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Events 2012-2013 

  • Saturday, January 26, 2013 4:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Judy organized a Neighborhood Coffee at her home in the Navy Yard.  We had coffee, tea and all kinds of goodies at her apartment and she presented the layout of the Charlestown Navy Yard, and its rich history.


    The Navy Yard was established in 1800, as one of the first six Navy Yards in the country, and closed in 1974.  At its peak, during World War II, it employed 50 000 workers. Read more about the history here.

    The Harborwalk looked very inviting under the perfectly blue sky, so in spite of the cold, we walked along the water all the way to the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), and its museum.

    Finally, we had a warm soup before we all headed back home.

    Thank you, Judy for welcoming us to your home, and for showing us around.

    Pauline and Silvia, thank you for the photos!


    2 Responses to Coffee at the Charlestown Navy Yard

    1. Sandra says:        

      Thank you so much Judy for organizing such an informative and fun “Neighborhood Coffee!” Great to be able to share the pictures too!
      Warm hugs,

    2. Rosemie says:                

      I have warm sunny memories of this friendly and very interesting visit on a -to say the least- very cold day. The hostess together with the participants made this a very agreeable event and the photographers will help fill in the blanks in our memories over 40 years. Thanks. Rosemie                

  • Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The visit to the Peabody Essex Museum to see the exhibit “Hats! An Anthology by Stephen Jones” was a huge success!

    An area was set up as a hat shop, and everyone could try on the hats.  Everyone looked just wonderful with the hats!



    Thank you, Pauline for organizing the visit! The hat suits you beautifully!

    Thank you, Pauline and Judy for submitting your photos.



    3 Responses to Hats!

    1. Joann says:

      How lovely! I was sorry to miss the group gathering, but I had already visited the show. I’m so glad everyone had a good time.

    2. Sandra says:

      Thank you Pauline for organizing such a fun activity! I had just returned from a trip and was unable to join in on the fun but so great to see the pictures. Great idea to bring your cameras along, Pauline & Judy!

    3. Virginia says:

      I am so sorry I wasn’t able to join the group. You all look awesome!

  • Monday, December 17, 2012 4:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you, Marie Louise for sharing your photos!

  • Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The traditional Holiday Party at Brigitte’s was a success, as usual, and very well attended.  All members contributed to the potluck with wonderful and tasty dishes. Thank you, Brigitte, for hosting!

    The Yankee Swap at the Brookline Public Library was a lot of fun, everyone walked away with a nice surprise.

    Finally,  a big group gathered at the last Pub Night of the year, with beer and wine and tasty dishes, and good conversations, as usual.

     Happy Holidays to all, and Best Wishes for 2013!


    2 Responses to Holidays with IWCB

    1. Ines says:

      If you took photos during any of the events, send them to Ines for publication. Thank you!

    2. Sandra says:

      Thank you Ines for keeping us logged in, informed and up to date!

  • Sunday, November 04, 2012 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A small group visited the Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design, what a surprise to find so many interesting works from alumnae, faculty, and world famous artists.

    After a lengthy visit to the museum, we took a good walk to get lunch, admiring the Victorian houses in the College Hill area of Providence, as well as Brown University’s campus.

    It was an interesting visit, giving us a taste for the city and the museum, and the need to go back and explore the area further.

    Thank you Pauline for organizing this fun day!

  • Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We met at World’s End in Hingham for a walk to enjoy the Fall Colors and the ocean views

    It was a beautiful day and a large group participated



    Jake’s Restaurant in Hull for a well deserved lunch afterwards.

    Thank you Nancy for organizing - snacks for the walk and all!


    One Response to World’s End in Hingham

    1. Sandra says:

      Looks like you all had such a lovely time. Sorry I had to miss this. I look forward to more fun! :)

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We want to thank Iko for a beautiful day at her 200-year-old farmhouse in New Hampshire.

    An amazing variety of foods was available, and of course, yakitori, a Japanese type of skewered chicken.

    After lunch a group took off to hunt for mushrooms, and it was well worth the walk.

    Another group walked into the woods with the sculptor to admire his sight specific work in bolder and metal. The walk ended at the beaver pond.


  • Thursday, October 11, 2012 5:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    This next IWCB Cultural Exchange event was a very special one that women of all ages, from all cultures, countries and nationalities will be able to relate to.

    The topic: The Deep River Within - The Art of Slowing Down in a 24/7 World


    Based on her highly-acclaimed book, Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life, psychotherapist and author Abby Seixas discussed how our culture’s “disease of a-thousand-things-to-do” affects us all, what we can do about it, and why it’s important to find ways to put on the brakes and remember what really matters.


    Abby Seixas is a psychotherapist, author and speaker specialized in issues of life balance.
    Abby speaks to women from Maine to California about work/life balance, self-care, and how to live a soulful life in a speed-obsessed world. She has been in the mental health field for more than thirty years.


    One Response to October Cultural Exchange

    1. Virginia says:

      Linda, thank you for organizing this meeting! Thanks to All who made this event happen!         

  • Friday, September 14, 2012 5:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    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

    One Response to Cultural Exchange and Welcome Back

    1. Sandra says:

      Thank you ladies for a lovely lunch and for a fun gathering! Thanks Edith for the great photos! Hoping to share this event with more members next time!

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you, Mary, for hosting us for lunch at the Annisquam Yacht Club
    and showing us your beautiful town.
    It was an absolutely delightful afternoon.
    Judy T.


    One Response to Lunch in Annisquam August 2012

    1. Virginia says:

      Such a great photo!!…

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