Our traditional Night of All Nations Celebration had to be cancelled in 2020, and we were so glad to be back in 2021! It was so special this year! After an extraordinarily difficult year for everyone and not being able to get together and socialize, we were all ready to party!

Co-chaired by our VP of Ways and Means, Betty Amundson, and our VP of Membership, Janet Brady, the event was a tremendous success. From the elegance of the newly renovated country club, to the delicious dinner, to the scrumptious home-made international deserts table, everything was very enjoyable.

BIWC Board of Directors

This year the theme was the US, the country we all chose to be our home. With women from over 40 countries, BIWC is the most diverse group of educated women you can find. In a world where divisiveness seems to be constantly being pushed, we are a community that embraces our different races, cultures and backgrounds, because we are united by the same values of respect of our differences and support of education and women empowerment.

Red, White & Blue

This was a very special and fun evening, we were all so glad to get together after so long. It was like one of those big family celebrations were you catch up with relatives you haven’t seen in a while.

So much warmth!

As customary, we had the scholarships check delivery ceremony, with representatives of NSU as well as the scholarship recipients.

The scholarship recipients with BIWC founder, Olga Ortiz

This year, we had a second check of $2,000 for an additional scholarship, from the Carmen Stride Family, who travelled to South Florida specially for this event, to pay tribute to their late mother, a dear long-time member who loved our organization and we’ll always remember for her joyful spirit.

Carmen Stride Family and Scholarship Awardee

And as you would come to expect, after the dinner and the formal portion of the evening, we danced the night away!

I feel blessed to be a part of this organization