The Kick-Off Meeting was an extra special edition of the Heidelberg IWC’s Monthly Meeting to get members and guests excited about a busy fall with the Club.
Around 25 attendees gathered in the Community Building at the Peace Church and had a fun time chatting, eating and learning more about the HIWC. Everyone brought a dish representing their home country or somewhere they had lived for a potluck lunch, which was organized by member Faeimm Tang, also the founder of Food Explorers.
For the presentations, attendees heard from President and Founder Christine Funke, Vice President Laura Bobanovic, Activities Coordinator Kirsty Rowan, and FAWCO Rep Ulrike Näumann. In addition to these reports, the Club voted on changes to the constitution and re-voted for the executive board (president, vice president and treasurer).
Last but not least, there was a raffle to raise money for the FAWCO Target Project, Hope Beyond Displacement, which provides education and skills training to refugee women and girls in Amman, Jordan. The items being raffled off were provided by HIWC Members Gisela Backe, of Evolving You Art Design, and Ginny Trowman, an independent Stella & Dot Stylist. In the end, over €200 was raised for Hope Beyond Displacement, and two lucky members went home with new jewelry!
Thank you Gisela and Ginny!