April 2018 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 7
A Word from our President
Spring is coming! Flowers are blooming! What great weather to join activities! IWAT was very busy in March with different activities: biking, movies, an oil-tasting workshop, and more! Right now is great time to enjoy outdoor activities in Taiwan before the heat wave arrives.
April is also a major fundraising event month for IWAT. The Spring Fling Gala on April 21 is our formal dinner event. All proceeds received from the event will go to the designated charity organization, which will be voted for by our IWAT members. Morrison Flea Market is on April 28. You can donate any pre-loved clothes, toys, books, or home goods that are in good condition. Maybe sign up to work a shift as well!
Every month, we see new faces at the luncheon or coffee morning. We are so excited IWAT’s growth. Friendship flows through the chatting, laughing, and having fun together. We are really touched by all of your support. IWAT has a great mission to love each other and help each other. Let us pull together and make a great success of our two major events in April, so IWAT will have the ability to share this love to even more needed places in our community.
Hope you all enjoy your spring break holidays. Happy Easter!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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April April 4 10am-12pm Museum Fine Art Walk and Picnic
April 11 11am-1pm Casual Lunch
April 21 6pm-9pm Spring Fling
April 25 10am-2pm Coffee Morning, Hostess: Kathy
April 28 Morrison Flea Market Booth
May May 2 10am-12pm TBA
May 9 11am-2pm Casual Lunch
May 16 2pm-4pm Tour/Workshop TBA
Hospitality Committee Notes
Date: April 11
Place: Lanna Thai Restaurant
Address: No. 298 Chaofu Road, Xitun District
Join in for our April Casual Lunch to make new friends and connect with old ones!
Spring Fling Gala
Date: April 21
Place: Polygram Restaurant
Address: 15 Shizheng N. 1st Rd.
Cost: NT$1400 per ticket
Join IWAT for dinner, dancing, and silent auction as we raise money for charity! We also welcome donations from you businesses or others you may know of in the form of items or gift vouchers.
Morrison Flea Market Booth
Date: April 28
Place: Morrison Christian Academy
Please contact Jessica to sign up to work a shift. We are also looking for gently used items for donation to our booth: clothing, household goods, books, etc.
BOOK CLUB NOTES
Our traditional book club day has been shifting over the past few years in order to find what works best for our members. This year we have not had very much interest.
As you may know, IWAT is a member-driven organization. We want our activities to reflect the interests of our current members. Please reach out if you have ideas for great activities that you would like monthly. There are surely other ladies who would love to join in!
For now, I'll post the last book of our IWAT season here to give you inspiration if you are looking for a book to dive into!
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
From the Membership Desk...
Have you renewed your membership? Contact Belle or Sachiko via LINE for help! Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!