This year close to 200 members and guests attended the Silver, Black and White themed IING year-end function hosted at the Olympus Stream Venue. While we have many functions throughout the year, this celebration is always our biggest event, which gets bigger and bigger every year. This event is less about formality, but more about a thank you to our members. It is a great opportunity for us to network with fellow members of the industry, and to look back at a year that has been both challenging and rewarding.
The evening was opened by our deputy president Natalie Graham who handed over to our President Marieta Steyn, who took us through the 2016 IING journey and what was achieved this year. Marita thanked her current committee for the hard work and dedication given by each member, who volunteers their time for the better of our industry.
While most of what we do is for the upliftment of the industry, we also believe in giving back to worthy causes as this speaks to our values. On the evening we were privileged to have representatives from both the Jacaranda Children’s Home and Sungardens Hospice. These organisations received a donation of R5000 towards their charity. Both charities do amazing work and hold a special place in our committee member’s hearts.
It goes without saying that an evening like this one would never be possible without our generous sponsors. We would like to thank Hollard, our main sponsor of the evening, as well as Auto&General, Tracker and Mutual and Federal. We appreciate the support!
Once the formalities were done, we turned up the music and let our hair down, and spent a very enjoyable evening with friends and colleagues alike.
The IING team wishes everyone a prosperous festive season! Be safe wherever you are, and we look forward to seeing you all for a fresh 2017.