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Who We Are

Welcome to Washington International Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a welcome for women coming to the Washington area from countries other than the United States and to encourage friendship between these women and the women of the United States.

Friendship and Understanding

The purpose of our Club is to promote friendship through understanding and understanding through friendship among women of all nations.

Our programs give our membership an opportunity to share mutual interests, learn from each other, share our cultures with each other, and establish deep lasting friendships.

Fascinating Programs


Our members enjoy trips to artists’ studios, exhibitions, and workshops and take trips in the DC area to destinations off the beaten track throughout the Club season from September through June.


Exploring Different Cultures

Our programs include visits to embassies where we learn about the cultures of many countries from around the world, as well as programs where members themselves share their own travel experiences and broaden our horizons. 

International Cuisine

Cooking demonstrations, speciality dishes, and recipes shared by members give us a rare pleasure of tasting different national cuisines.



Members exercise their many skills and talents as they plan fun, creative, and educational programs and volunteer by organizing and hosting events.

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Welcome Clubs International

Welcome to Washington International Club is proud to be a member of Welcome Clubs International - linking independent women's organizations around the world.

Welcome to Washington (WTW)
will host the
Welcome Clubs International (WCI) Conference
Educating Women: Changing the World

May 25 - 30

Form to participate:

Conf Package Registration Form

CONF Event Registration Form

It all started in 1959 with Welcome to Washington.  Today, we are one of 23 sister clubs around the world connected through an umbrella organization - WCI.


  • Meet like-minded women
  • Participate in special events at embassies
  • Hear guest speakers
  • Enjoy an evening at the spectacular Top of the Town
  • Demonstrate Welcome to Washington friendship!


Following are events you may attend  

Discount prices available to volunteers

See Event Registration Form 


Friday, May 25

5:00 - 9:00       Cocktail Reception

Embassy Suites Hotel at the Chevy Chase Pavilion                


Saturday, May 26

12:45 - 3:00        Lunch at Embassy Suites Hotel

Keynote Speaker: Lynne Olson, Author

"Women Who Made a Difference During the World Wars" 


Saturday, May 26

6:00 -   Dinner with Friends at the homes of WTW members 


Sunday, May 27

12:30 - 3:00     Lunch at Twin Oaks

Piano concert by Gwhyneth Chen     


Sunday, May 27

6:00 - 8:30       Dinner at the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana


Monday, May 28

9:00 - 11:30     Roundtable Discussions with Sister Clubs

Embassy Suites Hotel              


Monday, May 28

1:00 - 4:00       Lunch and Tour at Mt. Vernon


Monday, May 28

7:00 - 9:00       Dinner at Embassy Suites Hotel

Guest speaker: Yassaman Liaghati, Boeing Space Launch System

"Female Engineers and Orion's MegaRocket called the Space Launch System"      


Tuesday, May 29

12:00 - 2:30     Lunch at the Embassy of Colombia

Guest speaker: Emma Naslund-Hadley, Inter-American Development Bank

"Gender and STEM Education in Latin America"      


Tuesday, May 29

6:30 - 10:30     Dinner & Dancing at The Top of the Town

Presentation of the Marian Adair Award