Slovenia 30 years WFWP

WFWP – Carinthia Report

It was a beautiful and sunny Saturday morning when we drove from Carinthia to the Peace Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia. From there together with some leaders & other members and participants we drove 10 minutes by car to the venue at the old castle of Manison Lisicje in Skofljica, Slovenia. The program started with an opening song “Slovenian Girl” by the folk singers TASCICE followed by a warm WELCOME greetings rom our dynamic programme moderator Ms. Kristina BACOVNIK. Then there were congratulatory remarks by a representative from the Municipality of SKOFLJICA and also from WFWP – SLOVENIA Pres. Ms. Sonja GRCAR. Presentation of gifts by Ms. Merle BLASCHKE of WFWP Carinthia and a time for toast were introduced by the moderator of the program for the 30 years of WFWP’s successful work in Slovenia and around the world. A melodious Korean lyric “Song of Wind” sung beautifully by Ms. SUN WOO IRGL. Four speakers gave a talk about the topic of spreading the culture of heart:

1.Ms.Erna KOSMRLJ – Personal growth of the heart.

2.Ms. Ljuba JEVTIC – Caring for the wider community, local integration

3. Ales & Franci BRATKOVIC – Men and women working together for the common good.

4. Ms. Slavica Elizabeta NAVODNIK (Awarded as an AFP) – The path to a happy future

Songs from the WFWP SLOVENIA CHOIR, ZVEN MIRU’’ (Where time flies, Three Mountain flowers) were performed.

The WFWP Slovenia President, Ms. Sonia GRCAR, led the jubilee awards ceremony, in which 9 women received award certificates. Photo of the award winners taken.

Happy 30th Birthday song was sung by the attendees while the candles were lit and blown out by 3 women (Ms. Kristina BACOVNIK, Ms. Janine WALDMANN & Ms. Sonja GRCAR) and then was cut and distributed to the delight of all the attendees.

A joyful song was performed before the end of the program (Alfred Waldmann – accordion, Vida Lambert – solo)

Afterwards we all drove back to the Peace Embassy in Ljubljana. A barbecue was prepared and enjoyed accompanied by regional music. The celebration was extended till late afternoon.

It was really a beautiful event with a positive happy atmosphere. Thanks to the team of organizers who really did a wholehearted investment of love and dedication in preparation of the event. We had a wonderful day spent with our dear brothers and sisters in Slovenia. We hope to continue to stay in touch in order to collaborate and work together in the future.

Written by Merle Soquila Blaschke

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