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Hello!

Well, preparations for our 20th Charity Bazaar are truly on their way with a very successful first stall holders meeting being held during September at the Park Inn Hotel. 60 people attended representing 35 countries, which is amazing for a first meeting! We have also had further meetings with the President’s office regarding his involvement at the opening ceremony and how his staff can get involved in helping with the bazaar. Everyone seems to be buzzing about it and that is very encouraging and exciting.

You have probably noticed the brighter and more modern layout of our web site, which is clearer for both visitors and members alike and it is easier to find information. You need to have a log in and a password to get to the members area where you will find details of the months activities with maps for meeting places etc. and the electronic version of the newsletter amongst other things. If you are a member and you don’t have these login details then please contact the office where the administration staff will help you. Elitsa and Zdravka have been working very hard to keep the website up-to-date, together with our Facebook account. And now you can also find us on Twitter! If you Facebook or ‘Tweet’ please like or follow us and share with your friends. The coverage will help with donations and publicity. You will now also find us on a new website called Yatoto.com, which each month gives visitors to the site a chance to win BGN 5,000 and for IWC to get a further BGN 5,000 donation. The more hits the site gets the greater our chance of winning that months donation, so give it a go, it costs you nothing but time!

Some of our regular groups are meeting again in the new season after the summer break. If you want to enroll and get on the email distribution lists for a regular activity then please sign up at the October coffee morning or contact the office and they will help put you in contact with the right leader.

We hope to see many of you at our activities this month, which will include a visit to the newly refurbished Ladies Market in Sofia centre.

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month globally and we are pleased to welcome The Bra Clinic to our coffee morning to speak to us about breast care and to show us some of the items that are available from their showroom.

Have a happy October!
Lynne Godding