Dear Ladies,

We always look forward to the  summer months, for warm sunshine,  relaxing days and catching up with family and friends,  but it can be a time of mixed emotions for our members, for some,  they will leave Sofia and will move onto their next destination,  others will return to find newly made friends have left, but there will be ladies who are arriving here at this time who will be looking for a friendly face and a helping hand.

This is when our club is at its best,  we all know what it is like to be ‘new in town’ and we all remember coming to our first coffee morning and meeting other ladies in that same position.  Friendships are made quickly and we all share wonderful times together,  be it an unexpected coffee or a trip out to discover this amazing country.

I hope our members who are leaving will stay in contact, send us their news,  photos and friendship from afar, and hopefully we will meet again here or there!   After all the world is now closer than ever.

I would like to give a warm welcome to the wife of the American Ambassador, Nicole Simmonds, to Bulgaria and the IWC. Having been in Sofia only a few months,  she has already become a member of the club and kindly offered to host our July coffee morning at the American residence.

As a club we have even more changes this summer as we move out of our office in the business park.  We have secured new office space on the same terms as before,  which means the office, including storage space has been donated one again.  I would like to thank Business Park, Sofia and Allied Pickford who supplied our storage facilities, for their massive contribution over many years to help us in our charitable efforts.

We will announce the new office details as soon as we have confirmed the date of commencement. This will be announced first on our website in the coming weeks.

If I don’t see you over the summer at any of our events, I look forward to welcoming you back at our September coffee morning.

Have fun,  safe travels, warm wishes,