Brussels Women's Club

February 2022

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NEW AND IMPROVED ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

We are super proud to announce that you now have a much easier way to find and register for BWC activities and events.

  • Firstly, you now have one calendar for activities and events (instead of two separate calendars).
  • Secondly, you can now see a monthly view of everything that is happening (instead of needing to click on individual calendar dates).  
  • Thirdly, you can now search by activity/event using our colour coding. For example, all art activities/events are in red. (We still need to finalise all colour coding so please bear with us while we work on this over the summer months!)      
  • Fourthly, you can now print the calendar whenever you like, and be sure that it is fully up-to-date. And as always, we will have a printed calendar available at the Clubhouse Welcome Desk at all times.

There are two ways to access — and print — the monthly calendar: 

  • In the public site, click on the Activities tab (top menu) or scroll down the Home Page to click on the pink button ‘See Full Calendar‘. Once on the Activities Page (link here), click on the pink button ‘Printer Friendly‘ and presto! 
  • In MyBWC, click on the Activities tab, click on the pink button ‘Printer Friendly‘ and presto! 

huge thanks to our Website Director Carmel D and Website Developer Marcio V who spent several months of hard work to make this happen!

SUMMER IS HERE AT LAST

As you can see from our cover picture, we had a full house with members, spouses and friends enjoying cool drinks, delicious food and good company after a hiatus of two years. Thanks again to all who made this event a success! Our star photographer Eileen C was at the scene; check out our photo album here.

CLUBHOUSE HOURS DURING JULY AND AUGUST

Just a reminder that in July and the first two weeks of August, the Clubhouse will be open only on Wednesdays (with one exception: a full-day Jewellery Workshop on Tuesday 5 July). On Wednesdays, the Welcome Desk will be staffed and your indefatigable cooks will be serving lunch! Regular Wednesday activities, such as Social Bridge and Scrabble will continue as far as possible.

The Clubhouse will be closed completely from Monday 15 August until Friday 2 September since the flat roof over the main room will be replaced.

Enjoy this month’s issue!

Lilian Eilers
BWC President
president@brusselswomens.club

PS: Please send your articles and/or photos to Passport Editor Sheila E at editor@brusselswomens.club before Tuesday 23 August. 

February 2022

Dates for your Diary

Below is only a sample of what’s on offer! Check your BWC Weekly News for details

CLUBHOUSE COFFEE
Tuesday 15 February 09:30 – 11:30 

Meet other members and expat spouses from international schools in and around Brussels. Coffee, tea and cake is on us!  More info

FRENCH PASTRY WORKSHOP
Thursday 17 February at 13:00 or 18:00


How would you like to make your own Chocolate or Raspberry Charlotte? We will make everything from scratch: the mousse and the biscuits. More info

WELCOME BACK COCKTAIL PARTY
Friday 18 February 18:30 – 20:30

Come and celebrate the re-opening of our Clubhouse! Enjoy meeting up with BWC members and guests. Fee includes open bar and finger food. More info

RESHAPING YOUR IDENTITY WORKSHOP
Friday 25 February 10-30 – 12:00

Are you recently retired or an expat spouse, looking to find fulfilment in your ‘new life’ but don’t know where to begin?Join Tanya for tips and tools during this fun and practical workshop. More info

Celebrating Women

Malala Youzafzai: An Exceptional Story

Although Malala is well known as the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner, people may have forgotten the details of her early life. Sheila E tells more.  Read more        

(credit: European Parliament)

 

Feature

The Year of the Tiger

2022 is the Chinese Year of the Tiger. Sheila E, a Tiger herself, highlights some Chinese New Year traditions and the Chinese Zodiac. Read more

 

BWC Charities

What’s in store for 2022?

Gill B and Andrea F have lined up another series of exciting and fun fundraising activities for our two Charities this year. Read more

 

Featured

Some Positive News

We are so used to reading negative and even misleading news, that Kathy W decided to share an article full of positive news. (Please note that only some of these items have been able to be independently fact checked.) Read more

 

 

BWC Golf

Golf Review and Preview

BWC Golf is back in full swing (pun intended) with lots of fixtures in place for 2022. Golf Captain Ester M tells all.  Read more  

 

 

BWC Workshop

Reshaping Your Identity

What does ‘identity’ really mean, and why is it important? Find out during this interview with Tanya A, who will be facilitating a workshop on the topic on Friday 25 February. Read more 

 

 

BWC Library

Book Reviews for February

Did you know that Robert Galbraith is JK Rowling’s peudonym? Read all about ‘her’ new book ‘Troubled Blood’ plus two other book reviews.  Read more 

 

 

BWC Clubhouse

Getting Involved

Do you like to socialise? Then make sure to sign up for a slot at the Welcome Desk this month and team up with another member. It’s double the fun! No experience required. View Rota under MyBWC/Club documents

 

 

Photo album

Before Time Began

Twelve BWC members and friends visited the fascinating “Before Time Began” exhibit of Aboriginal art in Brussels last month, organised by Carole J. View album

BWC Partner Clubs

Lots of other activities to enjoy, often at discounted rates…

ACB (American Club of Brussels)
AWCB (American Women’s Club of Brussels)
BLC (British Ladies Club of Luxembourg)
ISG (International Study Group)
TASB (The Arts Society Brussels
WIC (Women’s International Club

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