EXPLORE & ENJOY THE HISTORY, CULTURE & LANDSCAPE OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
The International Women’s Club of Antigua and Barbuda was founded in 1986 as the American Women’s Club of Antigua and Barbuda with the purpose of enabling American women and wives of U.S. citizens, whatever their nationality, to become acquainted: and create a forum in which the membership could explore and enjoy the history, culture and landscape of the island.
The first meeting was held in December and was chaired by Marge Patterson, the A.W.C.’s first president. In 2005 the name was changed to encompass any woman regardless of nationality to become a member. Presently, the club has members from the US, UK, Canada, South America and the Caribbean, including Antiguans and Barbudans.
The club gathers each month for a general meeting, which can be either a seminar-type luncheon with a featured guest speaker, or an activity such as a visit to a local business or a tour on a bus or boat. Past speakers have included Immigration head Col. Ivor Walker, Senator Joanne Massiah, and people from various NGOs and government entities. In addition, members take part in a book club, golf, Mah-Jongg and other social activities.
Every year the IWC holds the Golf for Education Tournament at Cedar Valley and other fundraisers to raise money for the IWC Scholarship Fund, which has been in existence since 1998. As a result, 10-15 Antiguan & Barbudan women per year are given the opportunity to pursue tertiary educational goals. As of 2012, the club had given out over $500,000 EC in grants.
With support from the Mill Reef Fund and through other donations, each Christmas the club members deliver 200 hampers to needy families throughout Antigua and Barbuda with the assistance of the local clinic nurses.
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