Monday, 27 July 2015
Around 75 young people attended the Launch Event for B'nai B'rith UK's new 'Young Professionals' (2545) group
, which was a Summer Boat party on the Thames.
Guests arrived at Tower Pier, to board the Erasmus, a fully-staffed Thames Luxury Charters boat, between 7 and 8pm, on a bright summer's evening.
The guests entered on the lower deck, where they 'signed in' and completed a short survey about themselves and what type of B'nai B'rith events they would like to attend in the future.
Each guest received a complimentary Pimms on arrival and made their way upstairs to the main deck.
At 8pm the boat departed the dock, and Valerie Tesler, B'nai B'rith Events Director welcomed everyone on board, including Valerie Achache from B'nai B'rith Europe
(BBE Vice President and BBI Junior Vice-president for Europe) who had come from Brussels, and thanked people for coming to celebrate the launch of BBUK's new initiative for Young Professionals.A short film about B'nai B'rith was screened to introduce the organization and showcase its work.
The party goers chatted and mingled while taking in the sights of the Thames, from either the top deck, where they could chill out and relax in the rattan furniture, or on the boat's main deck.
The boat's bar staff were on hand for additional drinks, while the DJ played the latest tracks. Some guests ventured onto the dance floor to strut their stuff, while others took photos of eachother, against the backdrop of the Thames' landmarks views as the sun set.
Many guests expressed their interest in B'nai B'rith and its work and asked if future events were planned.
"I had a lovely evening; good food, great music and it was very pleasant to cruise along the Thames, enjoying all that London has to offer", said Natalie. "I look forward to coming to more B'nai B'rith events for Young Professionals in the future."
"I would very much like to get involved in B'nai B'rith and help plan more events for this age group", said Louisa.
The evening finished on a high as the boat returned to the spectacular view of Tower Bridge illuminated in pink against the dark.