Our meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of each month — except July and August. However, the dates are subject to change.
The meetings begin informally with a chat and coffee or tea. Around 11h, the official meeting begins with announcements by the President followed by a guest speaker.
Unless announced otherwise, meetings take place at Thermae Son, Thermaelaan 2 in Son en Breugel - from 10 to 12 hrs. Thermae Son's telephone number is 049 - 9476383.
Mothers of young children can arrange for child care by contacting Thermae Son on the Monday preceding the meeting.
How to get to Thermae Son (in Son en Breugel):
By public transport: Bus 156 or 157 —from Eindhoven central Station—will take you to the town of Son en Breugel in about 20 minutes.
Ask the driver to stop nearest to Thermae Son, at busstop 'Gentiaanlaan'.
By car: there is ample free car parking available at Thermae Son's own car park.
www.thermaeson.nl (Sorry, their website is in Dutch only).
Meeting dates in 2017-18
Thursday 21 September
SIG Group presentations
Thursday 26 October
Thursday 16 November
Thursday 14 December
Christmas Holiday Luncheon
Thursday 18 January
Thursday 22 February
Thursday 15 March
Thursday 19 April
Thursday 17 May
Thursday 21 June
AGM and Summer Luncheon
*Extraordinary General Meeting
26th of October: EGM and Klok en Peel Museum of Asten
We welcomed a speaker of the Klok en Peel Museum —featuring church clocks and bells— in nearby Asten in our October meeting.
First we held a short EGM (Exceptional General Meeting) in which members voted for approval of the auditors' report and the use of part of the savings account towards our 50th anniversary celebrations. Members came forward sharing and discussing more ideas about the event(s).
The talk about some famous church and tower bells that put Asten on the map, gave us some surprising historic insights. And, what better follow-up could there be than a visit to this great museum! It will be on Saturday 24th of March with EEB. More details on the home page and in the February newsletter.
13th of April: Ronald McDonald House
Ms Wendy van Aken of the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Veldhoven explained how her organisation helps parents of sick children (pictured right).
Parents can be with their sick children at the RMH which offers a homely, pleasant and comforting atmosphere away from the hospital where the child is treated.
“The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families."
Their vision is “A world where all children have access to medical care and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care."
16th of February:
NEOS, the prevention of domestic violence.
Meetings in 2016
Dr. Hebe Rullmann—SGEI (International Health Care Centre Eindhoven)
Stichting Hulphond Nederland (Service dogs to assist disabled persons)
Kavitha Varathan—Expat Spouses Initiative Eindhoven
Brunch and guided tour of the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Vivian Kim—Natural Eyesight
AGM and Summer Luncheon at Gouden Leeuw in Vessem
General Meeting and Special Interest Groups presentations
EGM and Trivia Quizz
Annual IWCE Winter Market in Son
Holiday Luncheon at La Sonnerie in Son
16th of March:
Discovering our hidden talents, lead by IWCE member Heidi.
The IWCE has been supporting the Ronald McDonald House in Veldhoven for a number of years.
Margaret Horton—Senior Scientist for Philips Healthcare and Wellness
Dave Champness—Mad Men or Men going Mad: How the Internet Changed Advertising and Marketing
Saskia Waijers, a Dutch documentarian, & Maryam Entezami, an Iranian-Dutch fashion designer—The Search for Persian Fashion featuring a corresponding documentary
Outing to the Van Abbe Museum
Getachew Negate—Ethiopia Project and Deda Learning Centre in Africa
AGM & Summer Luncheon at Kasteel Heeswijk
General Meeting & Special Interest Group Presentations
EGM & Emily Zwartkruis—Stichting Kledingbank Eindhoven
Annual IWCE Winter Market at Thermae Son
Holiday Luncheon at Restaurant De Karpendonkse Hoeve
Meetings in 2015
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