Dear Ladies,

I would like to welcome all the returning members and the new ones, hoping you all enjoyed the sunny days with your family and friends.

September marks the IWC new calendar year with renewing memberships, welcoming new members, reaching out to the International Community, planning a calendar of monthly events and preparing for the 23rd Charity Bazaar. I would like to thank Mrs. Raluca Țigău, the Romanian Ambassador’s wife for hosting the 23rd Charity Bazaar 1st. Stall-holders meeting at their embassy on the 26th of September.

Our membership year is off to fun filled busy start. Many new activities such as outings to the Opera, the Ballet, Museums, Exhibitions, Archeological sites, Movie nights, and many more.

Good news ladies: August 25th, I held the first meeting with Diana Michaels-Christopher,Ph.D. and Maya Metodieva who are our new 1st & 2nd Vice-presidents. On the 28th, I was welcomed Mary Gullet as our new Treasurer. Welcome to the Executive Board ladies!

Additional ladies are needed to assist the Treasurer, the Charity Chairman and the Bazaar Coordinator. Many volunteers are needed to help with the Website, Facebook, Taking Photos, Sponsoring newcomers, Childrens group leader, Support group leaders (visiting & assisting members), Events Assistants, Movie & Dinner Group leaders, and a Bazaar team.
Our 1st meeting is on September 11th, a day that we all can not forget. Prayers go to the hundreds of families that lost their loved ones due to terrorist attacks in the U.S. and internationally. Prayers go to all the ones in Texas that lost their lives and to the ones that lost their homes due to Hurricane Harvey. Devastating disasters teach us the value of Unity.

Two important official holidays this month, Unification Day on the 6th and Independence Day on the 22nd. Wishing every Bulgarian member and their families a very Happy Independence Day ?? May God Blessing Be with you all.

As the president of IWC Sofia, I ask you all to join me this year so we all work together in order to make a social and an educational impact in this beautiful Country.

Looking forward to a fun and successful year.

In friendship,

Lilly White
President 2017-2018