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Upcoming events

    • 10/24/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 130 N. Garland Court, Hospitality Room
    Registration is closed

    Program: “History of US Foreign Policy in the Middle East"


    Presenter: Joseph Yackley, son of IWA member Sel Yackley. Fluent in six languages, Joe has served with the State Department in Tunis and Turkey. His next assignment as an ‘Iran Watcher’ takes him back to Istanbul. Joe holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and is a co-author of “Risk Rules: How Local Politics Threaten the Global Economy.”


    Note: Change of date and time.  5:30 p.m. social time, 6:00 p.m. program. SPOUSES AND GUESTS WELCOME!


    • 10/25/2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Registration is closed

    Program (in German): “Alfred & Agnes, the story of my Immigrant Parents” By Frieda Fritz Stiehl. A well-written and researched family history


    Presenter: Frieda Stiehl


    A light lunch will follow the program; please contribute!


    RSVP BY 10/18/18


    • 10/29/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 702, Chicago
    Register


    • 10/30/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Register

    The October 2018 New Member Orientation is by invitation only. 

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 10/31/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Happy Halloween!


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


    Costumes welcome!


    • 11/01/2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Film: "Hearts Beat Loud"  was directed by Brett Haley in 2018.  It stars Nick Offerman as Frank Fisher and Kiersey Clemons as Sam Fisher (his daughter).  Frank owns a record shop, Red Hook Records, for seventeen years, but it is time to sell. It has a father-daughter relationship that is very meaningful and dynamic. There is a lot of music in "Hearts Beat Loud" and the songs are performed by Offerman and Clemons.


    Leader: Informal Discussion 


    RSVP BY 10/29/18


    NOTE:  REFRESHMENTS WELCOME. 6 p.m. ARRIVAL, 6:30 p.m. VIEWING

    • 11/03/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Bring your knit or crochet projects or just come to learn and chat!

    • 11/05/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Play: Nell Gwynne

    Playwright: Jessica Swale

    Theatre: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave.

    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg


    RSVP BY 10/ 29/ 2018


    Note: See the play before attending the meeting

    • 11/06/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 702, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Program (in French): Discussion of the French film “ Jean de Florette” 


    Peter Conroy will lead the discussion of this classic film based on a novel from Marcel Pagnol, which takes place in the rugged hills of Provence. 


    To enhance your understanding of the discussion, please view the film beforehand.


    RSVP BY 11/4 /2018


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

    • 11/07/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lavazza Coffee Bar, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
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    • 11/08/2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • North Shore Exchange in the City, 900 N. Michigan Ave, Level 4
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    Hellenic Culture & Insider Chicago Program


    Program: As Hellenic women, we support philanthropic activities through our Philoptochos Society (philoptochos means “friends of the poor”).  Come join us at North Shore Exchange in the City, a luxury philanthropic resale shop for an evening of shopping, wine, appetizers and Greek pastries as we begin our holiday celebrations.


    RSVP BY 11/1/18: Online www.iwachicago.org or by calling the IWA Office 312-263-1421 Cost: $10 donation to IWA, either online or by phone when you register for this event 


    For more information conact: Olga Geocaris


    NOTE: THIS IS A HELLENIC/INSIDER CHICAGO PROGRAM. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 50 ATTENDEES.

    • 11/10/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn St.
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    Program (in English): Discussion of Reforming the Criminal Justice System


    Our criminal justice system incarcerates far more people than is required for public safety and puts barriers in the paths of those who are released in building productive lives, pushing them back into criminal activity, creating more victims.  The resulting damage falls disproportionately on individuals, families and communities of color.  John McLees, husband of member Bozena Nowicka McLees, will lead a discussion about the great variety of efforts underway in Chicago to reform our criminal justice system and to address the needs of those who are incarcerated or who have been released from prison.  Information about these issues and about how we can get involved in addressing them is available before and after the presentation at the website he maintains at http://incarcerationreform.com


    Presenter:  John McLees


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

    • 11/12/2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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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.


    • 11/13/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    November 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 11/13/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: “Finding your Geography of Place"

    After traveling the world, 17 countries in 3.5 years, IWA member, ReAnn Scott, will discuss how necessary it is to find one's place in this world that makes you happy, fulfills your need to interact with your chosen community, and that brings you inner peace and joy each day you awake!

    Presenter: ReAnn Scott


    RSVP BY 11/12/18


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

    • 11/15/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    • 11/16/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Book: “A Long, Long Way” (292 pages)

    Author:  Sebastian Barry

    Leader:  Caroline Cracraft

    Note: 10:30 a.m. SOCIAL, 11 a.m. DISCUSSION. Please read the book before attending the discussion. 

    • 11/22/2018
    • 11/23/2018


    • 11/28/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 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.


    • 11/29/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lobby of the Outpatient Care Center, (OCC) 1801 S. Taylor St.
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    Program: Tour and lunch to the University of Illinois Children's Hospital (CHUI). Meet the dedicated team of physicians, who care for over 10,000 children each year (more than 80% of which are underserved in need of good care). Enjoy a complimentary lunch and listen to a description of the programs, including the "Cuddling Babies" volunteer program.


    Welcome: Ben VanVoorhees, MD, MPH, Head, Dept. of Pediatrics; Physician-in-Chief, CHUI


    Presenters: De-Ann Pillers, MD, PhD, Chief of Neonatology & Mary E. Johnson, Director of Strategy & Planning


    RSVP BY 11/26/18 Online at www.iwachicago.org or 312-263-1421 with your $15 donation to support IWA's philanthropic programs & donation to CHUI. 


    Questions: Contact Wacharee Jamjun


    Meet at 10:50 a.m.  If car pooling parking is $8 on Wood Street just south of Taylor Street. 


    NOTE: LIMITED TO 25.


    • 12/05/2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lavazza Coffee Bar, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
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    • 12/11/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Register

    December 2018 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 12/21/2018
    • 1:00 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.


    NOTE: Date and Time Change


    • 12/24/2018
    • 12/25/2018


    • 12/31/2018
    • 01/01/2019


    • 01/02/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • NONE

    NOTE: The January 2019 Chicago Meet & Greet will not take place due to the New Year's Day holiday.

    • 01/15/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 01/23/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Please see emailed invitation.

    The January 23, 2019 New Member Orientation is by invitation only. 

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 01/30/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

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


    • 02/06/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Lavazza Coffee Bar, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
    Register


    • 02/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 02/27/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

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


    • 03/06/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Lavazza Coffee Bar, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
    Register


    • 03/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Register

    March 2019 Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

    • 03/27/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
    Register

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


    • 03/27/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Please see emailed invitation.

    The March 27, 2019 New Member Orientation is by invitation only. 

    Please see emailed invitation for event details.

    • 04/03/2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Lavazza Coffee Bar, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.
    Register


    • 04/16/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
    Register