IWC is a non-profit organization founded in November 1977. It was formed to welcome and assist newcomers and their families to Denmark; to further members’ knowledge and understanding of Denmark; to foster goodwill and friendship amongst members of all countries; and to give financial and material support to philanthropic projects, especially those of an international nature.
Just over a dozen women representing many countries attended the First Organizational Meeting at the home of our founder Lori Cole on 3 November 1977.
The Charter Members arranged the 1st Luncheon/Meeting attended by 95 women on 12 January 1978. On that day membership was opened to foreign resident women in Denmark and Danish women who had been resident abroad for at least two years and had returned to Denmark not more than two years ago, and were interested in the objectives of the Club. Within a very short time, the number of countries represented in IWC increased to 35.
Today 47 countries are represented.
Gee Adair, Great Britain
Finy van der Akker, The Netherlands
Madelaine Bacho, Sweden
Bodil Becker, Denmark
Josephine Braca, USA
Shadi Farhang, Iran
Jeanne Galpin, Canada
Irina Gribina, USSR
Marie Gudman, USA/Denmark
Liliana Guidotti, Italy
Corrinne Halberg, Canada
Christa Lauster, Germany
Rebecca Marique de Lara, Ecuador
Regina McMakin, Indonesia
Diana Phillips, Great Britain
Jean Waddington, Great Britain
Founder of IWC: Lori Cole -USA/Ireland
Honorary Member: Christine Bank – UK