President’s Message

October 2018

Dear Ladies,

It’s hard to believe it’s October and time for our Board Meeting! I very much look forward to catching up with Club Presidents and Representatives on Monday 15 October at The Lansdowne Club.
This is our kick off for the 2018/2019 year and will give us all the opportunity to reconnect and hear about upcoming events.

FIWAL will again be hosting an informal light lunch following the business part of the meeting for Member Clubs to network and share ideas. Please come prepared to share a bit about your Club and programmes open to FIWAL members.

The FIWAL big event for the season is the Autumn Gala scheduled for Saturday evening 17 November in the Grand Ballroom of The Lansdowne Club. FIWAL and the Azerbaijani Women’s Association in the UK have put together a wonderful evening of entertainment and a grand auction celebrating Azerbaijani culture. This is sure to be a very special occasion. There is limited space so please book your tickets early. Spouses and friends are very welcome to attend. We are very excited about this Gala — a first for FIWAL!

FIWAL will not be hosting a Christmas Tea this year but plans for a Valentine’s Tea are already in the works. Please let us know if you have any ideas for a venue — it is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate.

If you haven’t already renewed your FIWAL subscription for the 2018/2019 year, please do so ASAP. Renewal letters have been sent and if you do not have this information please do get in touch at


Laura Schapira
President, FIWAL

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