May 2021


Dear Members,

The days on the calendar flip onward! After this last big lockdown, we should hopefully see light at the end of the tunnel. May brings the promise of leaves on the trees, flowers blooming and birds chirping. In fact, May is named for the Greek goddess, Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants.
During the many months of lockdown, the UNWG carries on with our activities, mostly online, through the internet.  We had a colourful presentation of Viva Mexico by the Ambassador, a gardening session cooking lessons, language classes, etc. 
More exciting programs take place in May. Please find the May programs in this page.


The Charity Review Committee is well underway with the task of reviewing applications. I sat in on the Zoom meeting and was impressed with all that goes on behind the scenes. Covid-19 has made everything more difficult, but the Committee doesn’t let that stop them and their valuable work.

Life in May is getting more joyful day by day! Please be safe.

Nora Aubert
President 2020, 2021



For meetings that are virtual and online, please check your email for access codes

General Meeting
Wed. 16 June



Summer Luncheon
Wed. 23 June

Florian-Brarndl-Gasse 20
12200 Vienna

Reservation until 21 June
with Cathy Kieffer:

Please observe Covid precautions for in-person gathering.


Welcoming Coffee
Wed. 22 September

Discover Treasures
and Golden Heritage


Walk in Oberlaa Park
Thursday 3 June 2021
Meet at U1 Oberlaa Stop


City Tour
Thursday 10 June
Musikverein-RusselPark-Vienna Opera-Kärntner St.

UNWG Walk/Run Group

Walking/Running Group meets on Tuesdays and Thurusdys at Prater U2 station Stadion, 08:30 for walk/run about 5-7 km.

Call or email Doris before you come.
Contact: Doris Parker

UNWG Book Group

Online discussion

Monday 7 June

"The Tobacconist"
("Der Trafikant") by
Robert Seethaler (Austria)

Monday 5 July
"This is Where You Belong" by Melanie Warnick (US)

Contact:Teresa Schulte


Dead Poet Society
Tuesday 8 June
17.00 hr via Zoom

"Trusty Companion"

Please contact
Madelief Hobohm

Activities General Contact:
UNWG Activities Chairwoman: Maya Subki


All classes are offered online, via interactive programs

UNWG Russian Classes
Mondays 10:00-11:00
Yuliya Tulubtsova


UNWG Hindi Classes
Mondays 10:00-11:00
Shubhra Somani


UNWG Spanish classes
Tuesday, 11:00 -12:00
Dalila Leon-Kostal

UNWG German Classes
Tuesday 10:00-11:00
Gerda Hoffer


UNWG Italian classes
via Skype

*Wednesday 12-13.00 (intermediate)

*Thursday 13.15-14.15 (beginners)

*Thursday 12.00-13.00
( advanced)

Elena Starovoyt


Family Support Committee

Provides appropriate information to support spouses and families having problems with family related issues.

For further information and confidential assistance, please call any member of the committee listed on the
UNWG Newsletter

For emergencysupport, contct
Frauenhelpline: 0800 222 555
Tel: 24 hour: 01/512 38 39

  Family Support Committee  

As the Corona virus has reached the second wave in Austria, the Family Support Committee Team is willing to meet and talk with you in case you have personal matters to discuss.  Please call Shosho Baghdoyan on +43 699 1330 9701 or email:  Shosho will direct you to an appropriate FSC member. The FSCmembers for 2020 are:
Choghik Baghdoyan (Austria) (English, French, Arabic, Armenian, German) • Lesley Mcinnis (UK) (English, German) • Louise Aloma Macho (Austria) • Tamara Babayan-Bohdjalian (Iran/Austria) (English, French, German, Russian, Armenian, Persian) • Nora Aubert (USA) (English, German) President UNWG (Ex-officio Member).

Curent information on Covid-19:




Membership Renewal 2020/2021

Dear members,
Hope that you and your family are doing well.

You are kindly requested to renew your membership for 2021 (if not yet done) by making a bank transfer of 20 Euro to the following UNWG bank membership account, indicating your full name on the bank slip. If you wish to receive the hard copy of the Newsletter, please pay additional amount of 20 Euro for postage charges. Remember that your membership runs from January to December of a calendar year regardless when you originally joined or renewed.

Membership payment transfr to UNWG bank account. Indicating your full name, email address and the year on the bank slip.

IBAN:  AT73 1200 0503 4726 5501, BIC: BKAUATWW

In case you changed your address, phone, or email, please let me know to update your data.

I would like to ask you to encourage your colleagues and friends to join the Guild.
Thank you for your kind attention and your usual support. The bank account for UNWG Charity Donation is: Bank Austria IBAN: AT61 1200 0006 9000 1300


Thank you for your kind attention and your usual support.

Stay safe and healthy.
Tamara Babayan-Bohdjalian
Membership Chair 2021

  Dear Members,

The Charity Review office invites you to join the Charity Review Committee (CRC) 2021. Despite the fact that we have limited funds to be awarded to global projects within our mandate, we continue to work and persist despite the pandemic, we are here joining hands to help children as much as we can! Joined hands, great effort and much success. We are calling out to ladies who want to join the team, for those who are new, worry not, there will be training to bring you up to speed and empower you to evaluate the incoming projects. Take this chance to add or sharpen your many skills. For those interested please send an email to: and we will definitely come back to you with more details. We look forward to hearing from you!
A short description as to why you want to be on the committee and background would be helpful. Any member of the guild can join the committee. We will be looking for a cross section of people from all seven regions.  The selection of the new team will take place in February. The work for the committee is usually January to April and then helping with the ceremony later in the year.
2021 Dorika 2vp-charity
Dorika Achachi
2nd Vice President



Last update:
9 June 2021
Medical Service
presentation in PDF:
Covid-19 Update
25 Feb 2021


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