New Year’s Reception

Right, the Consul at the new year.
Right, the Consul at the new year’s reception.

On January 6th, Consul Liz Konick had the pleasure to join the President of the Regional Government, Vasco Cordeiro, two former presidents and many members of the regional government for the annual New Year’s reception at the palace. The Consul said in her new year’s toast that although she and her husband had only been in the Azores for a brief time they were impressed by the “natural beauty, the warm hospitality and the vast possibilities this special place holds”. She also highlighted the “sense of deep responsibility to honor this commitment during my service here. She ended her toast with a quote from American author Vern McClellan who said “What the New Year brings will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year” and wished everyone health, happiness and work that inspires the best in all us in 2016.