May 2017 Chair’s Letter

A monthly email for members with news about the club

Dear Members:

Julie Leonard, our speaker at the May General Meeting, had a lot to say about surviving and thriving the cultural shock of moving. You can find the core of her presentation by clicking here. Julie’s main point was, “get involved, find your people, move in the world.” She emphasized the need to find reasons to connect with other women and men and highlighted how the websites Internations and Meetup can help make that happen, especially for a younger generation used to using the internet for shopping, transportation, and information. Julie’s presentation was precise and to the point. It was great to have her come and clarify what we already knew because we’re already doing it here in the Munich International Women’s Club. For over 25 years, we’ve been creating a community for women from all over the world who are here for just a few months, a few years, or a lifetime.

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Special Announcement from the US Consulate for US citizens

The U.S. Consulate General in Munich will host its annual American Citizen Services Information & Passport Day on Saturday, June 17 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. You can meet with representatives from the United States and German government agencies like Social Security and the Kreisverwaltungsreferat. There will also be representatives present from various non-profit organizations in Bavaria that offer services to American citizens.

U.S. citizens also have the opportunity that day to apply for U.S. passports, and there are still appointments available. Click here to schedule an appointment. Even if you don’t need to renew a passport, come and join us for the cookout! Some of your favorite American food, chips, snacks and sodas will be available for purchase.

The event is open to U.S. citizens and immediate family members.

Please bring your U.S. passport for entry, and read our security instructions as certain items are not allowed inside the U.S. Consulate General.

Jane Romain

Charity Donation Proposals Requested

This year we are in a position to donate some of our hard-earned funds to additional charities.  We would very much like to include you in this selection process.  Do you have a particular charity close to your heart that you would like MIWC to contribute to?  If so, please complete the attached form and submit your proposal to by July 1, 2017. Kindly bear in mind the charity must support our constitutional goals.  Please see attached form for all details.

MIWC Charity Project Funding Proposal 2017

The Charity Team will review the proposals and create a ballot for MIWC members to vote on in September.  We look forward to your proposals. 

Jane Romain

Waldwirtschaft Beer Garden Opening – Saturday, 13 May

This reminder is to let you know that the Beer Garden Opening at the Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe will take place rain or shine. The weather is getting warmer, and the chances that it might rain are diminishing. If we do have rain, we can take seats in the “Sarlettl” which is the roofed and closed tent just to the left of the beer garden as you enter – where we will be warm and dry.

There is no entry fee to pay. You just pay for the food and drinks you consume in the beer garden. We only ask for a small tip for the band. All are invited, so please tell your friends who may be interested in joining us. 

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FAWCO newsletter – May 2017



Could you, your children or grandchildren be a candidate for a FAWCO academic scholarship? What about a Development Grant for a charitable project for which you have a passion? As a Munich IWC and FAWCO member you are already eligible! Though the deadline for these grants is January 2018, now is the time to thoughtfully consider these opportunities and begin the application process. Read on for specific information.

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MIWC Monthly Meeting May 10, 2017

Our May speaker is Julie Leonard, a Life Coach and Aromatherapist based in Munich. With over 25 years of Psychology, Health and Coaching Experience, Julie shares her philosophy on reaching a state of happiness and mindfulness to help us embrace and adapt to change.

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May Birthdays


“Happy Birthday!” to the following members celebrating their birthday this month:

Joyce Eckard May 01
Roxey Lau May 14
Alison Rolle May 19
Seema Behl May 20
Jane Nash May 21
Robin Martin May 23
Rita Kloeppel May 23
Miriam Hunfeld May 25
Mary Winter May 27
Carol Hoffmann May 30
Edmarie Marcano May 30
Gudrun van Ameijden May 31



FAWCO News – May 2017


Inspiring Women

FAWCO has a brand new online magazine.  Introducing Inspiring Women! The quarterly magazine will profile the lives of individual members of FAWCO clubs throughout the world who use their skills, talents and passions to make an impact in the global community. Each issue will have a theme and include interviews with selected members suggested by club presidents, FAWCO reps or members like you!

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Waldwirtschaft Beer Garden Opening – (22 April) – Canceled

Hello Members,

Because of the terrible weather this weekend the Waldwirtschaft has decided to cancel the Beer Garden Opening this Saturday (22nd April) and move to a date in May.  As soon as we have a fixed date we will inform you of the new date.  Even though we had planned to be in a closed tent on Saturday, we believe that no one is excited about going outside in weather like this.

Jane Romain

Art Card Project – Talents needed !

Attention MIWC Artists 

We need your talents to make this year’s Art Card project another success. Two years ago, 10 MIWC artists created original artwork for notecards that raised €600 for the club.

This year we are assembling works of solely graphic mediums (paintings, drawings etc. no photos).

Please contact Renee at by April 10 if you are interested. We will be scheduling our brainstorming meeting to decide on the theme in April.