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    • 01/09/2018
    • 02/28/2018
    • IWA
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    Official IWA Name Badges are now on Sale! 


    The 3.5 x 1.5 inch, blue and white plastic and magnetic piece will clearly identify you and add an extra special look to your outfits at IWA functions. Order a badge online today!  


    The deadline for placing your order is February 28, 2018


    Note: Some members may want to list an additional country on their name badges if they have strong enough ties with another country. (e.g. a U.S. citizen who has German parents or grandparents, or lived in Germany for many many years, may want to put USA/Germany on her badge.)

    • 01/22/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 01/22/2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Old Republic Building, 307 N. Michigan Ave., 11th Floor Conference Room
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    Led by Susan Hanes.  By invitation.


    • 01/23/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • The Tea Bar, 1816 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
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    Asian Culture & French Language Joint Program (IN ENGLISH)


    Program: “When French Pastries Meet Chinese Teas”


    Description: Traditional tea ceremonies will be performed by Master Keqi Meng who travels to China, Taiwan and Japan to import high quality, authentic loose leaf teas.  French pastries prepared by Chef Doni who studied at Le cordon Bleu.  No cost for tasting 8 kinds of tea, but there is an optional cost of $10 to taste the French pastries (to be paid at the door). We assume everyone wants to try the French pastries, but if you are on a diet, please let us know.


    RSVP BY 1/19/18

    • 01/23/2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N.. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
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    All IWA members are welcome to join and serve on our 2018 Gala Committee.  

    1:30 p.m. General Committee Meeting



    • 01/24/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    The January 24, 2018 New Member Morning Coffee is open only to those who have received an invitation via email. Please see invitation for event details

    • 01/25/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N.. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
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    • 01/25/2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Details to be provided upon registration.
    • 15
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    Program (IN GERMAN): “Deutschland Aktuell”, persoenliche Eindruecke waehrend eines Winteraufenthalts in Deutschland (2017).


    Presenter: Anke Culver, M.A., M.B.A. Presently lectures at two universities in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Founder of the English Conversation Group of the Innerwheel Club of Heide.


    RSVP BY 1/19/18


    NOTE: LIMITED TO 15 GUESTS  


    • 01/26/2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Tryzub Ukrainian Kitchen, 2201 W. Chicago Ave.
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    Cuisine: Ukrainian


    Located in the heart of Ukrainian Village, Tryzub Ukranian Kitchen has a contemporary interior décor. They serve traditional Ukrainian cuisine with a sophisticated, modern twist. If you’d like to try authentic Eastern European food, it’s a place you absolutely must visit.


    RSVP BY 1/22/18


    NOTE: We will meet at the restaurant. CTA bus #66 stops at Chicago & Leavitt, right in front of the restaurant. Optional visit to The Ukrainian National Museum to follow.


    • 01/29/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • George B. Swift School Auditorium, 5900 N. Winthrop Ave., Chicago
    • 122
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    • 01/30/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    CLA Chairs ONLY

    • 01/31/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Monthly Mailing

    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and get to meet old and new members.

    • 02/01/2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Film Discussion & French Language Joint Program


    Film:  'Elle', French film directed by Paul Verhoeven (2016).  Isabelle Huppert plays Michele, the CEO of a video game company.  We see and hear her being assaulted during the opening moments of the film.   A man in a black mask breaks into her home and assaults her as her pet cat watches impassively.  The director is interested in every step she takes about the rape, and is interested in the psychology and behavior of this woman. Isabelle Huppert was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards, and nominated for Best Actress at Palme d'Or and won the Best Actress at the Golden Globes, among others.


    Leader: Dr. Peter Conroy


    RSVP BY 1/30/18


    NOTE: REFRESHMENTS WELCOME.


    6 p.m. SOCIAL, 6:30 p.m. DISCUSSION

    • 02/02/2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    By invitation.  

    • 02/05/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Play: All My Sons


    Playwright: Arthur Miller


    Theatre: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.


    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg


    10:30 a.m. SHARP


    RSVP BY 1/27/18


    Note: See the play before attending the meeting



    • 02/05/2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
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    • 02/06/2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N.. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
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    All IWA members are welcome to join and serve on our 2018 Gala Committee.  

    1:30 p.m. General Committee Meeting



    • 02/07/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Lavazza Coffee Bar, Ground Floor, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr. For
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    Chicago Meet & Greet


    Come join your fellow IWA members for coffee and conversation every month. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, and you are welcome to stop in at any time convenient to you. 


    For more information contact: Barbara Calabrese, bmcalabrese@gmail.com, 312-643-1968; Sheila Chin, ssmchin1977a@gmail.com, 312-351-1957; or Heloisa Pacheco, helopacheco@btinternet.com,312-874-4499


    • 02/08/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St.
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    Program: Join us to tour a brand new exhibit at the National Hellenic Museum. The very capable Dimitra Georgouses will serve as our guide. More details about the exhibit will be available next month. After the tour, we will have lunch in Greektown.


    Note: There will be a nominal entrance fee, no more than $10 per person.


    10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM


    RSVP BY 2/5/18


    • 02/08/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N.. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
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    IWA Gala Invitation Mailing

    The Gala Committee and all members are welcome to help as we put together our beautiful and unique Gala invitations.  




    • 02/08/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lao Sze Chuan, 520 N. Michigan Ave.
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    Join us for a Chinese New Year Celebration!


    Thursday, February 8th, 6 p.m. -9 p.m.


    at Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant

    520 N. Michigan Ave.


    $50 per person

    (includes food, wine, tax and gratuity.

    Specialty cocktails are an additional fee.)

    • 02/09/2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Fine Arts Music, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 410, Chicago
    • 19
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    • 02/10/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Details to be provided upon registration
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    Program (IN POLISH): "Tuning Forks - musical instruments which can heal your body" Malgorzata Gusztyn will speak about her mission to help people release their body stress, pains and more. The tuning fork is used to create natural frequencies to improve health by strengthening the immune system.


    Presenter: Malgorzata Gusztyn, Flutist, Owner of Cellular Music Therapy


    10:30 a.m. SHARP

    • 02/12/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Details provided in online invitation
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    The North Shore Meet & Greet is available to IWA members who live on the North Shore. Event details provided in emailed invitation.
    • 02/12/2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    We welcome all bridge players; beginners with just the rudimentary knowledge of the game, the ’rusty’ ones who played many years ago and wish to re-acquaint themselves with the game, advanced players sharing their experience with beginners and anyone who wishes to just observe a game.


    • 02/13/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: Women in Leadership - An evening with Shermin Kruse, A Night of conversation and celebrating inspirational and motivational women.


    Presenter: Shermin Kruse is a partner at the law firm of Barack Ferrazzano, a TEDx speaker, an accomplished negotiator, facilitator and mediator. Being a partner and advisor to Kruse Asset Management, the author of the best-selling novel Butterfly Stitching, an Emerging Leader fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and director of the ACLU of Illinois are just some of her other accomplishments.


    RSVP REQUIRED BY 2/11/18


    5:30 p.m. SOCIAL, 6:00 p.m. PROGRAM

    • 02/14/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • TBA
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    English-Speaking World & Turkish Culture Joint Program


    Program: The Sultan and The Queen

    UNTOLD STORY OF THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND KINGDOM OF ENGLAND during Shakespeare’s time. How trade and diplomacy between Ottoman Sultan Murat III and the Queen Elizabeth I of England changed history (based on the book by Jerry Brotton)


    Presenters: Caroline Cracraft and Semra Prescott, IWA Members 

    RSVP: Virginia Bolen, vrbolen@aol.com, 773-549-6086 


    10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM


    • 02/15/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/16/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Book: Hillbilly Elegy


    Author: J. D. Vance


    Leader: Caroline Harney


    10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. DISCUSSION

    • 02/19/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Details provided upon registration.
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    Program (IN ENGLISH): Tango Time! Come learn about tango from the experts. Bring your dancing shoes since Jorge and Liz will teach us a few steps, too.


    Presenters: Jorge Niedras and Liz Sung of Tango 21


    • 02/20/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702
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    • 02/20/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Breasted Hall, University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th St., Chicago
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    Program: Prof., Ufuk Kocabas of Istanbul University will talk about the Yenikapi Byzantine sunken ship project -the largest group of Byzantine shipwrecks ever found emerged from the mud of a now-landfilled harbor on the edge of Istanbul. Excavation for a massive subway station that commenced in 2004 exposed—in what had once been the port of the emperor Theodosius—harbor walls, 34 ships, and successive layers of human habitation, buildings, and other structures, covering a several-thousand-year period from the late Neolithic to the late Ottoman. Reception to follow at the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery.


    4 p.m. SHARP


    NOTE: DATE AND TIME CHANGE.


    TURKISH CULTURE WILL ALSO HAVE A JOINT PROGRAM WITH THE ENGLISH SPEAKING WORLD (ESW) ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH.


    • 02/21/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago

    As of 1/16/18, this program has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  


    Program: THE JEWS OF EGYPT Part 2:  A documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of 1956 .. An attempt to understand the change in the identity of the Egyptian society that turned from a society full of tolerance and acceptance of one another... and how it changed gradually by mixing religious and political views into a society that rejects the others .. a film about the cosmopolitan Egypt in the 40's and Egypt in the new millennium...how did the Jews of Egypt turn in the eyes of Egyptians from partners in the same country to enemies…


    • 02/22/2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Details to be provided upon registration.
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    Program (IN ENGLISH): Power-Point Presentation “Anselm Kiefer”

    Anselm Kiefer is best known for complex paintings that confront German history and taboos, particularly during Nazi rule. He uses a wide range of cultural, literary, and philosophical allusion, and integrates an array of elements, including concrete, glass, and burned books. His monumental body of work has been shown and collected by more than 18 museums worldwide. He is the 2017 recipient of the J. Paul Getty Medal.


    Presenter: Barbara Herzog, M.A. in Germanistik and Fulbright Scholar in Germany in 1969, retired school librarian, who worked in Illinois, Singapore and Mexico City


    11 a.m. SHARP

    • 02/23/2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N. Broadway St., Chicago
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    Cuisine: Ethiopian


    Restaurant: Ethiopian Diamond--This is one of the most highly rated restaurants to feature authentic Ethiopian cuisine. According to Groupon, 1,834 people gave it five stars. Enjoy a wide variety of exotic flavors, including a large selection of veggie dishes, served in a unique, communal setting.


    RSVP BY 2/19/18


    NOTE: We will meet at the restaurant.


    • 02/26/2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Chicago Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
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    Program: Civic Orchestra of Chicago: Brahms Symphony No.2

    Music by three European Composers: Brahms, Wagner & Schoenberg. Optional Pre-concert conversation with Laura Sauer 6:30 p.m.-7.00 p.m. in the Grainger Ballroom


    NOTE: Time change. Tickets are free. There is a processing fee of $5. Tickets available by phone 312-294-3000, online: cso.org, or in person at Chicago Symphony Center Box office. 8 p.m. SHARP

    • 02/27/2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N.. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

    All IWA members are welcome to join and serve on our 2018 Gala Committee.  

    1:30 p.m. General Committee Meeting

    3 p.m. Auction Committee Meeting



    • 02/28/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Monthly Mailing

    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and get to meet old and new members.

    • 03/05/2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
    Register


    • 03/07/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Lavazza Coffee Bar, Ground Floor, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr. For

    Chicago Meet & Greet


    Come join your fellow IWA members for coffee and conversation every month. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, and you are welcome to stop in at any time convenient to you. 


    For more information contact: Barbara Calabrese, bmcalabrese@gmail.com, 312-643-1968; Sheila Chin, ssmchin1977a@gmail.com, 312-351-1957; or Heloisa Pacheco, helopacheco@btinternet.com,312-874-4499


    • 03/08/2018
    • Woman's Athletic Club, 626 N Michigan Ave, Chicago


    • 03/12/2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Register

    We welcome all bridge players; beginners with just the rudimentary knowledge of the game, the ’rusty’ ones who played many years ago and wish to re-acquaint themselves with the game, advanced players sharing their experience with beginners and anyone who wishes to just observe a game.


    • 03/13/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program Title: Fashion at Auction: Want vs. Wear


    Presenter: Laura Layfer


    Description: Laura Layfer, a fine and decorative arts consultant, will share her expertise and experiences. Laura has previously held positions as Furniture & Couture Specialist at Christie's Auction House in New York, Art & Antiques Director at Branca, Inc., a design firm with offices in Chicago and New York, and Assistant Director of the American Arts Course at Sotheby's Institute. Ms. Layfer has worked on such notable sales as: Maria Félix: La Doña, The Nan Kempner Collection, and The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, and frequently writes on topics of arts and fashion for publications.


     5:30 P.M. Social 6:00 P.M. Program

    • 03/15/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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