INTERVIEW TO: Anders Ølsted Jensen new UICH President
Dear friends, dear members,
It is my great pleasure to have been given the opportunity to connect with you at UIPA’s newsletter.
Only a few weeks ago I was elected as the new International President of our beloved association, UICH Les Clefs d’Or. I am truly delighted and at the same time extremely humbled to have the pleasure to represent our organization for the next 2 years as the first Dane and Scandinavian in our association’s history.
As Denmark was one of the founding fathers, the support from my section has been amazing over the years. Even though we are one of the smaller sections under the UICH umbrella, we meet on regular basis and it is always a pleasure for me to share my thoughts and views with my section at our gatherings.
Before going into the mandate and before the pandemic, I was very much envisioning a growth in our education effort and even greater support to our international meetings. For those of you who attended our very first only AGM, I mentioned that if our finances allow it and if we experience years with a positive result, I believe that the positive result should go back to the very membership we serve. We should be able to invest in the best guest speakers and we should be able to support our international congresses and hopefully be able to lower the fees. I think both initiatives could be easy to do in the future. However right now the most important task for us is to rebuild our organization and give as much support as possible to our membership around the globe that has experienced so much the year with the pandemic. Members being furloughed, made redundant or even worse lost their lives.
We are an organization based on friendship and we will rebuild with the same motto as our founding fathers gave us: In Service Through Friendship.
We have some great committees, if you are interested, please reach out and ensure that you have the support of your section leadership.
Remember to connect with your friends around the world via the Book of Members and update your profile at least once a year. Via the BOM you also have the access to the Virtual Paris Office, please pay that a visit and learn of our great history, find our meeting minutes and activities around the globe.
I enjoy meeting my dear friends around the world at our various gatherings, I truly enjoyed the Italian hospitality in Naples, which now seems so long ago. I cannot wait for us all to meet again.
Until then, stay safe and stay healthy, if hopefully will all be over soon and we will return to a more normal life.
In Service Through Friendship.