THEY ARE BACK !
AIWC of Genoa would like to thank all of the passengers who sailed with Ann and Kristin. Some fun facts about this group are that there were 55 people born in 15 different countries, 12 clubs were represented plus FAUSA, 4 mother-daughter teams, 7 people were born in the state of New York, 1 couple shares the same birth date, 2 birthdays and 2 wedding anniversaries were celebrated with cake and presents along with a delightful orchestra and singing presentation in which the entire group could join.
The “Welcome Cocktail” was a surefire way to create awareness and excitement for the FAWCO Target Project. This venue was the first step towards the success of our fundraising efforts. Canapés along with unlimited cocktails and prosecco did their fair share in creating a fun-filled atmosphere for our first group gathering.
Our mid-sized ship allowed us to connect, enjoy and yet just be ourselves. Organized excursions by the ship behind the scenes and offshore were enjoyed by many. Others of our more adventurous guests headed out to explore on their own with public transportation, taxi tours and just walking the streets or climbing through the ruins and over the walls of the beautiful city of Dubrovnik.
The last afternoon at sea gave us the time to play Bingo and Trivia as we all ate and drank more bubbly which added to the fun-raising and just plain happy laughing among new friends. I was kindly informed by the guests that they found the food and entertainment very enjoyable and there have been requests for yet another cruise! What greater satisfaction could I possibly ask for?
These new donation funds will help renovate the CRP playground, more women will be able to complete their studies for the beauty self-employment skills, ICDL driving license computer skills and classes on Gender Based-Violence Awareness and Prevention.
In closing I would like to thank Kristin Melia for her talent and time dedicated to our cruise, Georgia Regnault who assisted me with the accounting, Nan de Laubadère and Emily van Eerten for helping with the Facebook PR, and ALL of our very generous sponsors. A very special thank you to my club and OSIRIS Travel who sponsored the 5th Fun-raising cruise for the passion we all share for The FAWCO Foundation and its projects.
Ann De Simoni
FAWCO Rep AIWC of Genoa, RC Region 8