October 2017 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 2
A Word from our President
Welcome to all members!
I am very happy to serve IWAT as the president for 2017-2018.
Taichung is my home town, but I have been expatriated with my family to many other countries during the past 11 years, including the United States. I hope to use my background, as both local and expat, as a bridge within our organization: connecting members from different countries, making it easier for newcomers to settle in Taichung, helping women find friends, learning about each others' cultures, and providing opportunities to serve the community.
Our new board is a wonderful group of ladies who have amazing energy and enthusiasm. Please join me in welcoming and supporting them. In fact, we have new projects that we hope to begin soon which will enhance the activities that we already have established. I hope all members can enjoy this great organization for international women, share friendship, and have great times together.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CLICK LINKS (if available) ON THIS NEWSLETTER TO JOIN IN or JUST EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE!
Annual IWAT Family Christmas Party
When: December 2, 2017 6pm-9pm
Where: Evergreen Hotel
What: A festive evening of dinner, music, entertainment, and a visit from Santa. Tickets available in early November, but please reserve a slot on your calendar for this memorable event!
October 11 11am Monthly Luncheon (Banana New Paradise Restaurant/Xiang Jiao Xin Le Yuan) October 16 10am-12pm Book Club (The Versions of Us)
October 18 8:30am-3pm IWAT Scavenger Hunt October 25 10am-12pm Coffee Morning Hostess: Laura
October 28 Compass Festival Bake Sale!
November November 1 1pm-3pm Book Club (The Zookeeper's Wife)
From the Membership Desk...
Have you renewed your membership? Contact Jennifer or Sachiko via LINE for help! Or contact email@example.com to arrange payment.
Our annual membership dues of NT$1500 allow IWAT to provide:
IWAT Membership Card w(Yoyo/Easy Card with NT$100 deposit)
Gift for your birthday (given at the luncheon of your birthday month)
End-of-year benefits and gifts
Funds for charity
All functioning costs of the organization
OCTOBER SPECIAL EVENT DETAILS
Hospitality Committee Notes
SAVE THE DATE!
Date: October 11th
Location: Banana New Paradise Restaurant (Xiang Jiao Xin Le Yuan)
Address: No.111 Shuangshi Rd. Sec. 2, North Dist., Taichung
RSVP by October 6 via LINE or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma & Linda
1st IWAT Scavenger Hunt
When: October 18, 2017 8:30am-3pm
Where: Meet at Caowu Square (see ad for address)
Cost: Entry fee (NT$200)
Activity is full, however please contact Jessie Liao via LINE or email email@example.com if you are interested.
As always, there may be last minute cancellations!
BOOK CLUB NOTES
October Book Club Selection:
The Versions of Us
by Laura Barnett
Some moments can change your life forever. Have you ever wondered, what if...? A man is walking down a country lane. A woman, cycling towards him, swerves to avoid a dog. On that moment, their future hinges. There are three possible outcomes, three small decisions that could determine the rest of their life. Eva and Jim are nineteen and students at Cambridge when their paths first cross in 1958. And then there is David, Eva's then-lover, an ambitious actor who loves Eva deeply. The Versions of Us follows the three different courses their lives could take following this first meeting. Lives filled with love, betrayal, ambition but through it all is a deep connection that endures whatever fate might throw at them. The Versions of Us explores the idea that there are moments when our lives might have turned out differently, the tiny factors or decisions that could determine our fate, and the precarious nature of the foundations upon which we build our lives. It is also a story about the nature of love and how it grows, changes and evolves as we go through the vagaries of life...
November Book Club Selection:
The Zookeeper's Wife
by Diane Ackerman
A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these "guests," and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became "The House Under a Crazy Star." Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story―sharing Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife," while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism.
Compass Festival Bake Sale
Date: October 28th
-Baked Goods to sell at our booth (Please individually wrap if possible!)
Sign up with Judy via LINE or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee Morning, Potluck Luncheon and Book Club
Hostesses needed! Please contact Gemma or Linda via LINE for details on available dates.
For other opportunities, email email@example.com to get involved!