On Thursday, 17th September, the OBS Parents Association (PA) held its 6th Annual General Meeting at the Panorama Hotel & Spa in Feusisberg. Mrs. Lorna Graham, outgoing PA president, led the numerous attendees through the tight agenda, and she and her board were appreciatively granted discharge by acclamation. Mrs. Louise Penrice, head of school, extended the school's greetings and thanks for all the PA's work and contributions over the past school year. The general assembly then elected Mrs. Andrea Leimer as the new PA president and FP Steiner as vice president. Mrs. Georgie Hudson, board member, and Mrs. Helen Pulm and Heidi Stahel, the association's treasurer and auditor, respectively, were reconfirmed and Mr. Raymond Hamersma newly elected to the board.
In her inauguration speech, Andrea Leimer gave an overview over the planned activities and events for the school community and called for volunteers to organize and run the association's popular events such as, the seasonal markets, the planned Gala Dinner in April and at the culmination of the school year, the Family Fun Day. These events have become a matter of course and a tradition for the school and the families alike. Corporate sponsorships for food, drinks and giveaways for the various events are always appreciated. All this is done to strengthen the sense of belonging for children, parents and the school's faculty and staff.
The evening was closed with a buffet dinner and informal gathering on the Hotel's top floor with a beautiful view on the cities' lights and their reflections on the blackness of Lake Zurich.