Yes Foreign Correspondents Club, you shall go to the ball...
Apparently the peace pipes are burning at the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), Cinderella has found her glass slipper and all is well with the FCC board and the ball committee on an issue that perhaps should have been resolved in-house as everyone wonders who the Ugly Sisters were who revealed it.
The ball committee - some of whom are board of governors members - at the club in Ice House Street work hard every year to produce a ball that raises millions of dollars for education schemes for underprivileged children helped by the Po Leung Kuk. They resigned en masse last week after they felt they were not getting the support of the board.
Not so, said incensed board members, one of whom, publications co-convenor Anna Healy-Fenton, said: 'The situation has been completely resolved. Support for the ball was never an issue. The board voted unanimously to continue to support the ball and its charitable beneficiaries. We all completely support the work of the Po Leung Kuk.'
But the board does feel that since the ball is a large FCC event, the board members do have the right to ask questions about it. They also feel that along with the Po Leung Kuk that there are other needy charities that also could be helped with the funds raised.
So, there was a meeting on Saturday where the board refused the resignations, reiterated its support for the ball and the Po Leung Kuk, but while the Po Leung Kuk remains the primary beneficiary, there's the possibility other charities could benefit from the charity money in the future.
Phew! Can I write something fun now?