NOMINATING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Nominating Committee for the AGM on Tuesday, 16th April 2019, will be comprised of the following IWC members:

Desislava Ivanova (Chairperson)
Iliana Zlatareva
Johanna Alcantara de Tejeda
Vassilka Velinova-Azar
Teodora Houry

CALL FOR THE IWC GENERAL MEETING

The Board of the International Women’s Club is calling a General Meeting on Tuesday, 16th April 2019 at 10:30am at Capella Play, Park Center, 2 Arsenalski blvd., Sofia, according to article 9e of the IWC constitution, under the following agenda:

1. Vote on Amendments to the IWC  constitution as suggested by the Executive Board
2. Acceptance of the annual report of the Executive Board.
3. Acceptance of the annual report of the Treasurer.
4. Electing a new Executive Board.
5. Election of new members to the Executive Board.

Registration for the AGM will start at 10:30am and will end at 11:15am. If there is no quorum the AGM will take place the same day at 12:15 noon in the same place with the same agenda. All written documents related to the suggested voting agenda are available at the IWC office.

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Regular Monthly Activities

Patchwork

This group consists of seven members and we are meeting every Monday in the PLUS TOVA café, situated in Marin Drinov 38 st., from 10 am to 12 pm. Teacher of the group is Dusica Trkulja who is showing the making of patchwork. please contact Dusica Trkulja on her landline: 02 980 0948.

English Conversation Group

We are five native English speakers who take it in turns to lead a weekly conversation group every Thursday from 10:30 AM–12:30 PM. Different venues and topics are chosen every week. All members and all levels are welcome. Please enquire at CM to see who is leading this group, as there were changes.

Russian Conversation Group

To the attention of anyone who wish to improve conversational Russian language regardless of the level of her knowledge and practice: the new Russian Conversation group starts from February planning to meet twice a month. Everybody who is interested is welcome. Please contact Marieta Neykova who is a native Russian speaker by e-mail: neykova-mp@dir.bg or tel. 0889 84 93 54.

Bulgarian Conversation Group

Five Native Bulgarian speakers joined to form a conversation group by special request – just for you to grow and increase and to practice your B U L G A R I A N! We meet weekly at 10.30 every Tuesday. Please contact Jane Ewing for location – the teachers/ tutors are all wonderful Bulgarian friends from IWC who you respect and know. Don’t be afraid! Come join us! Zapovyaday!! Contact Jane by e mail: janeaewing@gmail.com.

Spanish Conversation Group

Everybody who wants to practice and improve her Spanish is welcome to our weekly meetings. Also, if you are already fluent in Spanish or if you are a native speaker and you would like to participate, please contact Sory Jan by e-mail: jansory1@yahoo.fr.

Hiking

The hiking group is an energetic group of dedicated hikers who head up to Vitosha and the surrounding mountains every Friday. We usually meet at 9 am at Fantastico in Dragelevtsi. An email is sent to all hikers every Wednesday with more specific plans and this often includes different meeting points. A typical hike will bring us back to our meeting point at 2 or 3. For more information please write to Bistra Karakoleva at biskarakoleva@gmail.com.

Playgroup

Mums and dads with babies, toddlers and small children, please come along to our weekly playgroup! We meet every Wednesday at 10am, at someone’s home or in a park or play centre. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people (some of us have lived in Sofia for many years so are great sources of advice and information too), and for the children to make friends. It’s totally free and there is no obligation to host, so please do come and join us! For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please email Stephanie.Karaolis@gmail.com.

Cricket

Devam Women’s Cricket Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 PM at the National Sports Academy in Student City. If you are interested, contact Mona Kaushik at devamibsac@gmail.com. Age is no barrier! No fee!!! Let’s play cricket!!!

Sofia Ladies International Choir (SLIC) is a ladies four part harmony choir here in Sofia. We sing everything from ancient to modern, sacred to secular and songs from different cultures . Our rehearsals are conducted in English but we have sung in Latin, French, Spanish, Bulgarian and even Korean! Our practices take place in a music studio in Borovo district from 19.30 on a Wednesday evening. We are small but make a good sound and have already performed several short concerts at the Catholic Cathedral and the US Embassy. Our choir director is a Bulgarian/Canadian who is great fun. We are looking for some more good singers. The ability to read music would be an advantage but is not essential. For more info: Daniela Videv at danielavidev@hotmail.com.

Tennis

A group of members are starting to regularly play tennis together. We are of mixed ability and if you wish to join us or get on the regular emailing list then please contact Teodora Petrova on 0888 495066 or her email: teodora_p@yahoo.com.

Bridge

The bridge group is renewing its playing sessions once a week starting from April as the private bridge club ”King of clubs” is not open during morning hours any more. Interested members are invited to play bridge with us. A place of the meeting will be fixed for each session. There is an English-speaking group and a French-speaking group. For more info contact Diana: dianakolarova@yahoo.com, 0888 423 150 or Marieta: neykova-mp@dir.bg, 0889 849 354.