The German International Club of Monaco celebrated its 48th Charity Evening a few days ago at the Hotel de Paris, after a break due to the pandemic last year.

Baroness Beatrix von Dellingshausen and Mr Patrick Wetzel, Co-Presidents of the Club and assisted by their Committee, welcomed the many guests. A cocktail and then a dinner were served on the terrace of the Salle Empire, all complemented by several musical interludes.

HE Jacques Boisson, Secretary of State and representative of HSH and Honorary President of the Club, Prince Albert II – currently in Tokyo – and his wife, Ms Carmen Boisson, the Mayor of Monaco, Mr Georges Marsan, Ms Karyn Ardisson Salopek, Assistant in charge of cultural activities, Mrs Simone Pastor, honorary member of the CAI as well as Mr Karl.H. Vanis, its Founder, were all present.

This year the Club decided to support the activities of the Town Hall with a donation of 15,000 euros, as a thank you for its commitments during the pandemic period. This donation will be used to restore many damaged instruments at the Rainier III Academy of Music, so that students can resume their lessons in the best circumstances. This donation was personally handed over to the Mayor of Monaco at the end of the evening.

The evening ended with a raffle with numerous prizes for stays in various prestigious hotels in Monaco, in Europe and even in Morocco and the Maldives in favour of the victims of the recent floods in Germany. The full proceeds, amounting to nearly 10,000 euros, will be donated to a German charity as a sign of friendship and solidarity.

A prominent CAI member delighted those present by spontaneously offering specialised tools for the reconstruction of flood-affected regions in Germany to the value of 250,000 euros.

PHOTO: Club members are welcomed by Co-Presidents of the Club Baroness Beatrix von Dellingshausen and Mr Patrick Wetzel