Dear Friends,

As we get closer to the Annual Charity Bazaar, everyone is going into overdrive. Therefore, in November, we will try to rev your spirits with an exciting test drive of the BMW Mini. You will also get the chance to relax at the Latino Evening and the sweet “Honey, Honey” degustation and cooking demo. The last sightseeing trip of the year will be to a conservation area in the Dragoman swamps, known for their variety of birds and plants. So, join us in an action-packed and exciting month. You are welcome to sign up for these events at the coffee
morning. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend, please inform the organizer at least 24 hours in advance. You can always approach me with any suggestions and recommendations for future events.
Enjoy the events planned for this month!

Cheers,
Avantica Shinde Nielsen

EVENT DETAILS

1 November (Tuesday) from 10:30h – General Assembly and Monthly Coffee Morning at Matti’D. The General Assembly has been called to elect a treasurer. We will also be accepting membership renewals during this meeting. Please remember to bring your bank slips and photos, since payment will be done online. Please remember to sign up for the events and activities during this meeting. If you are unable to sign up at the coffee morning, you can also call or e-mail a few days in advance. Participation based on availability. For further information, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

3 November (Thursday) from 10:30h – Bazaar Stallholders’ and Bazaar Team Meeting at Inter Expo Centre. All stallholders are invited to attend this meeting, as various issues concerning stalls, lights, and other requirements will be discussed. For further information, please contact Marianna Maclaren on her mobile or via e-mail.

4 November (Friday) from 10:00h – Newcomers’ Coffee Morning. This meeting is organized to welcome new members and to help them get to know the club, its activities, and some of its members. If you would like to have an opportunity to share your experiences and to meet new friends, please come along to the next monthly Newcomers’ Coffee. For further information, contact Johanna Alcantara de Tejeda on her
mobile or via e-mail.

5 November (Saturday) from 10:00-13:30h or 14:30-18:00h – “Be Mini” Roadshow and Test Drive by BMW Motors for IWC members. You are invited to test drive the BMW Mini. There will be a morning and an afternoon group. The schedule includes: welcome and registration at Kamor Auto, on-road test drive, break at mid-point location, presentation, change of drivers, and driving back to Kamor Auto. A certified BMW
group instructor is leading the test-drive and the presentation in English. Please sign up for the test drive at the coffee morning. Max: 12 drivers per group. For further information, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via email.

8 November (Tuesday) at 10:30h – “Honey, Honey”—a degustation of various types of honey and recipes using
honey. You are invited to taste different types of honey and some delicious recipes prepared using honey, hosted by one of our wonderful members, Marina Trajanova. Fee: 10 BGN. Max: 12 members. For further information, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

11 November (Friday) at 10:00h – Charity Committee Meeting at the residence of Grace Tift. For further information, please contact Grace Tift on her mobile or via e-mail.

14 November (Monday) from 7:30-16:00h – Charity visit to Buzovgrad and Zlatitsa. Join us for a visit to Maria Luisa Children’s Home in Buzovgrad and the Zlatitsa Children’s Home, which is co-funded by the Drammen Rotary Club in Norway. Limited seats available. Transportation: IWC van or carpooling. For further information, please contact Grace Tift on her mobile or via e-mail.

15 November (Tuesday) from 7:00-17:00h – Charity visit to Pleven and Amici di Bambini. Join us for a visit to the Children’s Home in Pleven and to the Mladen Antonov Orphanage, supported by Amici di Bambini. Limited seats available. Transportation: IWC van or carpooling. For further information, please contact Grace Tift on her mobile or via e-mail.

18 November (Friday) from 10:00-15:00h – Sightseeing trip to the Conservation Center of the Dragoman Swamp (situated about 40 km from Sofia). We would like to invite you to go for a walk in the countryside led by an experienced guide and to discuss “Green Lodge” certification and other issues concerning alternative and eco-tourism in Bulgaria. We will also have a delicious lunch at a nearby village. This event is being sponsored by BAAT. Prominent speakers in the field and some journalists, too, have been invited to this event. Limited seats available. Transportation: IWC van or carpooling. For further information, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

18 November (Friday) from 18:30h – “Latino Fiesta”—an evening with a Latino flavor for IWC members and their spouses. We invite members to enjoy an evening with exciting salsa music, Latino dances (including a demonstration and class), and a delicious buffet of Spanish and other Latin American dishes! There will, of course, be lots of wine and other drinks. Fee: 20 BGN per person. For further information, please contact Johanna Alcantara on her mobile or via email.

22 November (Tuesday) from 10:00h – Final Bazaar Stallholders’ Meeting at Matti’D. For further information, please contact Marianna Maclaren on her mobile or via e-mail.

23 November (Wednesday) at 10:00h – Shopping visit to Vivenda meat and organic salt export factory, which supplies their premium meat products to various famous restaurants and hotels in Bulgaria. Stock up for your Thanksgiving and holiday celebration! You can visit their website at http://www.vivenda.bg/where-to-test. Please sign up at the coffee morning, or contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

29 November (Tuesday) at 12:30h – Monthly lunch at Restaurant Aubergine. Join us for a delicious lunch with friends at a newly-opened restaurant which has gotten good reviews from visitors. The menu, for 20 BGN, will include various starters, a choice of main course, and a dessert. Unlimited mineral water, soft drinks, and a glass of wine are included in the price. For precise menu details, please see the leaflets at the sign-up table at the November Coffee Morning. For further details, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

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Next Coffee Morning: December 8
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