Our Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club in North Fort Myers. President Maria von Atzigen opened the meeting at 5:15pm by welcoming 49 members and 4 guests in the main dining room of the Club which was nicely decorated with Swiss and American Flags.
First off, Maria introduced all her fellow board members and thanked them for their hard work throughout the year. After reading the minutes of last year’s meeting, Maria presented the Annual Report of President, followed by the Treasurer report. Vice President Hans Wenger presented the findings of his thorough research on a subject that was raised at the 2019 meeting which was our declining membership.
The bottom line is that the declining membership is the result of a lot of people having moved back to Switzerland and also some members passed away and the number of new people moving to SWFL is very limited. Hans also mentioned that we are looking for one additional board member (replacement of a member that resigned last year after the Annual Meeting.)
We also decided to leave the membership dues at the same level. Since the agenda for this year’s meeting was rather short, the meeting did not last too long, either and Maria did adjourn it at 5:57pm
After the meeting we enjoyed a dinner with a traditional Swiss dish: Züri Geschnetzeltes with Spätzli, especially prepared for us by the Swiss born Executive Chef of the Magnolia Landing Club, Maya Olstynski.
We all enjoyed the evening. and look forward to the next event