ICC Partners “Prepare for the Future” in Romania

April 17-19 were special days on the campus of ICC Romania as delegates from ICC partner offices and chapters in eight countries converged for information sharing, planning sessions and fellowship.  Particpants came from the following countries:  The Netherlands, Germany, England, Belgium Switzerland, Spain, Korea and the United States of America.  

Attendees with some of ICCs children

Attendees with Some of ICC's Children

The weekend theme for this “chapter leader meeting” was “Prepare for the Future.”  Kent Greve represented the ICC corporate office and shared the latest information concerning ICC projects as well as initiatives being implemented to help communicate more effectively with partners.  Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and share with one another the fundraising programs they were implmenting in support of ICC children.

Program participants were treated to a couple of mini-concerts put on by the ICC Romania children’s choir.  

ICC Romania Childrens Choir

ICC Romania Children's Choir

Children Singing

Children Singing

Click on thefollowing link to hear the children singing.

During a tour of the children’s village, participants were able to see first hand the work that has been done on the bakery project.

Bakery Under Construction

Bakery Under Construction

Once completed, this bakery will be capable of earning enough profit to contribute a signfincant amount towards the operating needs of the children’s village.  More funds are needed, and if you’d like to make a donation for this cause, click on the following link and make your donation online.

https://www.forhiskids.org/donation.php

One afternoon the particpants were invited to attend a special picnic with the children.  Afterward, a group gathered in the gazabo to enjoy singing songs together.  This was one of the special hightlights from the weekend.

 

Group Picnic

Group Picnic

 

Singing in the Gazebo

Singing in the Gazebo

Many fond memories were made during the time the ICC partners spent together in Romania.  A big thank-you goes to the administration and staff of the project who made everyone feel so very welcome.  

The next chapter leader meeting is scheduled for 2011.  Antonio Valor, chapter leader from ICC Spain, has graciously accepted the role of host for that event.

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