Annual Report for International Neighbors 2018/19

From the President This has been a great year as you will note when you read the following annual reports. We are in good shape financially –  all of our board positions are filled for next year, all of our groups have leaders and we have a new website.  Despite...

Grant and Donation Thank You

International Neighbors is a volunteer, non- profit organization, as such all of our operating expenses are covered by your donations and any grants that we may receive. Currently we spend a little more each year than we receive. So far, our deficit has not been so...

Letter from the President

Dear International Neighbors Members: It is a very exciting time to be in a leadership role with International Neighbors. Ideas imagined years ago have gained momentum, and there has been growth in every area of the organization: from programs and International Days...

Chutney – A Flavorful Delight from India

By Neena Just thinking of or saying the word “chutney” makes my mouth water. I can almost taste the blast of all the flavors – spicy, sweet, sour, tangy – together in my mouth. It reminds me of all my favorite foods and snacks that I can have with different types of...

Inertia

By Shirley M “Newton’s first law states that every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force. This is normally taken as the definition of inertia.” * I open my eyes and...

East Indian Festivals & Food – A Double Benefit

by Lana Never in my wildest dreams did I think that my life’s cultural experience would provide background for me to write on one of my favorite topics – East Indian food and culture. According to Webster’s dictionary, culture is “the characteristic features of...

Indian Culture and Traditions

by Sangeeta “If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is INDIA”. This was said by a French Scholar, Romain Rolland. India, the name...

Illegal Coffee Parties

by Marja Illegal coffee parties were exploited by women as a method of non-violent civil disobedience and underground resistance against the Tsarist regime in the first years of the 1900s when the Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian...

The Tea Snob

by Shirley Hello, my name is Shirley and I’m a tea snob! I would like to believe that this confession would come as a surprise to people, but I have a strong feeling that my friends have already guessed that about me. Of course, I wasn’t born a snob, my mother raised...