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Upcoming events

    • 01/21/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 01/21/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Torali Bar, Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St.
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    We will catch up and chat after the holidays at this new evening get together.

    No reservations required. You are welcome to stop in at any time. 

    • 01/22/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    The January 22, 2020 New Member Orientation is by invitation only. 

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 01/23/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program (in ENGLISH): Living in East Ukraine: Dr. Mairéad Winters-Mössinger, the wife of the new German Consul General, Wolfgang Mössinger, arrived in Chicago in August. It is a pleasure to extend a warm welcome to her and her husband on behalf of IWA. She will give a program about her life in East Ukraine where her husband was stationed for the last four years. Dr. Winters-Mössinger has accompanied her husband since their marriage in 1990 and has therefore experienced life in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Scotland, Senegal, Finland and Russia (Moscow).

    Presenter: Dr. Mairéad Winters-Mössinger

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM. A light lunch will follow. Please contribute.

    RSVP by 1/17/20


    • 01/24/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Japan Information Center, 737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000
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    • 01/27/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: “Myanmar Revisited by Catherine de la Chaussee from France”.

    Back by popular demand, a program about Myanmar seen through the eyes of a French Lady and IWA member, Catherine de la Chaussee. Come and hear her stories of traveling round Myanmar and discovering the beauty of the temples and unforgettable landscapes of this fantastic country through her pictures and stories.

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

    • 01/28/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: Asian-inspired superfood breakfast and healthy lifestyle

    Healthy Asian food can energize, nourish, and sustain people all over the world. Please join us for an Asian-cuisine-inspired oatmeal tasting on a lovely winter morning. Our presenter Lin Jiang will introduce some traditional Asian superfoods that deliver health benefits and share recipes that promote energy, beauty, stress relief, and alertness.

    Presenter: Lin Jiang, co-founder of Crave Natural

    RSVP: Please RSVP online, limited to 40 people

    Note: 10:30 AM Social, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Program



    • 01/29/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    ALL Members are welcome to help, chat and meet old and new members.


    • 01/30/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chicago address of IWA Member provided upon registration
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    The January 2020 New Member Morning Coffee is by invitation only.

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 02/03/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Play: “Roe” (Roe vs. Wade)

    Playwright: Lisa Loomer

    Theatre: Goodman, 170 N. Dearborn St. (see the play before the discussion)

    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SHARP

    • 02/03/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Basic Social Bridge

    Welcome all bridge players! We are beginner bridge players who have a rudimentary knowledge of the game. We also welcome players who wish to reacquaint themselves with the game, and advanced players who would enjoy sharing their experience with beginners. We help each other and discuss strategy during play. Please sign up on the IWA website. We host two sessions

    every month!



    • 02/04/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: “A Trip to Fiji, above and below sea level”. Come and hear Carol Sommers who visited the main sights on the island of Nadi and then dived and photographed underwater life for nine days, including sharks hunting during a running tide. You will see a special kava ceremony and dancing where she and the other divers were made honorary members of a village on a small island.


    RSVP BY 2/2/20


    NOTE: REFRESHMENTS ARE WELCOME. 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. PROGRAM. IN ENGLISH



    • 02/05/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
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    • 02/05/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702
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    • 02/06/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    February 2020 Spotlight Program

    Film Discussion


    Film: “The Mid-Wife” is directed by Martin Provost, a French director It was released in the USA in July 2017 at the Seattle Film Festival.It is a story written by the director about a mid-wife who gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress and she doesn't know who to contact. It stars Catherine Deneuvue, Catherine Frot, and Olivier Gourmet plus others. Drama. 116 min.

    Leader: Dr. Peter Conroy, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago

    NOTE: REFRESHMENTS ARE WELCOME! 6 p.m. SOCIAL, 6:30 p.m. DISCUSSION


    • 02/07/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    CLA All

    Chairs Meeting (by invitation)

    • 02/08/2020
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • International House Auditorium, The University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th St.
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    Program: Free Musical Performance by The Newberry Consort and Pifaro in partnership with International House, University of Chicago


    Newberry Consort draws upon renowned artists of the early music world to offer entertaining programs of rarely-heard 14th-18th repertoires. Their 2019-2020 season, “Year of the Woman,” explores the unique legacies of women patrons who left an indelible mark on Western music. Concert open to the public; IWA has reserved seats.


    RSVP REQUIRED BY 2/4/19


    Note: 7:15 p.m. Wine/Cheese Reception and Pre-Concert Chat, 8 p.m. SHARP CONCERT. Visit: www.ihouse.uchicago.edu and https://newberryconsort.org

    • 02/10/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Gusto Italiano Restaurant, 1834 Glenview Rd., Glenview
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    Please note that North Shore Meet and Greet events are open to all members. Potential new members are also welcome.

    • 02/10/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Basic Social Bridge

    Welcome all bridge players! We are beginner bridge players who have a rudimentary knowledge of the game. We also welcome players who wish to reacquaint themselves with the game, and advanced players who would enjoy sharing their experience with beginners. We help each other and discuss strategy during play. Please sign up on the IWA website. We host two sessions

    every month!



    • 02/11/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    • 02/11/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Ste 702 Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program: Communication/Generation Gap

    Has someone -older or younger- ever responded to you in a manner completely different from your intention? Have you ever mis-interpreted what someone - older or younger - has said to you? Regardless of your age, you may be experiencing a "Generation" Communication gap. Lets Bridge the Gap!

    Presenter: Stephen Trevick, MD - Residency- Neurology and Psychiatry Double-Board Program at New York University School of Medicine. Fellowship - Neurocritical Care, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center. Current Neurohospitalist at Northwest Neurology, Psychiatry Consultant at Northwestern Medical Center, and Chair-Elect of the Neurocritical Care Society Ethics Committee

    RSVP by 2/9/20

    Note: Guests are welcome to bring a refreshment to share. 5:30 p.m. SOCIAL, 6:00 p.m. PROGRAM


    • 02/12/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: “The African Union” The African Union was founded in 1999, and 55 African countries are now members. Its Secretariat is located in Addis Abbaba. The major objectives are unity, collective prosperity and international cooperation. Consul-General Mazibuko will tell us the history, operations, and aspirations of this important organization.

    Presenter: The Honorable Phumzile Mazibuko, South African Consul-General in Chicago.

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

    • 02/13/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: The Ethnic Identity of Second, Third & Third+ Generation Greek Americans Today

    Presenter: Dr. Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei, professor in the School of Education at North Park University - Chicago and coordinator of the ESL/Bilingual Teachers Endorsement and MALLC programs, will discuss a study she completed to analyze the views and issues affecting successive generations of Greek Americans. Please join us to see if the same trends apply to your community. Refreshments will be served.

    RSVP BY 2/12/20

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

    • 02/14/2020
    • 8:20 AM - 2:30 PM
    • George B. Swift School, 5900 N Winthrop Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
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    Book distribution at Swift School will be on February 14, 2020


    Volunteers are welcome.


    Book distribution starts at 8:20 a.m. ends at 2:30 p.m.


    Please contact Sheila Chin

    • 02/17/2020
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    The IWA Office will be closed on February 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents' Day.

    • 02/18/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    February 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 02/18/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD
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    • 02/19/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Please come and join your IWA friends in a fun and friendly game of Mah Jongg! There is nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, your palms sweating, and you call " Mah Jongg"!


    ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!


    Note: 10 am Social, 10:30 am Program


    • 02/19/2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Honduras Consulate, 6200 N. Hiawatha Ave. (Penthouse)
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    Program (in ENGLISH): “Honduras su riqueza y crisis/ Honduras, it’s Wealth and Crisis”

    Come learn about the wonders Honduras has to offer. This presentation will showcase the countries natural beauty, culture and traditions. Although Honduras is a great nation, it still faces deep and difficult challenges especially as we start this new decade. Traditional Honduras food and beverages will be provided.

    NOTE: DATE CHANGE. Limited to 40 participants.


    • 02/20/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 02/20/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Visceral Dance Studio, 2820 N. Easton Ave. Chicago IL 60618
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    Insider Chicago

    Contemporary Dance Class at Visceral Dance Studio


    This is your chance to explore your moves in the fun company of IWA friends!


    One of Chicago’s leading contemporary dance companies will host a typical contemporary class

    consisting of warm-up, progressions across the floor and short combinations. Although

    aimed at beginners, the class is appropriate for all levels. Wear comfortable clothes you

    can move in - sweat or yoga pants, a comfortable top, socks and be ready to dance. As a special treat for IWA members, the artistic director will share with us a sneak preview of a brand new work he’s choreographing for the company at the end of our class!

    INSTRUCTOR: A member of the Visceral Dance Chicago Professional Company

    Note: Street parking and paid public parking are available. Light refreshments will be served after class.

    Cost: $25 ($15 for class, $10 for IWA Philanthropy)

    For questions please contact Sue Heintz

    • 02/21/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Book: "The End of Loneliness"

    Please read the book before attending.

    Author: Benedict Wells

    Leader: Barbara Herzog

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

    • 02/24/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Turkish Consulate, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Ste. 2900
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