IFE founders Coach Kathy Kemper and Jim Valentine continued their lifelong mission of engaging the global and local community by welcoming friends and neighbors to the Fourth annual Holiday Champagne Toast Kick–Off. Diplomats from all corners of the world, including IFE’s Diplomat Steward, The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium Dirk Wouters, Japan, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Libya, and Sweden, were given an introduction to the spirit of Thanksgiving.
In true IFE fashion, laughter and friendship were ever-present. Members of the media mingled alongside a slate of decision makers, from culture, politics, technology, education and sports. Friends and families toasted with Veuve Clicquot, on the patio by the fire, with children playing basketball and corn hole, then carried on their own family traditions in the afternoon.
Contributed by Tomas Kloosterman, IFE Deputy COO