Host Family Meeting & VOH by BC Japan

Dear Friends,


Its almost 08 days left to begin of 22nd APCC. Another exciting convention with full of good memories and outcomes.

Last Saturday, we had a meeting for all the host families at Fukuoka civic hall. Near about 600 peoples attended on that day. The have been informed about the schedule of APCC Projects, 22nd APCC convention, Wing Kinds programs. Also the members of BCJ, Wing kids and Volunteers sang “We Are The BRIDGE” song in front of them. The host families also took part at one Video Shooting for the Junior Ambassadors. It was so nice to see their happy faces and they were so excited.

Also BC Japan organized Visions of Harmony (VOH). They displayed the pictures from different BCs to the host families. It was the 1st successful activities of new BCJ. The next VOH exhibition by BCJ will be organized on the performance event day at Fukuoka City Hall.

With Regards,



I’m here to help!

Hello Everyone,

After a few weeks of site seeing in Tokyo, I have made my way down to Fukuoka to help out in the BCIO office.

I was welcomed at the airport by some smiling familiar faces and then taken to a dorm that I will call home for the next few weeks.

I caught up with some friends last night and was taken out to a traditional yukitori bar by Ai, the APCC coordinator for some dinner and a catch-up.

Today I have started in the office. The one room office is a constant buzz of answering phones and has a flow of volunteers popping in to pick up their yellow t-shirts and information packs.

Its great to be in this environment and I’m here to help, so please, if there is anything you are unsure about or any questions you have then just let me know and I will make sure that you are all well prepared for the APCC this year.

My hope this year is that I can make the APCC PA Camp a fun and informative time for all those participating and I look forward to making some more life long friends.

See you in a few weeks!

Kindest regards,

Erin Maitland

Bridge Club Australia President and BCIO Head Office Member 2010