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Upcoming events

    • 03/30/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kamehachi, 1531 N. Wells St.

    Due to growing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, IWA has cancelled all meetings, gatherings,  programs and events starting Friday, March 13 through Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  We will be monitoring the situation closely and will keep you informed via email. 


    The IWA office will also be closed.  However, the IWA Staff will be working remotely and will reply to phone calls and emails as best they can. 


    Registrants will be refunded the week of March 16. 



    • 04/01/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.

    Due to growing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, IWA has cancelled all meetings, gatherings,  programs and events starting Friday, March 13 through Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  We will be monitoring the situation closely and will keep you informed via email. 


    The IWA office will also be closed.  However, the IWA Staff will be working remotely and will reply to phone calls and emails as best they can. 


    This program may be rescheduled.  We will be in touch regarding a new date and/or refunds.  

    • 04/01/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    Due to growing concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, IWA has cancelled all meetings, gatherings,  programs and events starting Friday, March 13 through Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  We will be monitoring the situation closely and will keep you informed via email. 


    The IWA office will also be closed.  However, the IWA Staff will be working remotely and will reply to phone calls and emails as best they can. 


    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


    • 04/02/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.



    Program: Sarah Keating, Vice-Consul of the Consulate-General for Ireland in Chicago, will speak to us of "Ireland Today" -- the politics, economy, culture and trends in Ireland in 2020, and the Irish diaspora world wide.

    Note: Date change. 10:30 a.m. social, 11 a.m. program


    • 04/03/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave Suite 702 Chicago, IL 60601

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    Program: On "Love and Sexuality in Classical Persian Romance," Focus on Nizami. The verity of femininities and masculinities present and what they can tell us about modern conceptions of Love.

    Presenter: Allison Kanner-Botan, is a PhD Candidate in Religion, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She has her MA in Religious Studies from University of Chicago. She has received numerous awards and scholarships in Foreign Language and Area Studies in Persian, Turkish and Arabic.

    Questions: Roya Mehrnoosh

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

    • 04/03/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    Film: "Shoplifters" 2018 Japanese drama (Please view in advance)

    Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Nominated for Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in 2019 (2hrs). In the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional non-biological family that is united by fierce loyalty, relies on shoplifting to cope with a life of poverty.

    Leader: Judith Cooper, Psychologist, Member of IWA

    Questions: Robin Winter Odem

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



    • 04/06/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.



    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!


    • 04/07/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago IL 60601

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.




    Note: Program in ENGLISH. Refreshments are welcome.

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

    • 04/07/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 04/10/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Turkish Consulate, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Ste. 2900
    • 48

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    Program: "The Musical Art of the Turks Through the Ages"

    Presenter: Dr. Kağan Arık, Prof. of Turkish and Turkic Languages and Culture, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Univ. of Chicago

    RSVP BY 4/8/20

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11:00 a.m. PROGRAM


    • 04/13/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Glencoe address of IWA member/host provided upon registration.

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.



    Please note that North Shore meet and greet events are open to all members and potential new members.

    • 04/13/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    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!


    • 04/14/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Osteria Del Pastaio, 111 E Chestnut St Chicago, IL 60611 (1/2 block West of Michigan Ave.)

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    English Speaking World and Modern Professional Joint Program 

    Program: “Body Language.”

    You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and how does your stance or gestures affect this impression? Or subsequent impressions? Non-verbal communications are hugely important. Learn to maximize your impact with clients and colleagues.

    Presenter: Alison Henderson, author of “Reducing the Drama in Business Relationships,” and founder of Moving Image Consulting.

    RSVP by 4/10/20

    Note: 11 a.m. check in, 11:30 a.m. program, 12:15 p.m. lunch.

    Cost: $25 inclusive for 3-course lunch (cash bar) Payment must be made in advance to event chairs electronically or by check, details will be sent after you make your reservation.

    • 04/14/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 04/15/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    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


    • 04/16/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 04/17/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    Book: "Born Crime" (Please read the book before attending.)

    Author: Trevor Noah

    Leader: Doreen Feitelberg

    Questions: Teresa Kennedy

    10:30 a.m, SOCIAL, 11:00 a.m. DISCUSSION

    • 04/21/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    The April 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only) will be conducted remotely.


    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 04/21/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 04/22/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    SAVE THE DATE:

    IWA New Member Morning Coffee

    April 22, 2020 

    10:30 a.m. - Noon

    Details TBA

    • 04/23/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    Program (IN ENGLISH): The Armin Homann Foundation

    Presenter: Carina H. Santa Maria, MSW, LCSW

    Carina is the daughter of Armin Homann and President of the Armin Homann Foundation. Armin was an accomplished soccer player and radio personality who received the “German American Friendship Award” for his many years of having a positive impact on German-American relations.The mission of the foundation is: To promote Germanic history, culture, athleticism, and folk traditions through educational, cultural, and athletic programs and events in Chicago and the United States.

    RSVP by 4/18/20

    Questions: Heddi Schellbach

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

    • 04/24/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Ethiopian Diamond, 6160 N. Broadway, Chicago

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.



    Program: Traditional Ethiopian Lunch

    Join us for a traditional meal at Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant. A variety of foods will be served, including meats, veggie samplers on injera, gluten-free foods and more. Meal includes appetizer, main course, dessert and traditional coffee or tea. $20 per person, includes tax and tip (please bring cash). Family-style sharing. Full bar.

    Place: Ethiopian Diamond, 6160 N. Broadway, Chicago

    RSVP BY 4/20/20

    Questions: Dell Harmsen


    Optional Tour of George B. Swift Specialty School at 10 a.m.

    Swift is a port-of-entry Chicago Public School serving immigrant and refugee families, and a part of IWA's Philanthropy program.

    Place: George W. Swift School, 5900 N. Winthrop Avenue (No RSVP needed for school tour)

    NOTE: Short walk from Swift school to restaurant. Some street parking available. Close to CTA

    red line and buses 151 and 22.


    • 04/27/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    Program: “In Honor of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven's Birth”

    Join us for an evening with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s conductor Riccardo Muti who will lead an open rehearsal (that offers the unique opportunity to get an insider's view of the conductor and musicians) of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago playing Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor, Mvts. 1 and 3.

    Questions: Nicola Crowe

    NOTE: Tickets $5 from the Chicago Symphony Hall Box office: in person or 312-294-3000, or online: cso.org. This is a popular event so get your tickets early.


    • 04/28/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rare Nest Gallery, 3433 N. Kedvale Ave., Chicago
    • 31

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.



    • 04/29/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.



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


    • 05/05/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lincoln Park home of IWA member to be provided upon registration.

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.



    Program (in French): Book “Petit Pays” by Gaël Faye.

    Isabelle David, director of the French-American School of Chicago and passionate

    about literature, will lead a discussion in French about the book “Petit Pays” (English version: “Small Country”)

    RSVP by 5/3

    Note: Limited to 18 people. Refreshments are welcome. 10:30 a.m .social, 11 a.m. program


    • 05/06/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 05/15/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Grand Ballroom, 160 E. Pearson Street


    2020 IWA Japan Gala Update

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Board and Gala Chairs have come to the difficult conclusion that IWA must postpone the Gala on May 15 and that we will reschedule the Japan Gala for spring 2021. We will be reaching out to all Sponsors, Donors, Advertisers and Ticket Purchasers in the coming days. Thank you for your support and understanding

    • 05/15/2020
    • 6:31 PM
    • Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St.

    2020 IWA Japan Gala Update

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Board and Gala Chairs have come to the difficult conclusion that IWA must postpone the Gala on May 15 and that we will reschedule the Japan Gala for spring 2021. We will be reaching out to all Sponsors, Donors, Advertisers and Ticket Purchasers in the coming days. Thank you for your support and understanding.


    Ads and tribute pages for the 2020 IWA Fundraising Gala


    Japan: Celebrating the REIWA Era

    A Beautiful Harmony


    Please note that we only accept the following formats: RTF, DOC, PDF, TIF, or JPG.

    No submitted artwork will be returned. The program book size: 8”x8” with ¼” space between ads and in margins.


    Full Page Ad Size: 7½” tall x 7½” wide

    Half Page: Horizontal: 3⅝” tall x 7½” wide

    Vertical: 7½” tall x 3⅝” wide

    Quarter Page: 3⅝” tall x 3⅝” wide


    Questions, please contact Pilaar Pantoja at (312) 263-1421

    Thank You for Your Generous Support!


    • 05/19/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    The May 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only) will be conducted remotely.


    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 05/19/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 05/21/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.


    • 05/25/2020
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    The IWA Office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day.

    • 05/27/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

    In light of the latest Illinois shelter in place directive, recommendations on the need for social distancing in general, and the uncertainty of when in-person gatherings will be advisable, the IWA Executive Board has made the tough decision that all programs, events and gatherings will be cancelled for April and May.




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


    • 06/03/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
    Register


    • 06/03/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
    Register

    The June 3, 2020 New Member Orientation is by invitation only. 

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 06/09/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
    Register

    June 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)


    Note: Date Change due to Annual Meeting

    • 06/10/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    SAVE THE DATE:

    IWA Membership Evening Event

    June 10, 2020

    Details TBA

    • 06/16/2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • TBD

    The 2020 IWA Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.


    Location, time, and further details TBA.

    • 06/24/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

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


    • 07/01/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Starbucks, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
    Register


    • 07/03/2020
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    The IWA Office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in national observance of Independence Day.

    • 07/29/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago

    There is no monthly mailing in July

    • 09/07/2020
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    The IWA Office will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day.

    • 10/07/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
    Register

    Global Dialogue: Program on Child Health TBA

    Presenter: Dr. Usha Raj

    • 11/26/2020
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601

    The IWA Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Past events

03/27/2020 Cancelled: Community Service Meeting, March 2020
03/26/2020 Admin/Staff Meeting
03/26/2020 Cancelled: German Language (in ENGLISH): Finding my German Heritage in Poland
03/25/2020 Cancelled: Global Dialogue: Senegal Explored
03/25/2020 Cancelled: March 2020 Monthly Mailing
03/24/2020 Cancelled: WEX Committee Meeting, March 2020
03/24/2020 Cancelled: March Spotlight Program: Asia-Pacific Culture: Culture, Economy and Education - the Core Differences Between China and the U.S.
03/23/2020 Cancelled: European Culture: Exploits of my Father, a British WWII Secret Agent
03/21/2020 Cancelled Outside Chicago Program: Visit to the Halim Time & Glass Museum in Evanston
03/20/2020 Cancelled: Gala Committee Meeting, March 2020
03/20/2020 Cancelled: Literature Discussion: Dora Bruder (Patrick Modiano)
03/19/2020 Cancelled: Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, March 2020
03/18/2020 Cancelled: March 2020 New Member Orientation
03/17/2020 Cancelled: March 2020 Evening Meet & Greet
03/17/2020 Cancelled: March 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
03/16/2020 Cancelled: Nominating Committee Meeting
03/16/2020 Cancelled: Film Discussion and Spanish Language Joint Program: "3 Beauties/3 Bellezas" Film Viewing
03/13/2020 Cancelled: Membership Committee Meeting, March 2020
03/13/2020 Cancelled: Turkish Culture: A New Iron Age Kingdom in Anatolia: King Hartapu and his Capital City
03/12/2020 WEX Committee Meeting, March 2020
03/12/2020 Hellenic Culture: The Ethnic Identity of Second and Third+ Generation Greek Americans Today
03/11/2020 Mah Jongg, March 2020
03/10/2020 Modern Professionals: How Photographic Narratives Can Influence Social Change
03/10/2020 Gala Committee Meeting, March 2020
03/10/2020 Admin/Staff Meeting
03/09/2020 North Shore Meet and Greet, March 2020
03/09/2020 Basic Social Bridge, March 2020 Session #2
03/06/2020 AV Discussion Meeting (Gala)
03/06/2020 Website Discussion Meeting
03/05/2020 2020 International Women's Day Celebration
03/04/2020 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
03/04/2020 March 2020 Chicago Meet & Greet
03/03/2020 Scholarship Committee Meeting
03/03/2020 French Language: Discussion of the French film "Gemma Bovery" (in French)
03/02/2020 Basic Social Bridge, March 2020 Session #1
03/02/2020 Nominating Committee Meeting
03/02/2020 Performing Arts: Top Girls (Caryl Churchill)
02/28/2020 International Dining: Lunch Buffet at The Indian Garden Restaurant
02/27/2020 German Language (in GERMAN): Herz im Exil
02/26/2020 February 2020 Monthly Mailing
02/25/2020 CANCELED Arabic Culture: A Tale of a Hidden Beauty
02/24/2020 Turkish & European Culture Joint Program: Revival of the Ancient Silk Road: Turkey's Middle Corridor Initiative
02/21/2020 Membership Committee Meeting
02/21/2020 Literature Discussion: The End of Loneliness (Benedict Wells)
02/20/2020 Insider Chicago: Contemporary Dance Class at Visceral Dance Studio
02/20/2020 Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, February 2020
02/19/2020 Spanish Language (in ENGLISH): Honduras Su Riqueza y Crisis/Honduras, Its Wealth and Crisis
02/19/2020 Mah Jongg, February 2020
02/18/2020 February 2020 Evening Meet & Greet
02/18/2020 February 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
02/17/2020 Presidents' Day - IWA Office CLOSED
02/14/2020 Swift School Book Distribution, February 2020
02/13/2020 CANCELED - Hellenic Culture: The Ethnic Identity of Second and Third+ Generation Greek Americans Today
02/12/2020 English-Speaking World: The African Union
02/11/2020 Modern Professionals: Communication/Generation Gap
02/11/2020 Gala Committee Meeting, February 2020
02/10/2020 CANCELED - Basic Social Bridge, February 2020 Session #2
02/10/2020 North Shore Meet and Greet, February 2020
02/08/2020 Global Dialogue: Free Musical Performance by The Newberry Consort and Pifaro in partnership with International House, University of Chicago
02/07/2020 CLA All Chairs Meetings
02/06/2020 February SPOTLIGHT Film Discussion: The Mid-Wife (Martin Provost)
02/05/2020 Pre-Gala Program: Film Viewing of “A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story"
02/05/2020 February 2020 Chicago Meet & Greet
02/04/2020 Asian-Pacific Culture and French Language Joint Program: A Trip To Fiji
02/03/2020 Basic Social Bridge, February 2020 Session #1
02/03/2020 Performing Arts: Roe (Lisa Loomer)
01/30/2020 January 2020 New Member Morning Coffee (by Invitation)
01/29/2020 January 2020 Monthly Mailing
01/28/2020 Asian-Pacific Culture: Asian-Inspired Superfood Breakfast and Healthy Lifestyle
01/27/2020 European Culture: Myanmar Revisited by Catherine de la Chaussee from France
01/24/2020 Pre-Gala Program: A Visit to the Japan Information Center
01/23/2020 German Language (in ENGLISH): Living in East Ukraine
01/22/2020 January 2020 New Member Orientation
01/21/2020 NEW! January 2020 EVENING Meet & Greet
01/21/2020 January 2020 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
01/17/2020 Literature Discussion: A Woman of No Importance (Sonia Purnell)
01/16/2020 Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, January 2020
01/15/2020 Mah Jongg, January 2020
01/14/2020 Modern Professionals: The Perfect Hue at Blowtique Salon
01/14/2020 Gala Committee Meeting, January 2020
01/14/2020 French Language: La Galette des Rois (in FRENCH)
01/13/2020 Beginner Bridge, January 2020
01/13/2020 North Shore Meet and Greet, January 2020
01/10/2020 Turkish Culture: Turkish "Henna Night"
01/09/2020 Film Discussion: Cold War (Film Viewing)
01/08/2020 English-Speaking World and European Culture: How the Spice Trade Changed the World
12/23/2019 Holidays - IWA OFFICE CLOSED
12/20/2019 Literature Discussion: The Cook (Maylis de Kerangal)
12/19/2019 December 2019 Monthly Mailing
12/19/2019 Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, December 2019
12/18/2019 Try Out A New Interest Area - Mah Jongg! (December 2019)
12/17/2019 Global Dialogue: A Moroccan Experience
12/16/2019 Spanish Language (in ENGLISH): Holiday Concert and Luncheon
12/14/2019 European Culture: "Holiday Performance: Christmas Comes But Once a Year"
12/12/2019 Nominations Committee Meeting (by invitation)
12/11/2019 Insider Chicago: Jewelry Making Workshop at Beadniks
12/10/2019 Modern Professionals: A Woman of Research - "Globalization is Older than You Think"
12/10/2019 Gala Committee Meeting, December 2019
12/10/2019 December 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
12/09/2019 Beginner Bridge, December 2019
12/09/2019 December 2019 North Shore Meet and Greet
12/05/2019 Film Discussion: Never Look Away (Discussion)
12/04/2019 IWA Holiday Party 2019
12/04/2019 December 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
12/03/2019 French Language: Party des Fêtes (in French)
12/02/2019 Hellenic Culture and Performing Arts Joint Program: Oedipus Rex DISCUSSION
11/28/2019 Thanksgiving 2019 - OFFICE CLOSED
11/27/2019 November 2019 Monthly Mailing
11/25/2019 CANCELED - Global Dialogue: Senegal Explored
11/22/2019 International Dining: The Gundis Kurdish Kitchen
11/21/2019 Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, November 2019
11/20/2019 November 2019 New Member Orientation
11/20/2019 Try Out A New Interest Area - Mah Jongg! (November 2019)
11/19/2019 Turkish Culture: "Equus - Story of the Horse" Film Viewing
11/19/2019 November 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
11/18/2019 Young Professional Brainstorming Meeting
11/18/2019 IWA Renewal Mailing - Volunteer Opportunity
11/17/2019 Hellenic Culture: Oedipus Rex at The Court Theatre
11/15/2019 Literature Discussion: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
11/14/2019 IWA Founder's Circle and Patron Appreciation Tea
11/13/2019 IWA Sponsor Appreciation Tea, Fall 2019
11/13/2019 English-Speaking World: The Writing Process with Heather Refetoff
11/12/2019 Modern Professionals: Inside Look at the Shedd Aquarium
11/12/2019 Gala Committee Meeting, November 2019
11/11/2019 Beginner Bridge, November 2019
11/11/2019 November 2019 North Shore Meet and Greet
11/08/2019 RAFFLE TICKETS - 2019 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Celebration Honoring Amy Maglio
11/08/2019 2019 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Celebration Honoring Amy Maglio
11/06/2019 Asian Culture and Film Discussion Joint Program: Ramen Shop (Film Viewing)
11/06/2019 November 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
11/05/2019 European Culture and French Language Joint Program: The French Clarinet in Chicago
11/04/2019 Performing Arts: Bernhardt/Hamlet (Therese Rebeck)
10/30/2019 October 2019 Monthly Mailing
10/29/2019 IWA All Member Evening Social
10/29/2019 English-Speaking World: Idioms and Other Oddities of the English Language
10/26/2019 October Spotlight Program: European Culture
10/25/2019 October 2019 Insider Chicago: National Museum of Mexican Art Guided Tour of Day of the Dead Exhibit
10/25/2019 International Dining: Lunch at Taqueria Los Comales Mexican Restaurant
10/22/2019 Asian Culture Program/Pre-Gala Event: Japanese Tea Ceremony Tasting and Origami
10/21/2019 IWA Dinner: Spaghetti and Meatballs at Pinstripes Bistro
10/21/2019 Global Dialogue: Health Care for All - Strengths and Weaknesses
10/18/2019 Spanish Language: An Evening of Spanish Art
10/18/2019 Literature Discussion: Lovers at the Chameleon Club by Francine Prose
10/17/2019 Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, October 2019
10/16/2019 Try Out A New Interest Area - Mah Jongg! (October 2019)
10/15/2019 October 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
10/14/2019 Beginner Bridge, October 2019
10/14/2019 October 2019 North Shore Meet and Greet
10/10/2019 Asian Culture Pop Up Program: "The Attorney" at AMC River East
10/10/2019 Hellenic Culture: Believing in Spiritual and Non-Spiritual Signs
10/08/2019 Modern Professionals: A Critical Evaluation of the Idea of Neighborhood
10/08/2019 Gala Committee Meeting, October 2019
10/07/2019 Global Dialogue: Global Health Defined
10/07/2019 Performing Arts: Howard's End (Douglas Post, based on the novel by E.M. Forster)
10/04/2019 Knit and Chat, October 2019
10/03/2019 Film Discussion: Bashu, the Little Stranger (Film Viewing)
10/03/2019 CLA Meeting (by invitation)
10/02/2019 October 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
10/01/2019 French Language (in French): Our Ancestors Have Helped Make Us Who We Are
09/28/2019 Global Dialogue: Hyde Park Jazz Fest Concert
09/27/2019 International Dining: Cafe Istanbul Mediterranean Grill (Turkish/Mediterranean)
09/26/2019 German Language (in German): Nambia. Ein afrikanisches Land mit deutschen Sitten.
09/25/2019 Asian Culture: Travel with French Lady to Myanmar
09/25/2019 September 2019 Monthly Mailing
09/23/2019 Turkish Culture: World Famous Turkish Coffee and Kazandibi Dessert
09/21/2019 IWA Pop-Up Program: Mapping the Rise and Fall of Civilizations in Art
09/20/2019 Literature Discussion: Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
09/19/2019 Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, September 2019
09/18/2019 September 2019 New Member Orientation
09/18/2019 English-Speaking World: Tariffs and Trade - Global Trade Tensions
09/17/2019 September 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
09/16/2019 IWA Celebrates Margaret MacDougall's 100th Birthday!
09/14/2019 September 2019 Insider Chicago: Walking Tour of Graceland Cemetery
09/12/2019 Film Discussion: The Cakemaker (Film Viewing)
09/12/2019 Hellenic Culture: Greece—A Moment of Excellence
09/11/2019 September 2019 New Member Morning Coffee
09/10/2019 Modern Professional: Behind-the-Scene of Intuit, Intuitive and Outsider Art
09/10/2019 Gala Committee Meeting, September 2019
09/09/2019 Beginner Bridge, September 2019
09/09/2019 September 2019 North Shore Meet and Greet
09/06/2019 French Language (in French): Fall Get-Together
09/04/2019 September 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
09/03/2019 IWA Name Badge Sale, FALL 2019
09/02/2019 Labor Day (Office Closed)
08/29/2019 August 29th Spotlight: Turkish Culture and Modern Professional Joint Program
08/28/2019 Summer International Potluck Dinner
08/27/2019 August 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
08/27/2019 Asian Culture and International Dining Joint Program: Annual Celebration Luncheon
08/21/2019 August 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
08/16/2019 Literature Discussion: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
08/15/2019 Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, August 2019
08/13/2019 Gala Committee Meeting, August 2019
08/12/2019 August 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet - Summer Italian Dinner
08/10/2019 August 10, 2019 Insider Chicago and Modern Professional Joint Program
08/07/2019 August 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
08/05/2019 Performing Arts: True West (Sam Shepard)
07/31/2019 Pop-Up Invitation to a FREE Movie Screening of "The Kitchen" and Reception
07/28/2019 North Shore Meet and Greet & European Culture Joint Program: July Concert at Ravinia
07/26/2019 International Dining: Red Apple Buffet (Polish)
07/23/2019 Asian Culture: Hong Kong Milk Tea Magical Adventure
07/20/2019 Literature Discussion Summer Potluck: “Last Bus to Wisdom” by Ivan Doig
07/18/2019 Advanced/Intermediate Bridge, July 2019
07/09/2019 Modern Professional: Tuesdays on the Terrace at the Museum of Contemporary Art
07/08/2019 Beginner Bridge, July 2019
07/08/2019 July 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
06/28/2019 International Dining: Bourbon Cafe (Serbian)
06/28/2019 Insider Chicago: Tour of Old Town School of Folk Music
06/27/2019 German Language (in German): Gerhard Richter, German Visual Artist
06/26/2019 June 2019 Monthly Mailing
06/25/2019 Asian Culture: Annual Planning Coffee and Tea
06/24/2019 European Culture: Handling Change Mindfully, with Yasemin Tunc
06/21/2019 Literature Discussion: Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik
06/20/2019 Bridge, June 2019
06/17/2019 IWA Friendship Dinner
06/14/2019 Culture in a Suitcase Volunteer Opportunity!
06/11/2019 2019 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/10/2019 Beginner Bridge, June 2019
06/10/2019 June 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
06/07/2019 Knit and Chat, June 2019
06/06/2019 Film Discussion: The Song of Sparrows
06/05/2019 June 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
06/04/2019 French Culture (in FRENCH): End of the year “piquenique”
06/04/2019 June 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
06/03/2019 Performing Arts: Bloomsday (Steven Dietz)
05/29/2019 May 2019 All Member Evening Social
05/29/2019 May Spotlight: Turkish and Asian Culture Joint Program
05/29/2019 May 2019 Monthly Mailing
05/24/2019 International Dining: Sayat Nova (Armenian)
05/23/2019 German Language (in German): Stimmen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ueberleben im Nachkrieg Tonaufnahmen von 1946 bis Juni 1948. Mit folgender Diskussion
05/22/2019 May 2019 New Member Orientation
05/21/2019 May 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
05/20/2019 Spanish Language (In English): Guatemala Presentation by Catherine de la Chaussee
05/17/2019 Literature Discussion: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
05/16/2019 Bridge, May 2019
05/15/2019 ESW and European Culture Joint Program: BREXIT and Beyond
05/14/2019 Global Dialogue: Reading Between the Lines
05/13/2019 May 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
05/13/2019 Beginner Bridge, May 2019
05/09/2019 Insider Chicago/Hellenic Culture: Chimpanzee Innovation and Social Learning at Lincoln Park Zoo
05/07/2019 French Culture: Book Discussion, "Chanson Douce" by Leïla Slimani
05/06/2019 Performing Arts: Hannah and Martin (Kate Fodor)
05/04/2019 Asian Culture MAY SPOTLIGHT Program: “A Grand Night for Chinese Singing and Dancing”
05/03/2019 Knit and Chat, May 2019
05/02/2019 Film Discussion: Things to Come (L'Avenir)
05/01/2019 May 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
04/26/2019 International Dining: Noon-O-Kabab (Persian)
04/25/2019 April 2019 Membership Committee Meeting
04/25/2019 German Language: Rundgang und Gespraech in und ueber die German International School Chicago
04/24/2019 April 2019 Monthly Mailing
04/23/2019 Asian Culture: Mah Jong - Unraveling the Mystery of the Tiles
04/19/2019 CANCELED - Literature Discussion: Pachinko (Min Jin Lee)
04/18/2019 Bridge, April 2019
04/16/2019 April 2019 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
04/16/2019 April 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
04/12/2019 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIPS FOR THE 2019 IWA Fundraising Gala ~ Brasil, Ritmos e Cores ~
04/08/2019 April 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
04/05/2019 April 2019 New Member Morning Coffee (by invitation)
04/04/2019 Film Discussion: The Rider
04/03/2019 April 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
04/02/2019 European Culture, ESW, and French Language Joint Program: Dance Around The World
04/01/2019 Performing Arts: Sweat (Lynn Nottage)
03/29/2019 Turkish Culture: I FLOW LIKE WATER
03/28/2019 German Language (in English): China, A Challenge In Our Global World
03/27/2019 RESCHEDULED - March 2019 New Member Orientation
03/27/2019 March 2019 Monthly Mailing
03/26/2019 Asian Culture: "Show Me Your Love" Film Screening/Chicago Premiere
03/22/2019 International Dining: Vietnamese (Le Colonial)
03/21/2019 March 2019 Insider Chicago: Visceral Dance Chicago
03/21/2019 Bridge, March 2019
03/20/2019 Global Dialogue: A Gorilla Trek to Rwanda
03/19/2019 March 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
03/18/2019 Film Discussion + Spanish Language Joint Program: Even the Rain (Film Viewing, in English)
03/15/2019 Hellenic Culture: The Invisible Gods on the Parthenon Frieze
03/15/2019 Literature Discussion: The Association of Small Bombs (Karan Mahajan)
03/14/2019 Samba Lesson II - March 14, 6 p.m. Session
03/13/2019 English-Speaking World: The US Government Accountability Office
03/12/2019 Modern Professional: Social Media 101: An Interactive Evening
03/11/2019 Beginner Bridge, March 2019
03/11/2019 March 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
03/08/2019 March 8, 2019 - International Women's Day Celebration!
03/06/2019 March 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
03/05/2019 French Language: Potluck (in French)
03/04/2019 Samba Lesson I - March 4, 3 p.m. Session
03/04/2019 Performing Arts: The Father (Florian Zeller)
03/01/2019 Knit and Chat, March 2019
02/28/2019 German Language (in GERMAN): Kein Liebesbrief von Peter Ruehmkorf
02/27/2019 February 2019 All Member Evening Social
02/27/2019 February 2019 Monthly Mailing
02/26/2019 Asian Culture: Ink, Color, and Chinese Brush
02/25/2019 European Culture: What's Truly Healthy Anyways, These Days?"
02/23/2019 Turkish Culture: Screening of The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı)
02/22/2019 Pre-Gala Event: Dinner at Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
02/21/2019 Bridge, February 2019
02/20/2019 Global Dialogue: Rumi's Theology of Love: A Poetic and a Mode of Seeing
02/19/2019 February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
02/18/2019 Nominations Committee Meeting (by invitation)
02/18/2019 Spanish Language (in English): Trip to La Unica
02/16/2019 Joffrey Ballet Chicago, February 16, 2 p.m. Performance of Anna Karenina dedicated to Doe Thornburg
02/15/2019 Literature Discussion: Katalin Street by Magda Szabo
02/14/2019 Hellenic Culture: Jenna K. Nikolaides on Toxicology
02/14/2019 Swift School Book Distribution, February 2019
02/13/2019 The Father (Florian Zeller) at Remy Bumppo Theatre
02/13/2019 Membership Committee Meeting
02/13/2019 CLA All Chairs Meeting (by Invitation)
02/12/2019 Gala Committee Meeting
02/12/2019 Development Committee Meeting
02/11/2019 Beginner Bridge, February 2019
02/11/2019 February 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
02/11/2019 Scholarship Committee Meeting
02/07/2019 Film Discussion: Molly's Game (Discussion)
02/07/2019 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
02/06/2019 ESW & Modern Professional Joint Program
02/06/2019 February 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
02/05/2019 SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM: French Language (in ENGLISH): The Battle of Hernani
02/04/2019 Nominations Committee Meeting (by Invitation)
02/04/2019 Performing Arts: Cardboard Piano (Hansol Jung)
02/01/2019 Finance Committee Meeting (Reschedule from 1/31)
02/01/2019 Knit and Chat, February 2019
02/01/2019 January 2019 Monthly Mailing - RESCHEDULED
01/31/2019 RESCHEDULED for 2/1/19 - Finance Committee Meeting
01/30/2019 RESCHEDULED FOR 2/1/19 - January Monthly Mailing
01/29/2019 January 2019 New Member Morning Coffee
01/25/2019 International Dining: Russian Tea Time
01/24/2019 French and German Language Joint Program (in English) : Sailing Across 5 Seas of Indonesia
01/23/2019 January 2019 New Member Orientation (By Invitation)
01/22/2019 Asian Culture & Literature Joint Program
01/21/2019 Nominations Committee Meeting (by invitation)
01/17/2019 Bridge, January 2019
01/16/2019 Gala Committee Meeting
01/15/2019 January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
01/14/2019 Beginner Bridge, January 2019
01/14/2019 January 2019 North Shore Meet & Greet
01/11/2019 Film Discussion & Turkish Culture Joint Program
01/10/2019 Hellenic Culture: Readings From Maria Henely's Book
01/09/2019 ESW: Honoring Allied Participation in the French Resistance
01/02/2019 CANCELED - January 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet
12/31/2018 New Year Holiday (Office Closed)
12/24/2018 Christmas Holiday (Office Closed)
12/20/2018 German Language (in German): Christmas Lunch at Elfie’s
12/20/2018 Bridge, December 2018
12/18/2018 December 2018 Monthly Mailing
12/17/2018 Spanish Language (in English): Musicians Club of Women Concert
12/15/2018 European Culture: A Baker Street Christmas Caper - SOLD OUT
12/14/2018 CANCELLED/TO BE RESCHEDULED Insider Chicago: Women Made Gallery Reception
12/11/2018 Modern Professional: Insights into Expatriation and Shopping at Kendra Scott Jewelry
12/11/2018 December 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
12/10/2018 December 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
12/10/2018 Beginner Bridge, December 2018
12/08/2018 Polish Language (in Polish): Christmas Celebration
12/07/2018 SOLD OUT - Turkish Culture: Screening of "Ayla: Daughter of War" at Gene Siskel
12/07/2018 Knit and Chat, December 2018
12/06/2018 Film Discussion: Rust and Bone
12/05/2018 IWA Holiday Party 2018
12/05/2018 December 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
12/04/2018 French Language (in French): Party des fêtes!
12/03/2018 Performing Arts: Master Class (Terrence McNally)
11/29/2018 Insider Chicago: UIC Children's Hospital Tour & Lunch
11/28/2018 November 2018 Monthly Mailing
11/27/2018 Spanish Language: Driehaus Museum Tour
11/22/2018 Thanksgiving Holiday (Office Closed)
11/16/2018 Literature: A Long, Long Way (Sebastian Barry)
11/15/2018 Bridge, November 2018
11/15/2018 Swift School Book Distribution
11/14/2018 ESW: Idioms and Other Oddities of the English Language
11/13/2018 Modern Professional: Finding Your Geography of Place
11/13/2018 November 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
11/12/2018 November 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
11/12/2018 Beginner Bridge, November 2018
11/10/2018 Polish Language (in English): Reforming the Criminal Justice System
11/09/2018 Turkish Culture: Alternative/Holistic Health Strategies For Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
11/08/2018 Hellenic Culture & Insider Chicago Program
11/07/2018 November 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
11/07/2018 November 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
11/06/2018 French Language: Discussion of "Jean de Florette"
11/05/2018 Performing Arts: Nell Gwynne (Jessica Swale)
11/02/2018 Knit and Chat, November 2018
11/01/2018 Film Discussion: Hearts Beat Loud
10/31/2018 October 2018 Monthly Mailing
10/30/2018 October 2018 New Member Orientation
10/29/2018 October 2018 Development Committee Meeting
10/25/2018 German Language: “Alfred & Agnes, the story of my Immigrant Parents”
10/24/2018 ESW: History of US Foreign Policy in the Middle East
10/19/2018 2018 WEX RAFFLE TICKETS
10/19/2018 2018 IWA Woman Extraordinaire Award Celebration Honoring Shermin Kruse
10/18/2018 Bridge, October 2018
10/17/2018 International Dining: German, The Berghoff Restaurant
10/16/2018 October 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
10/15/2018 CANCELED - Nominations Committee Meeting
10/14/2018 Arabic Culture: International Film Festival
10/13/2018 European Culture and Polish Language Joint Program
10/12/2018 Literature and Turkish Culture: Madonna in a Fur Coat, Sabahattin Ali
10/11/2018 Hellenic Culture: "Lives Afloat: The Greek Refugee Crisis"
10/10/2018 European Culture: Visit to Loro Piana
10/09/2018 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
10/09/2018 Finance Committee Meeting
10/08/2018 October 2018 Community Service meeting
10/08/2018 Beginner Bridge, October 2018
10/08/2018 October 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
10/05/2018 Knit and Chat, October 2018
10/03/2018 Asian Culture & Film Discussion: Asian Pop-Up Cinema
10/03/2018 October 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
10/02/2018 French Language: "Les Faux Amis"
10/01/2018 Performing Arts: Downstate (Bruce Norris)
09/28/2018 International Dining: Turkish, Pera Turkish Kitchen and Bar
09/27/2018 German Language: Ein deutches kulinarisches Erlebnis
09/26/2018 September 2018 Monthly Mailing
09/25/2018 September 2018 ALL MEMBER Evening Social
09/21/2018 Literature: The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal
09/20/2018 Modern Professional and Turkish Culture Joint Program
09/20/2018 CANCELED - September 2018 Gala Meeting
09/20/2018 Bridge, September 2018
09/19/2018 CANCELED - September 2018 Development Committee Meeting
09/18/2018 September 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
09/17/2018 September 2018 New Member Afternoon Social
09/17/2018 Spanish Language: Fall and Pre-Winter Fashion Show
09/15/2018 Hellenic Culture: "Nick the Greek" at Greenhouse Theater
09/13/2018 Turkish Culture: 15th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival
09/12/2018 Doe Thornburg, IWA Founder, Celebration of Life
09/11/2018 French Language: Fall Get-Together
09/10/2018 September 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
09/10/2018 Beginner Bridge, September 2018
09/08/2018 Insider Chicago: Georg Jensen Exhibit Tour
09/07/2018 Knit and Chat, September 2018
09/06/2018 Asian Culture & Film Discussion: Air Hostess
09/05/2018 September 2018 Community Service meeting
09/05/2018 September 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
09/04/2018 Board of Directors 2018-19 Kick-Off Meeting and Dinner
09/04/2018 Performing Arts: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams)
09/03/2018 Labor Day (Office Closed)
08/29/2018 August 2018 Monthly Mailing
08/22/2018 CANCELED - August 2018 New Member Orientation
08/17/2018 Literature: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shamnar
08/16/2018 Bridge, August 2018
08/14/2018 August 2018 Gala Meeting
08/14/2018 August 2018 WEX Meeting
08/13/2018 Beginner Bridge, August 2018
08/13/2018 August 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
08/11/2018 European Culture: Italian Opera Favorites
08/08/2018 Asian & European Culture Joint Program
08/08/2018 August 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
08/01/2018 August 2018 Chicago Meet & Greet
07/26/2018 German Language (in English): SC Johnson Campus Walking Tour
07/24/2018 Asian Culture & International Dining: Celebration Luncheon
07/21/2018 Literature: Annual Pot-luck Dinner/Discussion
07/19/2018 Bridge, July 2018
07/10/2018 Modern Professional: Tuesdays on the Terrace
07/09/2018 Beginner Bridge, July 2018
07/09/2018 July 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
07/04/2018 Independence Day (Office Closed)
07/02/2018 Performing Arts: Mies Julie (Yael Farber)
06/27/2018 European Culture: Classical Music Concert
06/27/2018 June Monthly Mailing
06/26/2018 Asian Culture Planning Meeting
06/22/2018 International Dining: Greek, Greek Islands
06/20/2018 June 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
06/19/2018 June 2018 New Member Orientation
06/18/2018 Spanish Language: End of the Year Meeting
06/16/2018 Polish Language: "Helping Women and Mother Nature"
06/15/2018 Literature: "Autumn" by Ali Smith
06/14/2018 Hellenic Culture: Planning for 2018-19 Programs
06/13/2018 Modern Professional: Summer Celebration!
06/12/2018 2018 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/11/2018 Beginner Bridge, June 2018
06/08/2018 CANCELED: Turkish Culture: Holistic Health Strategies for MSDs
06/07/2018 June Spotlight, Film Viewing and Discussion: "The Salesman"
06/06/2018 June Chicago Meet & Greet
06/05/2018 French Language: End of the Year "Pique-Nique"
06/05/2018 June IWA Board of Directors Meeting
06/04/2018 Performing Arts: To Catch a Fish
06/01/2018 Knit and Chat, June 2018
05/30/2018 May Monthly Mailing
05/28/2018 Memorial Day (Office Closed)
05/25/2018 International Dining: Mexican, Frontera Grill
05/23/2018 May 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
05/22/2018 Asian Culture: A Taste of Music & Dance in Indonesia
05/21/2018 Spanish Language: Peruvian Mission
05/18/2018 Literature: "Pigs Have Wings" by P.G. Wodehouse
05/17/2018 Bridge, May 2018
05/15/2018 May IWA Board of Directors Meeting
05/14/2018 Turkish Culture: Zeugma Mosaics
05/14/2018 Beginner Bridge, May 2018
05/12/2018 Polish Language: Tatra Mountains, The Tradition, Music and Literature
05/10/2018 May Insider Chicago: Bronze Exhibit Tour
05/09/2018 English-Speaking World: Ten Easy Pieces
05/08/2018 May Spotlight: Joint Hellenic Culture & Modern Professional Program
05/07/2018 May Development Committee Meeting
05/07/2018 Performing Arts: Hang
05/04/2018 Knit and Chat, May 2018
05/03/2018 Film Discussion: "The Man Who Knew Infinity" Viewing
05/02/2018 May Chicago Meet & Greet
05/01/2018 French Language: Book Discussion, L'Enfant aux Cailloux" by Sophie Loubière
04/28/2018 2018 IWA China Fundraising Gala - April 28, 2018
04/27/2018 International Dining: French
04/26/2018 German Language: “Die Geschichte der schwarzen Perlen von Tahiti”
04/24/2018 April China Gala Committee Meeting II.
04/23/2018 April 2018 Insider Chicago: The Medieval World at Our Fingertips
04/20/2018 Literature: "At the Existentialist Café " by Sarah Bakewell
04/19/2018 Bridge, April 2018
04/18/2018 April Monthly Mailing
04/18/2018 Arabic Culture: "The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel"
04/17/2018 April IWA Board of Directors Meeting
04/16/2018 Spanish Language: Travels in Cuba with Catherine de La Chaussee
04/14/2018 Polish Language: The Republic of Mole Hill
04/12/2018 Turkish Culture: The Turks and Troy
04/12/2018 April China Gala Committee Meeting I.
04/12/2018 Hellenic Culture: Artist Diane Thodos
04/11/2018 English-Speaking World: A Westerner's View of Changes in Japan
04/10/2018 Modern Professionals: Private Tour, Chicago Women's Park & Gardens
04/09/2018 April 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
04/09/2018 Beginner Bridge, April 2018
04/06/2018 Knit and Chat, April 2018
04/05/2018 Film Discussion: "The Big Sick" Viewing
04/05/2018 April 2018 New Member Morning Coffee
04/04/2018 April Chicago Meet & Greet
04/03/2018 French Language: The Last Trip of Robert Cavelier de la Salle
04/02/2018 Performing Arts: Mary Stuart
03/30/2018 RESCHEDULED Turkish Culture: Holistic Health Strategies for MSDs
03/29/2018 International Dining: Thai
03/28/2018 March Monthly Mailing
03/27/2018 March China Gala Committee Meeting II.
03/27/2018 Asian Culture: Chinese Cuture and Dining Etiquette Session
03/26/2018 European Culture: Fire Safety & Preparedness
03/22/2018 German Language: "Morgen spielen wir Schwestern"
03/21/2018 Arabic Culture: The Book of the Dead Lecture & Exhibit Tour
03/20/2018 March 2018 New Member Orientation
03/20/2018 March IWA Board of Directors Meeting
03/19/2018 Film Discussion & Spanish Language: "Wild Tales"
03/16/2018 Literature: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles
03/15/2018 March China Gala Committee Meeting I.
03/15/2018 Bridge, March 2018
03/14/2018 English-Speaking World: Idioms & Other Oddities of the English Language
03/13/2018 Modern Professionals: Fashion At Auction
03/12/2018 March 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
03/12/2018 Beginner Bridge, March 2018
03/10/2018 MARCH SPOTLIGHT Polish Language: Kosciuszko Bicentennial Exhibit
03/08/2018 March 8th - International Women's Day Celebration!
03/08/2018 Hellenic Culture: Dr. Ted Anton, The Search for Longevity
03/07/2018 March Chicago Meet & Greet
03/06/2018 French Language: "Marcel Proust, from snob, to lover to artist"
03/05/2018 March Development Committee Meeting
03/05/2018 Performing Arts: Blind Date
03/02/2018 Knit and Chat, March 2018
02/28/2018 February Monthly Mailing
02/27/2018 February 2018 New Member Evening Welcome
02/27/2018 February China Gala Committee Meeting II.
02/26/2018 European Culture: Civic Orchestra of Chicago
02/23/2018 International Dining: Ethiopian
02/22/2018 German Language: Anselm Kiefer Presentation
02/21/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing, Part 3
02/21/2018 Arabic Culture: The Jews of Egypt (Documentary)
02/20/2018 Turkish Culture: Yenikapi Byzantine Sunken Ship Project
02/20/2018 February IWA Board of Directors Meeting
02/19/2018 Spanish Language: Tango Time!
02/19/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing, Part 2
02/16/2018 Literature: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance
02/15/2018 Bridge, February 2018
02/14/2018 ESW & Turkish Culture Joint Program: The Sultan & The Queen
02/13/2018 Modern Professionals: Women in Leadership
02/12/2018 Beginner Bridge, February 2018
02/12/2018 February 2018 North Shore Meet & Greet
02/10/2018 Polish Language: Tuning Forks
02/09/2018 Insider Chicago: A Jean-Louis Haguenauer Concert, "Tribute to Debussy"
02/08/2018 Chinese New Year Celebration
02/08/2018 IWA Gala Invitation Mailing
02/08/2018 Hellenic Culture: National Hellenic Museum Visit
02/07/2018 February Chicago Meet & Greet
02/06/2018 February China Gala Committee Meeting I.
02/05/2018 February Development Committee Meeting
02/05/2018 Performing Arts: "All My Sons"
02/02/2018 IWA Executive Board Meeting
02/01/2018 Film & French Joint Program: "Elle"
01/31/2018 International Women's Day Planning Meeting
01/31/2018 January Monthly Mailing
01/30/2018 CLA Chairs Meeting
01/29/2018 JANUARY SPOTLIGHT: Arabic & Turkish Culture Joint Program
01/26/2018 International Dining: Ukranian
01/25/2018 German Language: “Deutschland Aktuell”
01/25/2018 China Gala: Auction Sub Committee Meeting
01/24/2018 January 2018 New Member Welcome
01/23/2018 January China Gala Committee Meeting II.
01/23/2018 Asian & French Joint Program: "When French Pastries Meet Chinese Teas"
01/22/2018 Nominations Committee Meeting
01/22/2018 January 2018 Membership Committee Meeting
01/20/2018 Sushi & Sake 101, Gala Sign Up Event, Spots are Available!
01/19/2018 Literature: "Willful Disregard" by Lena Andersson
01/18/2018 Bridge, January 2018
01/17/2018 Arabic Culture: The Jews of Egypt, Part 1
01/16/2018 January 2018 New Member Orientation
01/16/2018 January IWA Board of Directors Meeting
01/15/2018 Spanish Language: Choco-Charla
01/13/2018 Polish Language: Polish Ballads with Zbigniew Plicinski
01/11/2018 Philanthropy Sub-Committee Meeting
01/11/2018 January China Gala Committee Meeting I.
01/10/2018 English-Speaking World: "International Adoptions"
01/09/2018 Modern Professionals: "Persistent Pain"
01/09/2018 January Development Committee Meeting
01/09/2018 IWA Name Badge Sale, Winter 2018
01/08/2018 Beginner Bridge
01/04/2018 Film Discussion: "Julieta"
12/21/2017 German Language:"Eine Weihnachtsfeier bei Hildegard"
12/21/2017 Bridge, December 2017
12/20/2017 Insider Chicago: The Great Fermentation
12/18/2017 Spanish Language: Musician Club Women's Concert
12/16/2017 European Culture: Holiday Performance, A Dream of Avon
12/15/2017 Literature: "Hag-Seed" by Margaret Atwood
12/14/2017 Hellenic Culture: Dr. Laura Calamos Nasir
12/13/2017 Arabic Culture: The Suez Canal
12/12/2017 Modern Professionals: Cultural Business Etiquette at Social Events
12/11/2017 Beginner Bridge, December 2017
12/09/2017 Polish Language: Christmas Celebration
12/07/2017 Film Discussion: "45 Hours"
12/06/2017 IWA Annual Holiday Party 2017
12/05/2017 French Language: Potluck Holiday Party
12/04/2017 Performing Arts: "Marie Christine"
11/30/2017 Pre-Gala Evening Gown Order Wine Reception
11/29/2017 Insider Chicago: "In the Hood" Exhibit at the Jackson Jung Gallery
11/17/2017 Asian Culture & Literature Joint Program: "Monkey: Folk Novel of China"
11/16/2017 German Language: Fire and Earth
11/16/2017 Bridge
11/13/2017 Beginner Bridge
11/10/2017 Turkish Culture: Remembering Atatürk
11/08/2017 Arabic Culture & ESW Joint Program: Stories of Refugee Women
11/07/2017 DONATIONS to 2017 WEX
11/07/2017 WEX RAFFLE TICKETS
11/07/2017 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2017 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Kimberly Jung
11/06/2017 Performing Arts: "A View From The Bridge"
11/03/2017 Insider Chicago: "Then They Came for Me" Exhibit
11/02/2017 Film Discussion: "A Man Called Ove"
11/02/2017 French Language: From Animal Skins to Haute Couture
11/01/2017 IWA Name Badge Sale, Winter 2017
10/31/2017 Spanish Language: Visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art"
10/27/2017 Sponsor Member Afternoon Tea
10/27/2017 OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM: French Language & Insider Chicago
10/26/2017 German Language: Neue Ideen, Neue Programme
10/24/2017 Asian Culture: "Let's Roll the Korean Way!!"
10/23/2017 European Culture: "Let the Sunshine in" Film Viewing
10/20/2017 Patron & Founder's Circle Afternoon Tea
10/20/2017 Literature: "Hero of the Empire" by Candace Millard
10/19/2017 Bridge
10/16/2017 International Dining Program: Indian Lunch Buffet
10/13/2017 Turkish Culture: Noah's Pudding
10/12/2017 Hellenic Culture: Tour of the American Writers Museum
10/11/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Film Screening Presented by Asian Pop-Up Cinema
10/11/2017 English-Speaking World: Nina's Best Exotic India Memories
10/10/2017 Polish Language: Power of Identity
10/10/2017 Modern Professionals: Members Story Showcase & Pre-WEX Event
10/09/2017 Beginner Bridge
10/06/2017 International Gourmet Program Presents “Olé! Viva España!”
10/05/2017 Film Discussion: "Brooklyn"
10/04/2017 Knitting Program-NEW!!!
10/03/2017 China Gala Pop-Up Program, Ceramic and the Silk Road
10/02/2017 Performing Arts: "The Audience"
09/28/2017 German & Polish Language Joint Program
09/25/2017 European Culture: Pot-Luck Lunch
09/22/2017 Insider Chicago: GEMS World Academy Chicago Tour
09/21/2017 Bridge
09/20/2017 Arabic Culture: "The Two Million"
09/18/2017 Spanish Language: "How Do You Do?"
09/15/2017 Literature: "The Infatuations" by Javier Marias
09/14/2017 Hellenic Culture: "Thinking About Women and Gender in Athenian Drama"
09/12/2017 Modern Professionals: "The Body Message"
09/11/2017 Beginner Bridge
09/08/2017 Turkish Culture: Picturesque Istanbul
09/07/2017 Asian Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "A World Without Theives"
09/05/2017 French Language: Bring a Bibelot
08/19/2017 Literature: Potluck Dinner Meeting
08/17/2017 European Culture: Saints & Heroes, Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
08/07/2017 Performing Arts: "Ah, Wilderness"
08/02/2017 A 95th Birthday Celebration for IWA Founder, Doe Thornburg
07/27/2017 Asian Culture: Annual Dinner Celebration
07/23/2017 The International Gourmet Program “A South African Braaivleis” (Barbecue)
07/21/2017 Literature: "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich
07/20/2017 European Culture: Post-Gala Lawn Party at Ravinia
07/11/2017 Modern Professional & Pre-Wex Program
06/27/2017 Asian Culture: Yearly Planning Breakfast
06/22/2017 German Language: The German Harmonica & African-American Blues Culture
06/21/2017 European Culture: Classical Music at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
06/19/2017 Spanish Language: Planning Meeting
06/16/2017 Literature: "Citizens of London" by Lynn Olson
06/14/2017 2017 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/13/2017 Modern Professionals: Women in Architecture (CANCELLED)
06/10/2017 Polish & Spanish Joint Program
06/09/2017 Turkish Culture: Live Classical Music & Raki Night
06/07/2017 IWA Woman Extraordinaire "Getting to Know You" Evening Event at Frontier
06/06/2017 French Language: Dinner at Chez Moi
06/05/2017 Performing Arts: "Great Expectations"
06/01/2017 Film Discussion: "Trumbo"
05/30/2017 Poetry, General Reading and Writing Salon
05/23/2017 Asian Culture: Private Tour of Ai Weiwei's Photo Activism
05/22/2017 European Culture: "My Life as a Diplomat"
05/20/2017 Insider Chicago, Goose Island Brewery Tour
05/19/2017 Literature: The Mersault Investigation
05/18/2017 German Language: May Program
05/17/2017 Arabic Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "The Square"
05/12/2017 Turkish Culture: Post-Gala Program on Language
05/10/2017 English Speaking World - Oldest World Cuisines
05/09/2017 Modern Professionals: Career Mobility
05/06/2017 Polish Language: Polish Constitution Day Parade
05/05/2017 TICKETS TO THE Gala ~ Suomi Finland 100 ~ Celebrating Together
05/02/2017 French Language: Café Conversation (in French)
05/01/2017 Performing Arts: "Linda Vista"
04/19/2017 Pre-Gala Event, A Finnish high-tech success story: SWAP.COM
04/12/2017 English Speaking World - Literacy Chicago
04/11/2017 Modern Professionals - Creative Power of Women
04/07/2017 IWA Name Badge Spring Sale
03/27/2017 IWA Briefings: Lurie Children's Hospital
03/14/2017 Modern Professional - Int'l Parental Child Abduction
03/10/2017 Turkish Interest - Handmade Turkish Jewelry
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Celebration
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Raffle
02/25/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Lapland to Helsinki, Finland
01/11/2017 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Winter Luncheon from Normandy"
12/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Winter Sale
12/07/2016 2016 IWA Annual Holiday Party
11/29/2016 Insider Chicago “Working in America Exhibit” Private Tour and interactive discussion
10/25/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/25/2016 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/07/2016 Spotlight Program, “The New Science of Cancer” at Northwestern Hospital
10/01/2016 Pop-Up Program ArtPrize International Art Festival
09/28/2016 Open House Celebration at Our New Office and Volunteer Fair!
08/28/2016 The International Gourmet Program invites you to the Annual IWA Summer Picnic
06/15/2016 2016 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
05/13/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for IWA Gala 2016, "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 Sponsorship Opportunities, IWA Gala 2016 "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 TICKETS TO THE IWA Annual Gala "Celebrating Germany"
04/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event II
04/06/2016 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Celebration of the New Season, AN EARLY SPRING PASTICHE"
03/31/2016 Insider Chicago, "Dressing Downton!"
03/08/2016 International Women’s Day Celebration at Intercontinental Chicago
02/05/2016 Insider Chicago, "IWA visits SAIC!” IWA MPG and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
01/25/2016 IWA New Year Open House...Goodbye Suite 1800...Hello 2016!
01/15/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event
08/09/2015 2015 Gourmet Picnic
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