14 November 2022

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Dear friends,

The days are getting shorter and the mornings a little colder, yet we still catch glimpses of the beauty and occasional sunshine of autumn. November gives us time to slowly let go and prepare for winter.

As you walk to our monthly meeting venue this week you will start to see glitter, baubles and hopefully good cheer as we gather to share and experience our very own INC talent.

Please read on at leisure with a hot beverage of choice in hand as this newsletter is bursting with upcoming activities, dates to put in your diary, information on the people who help make this unique club so fabulous and so much more.

Enjoy!

As always thank you for being with us.

Your eNews editor

Jo Ball

enews@incmadrid.org

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MESSAGE FROM THE

VICE PRESIDENT TEAM

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As the main responsibility of the Vice President team, we plan each monthly meeting with a certain vision or inspiration piece and typically go from there…this month, however, has proved to be bigger than our original plan and seems to have sprung a life of its own – we are loving the energy and collaboration with each of our members and we are excited to see it to full fruition tomorrow!

We have our talented and professional vendors/artists ready to give you a journey into their creative process, we have our singers ready to lead you through the power of music, and we have our readers ready to inspire/motivate through the spoken word. Not only that, we have several members ready to present the tastes of their nations through various cultural delicacies. It’s a day that will prove the vibrancy of an international club and a means to honor the friendships that have sprung as a result.

If that wasn’t enough…there’s more! As an actual art gallery, our venue is hosting two Spanish artists until mid-December and as a bonus, we will see some of this art within our space. Exhibitions from Marina Muñoz and Álvaro Borobio, titled “City to city” and “Geografías” respectively, will add a beautiful accompaniment and actually blend quite well to the “brand” of our club! Muñoz’s art speaks to the cities around the world where she has lived and the small details that caught her eye. Likewise, Borobio’s work lends to the “intimate landscapes that chain linear visions of his…head” where he shares moments of his life that are now presented in such beautiful art form.

Final note is that we will be holding a raffle as well! Three lucky winners will walk away with cash prizes as a result of the 50/50 split with INC! Sounds like a win-win to us – tickets will be available at check-in:
1 ticket = € 5
3 tickets = € 10
10 tickets = € 20

Tuesday November 15th 1030 -1300
White Lab (P.º de la Castellana, 166, A)
Members: free; Guests: €25

Your VP Team
Vicky and Tina

Enjoying life together!
Monthlymeetings@incmadrid.org

BOOK CLUB

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WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER AREA 2/3
12.00PM - 14.00PM
Click here for more information
We will read Essays:
Wanderlust, A History of Walking
by Rebecca Solnit,
324 pages.

WALK WITH BRIGITTE

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Thursday November 17th

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Another beautiful walk, just a bit steeper than the last one! Ladies,
I will take you to the Valle de la Fuenfria, las Dehesas de Cercedilla.
We will pass a very special wood, lovely scenery and arrive at some outstanding viewpoints.

You will be surprised by the colourful trees and ferns and wait until we see the
top….. We will also pass a part of the Roman road.

The walk will last 2 1/2 hours maximum. We will have a little break, so please bring refreshments. After the walk the members who wish it can join us at a cafe restaurant in a village nearby for coffee or lunch.

Please inform Brigitte about your area and phone number, so she will try to organise carpooling where possible.

RSVP brigitte_de_cleer@hotmail.com

Thanksgiving by Barbara S

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Saturday November 19th

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

Henry Van Dyke

Please join us to gather together and give thanks for the wonderful friendship, support, advice and entertainment that the INC provides for us, over a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner.

Hosted by INC member Barbara Scalera and her husband Jeff at their home in Pozuelo.

Partners very welcome. Cost €40 per person (to be paid in advance) Limit 34 guests.

Buffet Menu:
Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy Cornbread and Chorizo Stuffing
Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans Mashed Potatoes with Chives & Sour Cream
Rice with Bacon and Prunes Roasted Vegetables
Mixed Seasonal Salad
Pumpkin Pie Apple Pie Chocolate Pecan Pie Cheesecake American Wine & Beer, Water & Soft Drinks, Coffee & Tea

RSVP until 14.11.22 via email: activities@incmadrid.org.

After reservation you will receive the INC bank details.
You will have to pay and confirm to ensure your seat is reserved.

MENINA MANIA CHALLENGE

WITH VICKY H

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Tuesday November 22nd

10:45 am - 1:00 pm

The Meninas are back! Now in its fifth year, this open-air museum pays homage to the famed Spanish Painter Diego Velázquez and one of his painting masterpieces: Las Meninas.

Vicky, our Vice President Team member will take us to this great fun experience! “For three years now, INC has joined the hunt to find the various meninas that are scattered throughout the streets of Madrid.

This is my second year leading the quest, but this is not your ordinary search and find however, but rather, a group challenge with a task!”
We will meet at the Plaza Independencia and will divide into groups. Your full mission will then be explained as you receive a list related to the lovely meninas in the vicinity.

Answer the questions, seek the related Meninas and complete all tasks in the fastest time.

Will your group be crowned 2022 Menina Champions?
Join us for a fun and cultural experience!

***EXTRA EXTRA*** Last year we burned a lot of energy walking (running!) through the streets so this year we are offering an optional brunch for those who wish to stay a little longer.

Fenix Restro Bar (https://fenixrestobar.es/index.php/carta/) offers a delicious brunch option for €22; please let us know if you would like to join for the brunch when you RSVP!

Meeting Point: Cappuccino Pl. de la Independencia, nº 5, 28001
We will meet there at 10:45 and start at 11:00 Metro: Retiro (L2), Serrano (L4) Local Train (Cercanías): Madrid-Recoletos

Please RSVP to activities@incmadrid.org no later than November 15th

LUNCH BUNCH

SWISS FONDUE

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Friday November 25th 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for a typical swiss dish

'CHEESE FONDUE!'

Our lunch bunch will take place in an authentic Swiss restaurant in Malasaña run by a Swiss owner .

The menu will be cheese fondue and chocolate fondue for dessert!
Wine and water are included in the price.

You will pay the day of the event directly at the restaurant.
Price of menu with swiss white wine and water is 35€ per person.
Limited to 25 persons.
Please RSVP to activities@incmadrid.org until 22.11.22

Restaurant La Fondue de Tell, Calle del Divino Pastor, 12, Madrid
http://www.lafonduedetell.com/
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TUESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
MONTHLY MEETING 'FRIENDS-GIVING'
Click here to book your place

SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION - By Barbara Scalera
For further information click here

TUESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 10.45am - 13.00pm
MENINA MANIA CHALLANGE 2022
For further information click here

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 13.30pm - 16.00pm
LUNCH BUNCH SWISS FONDUE
For further information click here

TUESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
TERTUILA - SPANISH CONVERSATION
For further information click here

WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 18.00pm - 20.30pm
PAINTING WORKSHOP - THE KISS BY KLIMT
For further information click here

COFFEE MORNING FUN

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A big thank you to all our welcoming coffee morning hosts who continue to open up their homes creating such a wonderful environment for us all to enjoy. Here we see areas 1, 2 and 3 enjoying a catch up. Interesting women who enjoy sharing stories, tips and insights.

INC BOARD MEMBER'S MINI BIO'S

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INC Web administrator: Marian Gunther
American
Former: Director Marketing for a data encryption company, owner of a
photography business
Current: Family documentarian, loves traveling, the beach, exploring, and is
enjoying our first overseas assignment (1 year in!)
Area Coordinators
Area 1 Coordinator: Ellen Kooi
Dutch
Former Flight Attendant, Management Assistant, Stay-at-home-mum. Now Beautician and Area 1 Coordinator

Joint Area 2/3 Coordinator: Lyndall Briggs
Australian
Scientific Research Assistant and International Diplomatic Spouse. Former Footwear sales assistant; Doctors receptionist; President of the Australian Women's Connection (AWC) in Cambodia

Joint Area 2/3 Coordinator: Denise Suarez
Fillipina
Parent coach, nature appreciator and food enthusiast

Area 4/5 Coordinator: Rocio Alférez
Spanish
Spanish teacher, life coach, flower arranger and caterer
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Pascale Gaudet, 2 November
Brigitte De Cleer, 3 November
Simone Kadden, 5 November
Gabriela Faymann, 12 November
Golnaz Rezai, 12 November
Marisa Marcos, 12 November
Shatha Fakhouri, 23 November
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George Marcus Salon

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This exquisite salon, located on Calle Quintana con Princesa, is a hairdressing and aesthetics centre focused on a national and international clientele that provides personalised attention and the best cutting and colouring technique by a master hairdresser and his team.

The staff are multilingual and there are so many treatments they offer on top of hair styling which you can find on the website below.

www.georgemarcussalon.es

To make your appointment:
Phone: 915 996 668
OR
WhatsApp: 659 274 946

A consultation is available via phone and WhatsApp.
This gives you the best professional advice before you even visit the Salon.

As a member of INC, the salon is offering some unique discounts for our members, just ask when you make your appointment.
Support our sponsors.

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00h a 20:00h
Saturday 10:00h a 19:00h
Holiday Webinar
Hi all! The holiday season and winter break are coming up. Are you wondering what to do with your kids during that time? Or are you already feeling stressed thinking of all the things to do?

Either way, this upcoming webinar is for you!

Join INC member and international parent coach Denise Suarez on Tuesday, November 29th from 14.00 - 14.45 CEST for 15€ to plan your holiday season based on what your family values.

Instead of spending your time, money and energy on things that deplete you, consciously choose activities and presents that fulfil you.
Prepare for the holiday season with excitement and joy, and look back on it with fondness and gratitude.

If this sounds like something you want for you and your family, then sign up for the webinar at https://denisesuarez.com/holiday-webinar

CORSETERIA COCO

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WHATS ON IN MADRID?

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JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ

Jazz-lovers, rejoice!

November is definitely the month for you in Madrid.
JAZZ MADRID, the Madrid International Jazz Festival, is going on all November!

Renowned jazz musicians and artists will flock to Madrid for performances.

The festival boasts a packed schedule, which you can find here, with new events several days each week over the course of the entire month.
It includes over 100 performances, as well as other jazz related activities like films and exhibitions.

Where: IFEMA MADRID
When: 02-27 November

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