President’s Message

October 2017

Dear Ladies,

The autumn is always a very busy time. September has been full of kick-off meetings and first board meetings after the long summer holidays. And there are plenty of activities to continue to fill our autumn days.

October is FIWAL’s official kick-off. Our first Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday 30 October, 10:30 at the Lansdowne Club. This year we are trying something a bit different by combining the Board Meeting and President’s Lunch. First, we will have the formal business meeting followed by an informal lunch. This will give everyone the opportunity to mingle, share ideas, and perhaps even formulate ideas for joint events. More information regarding the Board Meeting will be sent to everyone by Ameeta, Hon. Secretary, shortly. Please be advised that the numbers are limited to two members from each club to accommodate everyone.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the newest member of our Executive Committee and the new Editor of Dateline, Susan Jahanshahi. Susan is a member of both the KCWC and Hampstead Women’s Club and will be the main contact for your club submissions in the future. Thank you very much Susan for jumping in and taking charge!

I am also pleased to share that the Hampstead Women’s Club has rejoined FIWAL. We warmly welcome their president Stacy Popovici and the entire club back to our FIWAL community. They have a great deal of energy and have several events planned for the autumn open to FIWAL members.

I look forward to seeing everyone on 30 October if not sooner at a member club event.

In friendship,


Laura Shapiro
President, FIWAL