The International Women’s Club of Rome (IWC of Rome) is an Association to promote friendship, understanding and mutual support among women of all nationalities living in Rome. Its members and the nationalities represented have been growing since its foundation in 1965.
The International Women’s Club organizes a wide range of cultural, recreational and social activities. Central moment of the life of the International Women’s Club are the Monthly Meetings, which are held at hotels or clubs of the capital.
Part of these meetings is dedicated to conferences held by a guest speaker who talks about something of topical or cultural interests, there are also musical performances and the opportunity for members to present their activities in the field of literature, art or science .
The meeting also represents a convivial moment and offers members an additional opportunity to.socialise and make friends.
A monthly newsletter, in English and Italian, provides information on the Club’s initiatives, including a detailed schedule of monthly activities, and hosts the “members area “where the members can share their writings in prose and verse.
A historical archive and the updated copy of the newsletter are available on the Site.
The International Women’s Club of Rome is open to all nationalities, has no religious restrictions and does not pursue political goals.
It is a member of the Open Door, the International Association of the 32 International Women’s Clubs spread around the world, and is affiliated to the National Council of Italian Women (CNDI).
It also interacts with other cultural associations established in Rome, sharing projects and initiatives.
Both English and Italian are the official languages of the Club. A good knowledge of English is required to enter the Club.
An annual fee is due to be a member.
The governing bodies of the IWC are: the Assembly of the members and the Committee , represented by an Executive Committee, elective , which includes the President, two Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, a Corresponding Secretary and a Recording Secretary, and a Standing Committee , nominated by the President on appointment by the Executive and consisting of the two heads of Programs, Hospitality , Membership and of Groups Coordination.
The Committee remains in office for two years and meets monthly.
|Mrs. Marion Wright||June 1965 – May 1967|
|Mrs. Molly Butterworth||June 1967 – May 1969|
|Mrs. Gabriella Titta||June 1969 – May 1971|
|Mrs. Etta Byatt||June 1971 – May 1975|
|Mrs. Lydie Rossini||June 1975 – May 1979|
|Mrs. Etta Byatt||June 1979 – January 1984|
|Mrs. Thelma Poetirai||February 1984 – June 1985|
|Mrs. Etta Byatt||October 1985 – May 1990|
|Mrs. M. Cristina Martelli||June 1990 – May 1994|
|Mrs. Etta Byatt||June 1994 – May 1998|
|Ms. Ratna Effendi||June 1998 – May 2005|
|Mrs. Patrizia Balzamo||June 2005 – May 2007|
|Ms. Ratna Effendi||June 2007 – May 2011|
|Mrs. Gertrud Wiedmer Rossi||June 2011 – May 2013|
|Mrs. Nella Cirinnà||June 2013 – May 2015|
|Mrs. Santina Bruni Cuoco||June 2015 – May 2017|