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Bethesda - What Wharton Wharton Women of DC Want
Club's Green Conference; Peter Van Allen Presents
Club Volunteers Receive Big Dividends
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- News about Recent Club Events - Wednesday, 4/18:
- Green Business Opportunities
- Green Investing
- Green Accounting
* Annual Conf Committee dinner meeting at Tysons - explored the green business theme - productive meeting, high energy attendees, made much progress toward fall Green Business or Economic Summit. You're still welcome to join us as we move forward more rapidly. Several members have done so in the past week.
* These are among the key themes we are now planning to include:
- Washington Women of Wharton: What do you want? This was your chance to sound off and meet with one another - no men - Wed night in Bethesda, thanks to dinner get together arranged by our Club's VP of Programs, Tina Wallace. Very successful event attended by 15 club members.
- Evening of 4/19 - Reception at Modern new Residence of the Swiss Embassy. Lovely evening from this scenic vantage point looking out over DC, gracious group of attendees, and excellent informal opportunity to learn about very strong Swiss-American connections from the Embassy's Economic Minister, Henri Gétaz. And if you go to our website, whartondc.com , you can see the Photo Album for that event and others.
- Leads Council, 5/2: Peter Van Allen presented Van Allen Associates’ efforts to help companies, non-profits and trade associations grow revenues and control costs via short and long-term business strategies, business planning, marketing strategy and sales force redesign. Peter handed out a brief customer survey and a “solutions” approach to help WLC members better understand their customers’ needs and how to meet them, using WLC members as examples. For further information or to obtain a copy of part of the excellent material Peter handed out and discussed with those present, email him: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answer to question at lovely Swiss Embassy Reception:
History of the Swiss Flag: Provided by Monsieur Henri Gétaz, Economic Minister of the Swiss Embassy:
It comes from the sign of one of the first Swiss cantons (Schwyz) which was a catholic thin white cross on a red background. When the mercenaries of the first cantons began fighting together the Habsburg enemy back in the 13th and 14th century, they would all dress with a coat featuring that cross in order to recognize each other on the battle field. Over the centuries, it has become the sign for all the Swiss. It was then turned into a square and broader white cross on a red background to become the flag of Switzerland.