Dear International Neighbors Family:
As your International Neighbors continue to prioritize the health and safety of our members, and community, we have made the decision to suspend in-person large gatherings until further notice. We recently had an exciting and reimagined virtual IN Day on Thursday, September 17th. You can visit our Website to see what we are up to monthly and read our newsletter. We have many small groups that are meeting virtually or in-person outdoors depending on the group leaders’ and members’ preferences and comfort levels.
If you have not already gotten your flu shot this year, please get one now. You don’t want to risk getting flu and COVID-19 and you don’t want to risk spreading it to anybody else. Getting a flu shot does not cause you to get the flu. It’s very safe.
Message from the Department of Health and Human Services:
International Neighbors Members:
If you think you may have been exposed to someone you can get a rapid test. You do not have to have ANY symptoms just check the box that asks if you have been around someone that may have covid19.
CVS is offering free drive-thru testing at two Ann Arbor locations (2100 W. Stadium Blvd. and 1700 S. Industrial Highway) for people with symptoms, as well as asymptomatic workers and asymptomatic individuals who have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19. 1-866-389-2727
Socializing, refreshments and special programs give women an opportunity to share their cultures and gain a deeper insight into American life.
Our monthly programs and small groups are held from September
Some groups continue throughout the summer.
Activities & Groups?
International Neighbors (IN) are “Neighbors” (local women) who welcome “Newcomers” (women from other countries) into the community through participation in a wide variety of activities. Our monthly programs and small groups are held from September through May.
English Conversation Groups.
English Conversation Groups are for women who wish to practice and improve their spoken English with the assistance of a volunteer leader. Learn More »
Discussion Groups meet twice a month in the homes of members to discuss different topics or films. Meetings are educational and usually last about 2 hours. Learn More »
Reading Groups are focused on reading magazines, books, newspapers and online articles from local websites. Learn More »
Special Interest Groups.
Special Interest Groups offer a wide range of activity groups focused on a specific interest. These are categorized in the following main groups: Food, Arts and Crafts, Exercise/Fitness and excursions. Learn More »
Tea Groups are friendly, informal social gatherings of 10-20 Hostesses and Guests. They meet at least once a month in the homes of hostesses for conversation, refreshments and friendship. Learn More »
ALL MEMBERS! WE ARE UPDATING OUR DATABASE!
Please be sure to let us know if you have changed address in town or moved out of town!
Also, please check the information you sent us: some of you have not completed all the fields! Please take the time to update your information! We’d especially like to know what country you are from!
Please send all updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1958, Esther Dunham learned from a friend at the University of Michigan International Center that an increasing number of foreign graduate students were arriving in Ann Arbor with their families. The wives and children often faced difficult adjustments and loneliness. Mrs. Dunham and her neighbors responded, offering hospitality with a series of informal gatherings of neighborhood groups, more or less, on a monthly basis. English Conversation Groups and a newsletter were added.