Welcome to the International Women's Club of Cape Town
 
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead
 
 

Winter approaches! This photograph was taken on a cold rainy day at a recent IWC Outing to the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Stellenbosch.

 
They say that as winter approaches, Cape Townians start to hibernate. At least those who stay behind while our swallows fly away to other nests. The women of the Cape Town International Women’s Club are showing no signs of hibernating yet … and May was one of the busiest activity months this year. Collectively we visited the Lanzerac Wine Farm, lunched in Century City and Hout Bay, listened to jazz in Gardens, drank coffee in Claremont, learned about kelp in Simons Town, walked through Bo-Kaap and hiked across Table Mountain.  In between we brushed up on the music of Debussy, met photojournalist Nic Bothma, absorbed art at the V&A, sank ourselves into the culture of Sweden and indulged in champers and cream scones while the cathedral bells rang for Harry and Meghan. It was all very gloriously busy. June promises a whole bunch more wonderful Cape Town activities! No sign of hibernation in sight. Click on “IWC Activities” to see the fun, fabulous and fascinating selection of activities our Group Leaders have lined up for June.
 
It was a sad month too as we said an unexpected goodbye to one of our founder members, Rosalie Bloch. Her passing was tragic and shocking. What Rosalie accomplished in her life was proof that love can be an action word. I have written more about Rosalie and her role within IWC in this month’s “President’s Message” but the quotation above by Margaret Mead, presented by Rosalie’s children at their mother’s memorial service to honour who she was, are the words I would like to offer you for the month ahead. Never doubt what one woman can accomplish. And if one person can accomplish a lot… imagine what a group of determined individuals can do.
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
 
Select one of our Activity Clubs from the list below for more information.
 
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New Members

Enquiry If you would like to become a member of IWC Cape Town.
 
 
 
 

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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Constantia 7848
Cape Town
Republic of South Africa
Wendy Coetzee
(083) 285-5933
 
 
 
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