Letter from the President: May 2023

May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” – Fennel HudsonLet’s celebrate this gorgeous month! May acts as the bridge between spring and summer. The Sun is warming, the Birds are chirping, the Flowers are blooming, and the Garden is growing.

In Italy May begins with a public holiday – May 1, based on an important anniversary: the Festa dei Lavoratori, the International Workers’ Day, an important day created in honor and defense of laborers. This festivity was born with the aim of remembering workers and trading unions who fought to guarantee to the labor force equal rights and benefits. This public holiday inaugurates the beginning of May and the weather is usually quite warm, therefore, it is an opportunity for Italians to take some days off and go somewhere, especially if it falls on a long weekend, like this year that is on Monday.

The club’s May calendar is rich in many interesting events, we will keep you busy! May is the last complete month before the Club’s summer holidays that will start around middle of June.

Before starting our summer holiday, on June 10th, I remind you of our traditional Summer Evening Party, to embrace each other one last time before the summer break, with an exchange of wishes for the best summer holidays ahead of us. This year we celebrate it at the Fondazione Minoprio in Vertemate con Minoprio in their beautiful garden, with good food, tasty wine, lovely music and a lot of fun! The theme of the party is flowers, which suits with the season and location, dress code is elegant. The party is sponsored partially by the club, the contribution per person is 35 euro for members and partners, 70 euro for friends who are not part of the Club. May 3rd at the coffee morning it is the last chance to pay the contribution in cash to Elisa Aspesi.  After that you can pay via bank transfer to Elisa Aspesi (IT42L0306909457100000007148). Please indicate your name and reimbursement of dinner’s cost on 10/6 at Fondazione Minoprio. The sooner you book the better.

Our monthly aperitivo is held on May 20th at 6.00 pm at the beautiful and redesigned pool restaurant Kincho, Sharaton Hotel, via Per Cernobbio 41A. You have the rare opportunity to taste cocktails especially created for the CIC. The general&marketing manager with the culinary chef Molon will introduce us to the new culinary concepts and Annakarina Goldkind has prepared some surprises for us. Don’t miss it. Please RSVP by May 10th to me, email: Paolalovisettiscamihorn@gmail.com, cell 349 39 84 806.

I look forward to seeing many of you at our next Coffee Morning on May 3rd, at the Yacht Club. This time we will have the pleasure to taste the delicious cheese by Casale Roccolo, that was nominated one of the best organic goat cheese producers at the World Cheese Awards 2022 in United Kingdom, where they raked in award after award.

Warm regards,
President of the Como International Club

Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn