International Women’s Day: Saturday,  March 5th 2016.

ND IW Club Schoelcher/IW Club Schoelcher, International Womens Day Poster

 The Non District IW Club of Schoelcher, from Martinique, organised a lunch for 50 people at Hotel Batelière to celebrate the International Women’s Day with two exceptional Martinican ladies – our guests of honour. Our dress code for the event was white with a panama hat!

Our Rotary and Rotaract friends as well as members of other Inner Wheel clubs joined us to celebrate this Day.

Betty, Dominique and Lucette presented a slide show with a lot of background information on the historical events that lead up to this event and closed with  a number of quotations on women   -  a big thank you for their work and  input

Mrs. Marie-Eugenie Andre – our opening guest speaker -gave us a very interesting talk on her work during the 17 years that she was with the National Savings  Bank. At the same time she also worked for the Chamber of Commerce to help the economic development of Martinique – she was the project bearer for the inter-company nursery which still functions today.

Mrs.  Denise Marie, a teacher and member of various charities and who also sits on several  Boards of Directors, gave a us a very lively and entertaining  presentation of her work  not only as a very active member of  various associations  but also as a member of the  Consumer Union.

Madame Marie Eugénie André- Madame Denise Marie

After lunch, to a musical background and Mr. Bouchet playing his trumpet, members of our club paraded in beautiful Creole-inspired dresses made by Mrs Dinal. 

Members of our Club wearing traditional Creole dresses 

Our secretary Mrs Marguerite Le Sauter

A big thank you to all members who helped to make this a successful day.

 

 

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