Welcome to the International Women's Club of Cape Town
 
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.”
Audre Lorde (American writer, feminist and poet)
 
 

Cosmina Ionesco (on the far right), IWC member and Consul for Romania in Cape Town and her husband Andrei (the Romanian Consul General), with Wendy Coetzee at the Romanian Inter-Culture event in June.

 
The more I contemplate on the different international cultures of our club, the more I realize how similar we are. We speak more than 30 languages between us, we look different, we eat differently, we have different traditions and our upbringings were very different … but gathered around a lunch table, hiking up a mountain, listening to a talk, sharing a cup of coffee, we are all just women with a shared conversation and an interesting story to tell. It is reassuring to contemplate that sense of belonging. It is definitely an aspect of our club worth protecting and celebrating.
July offers a full programme! No matter who you are or what your preferences are, there is something that will appeal among the line-up of our programme this month. Click on “IWC Activities” above, put in the IWC password and have a look for yourself.
 
On a cold winter morning a few weeks ago, a large group of us attended a celebration of Romania’s centenary celebration. This month, the light falls on Great Britain. Next month we embrace Germany before turning to a completely different culture in September with Indonesia. At the International Women’s Club we not only have the opportunity to learn about our differences but also to become familiar with our similarities. That’s worth celebrating!
 
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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