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Austria Chapitre

Salzburg, January 10, 2015

Following the tradition of previous years, this Bailliage held a New Year’s Chapitre at the Hotel Crowne Plaza - The Pitter in Salzburg.

The event had tremendous support with some 200 distinguished guests from Austria and abroad in attendance. As well Inducting Officer Günter Albert, Member of the Conseil d’Administration from Monaco/Austria, as principal guest of honour, we were also honoured by the presence of International Vice-President Marie Jones.

The Induction Ceremony had 84 members receiving awards, being promoted and or receiving their first insignia for the Chaîne or Ordre Mondial. In particular two National officers received their ribbons: Bernhard Frais took office as Conseiller Culinaire and Josef Horn became a Chargé de Missions.

As part of a significant reorganisation of the Bailliage management structure in Austria, this Chapitre was the moment for Provincial Bailliage officers to receive their Chaîne regalia. A Provincial structure has been introduced to reorganise over-large local Bailliages. There are nine political regions in Austria and we have active Bailliages in six of them. The goal is of course that all nine eventually have active Chaîne representation!

After a classical New Year’s concert and a champagne reception the members and their guests enjoyed an excellent six-course Gala Dinner in the hotel’s Sky Restaurant with its stunning views over the historical city of Salzburg.

The menu was a masterpiece of fine Austrian cuisine and wine. The kitchen and service brigades delivered a perfect performance.

Norbert Simon, Chancelier

Credit for photos: Franz Neumayr, Foto Sulzer & Norbert Simon

Here is a mini-gallery of selected images from the event . . .