Thank you to the three member speakers from Poland, France and Japan who treated us with presentations about their countries of origin. Many thanks as well to Robin and Linda for organizing the event.
Anna, whose ties are from Poland and Belarus, shared some of the complicated cultural and political history of the region.
Brigitte F, originally from Fècamp in Normandy, told us about some of the
memorable sites in the region–Deauville, Mont St. Michel and the American
Cemetery, just to name a few. Also the home of Camembert cheese, cider and Calvados.
Iko enacted the Japanese Shinto wedding of “san-san-kudo” where the bride (Ines) and groom (Jocelyne) exchange 9 sips of sake each wearing ceremonial dress.