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May 2017 Newsletter Vol. 2 Issue 9

Chairlady's Note

大家好嗎! Hello Everyone!

I may have your name as a nominee for our board next year! Who-me!? Yes-You! People have been chatting you up! Soon someone will be sending you an invitation to join our board for 2017-2018!

DON'T WORRY! You can nominate yourself, too! It could be that perhaps your fellow member/friends felt shy about nominating you! Or maybe they simply don't know that you are ready to try something new. Volunteering can be a bit out of our comfort zones, which means this is just the opportunity to stretch and grow. Just shoot me an email, and I will include you in our list of nominees!

Here is what you need to know:

  • You have fresh ideas to make IWAT improve!

  • You have the energy and enthusiasm to help guide and direct our organization!

There is no escaping the love of your fellow members who hope you can take us in amazing directions!

(All volunteer positions include training and support.)

Email to find out more details.

We will 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

With much love AND hope for a great next year,

Rebecca MacNeal



1. 2017-2018 Board Election Committee and nominations

2. Spring Fling Helpers

3. June Luncheon Helpers

Please email to get involved!





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 Photography Workshop

May 24 Coffee Morning (Hostess Deborah)


June 7 11am-2pm Farewell Luncheon

Official Activities suspended for summer.

Two Casual Lunches will be the second Wednesday in July and August for summer socializing.

Check out our Calendar Here too!



Spring Fling Celebration

Saturday, May 6th 6pm-9pm

Tickets: NT$1200 each

Information: View our webpage for details by clicking here.

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

Photography Workshop

Saturday, May 17th 8:30am-12:30pm

  • What you’ll learn:

  • How to manually adjust your camera settings to capture the photos that you’ve always dreamed of, and much much more!

  • Bring to Class:

  • Your fully charged camera

  • Manual

  • Prerequisites:

  • A digital camera with the ‘manual’ setting (dSLR, mirrorless, etc. Email me with questions or to see if your camera will work)

  • The camera manual (download from internet if needed, contact me to learn what to print)

  • Completed pre-workshop questionnaire via email with Rebecca:


Fundraising and Charity

Spring Fling

This Saturday-May 6th!

Every dollar raised goes to charity!

Contact Jing Huang to see if you can still reserve a ticket!!!

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


IWAT Activities


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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