The IWCM was started in April 1997 by Georgia Stewart, the wife of the American Ambassador who was also the first President. Initially, the club was for expatriates to provide them opportunities for charitable work and insights into the life and culture of Moldova by inviting speakers to meetings and taking trips in the country. The IWCM continues to seek out women who are generally new to the area and interested in meeting other women for fun and friendship. “We would like to help you feel at home here in Moldova,as you learn the lay of the land” This was the original goal of Georgia Stewart as she and others created this club, and it continues to be the primary goal of the club. A Board was established to manage the club and its Events&Activities. In addition, the club has an Grants Committee that is meeting monthly to further the many charitable works that IWCM is involved in and giving back to.
To further that cause, the club organizes and hostes every December the International Charity Bazaar, as well as the Spring time Night of Art.
Both events are a great time for club members and host community alike, while also a perfect fusion of fun and function, as all proceeds go to those charitable causes selected anew each year.
Our Grants Committee has evolved into an important aspect of IWCM. Through the efforts of our two fund-raising events each year, we have supported such a lots of organizations and establishments.
We are proud to say that throughout its twenty-year history, IWCM has success fully involved local artists, organizations and companies as well as international.
Our members created two nice books: Welcome To Moldova guide that has all kinds of useful information for your stay in Moldova; the IWCM Cookbook that gathers more then 70 recipes from different countries. All proceeds will finance projects in favour of women and children of Moldova.
We hope to continue to contribute positively to Moldova in the future.
Click here and watch the video about the history of the club.