Tomy Thondamkuzhy (Farewell Message-date-16.12.2011)

Dear Friends,

Season Greetings,

Well this is the last mail from me as a President of Be Friends for the year 2010-11. Time does not stand still for any of us, and my term as president of the Be Friends Switzerland draws to a close. It is, however, with great personal pleasure that I report the selection of Mr.Jose Pelliserry as the incoming president of the organization. 

As outgoing President, I would like to extend a big thanks to everyone who has helped to make this term so productive and delightful, specially thanks to our Secretary for his hard work and dedication. Also thanks to Treasurer for the good financial control. I would also like to thank to convenors and our all executive committee members and sub-committee members, Women’s Forum, youths and children. I would also like to thank the members for doing such a great job in promoting the club. As president I have received a lot of credit for the success we achieved during the past two years, but that success was a true team effort.

I am very much delighted to see the progress Be Friends had attained during the past years. Braving all odds, Be Friends had grown strength to strength, year after year with the profuse support and co-operation of our members and the Swiss Malayalee community.

The journey will be hard and challenging. There will be obstacle along the way. There will be disagreements. But at the end, we will act and come together to achieve our goals.Now, let me elaborate a little on the happier aspect. All the activities that we organised evoked a very warm response from the members and from public. 

In the past two years we have witnessed:
A, Great Public Support and Participation for our all public Events,
B, Beginning of the Be Friends Best Dress Award
C, Success of Musical Extravaganza-Hrudaya Ragam-(Dr.KJ Yesudas & Dr.KS Chitra)
D, Success of the Badminton Tournaments-Introducing T shirt with club logo.
E, Youth Forum Inauguration
F, The highest Members participation for the Onam Events.
G, Colourful Onam Celebration with Celebrities.
H, Colourful Dance choreography with Choreographers for Onam event.
I, More Dance groups participants from Members for Onam event.
J, Continuing the Charity Projects and other charity works.
K, Care Charity project third term fund releasing function at Rajagiri
L, Highest Sponsor ship amount of the club history
M, Highest turnover of the club history –1, 50,000 CHF
N, More close relation ship with other associations.
O, Great media support for our all public events.
P, Timing updating of Association Portal and highest hits from public.
Q, Highest participation from other club members for our events.

As outgoing President, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to serve as your President for the last two year. At this moment I am having ambivalent feeling: feeling of happiness; and feeling of sorrow. Feeling of happiness for what I could do for the cause of the Association and feeling of sorrow for the dreams, which could not be realized, till my president ship.

I would like to thank everyone for the support during my presidency and look forward to serving the organization in another capacity, Once again Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as Be Friends President this past two year. It was a great honour, and has been a wonderful years. 

I am confident that our incoming President, will guide our club to even higher levels of achievement in the coming years. Congratulations and best wishes to Incoming President Mr.Jose Pelliserry, Secretary Mr.Baby Thadathil and the incoming Board, for other great years! The newly elected board-Office Bearers

Thank you once again for the wonderful support and wish you all Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year 2012.

Tomy Thondamkuzhy
Outgoing President, Be Friends Switzerland
076 343 28 62

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