Dear Members
Its hard to believe that we are already half way through the year and most of our swallows have left, although looking at the temperatures here compared with most places in the world they may have been better staying here.
Although some groups are taking a break due to holidays we have some marvellous events happening in June and July so please take a look at the newsletter. In many cases the activity groups tend to be attended each month by the same people. I encourage everyone, especially new members, to try our different events. Our group leaders will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
In May we held the first of our cultural events where Maria Martinengo enthralled us with tales surrounding the history of the Italians in South Africa and provided us with delicious home-made Italian pastries. We would love others to showcase their heritage and to share their stories with us. The strength of the club is its members and the more people become involved the stronger the club will be going forward. So please gather a group of your fellow countrymen and talk to a member of the Board -we'll be happy to help you organise.
In keeping with my theme of inclusive friendship this year please remember to introduce yourself to members you don't know. If you see someone walking from the car park to the meeting, introduce yourself - strike up a conversation,  this club is filled with fascinating, intelligent ladies who all have stories to tell.
And finally please can you let me have your favourite recipes. It is my intention to publish a cookbook to be handed out at the November meeting in celebration of our 40th anniversary showcasing the favourite recipes of our members from around the world. So please email your recipes to me or another member of the board or write them out and pass to one of us.
Remember to use water wisely and keep praying for rain.
Lorraine Mewett

P.O.Box 587
Constantia 7848
Cape Town
Republic of South Africa
Lorraine Mewett
27 71 561 2522
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