November 2017 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 3
A Word from our President
IWAT was very busy in October. Our members were so active! It was great to see you getting out and enjoying Taichung!
We were so happy to see so many new faces at our coffee morning and the luncheon. IWAT had a successful First Scavenger Hunt on October 18th. Six teams of members overcame all of the challenges and maneuvered all over Taichung’s downtown areas. Congratulations to the winning team – The Fabulous 4 (Toni, Judy, Melody, and Hillary). Thanks to Brandy and Jessie and the rest of the team who planned and organized behind the scene. It was a great experience for newcomers as well as those who have been living in Taichung for so long!
Check out our updated Facebook page, managed by Gemma. She has brought it to life! Check it out: “Iwat Taiwan” and/or our page “International Women’s Association of Taichung” and click on the “Like” Button to stay up to date!
The end of the month highlight for October is the Compass International Food Festival. Many thanks to all the people who will contribute foods and volunteer at the booth, especially our organizer Judy! This important event for IWAT will raise money to serve the community.
The weather is finally cooling down, the leaves are changing color, and the holidays are coming. IWAT has many more events before the Winter Break. Christmas party tickets are on sale now! Don't miss this opportunity to bring your family to share the holiday spirit with the IWAT family. In November, we are going to Piano and Forest Restaurant, the coolest venue for dining in Taichung, for our monthly luncheon!
We have more plans to come for our small groups too! So keep your eye on Facebook, the website, and Line for more events, activities, party, and news.
During this Thanksgiving season, lWAT would like to thank you all wonderful ladies who support our community and help each other. We feel proud of to have you ladies as our members, and we hope that IWAT also makes you proud, too! Let’s continue that loving-care for each other, and do great things to help our community know IWAT’s love.
IWAT International Food Booth at CompassFest
Don't forget to visit our booth at the Compass Festival on October 28th! Thanks to Judy Choo and her team of volunteer bakers and shift workers! Check out what our lovely members are baking for us!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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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 now!
November November 1 10am-12pm Book Club (The Zookeeper's Wife)
December December 2 6pm-9pm IWAT Christmas Party
December 6 10am-12pm Book Club (Green Island)
From the Membership Desk...
Have you renewed your membership? Contact Belle 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
SPECIAL EVENT DETAILS
Hospitality Committee Notes
Annual IWAT Family Christmas Party
Date: December 2nd
Location: Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Address: No.666 Taichung Blvd. Sec. 2, North Dist., Taichung
RSVP by November 25th via LINE or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: November 8, 2017 11:30am
Where: No. 118 Qinghai South Street
Email email@example.com if you are interested.
Date: November 15th
Location: A la Maison
Crochet workshop is currently full. Please contact Jessie via LINE to let her know if you are interested in being on the standby list or would like to request another session. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK CLUB NOTES
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.
December Book Club Selection:
by Shawna Ryan
Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you love?
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!
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