Thursday evening, the Club des Résidents Etrangers de Monaco (CREM) held its annual New Year cocktail for members at its impressive clubhouse, with the added honour of a visit from Minister of State, HE Serge Telle.
Although this was the seventh gathering to toast the New Year since the club’s inauguration in 2010, it was the Minister’s first time at the CREM premises, and, speaking to room of 50 guests, he was clearly impressed by the splendour of the space.
Passing on the gratitude of HSH Prince Albert, CREM’s Honorary President, to CREM President Louisette Levy-Soussan Azzoaglio, Director Marilyne Pierre and the rest of the team, Minister Telle kindly commented, “I want to thank CREM for all the work they do for the Principality,” before offering attendees his warmest wishes for 2017.
There was also a draw for four lucky CREM members to visit CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, located in Geneva. The names for the March 23 outing were drawn by Walter Scandale from CERN, who helped to arrange the event, and in the presence of Minister Telle.
The brief speeches and raffle were followed by servings of the traditional King’s cakes, the frangipane Galette des Rois and candied-fruit brioche.
CREM has held more than 800 wide-ranging events since it launched, including recently a private tour of the Conseil National, an invitation-only seminar on the Welfare State presented by the Centre for Future Studies for Monaco and, on Tuesday, a karting evening. For more on future events, see the CREM website.
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