On Saturday, July 1st at Poseidon-Palace Hotel, Patras, Greece was held the Charter Presentation Ceremony of the 9th Chartered IW Europea Club, the IWC Patra-Europea and the 18th club of Greece. Founder of the club and organizer was Sissy Avgerinou BD 2017-18 and Charter President Eleni Pavli. IIW PPresident Charlotte De Vos (IIW Extension Responsible for 2016-17) delivered the Charter to the President of IWC Patra-Europea Eleni Pavli.
PBD Luisa Vinciguerra represented the sponsoring club Torino Europea and gave a speech on the topic EUROPEA CLUBS IN EUROPE. A New Way of International Understanding.
IW Greece was represented by the NR Mania Falida, the District Chairman of 247 District and PBD Deppy Varotsou and District Chairman 2015-17 Gianna Kalyva.
Participants from 8 countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium & Luxemburg, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy gave their best wishes to the new club. The ceremony was attended by Representatives of many voluntary and charitable organizations in the city of Patras. The evening went on with the Gala Dinner at the hotel's pool area with the Municipality of Patras dance club and an artistic program until the early Sunday hours.
On Saturday morning IW members had a Meeting with the Regional Governor of Western Greece Mr. Apostolos Katsifaras. They visited the St Andrews Cathedral and the winery and museum of Achaia Clauss where they tasted mavrodafne, the famous sweet wine of Patras.
On Sunday 2nd IW members visited the archaeological site and archaeological museum of Ancient Olympia where Olympic Games were born.
It was a wonderful weekend full of IW friendship.