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Farewell President Hope

July 2016
By Hope T.

After 5 years here in the Netherlands the time has come for me and my husband to return to the United States in August 2016.  Renée has graciously accepted the position of Interim president and I have every confidence that she will do an excellent job in her new role.

Thank you gift from Renée to Hope!

Hope receives Club’s thank you gift from Renée!

I really enjoyed being on the committee,first as the secretary and then as the president.  This experience has enriched my life by helping make the transition into a new country much easier through meeting so many wonderful women.   I hope that I was able to do the same and make a small difference in the experience for new members and provide some entertainment and friendship for the seasoned and new members alike.

I’ve met many extraordinary women, made some great friends, had lots of interesting adventures and even learned to speak a bit of Dutch all as a result of being part of the IWC.  Thank you and I will miss you.

Much love and success to each one of you.

A ‘gezellig’ High Tea

High Tea, 28th May 2016
By Linda W.

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On Saturday May 28th from 14:00-17:00, the IWC hosted a fabulous complementary/ sponsored high tea for all members. Rina, Carina and Bep had organized and booked a perfect venue (Restaurant Ruitosbosch) for the event in which we had our own private area indoors and out.

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Over 30 ladies showed up including new and old members. The food included savory dishes such as sandwiches with carpaccio, basil cream and parmesan and delicious mushroom parcels. To add to the international theme, scones with clotted cream and jam were served as were little brownie parcels and chocolate covered strawberries. Flowering teas were served to complement the food. It was a truly ‘gezellig’ high tea!

Make-up Workshop

By Linda B.
Make-up Workshop
Demonstrated by Mimi Z., on 21 April & 25 May 2016

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Mimi explaining basic skin care and make-up products

One member who took us up on our offer to facilitate a workshop was Mimi.  Mimi, for those of you who don’t know,  is passionate about make-up and decided to share that passion with us during the course of a workshop she gave on two separate dates.

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Mimi removed all her make-up. Then re-applied to show us her technique.

She carefully explained the ”tools of her trade” and some of the techniques she uses to apply and remove make up, as well as showing us her favourite brands and the reasons behind her choices.  Putting her money where her mouth was, she carefully removed all of her beautifully applied make up and showed us her daily routine of prepping her face and applying make up.
We gained a lot of tips and Mimi had plenty more to offer but we unfortunately run out of time.  So ladies, we very much hope that Mimi will be back to offer another workshop to impart more of her wonderful tips.  Thanks, Mimi!  It was a fabulous morning & evening (and had many of us rushing out to replenish our tired make-up bags!)

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