On 10 January, I went to Zurich to participate at the AUTILLUS AGM. The co-chairwomen met a little earlier to prepare the meeting. Afterwards we went shopping together for the amicable get-together that invariably follows after the official part.
Following the introductory address of the co-chairwomen Alice Gabathuler and Corinne Schroff, Jyoti Guptara and Reto Schaub introduced themselves. They are a new member and the first time at an AGM, respectively.
There was a lot to talk about. Apart from the official points on the agenda, the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019 (at which Switzerland will be guest of honour) and the impending statutes changes needed discussing.
As every year, there was drink and food after the meeting, and the delegates enjoyed meeting old friends and making new ones. And just as every year, it was a shame that those who come from farther afield had to hit the road early.