A Korean Delicacy: Holiday Reception in Review
More than 130 FPA members; diplomats; corporate executives; members of local and Federal government; along with special guests, braved the weather for this year’s holiday season gathering hosted at the Korean Mission to the U.N. Attendees enjoyed a wonderful selection of Korean and international foods, excellent wines and the company of friends.
In brief remarks, FPA President, David Michaels, thanked Ambassador Oh Joon, for hosting the reception and for his support of events during the year for the media community. He discussed progress on events, new initiatives; social media and the FPA website, noting that much of the fruits of the labors of the FPAs various teams will be realized in 2015. Ambassador Oh, half-jokingly highlighted the importance for the Korean Mission of good relations with the media as the reason for hosting the party, and led a seasonal toast.
“By asking the Mission to host the event, securing the support of BarterHouse Wines and Godiva Chocolates, we were able to organize a really memorable evening for a very modest cost, and gained new members as a bonus,” said events committee member Simon Locke. “The strong attendance of FPA members and the senior level of guests, was critical to the evening’s success and our ability to organize future FPA events at diplomatic and corporate venues.”
The AGM is expected to take place before the year end. While we will be sending our 2015 membership dues reminders in the next few days, members can sign up now through the FPA website: www.ForeignPressAssociation.org (Please scroll down the HOME page and pay through the “SUBSCRIBE” link)