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April 2017 Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 8

Chairlady's Note

大家好嗎! Hello Everyone!

A HUGE thank you to our Flea Market Volunteers! Especially Laura and John, who commanded the booth setup and organization. They must have been "Yard Sale" professionals in a previous life! Our Flea Market Mamas showed up to school us in street market sales as well. "Mai 1 Song 1!" (Buy one, Get one). We raised over NT$21000 from the event!

Be sure to have a look at our Spring Fling information page on our website We will be having a silent auction at the event, and you may read in our Charity News below about our donation process. Please contact Morelia if you can help find donors for our Spring Fling Silent Auction!

Have you begun to consider a position on our Board of Directors or Supervisors for 2017-2018? Do you have ideas to keep us fresh, current, and continually improving? Help guide and direct our organization. All volunteer positions include training and support. Email to find out more details.

We also need a nominations committee for our September Luncheon to coordinate our election.

Possible opportunities on the board or for volunteering include the following:

  1. Website/Blog Master

  2. Events Coordinator

  3. Membership Coordinator

  4. Luncheon Coordinator

  5. Coffee Morning Coordinator

  6. Tours/Workshops Coordinator

  7. Book Club Coordinator

  8. Secretary- (chosen by the board after election)

  9. Treasurer- (chosen by the board after election)

  10. Chairlady- (chosen by the board after election)

  11. Supervisors

As we head into this lovely April, I remind you to "Bloom where you are planted."

With much love,

Rebecca MacNeal



1. 2017-2018 Board Election Committee and nominations

2. Spring Fling Helpers

3. June Luncheon Helpers

4. COFFEE MORNING Hostesses Needed!!!

Please email to get involved!





April 12 12pm Casual Luncheon

April 18 Indian Cooking Class


May 3 1pm-3pm Book Club (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan)

May 6 6pm-9pm Spring Fling

May 10 12pm Casual Lunch

May 17 TBA Tour/Workshop

May 24 Coffee Morning


June 7 11am-2pm Farewell Luncheon



Indian Cooking Class

Coming up! IWAT is going to host new cooking lessons. Learning to make authentic Indian cuisine. 接下來要開的臺中國際婦女會的廚藝課是學做超簡單好吃的傳統印度咖哩喔~ Tuesday 4/18, only 8 seats available.

四月18日 (二) 上課,只有8個座位喔~ Fee: NT $1500 費用 NT: $1500 (A deposit of $500 has to be paid when signing up. If the class is cancelled, the deposit will be fully refunded. 報名時收取訂金 $500, 若課程因故取消將全額退還。)

Spring Fling Celebration

Saturday, May 6th 6pm-9pm

Tickets: NT$1200 each

Please join us as we have our final fundraiser of the year with

dinner, dancing, and a silent auction! Leave your children at home and bring your dancing shoes to this beautiful location-The Cafe by (click here to check out the venue)!

Can be purchased in April at any IWAT event or by contacting


Fundraising and Charity

By the numbers:

Morrison Flea Market--- NT$21,435

Yoga Donation--- February NT$5100

March NT$4800

Recent News:

Our last fundraising event for the season is upon us!

Spring Fling

We need you for the Spring Fling Charity Event on May 6th!

We need your help! We are working on recruiting a few companies and/or individuals to donate items for our “Silent Auction” during our Spring Fling Charity event. The items donated and money raised will go to local charities. If you or your spouse works for a company who might like to contribute a product, gift certificate, or money — please contact Morelia Humphreys directly through LINE. Individual people are welcome to donate items as well. In return, the companies or individuals will be announced as a sponsor and receive a tax deductible receipt for their donation. Thanks for your help! (IDEAS or past gifts have included: vouchers for restaurants, hotel vouchers, spa gift-certificates, electronics, wines, food items, fashion items, etc.) ***Please note that all donated items should be brand new, never used before and current (cutting edge). If you have any doubts, just let me know and I will help you decide.

We have a letter for sponsors in both English and Chinese, if you need one, please contact our Charity Coordinator Morelia! 我们备有给赞助者的信(中英文对照), 如果您有需要,请联系Morelia, 中文也可以联系Jing.

Thank you for your support, we hope to raise more money this year! Especially, now we after the hard work, finally we are registered and have our own tax ID, so we can issue tax deductible receipt for the sponsors! 感谢您的大力支持,希望我们今年可以募得更多款项。特别是,我们终于完成了注册,有统一编号了,可以给大家开收据供您退税了哦!

Let's imagine how we can create an even bigger impact in Taichung!


IWAT Playgroup

Did you know we have a budding playgroup in IWAT? Thanks to members Kate and Shauna for meeting this need in our community! Let us know if you'd like to help out or join in!


Book Club

It's time to begin submitting books for next year's reading list! Simply complete the form below and submit it by May 1st! See below the for for our April and May books as well!

May Book Club Selection:

2017 May: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

by Lisa See

In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men.



Did you know that Tuesdays and Thursdays are IWAT yoga days? Lisa teaches us new poses on a donation basis, and then she gives half to IWAT for charity! Let us know if you want to join!

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