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“AND AS WE LET OUR OWN LIGHT SHINE, WE UNCONSCIOUSLY GIVE OTHER PEOPLE PERMISSION TO DO THE SAME.”

Nelson Mandela
 
 

Sunset over Hout Bay photograph credit: Yvonne Cherry.

 
This month, South Africa has been remembering that extraordinary man, Nelson Mandela, 100 years after he was born. His legacy was enormous and he was a man with a gift for words, including the beautiful reflection quoted here. It made me think about all of us at the International Women’s Club.
 
I have been watching how much we, as individual women, have the power to affect those around us. It’s not an overt power. Not even a conscious one. And yet words and actions that we send out to others have the power to make those around us feel good about themselves and life and equally so, an ill-intended word can be devastating. Its an awesome and sobering responsibility.
 
Spending time with one another over mahjong, over lunch, sipping coffee, enjoying music or art generally lifts us up. The joy of being in the company of good women is something precious within the club. We lost one of our slivers of light this month with the passing of a founder member, Yvonne Raizenberg. What most of us will remember was the sheer love and passion she had for IWC. Every month when she took her place behind one of the front tables, beautifully dressed, as always for the occasion, you would notice her smile from the entrance of our foyer. And I, for one, couldn’t help but smile back. There are a lot of very real smiles at the IWC. There’s also a lot of talent, a lot of hard work and a wonderful positive energy.
 
We don’t accomplish that as a group. We accomplish that as 390 individuals. That’s a lot of little lights! So maybe a final word from Mandela? “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
 
Wendy
 
 
 
 
Latest Activities
A quick view of what we've been up to.
 
 
 

THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 (So Far)

By Nora Horvath
Article taken from www.realsimple.com

We thought we would try something new! Over 2018, we are going to see if we can share information and ideas with you … and give you something extra to read when you visit www.iwccapetown.co.za!
 
 
 
 
 
 
FROM THE PRESIDENT
 
For me, May has been a month of deep reflection. On an upbeat note, I have had the pleasure of joining other IWC members for a number of our activities and events over the past four weeks. It is quite a different experience joining a small group of familiar faces to the feeling of us all being together at our more formal General Meetings.
 
 
ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
 
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New Members

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PART OF A TRUE WORLDWIDE NETWORK!
Messages from IWC’s Around the World

Sometimes, perched down here on the very southern tip of the African continent, we forget that we are part of a truly international organisation. Our own Anne-Sophie Richter does a grand job of communicating with this vast network of organisations around the world throughout the year. We thought it would be fun to share just some of the messages she received from other IWC’s as 2017 crossed over into 2018.


IWCL LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
I send you my best wishes for a happy, prosperous and peaceful New Year 2018.
Martha Twerenbold, Open Door Coordinator

BASQUE WOMENS CLUB
A very happy Christmas and 2018 to all your members.
Bridget for the landes pays

WICM FLORENCAC
A merry Xmas to you all!
Yvonne Lameê

IWC BRATISLAVA, SOLVAKIA
We wish you a peaceful Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
Klara Frecerova

IWC ROME
I wish you Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!
Hugs, Laura IWC Rome

IWC NAPLES
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Jennifer Russo, Open Door Coordinator, Naples

IWC SOUTH LIMBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
Warm wishes!
Irene Suilen à Campo, Open Door Coordinator

ZIWA ZURICH IWC
Our very best wishes to you and your families for a festive season, a very Merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous and healthy  New Year.
Christine Baumann, President and Claudine Ruefenacht, Intern. Liaison

IWC MALTA
Thank you for your beautiful greetings from S.A. My husband and I pass through Cape Town mid January, I take this opportunity to send all good wishes with hopefully a brighter future ahead for you all.
Irene Burlinson

LIA MUNICH
Best wishes for a merry holiday season and a happy and successful New Year full of interesting activities.
Carolyn, Open Door Coordinator

BERLIN IWC
To all of our sister clubs throughout the world!
Marlies Salazar, President, Christine Bell & Robina Lillecrapp, Joint International Co-ordinators 

MIWC (Munich IWC), GERMANY
With kind regards and best wishes to all the lovely ladies out there. May 2018 bring you much happiness, success, health and enlightenment.
Joyce Eckard. Open Door Coordinator

IWC BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
On behalf of all our members from Brussels, I wish you a Very Festive Holidays Season and a Year 2018 full of joy, success, friendship and love.

IWC NAPLES
Every best wish to you all for a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Jennifer Russo, Open Door Coordinator,

IWCA ANTWERP, BELGIUM
Our very best wishes to you and your families.
Agnes van de Walle, Jeanette vanhove, Nicole Vandermersch, Lena Thiers, Isabella Smeele, Nelly Penning, Mimo de Meulder

IWC DUBLIN, IRELAND
To our IWC friends in sister clubs around the world, very best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and a wonderful 2018.
Yvonne Kennedy-Hobbs, Open Door Coordinator

WIC CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
Wishing all the members of Open Door a very happy Christmas period and a safe, healthy and prosperous 2018.
Fiona Spencer

IWC CRAZ, AUSTRIA
We send you the warmest wishes for you and your families for this holiday season.
Bettina Dornhofer and the IWA Graz board members

IWC EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Wishing you all the very best of everything for 2018.
Monica Bell

ZIWC, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Greetings to you all.
Saakje Daalhuijsen-Beijnen, ZIWC Open Door Coordinator 2014-2018

 
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