Helga Mensing awarded by the Consular Corps of Curaçao
WILLEMSTAD - After receiving recognition from the government of Curaçao for all her hard work during more than two decades as Dean of the Consular Corps of Curaçao, Mrs. Helga Mensing has been presented with an award of recognition in the form of a plaque by her colleagues to say thank you for her inestimable work and dedication during her function.
She was surprised on a Saturday morning by the Dean and the Secretary of the Corps with the plaque, a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a bottle of her favourite wine. It was difficult to fit all of Mrs. Mensing’s merits and achievements as Dean onto one small plaque.
From the organization of the literary contest in the former Netherlands Antilles, to the meticulous research of the founding of the Corps in 1944; from the organization of the FICAC (Fédération Internationale des Corps et Associations Consulaires) Congress to welcome the new millennium, to the celebration of the many United Nations and Consular Days, to the fabulous concert held to celebrate the Platinum Anniversary of the Corps.
Mrs. Mensing also succeeded in improving relations between the members of the Consular Corps, the Government and the Department of Foreign Affairs. She was an excellent Liaison.
During her term as Dean she has awarded many colleagues for their contribution to the cause of the Corps. She has also given unique support to the International Bazaar organized by the Consular Corps in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Mrs. Mensing has resigned as Dean of the Corps but has left behind her an important legacy: when doing something, do it well. “Law and order” were her words. Farewell, Mrs. Mensing, the Corps will continue to work hard at achieving its goals.