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

For over 60 years, our guiding principles - The Four Ps: No Politics, No Protocol, No Projects, No Publicity - have helped our Club carry on our founder's vision.

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


 

International Cuisine

Volunteering

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

Meet Our New Members


A Spring Garden Party held April 2022 provided a warm in-person welcome to eleven new members - US, US Naturalized, and International. This is a group of amazing women with diverse skills, talents, and backgrounds.

 

Our next New Member Orientation will be held on September 12, 2022. 



Club Highlights


2022 AGM Centerpiece  

The AGM Committee's unique centerpieces, put together that
morning with fresh flowers from their gardens
!

President Jenny Crabbe and the Board of Directors of Welcome to Washington International Club hosted the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Spring Luncheon for all members on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at Westwood Country Club.

After nearly a year of remote "togetherness" via virtual programming in 2020-21, the mood was positively celebratory at our luncheon -- the first in-person AGM in 2 years!  We had also completed this year with 85 programs, 3/4 of them in person. This is a testament to the dedication and teamwork among the Board members as well as the enthusiasm of members.  The energy among us never wavered. In fact, it was amplified! 




WTW 2022-2024 Officers  
As part of the meeting, Jenny was recognized for her outstanding leadership as Club President during a challenging two-year term and presented with a cake featuring her image. She continued the Club tradition of pinning the Presidential peony on President-Elect Lea Hesse. The 2022-2024 Club officers were sworn in and are shown standing in front of the WTW quilt, featuring the country flags of our members. Finally, members enjoyed looking through photos, programs, and other memorabilia on display from the Club Archives.

 

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.

WTW Members: After logging in, WTW members can access the password for the WCI members-only website here.



WCI's second Regional Webinar, South America, featured Dr. MARA RÚBIA ANDRÉ ALVES DE LIMA.  

Her heartfelt and moving presentation about her work with the Random Project in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil inspired all to be come active
 participants for positive change in the lives of women throughout the world!   Click here to listen to the recorded video. 


On Jun 24, 2020, WCI was officially recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and granted special Consultative Status. This status enables WCI to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies and to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna.


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