With a great pleasure I welcome you in Athens after 12 years since our 49th International Congress in 2002.
For those who were here the first time, you will feel the welcome embrace of the return and for the newcomers; you will experience the openhearted hospitality and friendship of the Athenians.
On the occasion of the Executive Committee Meeting, I would like to thank you all for your presence, your support and your contribution.
In such a crucial meeting between two congresses and two mandates it is very important to evaluate, to organize and target our goals and our projects.
With the assistance of our Zone directors who convey the feeling and the spirit, the suggestions and the messages from their Zones, our task becomes easier, more efficient and more accurate.
The commitment and support of our vice presidents, the efficient and hard work of our general secretary and his assistance, the methodical administration of our treasurer and of course the assistance of our representative in Paris, have enrich this mandate with new or different projects, suggestions and practices.
Few months before the next congress in Mendoza –Argentina we have to expedite our
tasks in order to present new plans, new prospective and a new road map for our association.
Looking forward to a fruitful meeting, I welcome you in Athens.
In Service through Friendship,
International President UICH Les Clefs d’Or