Remembering Tina

Tina contributed in so many ways to our organization. We knew her best as IN Day Coordinator, sharing that position with Dilek. Along with event planning, Tina was a dynamo of activity and organization as she oversaw the arrangements for all the IN Days. She also...

After Tina

By Dilek I spotted those pretty fabric placemats laid on one of the tables when we were setting up for the “Books, Toys, and Small Household Items Exchange” IN Day. The blue and bright yellow floral patterns on one side and grapevine on the other caught my eyes...

Dream Catching Made Simple

By Martha B When I was a little girl, we celebrated October 12 in our school as “Columbus Day,” as we were taught that it was the day that Columbus “discovered” America in 1492. Columbus had thought erroneously that he had reached his target destination of India and...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Shirley As I sat to write this article, the body of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was being laid to rest at the U.S. Capitol – the first woman ever to have such an honor. The life and work of only the second female Justice in history to have joined the...

Some Silver Linings Of Our Quarantine

By Marcy How beautiful the weather has been!  In the midst of all the turmoil we are experiencing, we can step outside and experience a glorious day. A part of me was glad I couldn’t travel this summer. I was enjoying being out in my yard so much. Then there are the...

Inspirational Role Models To Look Up To

By Marja When I read Marcy’s inspiring assignment for this Newsletter, it was clear to me that I would not write about famous great men or even great women in history, no matter how significant and honorable their achievements are. Yet, nameless, faceless everyday...

In Memoriam – Summer 2020

By Janine and Carole It is with great sadness that we note the passing of two of our former members and one more of our current members. –Mary Matuzak:  10/29/1929 – 6/8/2020, age 90. Mary joined International Neighbors in September of 2000.  She immediately...

Online Mingling as an Opportunity

By Marja. Are we humans entering the futuristic era where physical and virtual realities are blending and merging?  Are we about to step into the universe of science fiction and leave our everyday reality behind us?  What brought up these questions was an invitation...

International Encounters Group

By Shirley. I think the International Encounters Group is one of the most interesting groups in IN. For those of you who do not know the concept of the group, I can tell you that International Encounters is the most democratic group in IN. To start with, the group...

Conversation Groups

Monday Conversation Group By Dale. Conversation Groups meet weekly, and that makes this type of group special. We get to know each other well by talking about our families, our lives, our interests… in English! And we share experiences of being new to Ann Arbor:...