Our Board

OUR BOARD

A CLUB FOR MEMBERS, BY MEMBERS

A Board for the IWCE? That sounds so official and formal, yet it's an important part of the club. Every two years, the Board is elected by the general membership, and our role is to govern and represent the club and its members. Being on the Board involves behind-the-scenes repsonsibilities so the club functions smoothly and all members can enjoy our community. We are here for you!


Our club is registered at the Chamber of Commerce as an association, called a vereniging in Dutch. With that status, we must follow certain laws and regulations. To maintain a financially healthy club guaranteed to continue in the future, we must manage the budget and make informed long-term plans. We organise and attend events, communicate with SIG leaders and Area Representatives, maintain our website and social media and welcome members when they join. Within the Board we strive to have fun together while we get the job done.


We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming monthly meeting or club event!

Heidi Los-Vis

President


I was born and raised in the Netherlands, and after living in Austria and the USA, I was looking for an international group of friends while living in my home country again. The IWCE was the perfect match.


I prefer to organise activities, which is why I enjoy being on the Board. Getting things done together with a lovely group of women is so much fun for me.


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Clare Smears

Treasurer


I come originally from the UK and I arrived in the Netherlands 7 years ago after living in Grenoble, France for over 23 years.


I connected with the IWCE and enjoyed a previous 4-year term as Treasurer. This was such a positive experience–working in a team and getting to know members through club activities–that I am very happy to rejoin the Board for another term! I look forward to meeting you soon.


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Siân van Dop

Events Coordinator


I am originally from Wales but have been living in the Netherlands for 31 years. Last year I became a Board member as the Special Interest Group Coordinator, and this year I am also arranging events, which I am looking forward to very much.


All being well we will have a varied, interesting and fun year. Looking forward to meeting up with you all at our monthy meetings.


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Julie Cumpson

Secretary


I was born in the UK and moved to Eindhoven in 1996. I thought we would stay for 5 years, but it’s been a little bit longer than that.


This is my second term on the board. I was previously Newsletter Editor; I learned a lot and challenged myself during that term and hope to do the same again in my new position. The club is a great way of meeting many international women from all over the world. Come and join us.


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Linda Schlimbach

Membership Coordinator


I was born and raised in the Netherlands. As a physical therapist, I worked for almost 15 years in Germany. After being an expat for many years in Hamburg, Germany, where my children were born and after five years in California, USA, which I enjoyed to the fullest, we repatriated to the Netherlands two years ago. I missed the International community and I connected with the IWCE where I became a board member as an hospitality coordinator last year. This year, I am in charge of hospitality and membership. I hope to meet and connect with you.


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Kara Frost

Newsletter & Handbook Editor


I'm from the United States and moved to Eindhoven last year, so I am both new to the club and to the Board! I'm thrilled to have found this community of women who understand the importance of connection, especially in a new place.


I am an artist with a background in editing and design, so I will do my best to capture and share club news and activities in our publications.


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