50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT TEATRO SOCIALE

THE GREAT EVENT OF THE YEAR!

50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT Teatro Sociale - Sala Bianca

The party will be sponsored partially by the Club. The places are limited, so please reserve your place as soon as possible.

BUFFET, DRINKS, MUSIC & LOTS OF FUN

December 3rd 2022 at 7.00 PM at Teatro Sociale Como, Sala Bianca

Dress Code – ELEGANT 

To reserve your place, contact: info@comointernationalclub.it or +39 349 398 48 06 (President Paola Scamihorn)

Summer Party at Società Canottieri Lario

Another Club’s Year is gone and, as usual, we still want to have a nice evening together before leaving for our holidays, this time at the Società Canottieri Lario. We shall have dinner on the beautiful terrace overlooking Lake Como, music and dancing will accompany us before saluting one another for our summer break.

Husbands and friends are welcome!

Restaurant of Società Canottieri Lario (first floor/lift)

Via Pücher, 6 – Como

Date: June 12th at 19:45h until 23:30h

Price: € 40 p.p.

RSVP: latest on 9th June

Letter from the President: June 2022

Dear Members,

Elena Markova Como International ClubAnother CIC’s season is about to conclude. For the board, it is a very special time – time to say goodbye to our duties that we carried with dedication and commitment for a long three years! Our board definitely set a precedent in the club’s history. Due to the covid, lockdowns and restrictions, we carried the club for an extended period without elections. Finally, this month we can organize a vote, we already have extraordinary candidates for the new board, and it makes us delighted! We will pass the governance into capable hands! If someone wants to join the board, please do not hesitate to let us know before June 7th. You still have time to join!

As it’s my last letter in the role of the President, I would like to share with you a summary of our contribution to the club during our cadence:

●  The club’s membership increased by 30%;

●  We organized 120 events;

●  We managed 25 virtual events;

●  We updated the club’s visual identity and logo;

●  We created & developed the Instagram page for the club;

●  We shared about 500 posts on social media;

●  We organized 2 Charity campaigns.

But the most precious result of our work is the outcome of new friendships, meetings and networking! It is what we stove for and value mainly!

Few important events are left out in this season: on June 8th, we will have a Coffee Morning (hopefully without rain this time ). At the same meeting, we will hold the election of the new board (do not miss it!).

On June 12th we will have our traditional Summer Party to have a final hug before the summer break with an exchange of wishes for the best summer holidays ahead of us.

Thank you for supporting our initiatives and ideas and being a part of our CIC’s community!

See you soon!

Kind regards,

Elena Markova

CIC President

Quote of the month:

“I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there.” — Jack McBrayer

June 2022 Events

8th Coffee morning at the Yacht Club

8th Ordinary and Extraordinary Assembly Meeting at the Yacht Club

9th  Painting Exhibition “L’ATELIER” of Amateur painters in Studio Diaz

12th Summer Party at Società Canottieri Lario

15th Round Table – English lesson at Rosanna’s in Como centro

21st Picnic-barbecue / visit to the “Mulino del Ghitello” in Balerna / CH

Please check event details in the CIC’s Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

June Coffee Morning at Yacht Club, June 8th, 10:00 a.m.

Dearest member,

Como International Club Coffee Morning You are invited to our next coffee morning at the Yacht Club, the last one of this season before the club’s summer break. Let’s meet there so we can chat, have a nice coffee together and share our experiences and plans for this summer.

Date: June, 8th 2022

Venue: Yacht Club Como – Via Pücher, 8, Como

Time: at 10:00

Letter from the President: April 2022

Dear Members,

The war in Ukraine physically and psychologically is destroying the lives of 7.5 million children. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) agency, more than 4 million Ukrainians had fled across the country’s borders since the February 24 invasion. In addition, there are millions of displaced families. But not everyone can quickly relocate to a safer place. Children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and heavy treatment in hospitals are in double horror and stress these days.

In this letter, I would like to ask you to support the Tabletocki foundation and help the kids whose situation is the worst.

Ukraine Child

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the priority of Tabletochki (the largest charity in Ukraine helping children with cancer since 2011) has been to organize and coordinate the evacuation of sick children. The foundation is taking children from Kyiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Chernygiv, Dnipro and Lviv to Poland, where they can continue treatment away from bombings.

Tabletochki is fighting for the lives of children in the brutal new reality, remaining a basis of hope and help for children who require treatment now and those who would need to be diagnosed and treated soon.

Your donation will contribute to saving a life Donate here:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/war-in-ukraine-help-children-with-cancer/

Kind regards,

Elena Markova

CIC President

March 2022 Events

UPCOMING EVENTS – MARCH 2022

2nd Welcome back to the Club – Coffee morning at Yacht Club Como

8th Italian Class at Yacht Club in Como

8th International Women’s Day Lunch – Let’s celebrate together!

10th Bowling afternoon in Villa Guardia

17th Round Table at Catherine’s

18th Change Your Life: Meeting with Farah Liz Pallaro

22nd ItalianClassatYachtClubinComo

24th Guided tour to the birthplace of A. Volta and walk around Como of his time

27th Guided tour to the 19th century Villa Silva in Torno

30th Visit and guided tour to Villa Fogazzaro-Roi near Lugano

31st Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club in Como

Please check event details in the CIC’s March Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

Letter from the President: March 2022

Dear Members,

I’m writing this letter for our March Bulletin, and I feel entirely incapable of mentioning anything about events, entertainment and lunches… while bombs are dropping all over Ukraine.

Kyiv Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Olga Subach / Unspalsh

It is impossible to describe in words the feelings that Ukrainian people worldwide experience now. It’s surreal and unbelievable to process when you see killed people, destroyed towns, photos of your childhood buildings shattered by missiles… Yet, in one-day lives millions of Ukrainian people changed forever…

Many of you asked me these days how we can help? One of the central values of the Como International Club is promoting international friendship. Therefore, I invite all of you to support and show your solidarity to the people in Ukraine.

What can we do? A lot of things! Here is a link with the organizations helping Ukraine in different ways: https://linkedinhelpukraine.carrd.co
We can also bring food and medicines to Mix Markt Shops in Como (via Adda, 22070 Montano Lucino CO).

Ukrainian people need our support now! 💙💛

Kind regards,

Elena Markova CIC President

Quote of the month:

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” ― Howard Zinn

Letter from the President: January 2022

Elena Markova Como International ClubDear members,

This time of the year we traditionally look back and reflect on the events of the past 12 months, though this year has had its challenges, it has also brought with it many pleasures!

We are more grateful than ever for a community that has shown incredible resilience. We know that the future is bringing better things and we look forward with optimism always!

The new year is fast approaching, and we’re excited to see you in 2022. Today’s bulletin will be the last of 2021, take a look at our January 2022 events and save the date!

On behalf of the Board of Como International Club, I would like to wish you a wonderfully warm and festive holiday season!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in the New Year!

Kind regards,

Elena Markova

CIC President

Quote of the month:

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. – Oprah Winfrey

January 2022 Events

UPCOMING EVENTS – JANUARY 2022

13th Art Exhibition “Impressionists” in Gallarate

17th UNESCO Heritage – “International Day of the Italian Pizza” 19th

17th Round Table at Renate’s

25th Pizza Cooking Class at Pomodorino Restaurant

27th Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club

Please check event details in the January Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

December 2021 Events

UPCOMING EVENTS – DECEMBER 2021

1st  Stamps, coins and antique curiosities

3rd  Christmas Garland Master Class in a historic palace

4th  Christmas is in the air in Lugano

4th  Art exhibition “Personnages / Characters at Braglia Foundation, Lugano

7th  Christmas cookies decorating class

9th  Afternoon tea at vintage jewellery Lopez Museum

11th  Great Christmas gala ball in Theatre of Como

12th  Streets and names of Como City guided tour

14th  Italian class at Yacht Club

15th  Christmas lunch at Yacht Club

16th  Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club

17th  Aperitif and made in Como perfume presentation at Paola Lovisetti

18th  Great Christmas concert at Yacht Club

Please check event details in the November Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

November 2021 Events

UPCOMING EVENTS – NOVEMBER 2021

04th  Visit to Acqua del Lario perfume shop with exclusive offers

06th  Apericena and Jewellery at Lopez Museum and Tea Room

09th  Reopening of Italian classes at Yacht Club with Rosanna di Marco

14th  Bus trip to ‘Torrone of Cremona’ Festival

18th  Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club

22nd  Pasta cooking show and lunch at Villa Flori

24th  Round Table at Carla’s

25th  Ladies lunch celebrating Thanksgiving Day

27th  Guided tour and aperitif at Teatro Sociale

Please check event details in the November Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

Letter from the President: October 2021

Dear members,

Elena Markova Como International ClubI want to share our delight and optimism for the CIC’s restart on behalf of the board!
So many things have changed since our last Coffee Morning in 2020… Finally, we can meet again! During the first events that our team organised in September, we noticed a great thing – the incredible joy of our members to see each other, socialise, network, and have fun together! It is the most significant award and the most excellent motivator for the board to volunteer our time and efforts, create new events for you, and keep going despite all difficulties and limitations. Thank you for supporting us, writing to the club and visiting the events!

For October, our event’s team prepared for you a great program of meetings!
Do not miss the traditional visit to the Chestnuts Festival and an exclusive tour to Villa Pizzo. But, of course, you can’t also miss gourmet appointments – a visit to the truly Italian coffee shop, the Ladies’ Lunch and Apericena at the Lopez Jewellery Museum and Tea Room.

Our traditional Hiking and Buracco events are also in the program. You will find the full details of the events in the Bulletin.

Stay safe and keep in touch!

Kind regards,

Elena Markova

President

Quote of the month:

“I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” – Charmaine J. Forde

October 2021 Events

UPCOMING EVENTS – OCTOBER 2021

10th  Chestnuts Festival in Morbio Superiore

13th  Guided Visit to Villa Pizzo

14th  Ladies Lunch Out & Trip to Pusiano

15th  Guided tour to the Museum of Caffe Milani

16th Open Autumn Day, FAI

19th  Visit to De Comm Design and coffee in centro

20th  Guided tour around Como with C-Lake Today guides

27th  Burraco Afternoon at Yacht Club

06th  Apericena and Jewellery at Lopez Museum and Tea Room

Please check event details in the October Bulletin sent to members or on our Facebook page.

Letter from the President: Como International Club Update 2021

Elena Markova Como International ClubDear members,

I hope you are in good spirits and good health. In these unprecedented times, I wanted to provide you with an update on the Como International Club.

Sadly, another club’s season has ended without the possibility to restart our activities. Still, we are full of optimism, and we hope we will reopen our doors safely in September 2021.

Many changes have happened during this period, and these times have been challenging for the club. However, I’m confident that the Como International Club will restart soon, with remarkable new events and initiatives, preserving the past heritage and fuelling the future.

Our international community is outstanding, and I can’t wait for us to meet again.

In the meantime, I send my very best wishes to all of you and your families for a safe, happy and fabulous summer.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Elena Markova

CIC President

Summer Lake Como

Free Webinar: Instagram for Beginners – May 5th

Learn how to grow your Instagram account, how to promote your products, business, and services.

Elena Markova, Digital Marketing professional with working expertise within several industries: Travel, Real Estate, Luxury, FMCG, Automotive, founder of COMO LAKE Today lifestyle magazine, will conduct a practical webinar about the promotion on Instagram.

Elena Markova digital eventDuring the webinar, we will discuss: 

✔️Best Practices on how to start an Instagram account?

✔️What is an Instagram best Photography?

✔️How to understand the Posting Strategies (Frequency, time, hashtag, locations, Instagram Stories, Interaction)?

✔️How to find your audience on Instagram? 

✔️How to collaborate with Influencers? 

✔️How to promote your page? 

✔️Please, before the webinar, create the Instagram account if you don’t’ have one. 

✔️The free webinar will be organized via Zoom on Tuesday the 5th of May at 10:00. 

Please register at: https://forms.gle/PGTg9GXYw6MwUG6Q7

or contact Elena via email at lakecomoclubeventi@gmail.com to be a part of the online event.