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 4th of July- Potluck Party
Hello Ladies,   I would like to invite any and all to the IWC Potluck Party on Saturday, July 5th from noon to ???.  The event will be a pool/garden party so you should bring swim suits, towels and sunscreen.   Kimberly Fleitz has generously offered us her home.  I want to thank Carmen Bianca fo organizing this event.   The address is: Av. Rojo Gomez 763 sm15 reg 2, Puerto Morelos…
It is just 4 blocks to the left of the town square, on the corner with a large wooden gate.  Kimberly will leave the gate open and decorate it  with balloons to mark the house.  It is my understanding that many IWC members will know where it is since she has hosted us before. She will be e mailing me a map, which I will forward once I receive it. Martha Uscanga has offered to get the tables and chairs, which we may get them free by ordering beer or soda.
Kimberley will provide a grill and charcoal. Carmen will be providing burgers, hot dogs, rolls, condiments, plates, cups,  etc.  We ask that each guest pay 100 pesos to offset the cost of these items.
In addition, we ask that eveyone bring a dish to share…… thereby substatiating the Pot Luck aspect……!!   Salad Dessert Chips and Salsa There is no fridge available so those who have coolers can bring them stocked with their favorite beverage and ice. Please RSVP along with a note about what you plan to bring and how many people in your party.
Thanks so much!  Hope to see you there…… Regards, Louise Schwiecker
A message from our President:
Hello Ladies,Our next meeting is on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at the Hong Kong restaurant located at Xcaret y Labná, SM 35, Mz 2, Lote 6, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The phone is 998 892 3456. The time is 9:30 AM and the cost is $160 pesos. We are going to have a white elephant auction/sale so please bring those items you have hidden in the closet somewhere that may be another… person’s treasure.  All the money will go to AITANA. We look forward to seeing you. As always, newcomers are welcome.

AITANA is having an event to celebrate the “Day Of The Children”  on April 27th, at 12 noon.  It is at El Jardin De Las Flores. A map to the location is published bellow, along with pictures of the gifts, your generous donations allowed us to purchase for the children. Yusi, the director requested beach towels so that is what we purchased.  It would be wonderful to have members of the IWC attend to show our support.  It will also be a great opportunity for you to meet some of the children.

Another wonderful holiday that is only a few weeks away is Mother’s Day.  The IWC will be celebrating the day on the 9th of May at the Mocambo restaurant at 2 PM.  It will be strictly a social event where we have the opportunity to enjoy each others company….. Husbands, children and friends are welcome.  Each of us will pay for our own lunch.  It is located at Blvd Kukulkan Km 9.5, 77500 Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo, Mexico -  998 883 0398

Please let me know which of the events you will be able to attend…. Hopefully all of them!!!  Thanks so very much for all you do for the community……
Regards,

Louise Schwiecker

APRIL’S  BREAKFAST MEETING
I would like to invite you all to attend our next meeting on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at 9:30 AM at the Hong Kong restaurant located at Xcaret y Labná, SM 35, Mz 2, Lote 6, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The phone is 998 892 3456.
Remember that the cost of breakfast is $160 Pesos.  Exact change would be appreciated….
Alejandra Ruiz, who had to cancel in February …due to a work commitment, was able to reschedule and attend on the 5th of April.  She will discuss the economic impact of the new tax reforms in Mexico.  I know this subject is of interest to all of us.
Please let me know if any of you would like to speak at future meetings or know of someone who would like to do so.  It certainly will contribute to a more interesting and informative meeting.
Looking forward to see you all!!!!  Remember that Newcomers are welcome!
Regards,
Louise Schwiecker
DONATIONS:
During the February meeting we collected money in order to buy chairs for the AITANA house. Yesterday 21 chairs were delivered to Yolanda Yusi founder of: Unidos por Aitana. A big hand to all the ladies that contributed, Thanks!
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AITANA Foundation
The IWC Board had decided to name the AITANA Foundation our beneficiary for 2014.
AITANA is a foundation created to help children with cancer in Quintana Roo.
Cancún does not have pediatric oncologists, chemotherapy or radiotherapy …devices at the Social Security’s installations.
The children have to be transported to Mérida, Chetumal or Mexico City for their treatments.
We are asking the community to help.
A donation of $500.00 a month will enable a child to receive a round trip bus ticket to the treatment center, necessary meals and a hotel room. The treatments are very debilatating.
IWC is looking forward to assisting these children in a variety of ways. in addition to money for transportation, food and lodging, the foundation also needs help fixing and furnishing their day care house.
We will discuss this in greater detail at our Saturday, February8th, Breakfast Meeting at Hong Kong Restaurant.  See you there at 9:30 am.
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We as a Club will honor Hida’s life and legacy keeping the good work and following her example.We will miss her in every reunion, project, small detail and decision to be taken, but she will always be present in our minds and hearts.We miss you dear friend, rest in peace, you won’t be forgotten.
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Dear IWC members:
As many of you know already, we have the great sorrow that Hilda passed on yesterday. She was a wonderful and beloved friend to so many of us. Alisha Sullivan is organizing an open house Memorial Ceremony on this coming… Sunday at 4:00 PM and invites you and your family to come and share all the wonderful memories she left  us.
It will be held at the facilities at Maioris where Alisha lives, in Puerto Cancun. (Entering Puerto Cancun from Ave Bonampak, continue straight until see a small white one story building on your left called Maioris showroo,  then make a u-turn, go down to Puerto San Blas Street and turn right; you will see the Maiorisbuilding in front of you. Go to the area at the back of the building.)
For ALISHA,
Ellinor
A mass will be said for Hilda at “Cristo Resucitado Church” at the Hotel Zone, tomorrow friday at 8:00pm.
A very heartbroken news:
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Hilda Navarro, our beloved friend and treasurer for many years, a pillar of our Club, passed away. Our condolences go to her family and to the members of the IWC that love her immensely. Hilda, we will love and miss you always, this is a very sad day for us. You are with the Lord now.
A letter from our new president:
Hello Ladies,

My name is Louise Schwiecker and I am the new president of the International Women’s Club of Cancun.  I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and I wish you the very best in 2014. Joy in your lives, good health and prosperity.

The board and I have decided that it would be a good idea to change the meeting place for the IWC.  After much greatly appreciated investigation by Rosalinda Cahill and Maggie Marrero, it has been decided that we will give the Hong Kong restaurant a try for our first meeting of the year, Saturday, January 11th at 9:30 AM. Newcomers welcome!

The restaurant is located at Xcaret y Labná, SM 35, Mz 2, Lote 6, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The phone is 998 892 3456.

Following the meeting, I would appreciate all of you sending me your comments by
e mail regarding your impressions of the restaurant and meeting in general. 

We decided upon Hong Kong for several reasons:

1. They offered us a private room with a minimum guarantee of 20 people.
2. The buffet has a wonderful selection of foods.  In addition, eggs can be prepared to your liking and delivered to the table at no additional cost.
3. The total cost per person is $160 pesos, all inclusive, which is less costly than any other place that suited our needs. 
4. Parking facilities are excellent.

In addition to notifying you of our change of venue, I have three other requests. 

1. The IWC, as a whole, would really appreciate you forwarding this message to any of your friends that you think might be interested in joining.

2. I would request that anyone wanting to join the group be prepared to pay the yearly dues of $300 pesos at our first meeting. 

3. If any of you would like to be a speaker or know of anyone that would be interested in being a speaker, please contact me at cancunlu@gmail.com or our Programming Coordinator, Ellinor Hansen at ellinor2005@yahoo.com.mx

I sincerely hope that you will all attend the meeting and help us to make this a successful and memorable year. Not only do we need your support in our endeavor to give back to the community, it is a fabulous opportunity to network and develop lasting friendships with other women.


Regards,

Louise Schwiecker
A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!Happy Holidays to people of all religion denominations.From the IWCC 2013 Board
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New Board 2014:
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Louise, Suzy, Rosalinda, Susan, Maggie and Carmelita
The new Board of Directors – 2014 —

2014 Board of Directors The board of directors for the International Women’s Club of Cancun for 2014 is listed below. Our election takes place each year in November and the board’s tenure runs from January through December of the following year.

President ~Louise  Schwiecker  ~

Vice President~Rosalinda  Cahill ~

 Secretary  ~Suzy Price ~

Treasurer ~ Ellinor Hansen ~

  Community Services Coordinators

~Carmelita Castro/Maggie Marrero~

Membership Coordinator ~ Susan Garnett ~

Programming Coordinator ~Iris Vanconez

Media/Web Master - Web Site / Facebook ~Maggie Marrero ~

January event:
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The annual IWC Holiday Tea will be held on December 14 (9.30am), at: “La Habichuela Sunset”, Avenida Kukulcán, Km:12.6 on the Hotel Zone. Prize of tickets $250. Includes service and tips.We ask that everyone bring a desert, and a present for the gift exchange (up to $ 250 pesos).Come ready to be festive and sing holiday songs with Carolyn Valero, Rudy Garcia and myself.

Cynthia  Morningstar Davis. President.

 

Congratulations and Thanks:
The  IWC 30th Anniversary Dinner event, was magnificent . Thanks to all our sponsors for the wonderful gifts you gave us and to all the friends that accompany us, special mention to Villa del Palmar. Congratulations to the event committee headed by Alisha Sullivan

  30th Anniversary celebration

Zama Restautant- Villa del Palmar Hotel

Zama restaurant- Villa del Palmar Hotel

The event for the 30th Anniversary of the Club’s foundation will be November 29, at 7:00 pm, at Zama Restaurant, Villa del Palmar Hotel.  Cost per person: $450 pesos.  Beneficiary:  ASTRA.

The ticket will include a turkey-based dinner, two glasses of wine, or sodas, one hour´s music from a Cuban Band, Raffle, Auction,…..

Mail to:  hildanavarro@prodigy.net.mx

                                                                                   Or:       iwc.cancun@gmail.com.

Press notes

An article about us on Quequi’s newspaper. There was a mistake on the date for our gala event.
The event for the 30th Anniversary of the Club’s foundation will be November 29, at 7:o0 pm, at “Villas del Palmar”.

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Each year we choose at least one charity and then spend the year raising money for it. Club dues cover club expenses because of this we are able to give 100% of the money we raise directly to charity! The IWC was founded in 1983 and in 2013 we celebrate 30 years of supporting the community of Cancun.

Our Mission
The IWC provides English speaking women with the opportunity to meet socially in order to exchange ideas, talents and cultural knowledge; and to contribute those ideas and talents to benefit our community. We aspire to offer a relaxed, welcoming forum for women of all ages and backgrounds, especially newcomers to Cancun and we aspire to be of service to each other and the wider community. Click on About Us to read a little more…