Finally the rest of my team arrived in Baku; Togrul (Azerbaijan/Turkey), Sylwia (Poland) and Stasya(Ukraine) the three incredible people that will be in the national board with me.
We have had some nice days in Baku, having transition and spendibg time together. On Friday we had an important event; the Leadership Gala! The Gala is the annual formal takeover between the operational terms. The event was the biggest of its kind so far; 114 people (members, alumni, partners and supporters) came to celebrate the achievements of the past term and meet the new national team (us). Our partners were also present to show their support and give their wishes for the next term.
The national team presented the annual report, reviewing what had happened in the last year, our achievements and development. After the reporting we had the official takeover from the old team to the new. We were officially instated as MC by having the old MC pour water on their Successors (AIESEC Style of election) and cutting the cake.
We also recognized and showed our appreciation of the most performing and talented of our members and teams by handing out the different awards.
Once the official parts were over we ended the evening with a celebration party. I must say its a different party than what Im used to, but we had a lot of fun. I love seeing that despite differences Roll-calls Unite AIESECers everywhere and if Tunak-Tunak gets put on everyone starts wiggling their fingers and clapping in sync.
This was a memorable night with a lot of new inpressions for my team and a beautiful start of the year ahead!