, current and efficient. The target launch date is expected to be the beginning of April 2020. Stay tuned for further updates.

After careful consideration of all factors (i.e. effectiveness of a print version, financial, etc.) the board has decided to continue the newsletter. We will also improve the format of the newsletter, and on a go-forward basis, it will be sent out quarterly.

Our first Monthly Speaker Series of the year is on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society featuring Tessy Antony de Nassau.The 33 year old social entrepreneur, businesswoman, philanthropist, UNAIDS Ambassador, public speaker, activist, and ex-military official, is also a mother to two sons, aged 12 and 13, with ex-husband Prince Louis of Luxembourg. I urge you not to miss this event as Tessy’s talk promises to be an inspiring one. Following this event, there will be a luncheon at Galvin at The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly,W1J 7BJ. For more information, please refer to our website.

Please remember to bring your “After the Holidays” donations for the elderly to the meeting on January 9, 2020. Thank you in advance for your lovely generosity in helping those who are less fortunate than us.

Our next meeting is set for February 13, 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society. The topic for this meeting is “Consciously Creative: The Re-Birth of Fashion and It’s Impact onWomen, Waste &Wealth”. This will be a fascinating conversation/exploration looking at the impact of fast fashion with three women in the industry who are actively pursuing sustainable solutions. Please be sure to attend to hear Katie Young Gerald (Bespoke Textiles), Vanessa Jacobs (The Restory) and Helen David (English Eccentrics). The discussion will be facilitated by Karen Kennaby. The luncheon after the meeting is at the Sette restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel. Please see further details on the website or click here.

I also wanted to let members know that there is a vacancy on the board for the Secretary role. The job responsibilities for the Secretary include the taking of the minutes at board meetings. If you have interest in joining the board of kcwc please reach out to me at

I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting and hope you are continuing to enjoy the new and invigorated kcwc and all it has to offer.


Theresa Klassen

President kcwc