Our first Bowling Tournament of 2015 took place!!!
On the 24th of March, KIBC held its First Annual Bowling Tournament at the Honolulu Bowling Club in the Klaipeda Hotel. Fun and frolic was enjoyed by all! Everyone shared a time of good cheer and camaraderie. While bowling we had the opportunity to have a beer (or tea, as it were) and discuss many and varied topics. Not everyone bowled perfectly, but the lack of skill did not keep us from enjoying good company and a friendly atmosphere! The participants helped and taught each other to bowl, as well.
The title of “Top Bowler” was hotly contested between the local favorite Vytautas “The Hammer” Pranusis, Viceroy of Vikral, and Jekabs “The Magnificent” Bikis, Champion of LCC. In a see-saw battle the two leaders kept the crowd on their feet. In the end The Hammer was victorious, but only by a few pins. The Magnificent has vowed there will be a rematch!
We congratulate them both for their competitive spirit, generosity and patience while teaching the rest of us…
The competition was truly International. Lithuania, Latvia, the US and France were all represented, although those with exceptional skills were definitely Baltic Natives!
If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you at our next event. We cannot promise World Class Skills, but we CAN promise a wonderful time!
On April 2nd KIBC Corporate Member the Coffee Roasting House “Musangas” hosted our monthly networking meeting.
Irena, Mindaugas and Anastacija organized a very personal and professional meeting in their warm and friendly atmosphere. Delicious snacks and various types of local beers were served, as well as the remarkable worldwide coffees Musangas is noted for. Thank you all for the pleasure of this successful meeting!
Musangas continues to offer different types, styles and blends of hand roasted coffees from around the world, a “fine arts” selection of sweets and cakes as well as a myriad number of other accessories that belong to the theme of Coffee and its enjoyment (i.e. hand coffee mills, serving decanters and other well made gifts).
The KIBC Members were joined by the Head, Egle Deltuvaite, and Chief Specialist, Raimondas Baluzis, of the Klaipeda Municipality’s Department of Investment and Economics, Division of International Relations, Business Development and Tourism. There were many discussions on many topics and a wonderful time was had by all. Thank you, Egle and Raimondas, we look forward to seeing more of you both in the time to come.
For those unable to attend, we hope you will join us in the future! To all those that were able to share with us, we wish more good times, happiness and many opportunities to spend time together.
KIBC – Networking for your Benefit!
The Annual General Meeting of the Klaipeda International Business Club took place at 7pm on the 13th of February 2015 in the Radisson SAS. All members or their proxy votes were in attendance.
Chairman Volker Kleensang welcomed the Members and presented the Agenda including: Election of Finance Officer for 2015, Report of activities in 2014, the Financial Report, election of the KIBC Board for 2015 and miscellaneous tasks.
Indre Razbadauskaite was elected as the Secretary of the meeting.
UAB TempoInvest with Director Ms. Elida Mantulova, Daukanto gatve 3, Klaipeda was recommended and elected as Financial Officer for 2015.
The Report of Past Activities was presented by Volker and included a summary of the monthly Networking Meetings highlighting the Mayor’s visit, Danske Bank’s report on the conversion from Litas to Euro, and many more. He spoke of the exceptional turnout and good times during the Summer BBQ, November Retro Meeting and the Christmas and Charity Dinner in December. Cooperation agreements with Mano Miestas Klaipeda, the British Chamber of Commerce and KPMG were discussed, also. All in all, 2014 was an eventful and fun filled year for KIBC!
Treasurer Alan Lent presented the Financial and Charity Distribution Reports covering all income and expenses during 2014. The financial statement was approved unanimously.
During the Annual General Meeting the members were asked for nominations and elected the following candidates to the 2015 KIBC Board of Directors by open voting:
- Volker Kleensang
- Alan Lent
- Indre Razbadauskaite
- Olivier Criou
- Svetlana Acuta
The following Miscellaneous Topics were discussed:
- Choosing of an alternate day for casual meetings and monthly networking – Tuesdays and Thursdays were voted as most “open” by the Members present, therefore the Monthly Networking Meetings will continue to be held on the First Thursday of each month until the second half of the year, at which time they may be changed to Tuesdays. Final decision to be reached this summer.
- Expectations of the Members regarding what they want from the Board – the Members present had no new ideas, except the establishment of committees to assist and involve more members with Major Events, i.e. the Summer BBQ, the Christmas Dinner, a Charity Committee and the Establishment of a Website Committee.
- Clarification of benefits for Corporate Membership was a concern and it was decided to more clearly define the non-designated people as Employees, in order to reduce confusion as to who may attend events and receive benefit under Corporate Membership.
The meeting adjourned and everyone moved to the networking area for refreshments and fellowship.
KIBC NETWORKING FOR YOUR BENEFIT! KIBC.LT