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Editors Note

In this and coming issues of the Newsletter, we will be focusing on the Interest Groups. Linda Montgomery has agreed to visit several different groups and write about them.  We also want to have more material written by members, but we need your input. Perhaps you have a good/funny/interesting story to tell, or you may know of a good book you would like to share with members. Do not be concerned about writing in proper English grammar, because we can always find an editor or English language consultant to help.

I would personally like to thank Lila Locksley for her great contributions and professional touch to the newsletter in the past two years. It has been a fantastic experience working with Lila, learning from her, and being a part of her team.

Birthe Rasmussen

Thank You

Thank you to H.E. Mr. James F. Collins, the U.S. Ambassador for opening your beautiful residence, Spaso House, for our September General Meeting. Thank you , also, Olga and Liudmilla , of the American Embassy staff, for your invaluable help and support. We are truly grateful for your cooperation and hospitality.

Thank You Penny Lane

Thank you to Penny Lane Realty for donating hundreds of pens for the September Kick-Off meeting.

Thank You
We are grateful to Austrian
Airlines for sponsoring the printing of the newsletter.

The Winners Of The Raffle

The lucky winner of the raffle were:  Becky Sackett (A holiday for two to Greece with Olympic Airways), Wooihn Lee (Dinner for two at the Renaissance Moscow Hotel) and Kirsten Amtoft (Brunch for four at the Renaissance Moscow Hotel).

Thank You

A big THANK YOU to all our Steering Committee Members, our Group Leaders and all our volunteers for helping make the Spaso House Sign-up Meeting very successful.

Next General Meeting

The next General Meeting will take place on November 16, 2000 at the Bulgarian Embassy, Mosfilmovskaya Ul. 66. There will be a performance of typical Bulgarian Folk Music. Nearest metros are Kievsky Voksal and  Universitet.

Welcome To Three New Steering Committee Members

We are pleased to welcome three new members to the IWC Steering Committee. Cathrine Mordal (Treasurer), Linda Montgomery (Assistant Newsletter Editor), and Linda Wilson (Newsletter Distribution). Linda Montgomery is from America, has two grown children and has a journalistic background. She has been in Moscow for the last 2 years, where she has spent a lot of her time with the AWO as interest group leader and as a writer for their newsletter.  Cathrine Mordal is from Norway, has a Major in Political Economy, and was working as a Financial Analyst before coming to Moscow a year ago. Linda Wilson is from England. She is replacing Lynne Somerville, on the Newsletter Distribution Team.

Newsletter Contribution

Birthe Rasmussen: 931-9047 (tel.), 931-9045 (fax), 

Linda Montgomery: 243-4867 (tel.),

Liz Henderson:(charities pages): 137-4766 (tel.);

Next Deadline: October 27.

Mark Your Calendar Now

Nov. 3, 2000:
IWC Gala at Penta Renaissance Hotel.
Dec. 7, 2000:
IWC Winter Bazaar at Radisson Slavjanskaya Hotel.
Feb. 2, 2001:
Embassies of the World Dinner and Dance.

Newsletter of The International Women's Club of Moscow                                October -November 2000               Page   2