September is the month of our first membership meeting of the season. As a BIWC tradition, we enjoyed a scrumptious potluck dinner with home-cooked dishes from many countries. We had some special members in attendance, such as our organization founder, Olga Ortiz, Dr. Kamala Anandan, a very well respected member of our community, and also the scholarship recipients.
Our membership meetings are informal and fun. We have time to mingle and catch up with members who were away over the summer. We love to hear about the upcoming events. The most heartwarming part of the evening is hearing from the students how this scholarship grants will help them achieve their education goals. They each come from different countries and have different situations, but they all determined to graduate and needed a little help.
Special thanks to Maria Salgado, our Membership Chair, for all the dedication to BIWC membership, all your work in chairing this outstanding Membership Meeting, and finding this perfect venue for our group.