Night at the Race & Farewell Party for Consul General Mrs Rita Hämmerli-Weschke

24 Jun 2015 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


The annual Horse Racing Night was held on June 24th at the HKJC in Happy Valley. This year,  the event was also for the Farewell Dinner of Consul General, Mrs Rita Haemmerli-Weschke.

Registration was full well before the deadline and some had to be put on a waiting list. Thanks to Swiss Chamber, we managed to secure a bigger event room to accommodate everyone including those on the waiting list.

On the evening of the event, most arrived around 6pm. The buffet tables were available at 6.30pm for everyone to enjoy a good dinner before getting occupied with other activities.

Pietro Immordino, on behalf of the SwissCham’s of Guangzhou and Hong Kong and of the Swiss Association of Hong Kong, welcomed everyone and gave a quick rundown of the evening.

A special welcome was extended to our guest of honor, Consul General Mrs Rita Haemmerli-Weschke.

Mrs Rita Haemmerli-Weschke gave a farewell speech at 8pm. After living in Hong Kong for almost five years and with her warm support to the local Swiss Community, she would be dearly missed.

After her speech, many took the opportunity to express their well wishes to her.

The evening continued with more races, two tours down the racecourse and photo taking. It was a memorable evening.

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