I would like to thank Reem, Figen, and Elizabeth for hosting our members at interesting gatherings during the last month – exposure to various cultures in unique settings is one of the greatest benefits of our club! And we will continue our cultural experience with our very popular holiday luncheon at Operaterrassen. The theme this year is “A British Christmas”, generously hosted by the British Embassy – we hope to see you there!
The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, spending quality time with family and friends, and filled with the spirit of giving. It is also a time of reflection of the year gone by and how can one do better for the year to come. Perhaps we can get a head start of doing something good by supporting our December Charity, Little Echoes. This organization was started by an inspirational Irish expat in Sweden aiming to help children in Sweden affected by mobility and/or sensory processing disorder. You can find out more about Little Echoes on the Philanthropic page in this bulletin.
We have several shopping evenings planned for December to help you find that last minute gift for your loved ones. For those of you who would like to find something handmade from Sweden, a perfect opportunity is to join our Museum and Tour Group at Svensk Hemslöjd (Swedish Handicrafts). You will also find a listing of some fun holiday events around Stockholm and exclusive discounts offered to our members in this bulletin. More will be posted on our Facebook and IWC website.
Our board has also discussed changes to our IWC website and Facebook page. More will come in the spring. In the meantime, please do let any of us know if you would like to help in this regard.
Wishing you all safe travels, happy holidays and a wonderful start of 2019!