The IWC held its first Coffee Morning event of the 2022-2023 year on 13th September, generously hosted by the Ambassador of Finland H.E. Kimmo Juhani Lähdevirta and his spouse and member of the IWC, Mrs. Pia Kaikonen at the Finnish Residence.
The event was attended by more than 80 renewing members, newcomers and guests. The attendees were addressed by the club president Mrs Eun Hai Kim and were welcomed to a new IWC year as well as informed of major upcoming events such as the 19th annual IWC Charity Bazaar taking place this year on October 16th at Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Then the guests were warmly welcomed by H.E. Lähdevirta, who expressed his pleasure at hosting a large gathering after the limitations imposed in the previous years, followed by his spouse Mrs Pia Kaikonen who, dressed in the traditional clothing of her Finnish tribe the Karelians, held a short presentation about the Finnish language, tribes and customs, as well as interesting facts and trivia about Finland.
The guests were then invited to enjoy the beautiful weather accompanied by delicious refreshments and warm Finnish hospitality.