Under the presence of HSH Prince Albert II, a joint Anniversary Gala took place on Sunday 8th May, in the prestigious setting of the Yacht Club de Monaco, organized by both the organizing committees of the Hellenic Community of Monaco as well as of the American Club of the Riviera, to celebrate the 70th (and the 60th respectively) anniversary of their presence in the Principality.
Members and friends of the Hellenic Community of Monaco and of the American Club of the Riviera joined the Gala dinner. The Anniversary Gala dinner had a pleasant surprise by presenting a show of a Greek Folk Dance group in traditional costumes. A group of 20 Greek dancers and musicians flew to Monaco from Greece, exclusively for that purpose.
During the event, the president of the Hellenic Community, Mrs. Sophia Vaharis Tsouvelekakis, addressed a speech to the participants analyzing the mission of the Hellenic Community as well as its role and activities in Monaco. Moreover, the president of the American Club of the Riviera, Mr. Timothy Molyneux talked about the importance of Clubs and Associations working together for the common good of the community.
The Anniversary Gala celebration also included a fund-raising session and with the help of Mrs. Safia el Malqui, the amount raised summed to € 8.150 which is donated to the Cap-Optimist project to support the Monaco – Athens Crossing on Paddle boards, for the benefit of the Princess Charlene Foundation.