June 2022

Summer is nearly here, and the weather is back to the way Valencia should be, with cool breezes, sunshine, and so many fun things to do outside! This month the IWCV has a whole slew of activities for you. Read on and see which ones appeal to you most!


Events for June:

  • First Tuesday Coffee – Tuesday 7 June. Our first Tuesday Coffee will be next Tuesday, 10:30am at MuviMent, on the terraza behind the MUVIM Museum. This month we will have a special addition to our morning with IWCV member Jacky Dyer who will do a presentation all about Aloe Vera. 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!

  • Catamaran Excursion with Mussels and Wine – Wednesday 8 June, for those of you who enjoy seafood, a tipple and the open sea. For details and to register, please go to the IWCV website. Just click on this link: Catamaran Excursion with Mussels and Wine | IWC - Valencia

  • Tour of the British Cemetery of Valencia – Thursday 9 June. IWCV member Pamela Smith-Berry will lead us on a fascinating tour of the resting place of Expats from 21 countries. This visit will give you a good idea of the activities of the expats in Valencia over many years. For details and to register, click on Tour of the British Cemetery of Valencia | IWC - Valencia

  • June Luncheon, for IWCV Members – Thursday 16 June. Our June luncheon will be our last until September, and we will enjoy the taste and flavors of Italy outdoors in a lovely, shaded terrazza! For details and to register, click on https://www.iwc-valencia.com/events/june-luncheon-1

  • Olive Oil Tour – Thursday 23 June. Third time’s the charm! After being rained out twice, we now have a firm date and what promises to be excellent weather for this fascinating tour of olive groves with olive oil tasting, led by IWCV member Susan Hoover. For details and to register, click on Olive Oil Tour | IWC - Valencia

  • Excursion on Catamaran with Lunch & Dip in the Sea – Tuesday 28 June. Join IWCV member Patricia Murray for an enjoyable afternoon on the water with lunch and an opportunity for a dip in the sea. For details and to register, click on Catamaran Excursion with Lunch and a Dip in the Sea | IWC - Valencia

  • OWL – Wednesday 28 June. The IWCV’s “OWL” Happy Hour will take place at 6 PM at Babilonia, just off St. Vincent Martir next door to Hundred. Your spouse / partner / guests are welcome to join you. There is no need to register for OWL, but if you know that you will be there please email pres.iwcvalencia@gmail.com and let us know how many of you will be coming so that we can let the folks at Babilonia know about how many we will be.


Katie Irwin American

Christine Imori American

Julie Massie American

Iris Larsson Swedish/Zimbabwe

Lastenia Narváez Alarcon Venezuelan

Marilyn Magallon French/Spanish

Uxoa King-Arenzana Irish

Yun Butler Chinese


Candy Fernandez

Christine Imori

Cindy Roberts

Donna Hallissey

Ewa Pernal

Gayle Martin

Isobel Donovan

Jacquie Donlevy

Kareen Guiral

Lauren Baker

Liliana Kleid

Madeline Waid

Mariana Ibañez

Marilyn Magallon

Maxine Roberts

Peg Kirkpatrick

Sandra Beck

Shey Wolvek-Pfister

Wendy Barratt Cooper


Casa Ronald

We are thrilled to let you know that Casa Ronald’s Gala Fundraiser at the beach this month is now full. To those IWCV members who signed up to attend, or who could not attend but made a donation anyway, thank you! You have supported a very worthy cause.

Our fundraising efforts will slow down this summer, but they will not stop! Please let us know if you would like to help out through donations or volunteering and we will point you in the right direction!


Activities and Events Update:

It’s exciting to see the interest of our members to participate in events and to suggest activities! Apart from our on-going activities (Mahjong, Knit & Knatter, Women Who Walk, etc), we are planning to start having at least two “special” activities per month starting in September so please let us know what is of interest to you.

Tour – Gandia with Ducal Palace - May 24, 2022

Our members took the train to Gandia to visit the Ducal Palace for an English-guided tour and a delicious lunch. IWCV member Martina Van de Gay and her husband, Gerald, were the coordinators and everything went well and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks to Martina and Gerald!

As we schedule more trips we need more coordinators and assistants to make the tour/activity go smoothly. Please consider getting more involved! It’s easy and it’s fun! For more information, please contact Phyllis So at vpactivities.iwcvalencia@gmail.com.

June 2022

Our special activities for June are above, right at the beginning of this newsletter where you can all see them! There is a lot to do – there might even be a special prize for whoever does all of them!

Possible Upcoming Activities

  • Wine and Empanadas – Coordinator: Ines Reser

  • Weekly Spanish Intercambio (A casual, weekly group for those wanting to improve their conversational Spanish skills by conversing with Spanish/English) – Coordinator: Rebecca Weston. We are looking for Spanish/English speakers, a venue, and a back-up should Rebecca be traveling. If you are interested, please let Phyllis know (vpactivities.iwcvalencia@gmail.com)

Return of On-Going Activities

Thursday (once per month)

Knit and Knatter - Karen Feredey and Cathy Cleaver, Coordinators

Learn to Knit or Crochet at Cathy Cleaver’s home. For more information please contact Cathy at cleavercathy@gmail.com

Thank You!

A special thank you to Kim Varas for volunteering to fill in and coordinate our Women Who Walk group while Risa Shargel is on vacation this summer. Very much appreciated, Kim!


24 June, Friday St. John’s Day

We are looking forward to seeing you at one, two, three – or more! – of our activities this month!

Jane Buck,


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