Fallas is over, and spring has arrived! The weather is getting warmer, the skies bluer, and before you know it we'll be back to sandals, sea and sand. Isn't Valencia wonderful? Read on to see what's been happening with IWCV and to learn what we have in store for you this month. Don’t forget to check the IWCV website (www.iwc-valencia.com) periodically to see what’s new!
Events for April
Susan Kaplan, VP Membership
First Tuesday Coffee – Tuesday 4 April, 10:30am at MuviMent, on the terraza behind the MUVIM Museum. The coffee morning is open to all women in Valencia, both members and those who have not officially joined us yet. There is no need to register in advance - just stop by and join us!
April Luncheon – Thursday 20 April. This month we will enjoy a fabulous Moroccan meal at Almunia Restaurant. Our April luncheon is open to members and their partners/spouses. For details and to register, click on April Luncheon | IWC - Valencia
OWL Happy Hour – Wednesday 26 April, 6:00pm outside on the terrace at Saltimbocca, Plaça de Vannes 7. Open to all IWCV members, their partners/spouses and guests. No need to register in advance, but if you know you’ll be coming please email pres.iwcvalencia.com and let us know how many you will be.
Guided Tour of Montfort Gardens – Thursday 27 April. Springtime in Valencia is the perfect time to visit Montfort Gardens (Jardín de Montforte), the oldest gardens in Valencia. Our English speaking tour guide David will show us the history and the beauty of these gardens. Open to IWCV members, their partners/spouses and out-of-town guests. For details and to register, click on Guided Tour of Jardin de Montfort (Montfort Gardens) | IWC - Valencia
February and March New Members
Angela Viniarski - American
Anita Moyer - American
Candy Mirrer - American
Catherine Kohler - French
Christelle Heydon - Croatian
Christine Vitale - American
Delphine Rault - French
Femke Donington - Spanish
Gina Sosa - Dominican
Glenda Wadsley - Australian
Gloria Torres - American
Grace Ellen Salsbury - American
Janet Polito - American
Jihyeong Ryu - South Korean
Justyna korzynska - Polish
Kay Gerken - American
Kerry Orozco-Word - American
May Leong - American
Mireya Borrome - Venezuelan
Nelsy Ivette Carabali Castro - Columbian
Pinar Ozhal - Turkish
Priscilla Weiss de Carvalho - Brazilian
Rebecca Cabo - Spanish
Thao Cam - American
Zorana Durkovic - Servian-Canadian
Martina Van de Gey
Nelsy Ivette Carabali Castro
Charities & Fundraising
Pauline Fitzgerald, Charities Chair
We sadly bid farewell to Alea, our Proyecto Vivir coordinator in March. She has moved to Madrid to pursue her studies to obtain her medical registration in Spain. We thank Alea for her strong collaboration with PV in the past year. She ran a successful fund raiser with the Poinsettia plans before Christmas and she also started a mentorship program with PV. We wish her every success for the future.
We now welcome Myra Deuel as our new Proyecto Vivir coordinator. Mayra is enthusiastic about taking on this role and will meet with Cristina and the team in April. She looks forward to supporting PV and initiating new fundraising activities for them.
Phyllis So, VP Activities
We are thrilled to have so many events happening! Here's a recap of the fabulous events we had in March:
Beyond Stick Figures Cynthia Marin, Artist - Coordinator
Our Third Annual Fallas Pilar Tour! Phyllis So, Coordinator
Tour of Almoina 10:30-12, Cathy Cleaver, Coordinator with David from ARS Magna
Lladro Factory Tour
Here’s what’s happening in April so far:
The Essentials for Understanding Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Spain with Susan March, Nutritionist and Susan Hoover, Olive Oil Curator -Thursday, April 6
Manises Tour, Glass Workshop & Luncheon with Missy Anobile Wednesday, April 12,10:30-3:30
Tour of the Montfort Gardens (Jardín de Montforte) with our wonderful guide David from Ars Magna (see above for details).
There is plenty of room for more activities! Please consider how you can put together one of your own. It would be wonderful for you to share your talents with other IWCV members. We will be doing educational workshops and on-site events.
Please contact Phyllis So, 605 1176 32 (what’s app) or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Spanish and Coffee, Wednesdays, 11-12:30 at El Corte Ingles (Colon - the building where Starbucks and Samsung are) at the cafeteria on the 6th floor. Join us as we have Spanish conversations and get more comfortable being in our adopted country.
Contact Info: Mary Reeves, +34 686 50 20 90
Women Who Walk, Fridays, 11-1. Meet at Palau de la Musica to walk the Turia and then have coffee. For all levels of walking, you will find someone to walk with. Both men and women are welcome.
Contact info: Ida Mauritzen, WhatsApp +47 468 79 903
Stitches and Yarns - Fourth Thursdays 2-4 p.m. The next get-together will be on April 27th. Join this lively group, to learn to knit or crochet or bring your current project.
Contact Info: Cathy Cleaver, +34 635 97 89 98
Board Games and More - Average 2 times per month. For 6-8 people (depends on your flat), bring snacks and beverage. Games currently being played are: 3/13 (like rummy but not), Mexican Train Dominoes (like dominoes but not), Rumi Kube, (like rummy but not), Quiddler (make words vs. Numbers), and Yahtzee. If there’s a game you’d like to play or want to host a party, let Ann know.
Contact info: Ann Linton - +1 (312) 208-8666
We are in the process of scheduling both a Writing Workshop and an Art Workshop. If there’s anything else you’d like to see – or if you’d like to coordinate a workshop – please contact Phyllis at email@example.com
April Holidays in Valencia
Friday 7 April Good Friday
Sunday 8 April Easter
Monday 10 April Easter Monday
Monday 17 April Feast of St Vicent Ferrer
Monday 24 April St Vicent Martir Day
For those of you who celebrate, have a lovely Passover, a good EasterFor those of you who celebrate, have a lovely Passover, a good Easter, and we're looking forward to seeing you at one or all of our April events!