January 2021  
 

Dear Members,
In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, we have monitored the situation carefully. Every step of the way, our focus has been on the health and safety of our international community. Our planning has followed the lead of medical experts and public health officials.  We have watched the numbers rise and decline.   With the introduction of a promising vaccine, we hope to be able to get back to a more normal way of life.
The year 2020 was not like any other year. COVID-19 presented a major challenge to nearly every area of life. The UNWG was no exception, nevertheless, our focus still remains on raising funds for our children’s charities and we will work towards this in accordance with the evolving situation; that commitment will remain paramount.
We are reminded of the tenacious, resilient spirit of our UNWG community as we strive to attain our goal of improving the quality of life for vulnerable women and children around the world. Despite the pandemic, members of the Charity Committee diligently reviewed the charity proposals submitted for funding in 2020.

 
  Working mostly on-line with occasional in-person meetings, CRC completed the review with obtained General member approval. The disbursement of funds for 2020 is almost complete.
In the meantime, please be careful and stay safe. We would love to hear from you. Our email is: unwgviennapresident@gmail.com
NoraAubert
 
    Nora Aubert
President 2020, 2021
 


UNWG
General Meeting

via ZOOM

Wed. 20 January
10-11:00 Viena Time

Agenda:
1. Installation of
Board 2021
2. 2020 Board Report

A Zoom invitation has been sent to your email.


UNWG Activities
via Zoom

Origami Demonstration

by Peggy Nagashima
Wed. 27 January
10:15-11:00
Please have thin papers cut to squares 15x15 or 20x20 cm.

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Cooking demostration
by Tami Astar
Wed. 10 February
10:00-11:00

"Indenesian Shredded Chicken"

Contact:
Maya Subki

unwgviennaactivities@gmail.com
for ZOOM invitation to be sent to your email.



UNWG Book Group

In-person & Online
discussion on

8 February, Monday
10:30-12:30


"The 40 Rules of Love"

by Elif Shafak (Turkey)

Contact:Teresa Schulte bookgroupunwg@gmail.com

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Dead Poet Societ
Tuesday 9 February
17.OO hr via Zoom

Theme: "Wake Up!"

Please contact
Madelief Hobohm
liefje.hobohm@aon.at


UNWG English Classes

Monday afternoon
14:00-15:00
(Starting 19 January)

Contact: Viorica Cursaru 
Viorica@myerloma.ro


UNWG German Classes
Tuesday 10:00-11:00
(starting 2 February)


Contact: Gerda Hoffer
gerda.hofer.wien@chello.at


UNWG Spanish Classes
Tuesday 10:00-11:00
(Starting 17 February)


Contact:Dalila Leon-Kosta
dalilaleon@hotmail.com

UNWG Italian classes
via Skype

*Wednesday 12-13.00 (intermediate)

*Thursday 13.15-14.15 (beginners)

*Thursday 12.00-13.00
( advanced)

Contact: Elena Starovoyt estarovoit@hotmail.comm

UNWG Russian Classes
Tuesday 10:00-11:00
(starting 21 March
)

Contact: Yuliya Tulubtsova
y.tulubtstso@gmailcom

UNWG Walk/Run Group

The UNWG Walking/Running Group has not been able to meet due to the shutdown. 
We chose to meet for "Lunch" instead.  It was great to see group members that are in
other countries, such as
Japan, Australia, and Brazil.


     
  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 +43 699 133 09701 or email: shosho@baghdoyan.net.  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).

 

 
Membership Renewal 2020/2021

Dear members,
Hope that you and your family are doing well.
Due to COVID 19 pandemic, it looks like it might take a while until we get back in VIC.   Therefore, you are kindly requested to renew your membership for 2020 (if not yet done) and 2021 by making a bank transfer to the following UNWG bank account, indicating your full name, email address and the year on the bank slip.
UNWG BANK ACCOUNT:
BANK AUSTRIA, VIC Branch

IBAN:  AT 73 1200 0503 4726 5501
 
 
Please remember that your membership runs from January to December of a calendar year regardless when you originally joined or renewed.
Thank you for your kind attention and your usual support.
Stay safe and healthy.
  2020_membership  
     
Tamara Babayan-Bohdjalian
Membership Chair 2021
 
         

 

 
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  Dear Members,

The Charity Review Committee CRC completed our work of research and review of project application and our members approved the list of proposal that were submitted.  The Treasurer initiated transfer of funds to the approved organizations.  But the pandemic strike in March and we must adjust our work accordingly.  For one thing, we may not be able to celebrate the award of grants in 2021 and the annual Bazaar must be cancelled.  Additional, three approved projects informed us that they could not implement the projects due to disruption of the Covid-19. The current count of the 2020 charity grant total is €101,808.75.  The Board decided that the un-used money would be forwarded to 2021.  For details of the projects, please visit the Charity page.
The application forms for 2021 in seven languages are also available on the Charity page.
Application for 2021 are open from 1 September to 1 December 2020. If anyone is interested in being a member of the CRC  team next year they are encouraged to drop a message to Cathy Kieffer at unwgvienna2ndvicepresident@gmail.com.
 
 
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 after the November election. The work for the committee is usually January to April and then helping with the ceremony later in the year.
Cathy Kieffer
 
Cathy Kieffer
2nd Vice President
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The regular UNWG programs and activities below have been suspended
due to the situation with Covid-19.
Please check here again when the situation is changed.
 
 

UNWG TOURS & ACTIVITIES: March 2020


For more information on all tours and activities, please contact

by Email to »Maya Subki, UNWG Activities Chairwoman 2020


(Obviously these activities did not happen as Coronavirus
decended on Vienna in March.
We included this list here togiveyou an idea of that we do.)

2020
Event
Date
Time
March Book Group: "Malina" by Ingeborg Bachmann Mon. 9 March 10.00
  Walk/Run by Alter Donau Tue. 10 March 08.30
  Dead Poet Society "The Earth Speaks" Tue. 10 March 18.30
  Newcomers' Circle Wed. 18 March 09.30
  Visit to Leopold Museum Wed. 18 March 10.00
  General Meeting: Women's Health Wed 25 March 09.30
  City Walk: Ukraines in Vienna Thurs. 26 March 10.00
       
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WEEKLY ACTIVITIES - March 2020


Please check with the coordinators as most programs are
suspended during the summer. Starting dates may change.
Please click on the coordinator’s name for contact email.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fridays
  Walk/Run in Prater
08.30 - 10.00
U2 Stadion

»Nora Aubert

Vintage Stamps
Collection
14:00 – 16:00
F-1037
»
Ingrid Zalneva
Walk/Run in Prater
08.30 - 10.00
U2 Stadion station

»Nora Aubert
 
Arabic
(Beginner)
09.30-10.20
F-1019
»Khadija Lovecky

German
(Beginner)
10.00 – 11.00
F-1037

»
Dr. Anneliese Glande

    Quilting/crafts
09.30 – 11.45  
F-1075
» Kathy Weindl
Ribbon Embroidery
10.00-12.00
F-1040
»Maya Subki
German
(Intermediate)
11.00 – 12.00
F-1037

»
Dr. Anneliese Glande

 
 
Qi Gong
11.00 – 12.00
F-09 Gym
»Dietlinde Doblmayr

German
12.00 – 13.00
F-1037 
»
Dr. Anneliese Glande






Spanish
11.00-12.00
F-1937
»Dalila Leon

   
English
(Beginner)

13.00 – 15.00
F-1037
»Viorica Cursaru
Computer Class
(1st & 3rd Tuesdays)
14.00-15.00
F-1040
» Linda Pek
 
English
(Advance)

15.00 – 16.00
F-1037
»Viorica Cursaru
Russian
14.30 -15.30
F-1017
»
Natela Akhvlediani
  Italian
(Intermediate)

15.00-16.00
F-1037
»Elena Starovoyt
 
Antique coins
14.00-16.00
F-1037
>>Farideh Shahabi

Bridge
14.00 – 17.00
F-0913
»Sheila Philipi
Vintage Stamps
14.00-6.00
F-1037
»Ingrid Zalneva
Italian
(Beginner
)
16.00-17.00
F-1037
»Elena Starovoyt

 
  Charity 2nd-hand Shop
12.00-15.00
VIC G-OE65
»Alara Orby
Book Sales
12.00-14.00
VIC G-0E65
(Monday & Wed)
»
Barbara Mayer
Charity 2nd-hand Shop
12.00-15.00
VIC G-OE65

»Alara Orby
Book Sales
12.00-14.00
VIC G-0E65
(Monday & Wed)
»
Barbara Mayer
Kiosk
12.00 – 15.00
VIC Gate-1
»Dominique Nicklisch

Kiosk
12.00 – 15.00
VIC Gate-1
»Dominique Nicklisch
Kiosk
12.00 – 15.00
VIC Gate-1
»Dominique Nicklisch
Kiosk
12.00 – 15.00
VIC Gate-1
»Dominique Nicklisch
Kiosk
12.00 – 15.00
VIC Gate-1
»Dominique Nicklisch
 
   

 

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15 January 2021
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