To celebrate the spirit of the season and the coming New Year, the International Women’s Group- Kuwait, held its annual seasonal dinner for members and guests on December 5, 2021. The ladies of the IWG Board greeted members as they entered the seasonally decorated Al-Jawahara Balloorm at the Crowne Plaza where Santa was waiting to give out gifts and take pictures with the attendees. Laila Boulos, public relations coordinator, introduced Cristiana Baldocci, wife of the Italian Ambassador and President of the International Women’s Group in Kuwait.
Baldocci welcomed members and guests, including the ambassadors of Kenya, Argentina, Tanzania, Canada and the United States, and wished everyone the best for the season and the New Year. As always, she expressed her gratitude to Sheikha Hanouf Badr Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Honorary President of IWG, for her continued support of the group. She also thanked the IWG board for their help in organizing the event.
To commence the festivities, a beautiful video of Christmas in Bethlehem, provided by Rima Khalidi, the wife of the Palestinian Ambassador was shown; the guests were then treated to a musical performance by the scouts from the Orthodox Church in Kuwait, followed by Santa leading Christmas games and lucky draws. A raffle was conducted with many wonderful items which also included special prizes kindly offered by the Palestinian and Armenian Embassy. Shireen Hattar, an IWG member delighted her fellow members with a medley of seasonal songs.
A magnificent dinner was prepared by the chefs of the Crowne Plaza and in closing special prizes were drawn for the attendees, and a stunning Lebanese Dabke performance. In closing Balducci thanked the IWG Board for their fabulous work in organizing the event, generous sponsors, all the talented performers who provided entertainment for the evening and, of course, the staff of the Crowne Plaza for their impeccable attention to every detail.