Sixteen members of IWCB gathered on September 13, 2012 to kick off the first Cultural Exchange program of the season. Lalitha, Cultural Exchange Chair Person, opened the meeting by providing information about what the Cultural Exchange Program does.
Next Sandra, our new President, took the podium and introduced the new committee chairs, the Executive Committee and a new club member Michele C. Sandra explained that the club now has a new committee position which is called Activities Officer and is headed by Jawahara S.
Ines traveled to the Finger Lakes region of New York this summer and was kind enough to share her trip with us with a slide show. We all wished we could have tagged along.
Mary Pope spoke about the possibility for a new venue for Pub Night and invited everyone to join her at the Omni Parker House on Friday Sept. 14 night at 6:30.
Lalitha again took the podium and talked about the questionnaire that she had sent to members and recounted the programs of last year. Through the responses to the questionnaire Lalitha hopes to determine the group’s area of interest and elaborate on that with futures programs. The possibility of expanding the cooking portion of the cultural program was explored with suggestions that included visiting ethnic food markets and shopping for the food to be prepared at the next cooking event.
After a pot luck lunch, we re-grouped to discuss the idea of forming a foreign language exchange group. Many showed interest in trying this out.
Marie Alice mentioned that this weekend the United South End Artists have Open Studios, so that is Sept 15th and 16th from 11to 6 PM, click for details. Our member Joanne T is participating.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival, was introduced by Joann K. Click for locations in Massachusetts . The movie nights will be from Sunday September 30th to Sunday October 7th. If you are interested, go to the location most convenient for you and the Club will probably schedule a discussion of the movies.
Photos and text by Edith