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October 2022

It’s autumn, and with the lower temperatures and lovely breezes our beautiful city is back to being the Valencia we all know and love! Now is the time to get out and do things – and we have the answer to your “but what to do?” questions. Read on!


Events for October:

  • First Tuesday Coffee – Tuesday 4 October. Our first Tuesday Coffee will be next Tuesday, 10:30 am 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!

  • Coordinator Coffee – Tuesday 11 October. Come have a cup of coffee and learn what’s involved in hosting or coordinating an IWCV activity! We will meet at 11:00 am at Sweets and Coffee, on Calle Jesús at Calle del Pintor Segrelles. See below under “Activities” for more details.

  • Walking Tour of El Cabanyal with Visit to Martina van de Gey Art Studio – Tuesday, 18 October. Learn about this former fishing village, and then enjoy Martina’s art studio with tapas and wine in her garden. Open to members, partners/spouses and out-of-town guests. For details and to register, click Walking Tour of El Cabanyal with Visit to Martina van de Gey Art Studio | IWC - Valencia

  • October Luncheon, for IWCV Members – Thursday 20 October. This month we will try something new – Shiraz, a lovely Middle Eastern restaurant that melds the tastes of Iran with those of the Mediterranean. For details and to register, click on October Luncheon | IWC - Valencia

  • Additive-free Lotion Making Class with Mike Harmon – Tuesday, 25 October. Learn how to make additive-free lotions that can be used for face, hands, and body. This activity is for members only. For details and to register, click here: Additive-free Lotion Making Class with Mike Harmon | IWC - Valencia

  • OWL – Wednesday 26 October. 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 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.


Amy Swanson American

Andrea Stanley American

Angela Cassidy British

Becky Newman American

Beth Anderson American

Debbie Roth American

Laura Piña Venezolana

Malik Turley American

Maria Naranjo Spanish/Colombian

Medina Fatacean Canadian

Miriam O’Regan Román Irish/American

Susan Tunnacliffe British

Tina Ashamalla American

Tracy Beckford Canadian


Angela Beadling

Becky Newman

Claudia Abularach

Cynthia Depoy

Dora Sanchez

Elizabeth MacIntyre

Flora Corella

Jacqueline Dyer

Kim Varas

Laura Piña

Lori Sandoz

Marcela Mattenet Heskett

Mari Carmen Alvarez

Marianne Falck

Melane Comstock

Mellenie Runion

Molly Carson

Monica Logani

Monika Jordan

Nitu Chugani

Pilar Morant Viñarta

Sam Burden

Shannon Martin

Susan Crochet

Susan Komornik

Susan Tunnacliffe

Tracy Beckford


First of all, a big thank you to all the wonderful women of IWCV who generously continue to support our charities. As you can appreciate, our charities continue to struggle post-pandemic. This year we raised €720 through some fund-raising events and private donations. The money was divided between Proyecto Vivir, Casa Ronald McDonald and Casa Caridad.

We are now fast approaching the holiday season and our help will be needed even more. Watch the newsletter and emails for notifications as to how we can help these charities, and for any upcoming events.

Amigos de las Calle

We will endeavor to support Amigos de la Calle over the holiday period. Our Christmas Gift Bag Project 2021 was very successful and Missy Anobile, who did an amazing job last year, has kindly agreed to oversee this again. Details will be confirmed in the November newsletter. For information about Amigos de la Calle, go to

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a Child, where IWCV members provided wrapped holiday gifts for children of families in need, was another successful project last year and we ended up having more IWCV participants than needy children (a very good thing!). We still managed to bring joy to 40 young children whose families are not so fortunate. We are hoping to repeat this very successful project this year. Those of you who are interested in providing gifts for these children in need, please send your name, email address and telephone number along with the number of children you wish to sponsor by Friday 7 October. Email address: Details of children along with any specific requirements will be provided when we receive information from the organizers. We are hoping that this information will be with you by the end of October. Please note that IWCV are not the only group supporting Amigos de la Calle and like last year we may not have the number of children to meet demand, but we will do our best to ensure as many of you as possible are able to participate.


In September we started the new Board Games & More group coordinated by Ann Linton, a new member who has stepped up to lead this very fun activity. If you are interested in this group, email Phyllis at We expect that this group will meet twice a month depending on host availability.

This month we are excited to announce a new activity: IWCV member Marilyn Magallon, a bilingual Valenciana, has graciously agreed to host a monthly intercambio at her home, where you will have the opportunity to learn spoken Spanish from native speakers while they learn English (or other languages) from you. We are hoping to hold the first session on Wednesday, 12 October, but would appreciate a ballpark headcount so if you are interested, please let Phyllis know (email to ). More details are coming soon!

We, and especially our VP Activities Phyllis So, are excited to see so many of our IWCV members getting involved in planning the many activities in the works for the upcoming months. We would love to see more people jump in and participate and become a significant part of our ever-growing club. With your assistance we can make the IWCV even better than it already is! With this in mind, Phyllis is hosting a short coffee to explain what it means and what is involved in hosting or coordinating an activity. On Tuesday 11 October at 11:00 AM we will have a short get-together at Sweets and Coffee, on Calle Jesús at Calle del Pintor Segrelles ( ). There is no need to sign up in advance, but if you know you will be there please let Phyllis know (email to We hope to see you there!


Sunday 9 October Valencian Community Day

Wednesday 12 October Fiesta Nacional de España

We hope to see many of you at our October activities and are looking forward to a wonderful autumn season!

Jane Buck,


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