Yes, this is the page where it is all happening! Any ideas and updates stuff should be mailed to Keith and it will be here in 3 seconds (or days, depending on my workload).
We should organize an annual general meeting and discuss what are we going to do this year. Our membership has also drastically changed.
Mark Uribe firstname.lastname@example.org wrote to me saying that:
As I mentioned above I am British but I am now working here (in Klaipeda) where I run a small Language school; In general I am only able to employ qualified EFL teachers, but there may be opportunities in the summer for people to come here on a "working holiday" - ; I am hoping to be able to set up some intensive, residential courses for business people which would require, as well as qualified teachers, some extra native speakers to provide practice opportunities for the students. If you know anyone who might be interested in this, I would be happy to hear from them.
Finally, I am always happy to have visitors; so if anyone is visiting the area and needs a contact; they are welcome to contact me.
He was speaking on the European Union enlargement from the Estonian perspective, followed by a formal hall in Trinity, with special table for us with High Table food. The event was organised together with the Marshall Society and Conservative society, with people joining from the Adam Smith Institute etc.
The President of Estonia was unfortunately not able to come. The topic of the talk was the "European Unnion Enlargement from a successful applicant's Perspective." Refreshments and wine was provided. About 50 people attended, and they really liked Raul Malk. Lots of questions about Estonia were raised etc. After the dinner we headed down to the bar for a bit, and the Ambassador got the chance to see Newton's Apple tree. That's about it really.
7pm at the University Centre. Topic: education, national identity and the Baltic States. I could not attent due to personal commitments, but I heard it was a great success. Summary should follow soon (anyone?).
The biggest Estonian weekly newspaper (Eesti Ekspress 6.02) published an article about CUBS with references to our website. The number of visitors has at least doubled!
We were greeted by the first secretary Mr Mickunas and later on by HE the Ambassador.
We discussed about the presidential elections, the history of Lithuanian Embassy in
London, about the Lithuanian community in England and about their current activities. The
Embassy is very nice, located in the centre of London. However, they could improve on the
We were invited to a concert to remark the 80th anniversary of the Lithuania. It happened in the Royal College of Music and offered some splendid singing by the best bass singer in Lithuania (sorry about not remembering his name. Anyone?)
Eesti Maja is located at 18 Chepstow Villas, London. The new Embassy stuff introduced themselves, gave us lots of booze and managed to organise a really entertaining evening. We crucified our freshers and there were plans to form an Estonian Student Union in England (but we already have CUBS, so?)
Right! It was held in the University Centre. The party was well attended and the atmosphere was relaxed. We got to know each other, played some games and then most of us headed down to the bar.
And has thus far got a very nice reply from the Lithuanian Embassy, inviting us to go there. Who will want to join me? But no reply from the Latvian Embassy so far. We have sent them 2 letters. Hmmm.