Hello International Neighbors members

We want to let you know that we miss you and we are working hard to make sure the international neighbors are able to welcome new members and continue communicating and meeting with our current members. We cannot meet in big groups yet, and most likely will not meet...

Summer Groups Sign-Up

By Shirley. This year, several groups decided to continue to meet during the summer. They have adapted to the new conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with most of the groups conducting virtual meetings via Zoom and some others meeting in person following...

Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

By Marja. I was so busy and occupied with my renovation projects that I hardly recognized the impact of the lockdown rules in my everyday life until recently. Thanks to my intense, goal-oriented undertaking, I focused on the activities I had deliberately chosen,...

Traveling During the Pandemic – a Personal Journey

By Robyn. Most people agree it is best to stay home and stay safe during this COVID 19 pandemic. But sometimes you have to travel. This happened to me when my daughter, quarantining with us over the past few months, accepted a job offer in New York starting in June....

Unexpected Celebrations

By Karen. As I look back over the past few months of living in Michigan during the pandemic, I am extremely grateful for my family’s health and our stable source of income. In mid-March when the Stay at Home orders began, I couldn’t have anticipated the number of...

I Was A Peace Corps Volunteer

By Marcy. When I was 20 years old and just beginning my senior year in college, I was eager to make plans for my life after I graduated. In my Catholic women’s college, we were great fans of the Kennedys and especially of John F. Kennedy who was then president and who...

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...

Letter to our Members from the President

This moment in time, as the world is united in an effort to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, requires coordinated action by governments, health care providers, businesses, and people in every community. Working together, we are making a difference, and, together, we...

Dear International Neighbors Members

We have a tragic situation unfolding around us, complicated by the terrible effects of COVID-19. I believe to say nothing, to ignore the inhumanity of the George Floyd killing, sends a message that we do not care – or we are out of touch or worst case- we...

The Best Travel Destination For a Staycation

By Marja. Even if we cannot go shopping, attend events or travel around, we will be still able to launch an exciting inner journey. Rather than constantly mess around, we should enjoy the moment with no external stimuli governing our actions. We can practice being...