Monthly Meetings


Let's get together at our monthly meetings!

Each one is a special event for us!


May 2022 Meeting


Lake George Reflection (c. 1921-1922) by Georgia O’Keeffe; Georgia O’Keeffe

Lake George Reflection (c. 1921-1922) by Georgia O’Keeffe

Amalia Spiliakou:

10 American Painters

Wednesday 11th of April 2022, 10:00am

PLACE: Hotel Panorama


Why not invite a friend or two to come with you! We shall have both a raffle table and, if there is enough space, a novelty table full of 'JUST-4-U' items. Bring some spare cash so you can splash out a little and spoil yourselves knowing that what you spend will be a 100% philanthropic donation.

Our speaker and IWOG member Amalia Spiliakou was born in Thessaloniki and studied Art History at Northern Illinois University. She was the Host Country Coordinator at Pinewood International School from 1996 until her recent retirement. Amalia will be sharing her insights on 10 American painters.


Coffee, and snacks 5€

"Fantastic meeting. Many thanks to all. We accomplished the most important thing which is to connect our members to each other. I loved Amalias talk and the venue was perfect. See you next week at Kalochori."

Christine Willis - President

May 11, 2022

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April 2022 Meeting



Mini Easter Bazaar

& Special Guest:

Alex Zografov Recital


Wednesday 13th of April 2022, 10:00am


PLACE: Perrotis College Residence Hall, (first building on the right)

at the American Farm School


At our April meeting, we will have a mini bazaar with cakes, decorations and seasonal objects made by our members. All proceeds will go towards IWOGS charitable efforts, so it's worth it!


We will also be proud to present Alex Zografov, husband of IWOG member Jennifer Zografov who will give a talk and piano performance. If anyone has a transportation problem getting to AFS please let us know so we can make arrangements accordingly.


Coffee, and snacks 5€. Please be on time, there will be lots going on!

Alex kirov Zografov

Alex is a brilliant virtuoso concert pianist, composer, arranger, musical director, and producer. His music and his talent have covered a broad scope of styles from fusion, pop-rock, jazz, and classical, to musical theater and movie scores.


He has worked in Los Angeles with some of the greatest names in the music industry, such as Don Ellis, Nana Mouskouri, Frank Zappa, Joe Cocker, George Benson, and yet a whole galaxy of celebrities.


He is a prolific composer with a myriad of compositions for choir, symphony orchestra, and solo instruments. He was the Musical Director for the North American touring productions of musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber. He has directed classics like "West Side Story", "Footloose", "Le Miserables", "Chicago", "Grease", "Evita", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Beauty and the Beast". In Los Angeles at the Seth Riggs Vocal Academy, Maestro Zografov worked with Michael and Janet Jackson.


As Musical Director for Diastasis Cultural Association in Cyprus, he introduced the contemporary musical genre on the island of Cyprus with amazing results. During his musical leadership, they performed at the Palace de Paris in France, at Wembley Stadium in England, and in the USA to full stadiums. He was the Musical Director for the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Cyprus, and presented a Command Performance--personally congratulated by Queen Elizabeth II.


March 2022 Live Meeting

Our March Meeting Speaker will be Persa Augoustides - Savopoulou.

She will give us a talk on a topic of importance to all parents, grandparents and their friends, namely rare inherited disorders which are not as rare as perceived! Persa is an Emeritus Professor of the Medical Facility of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki and Founder and Chairperson of KRIKOS ZOIS (Life-Link) a vital support group providing insights and optimistic inspiration to help people understand their predicament, bringing shared hope and friendship within and beyond the group.

Persa started KRIKOS ZOIS (Life link) which was founded in 2007 with the support of 29 families and currently has over 220 members from all over Greece.

www.krikoszois.gr | facebook.com/krikoszois

She will explain what drove her to create the charity and shine a colourful light on why February 28th 2022 is a date to remember.

Pita cutting

At our March Meeting we will be cutting our Vasilopita.

Who will win the 2022 Lucky Charm??

2022 Membership

If you have not already done so, Its time to renew your membership for 2022.

The annual dues are 35€. You can pay at the meeting or you can make a deposit via e-banking to IWOG’s account at Piraeus Bank:

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or contact our Treasurer Caroline Edwards at 6939505133.

**Please add your name and tax number (ΑΦΜ) to the deposit**

things needed

The Sisters of Mercy need women's sanitary products. If you remember, please bring just one small packet to the March meeting and collectively we would solve their immediate needs! Also some adult nappies would also be appreciated.

ANATOLIA COLLEGE SUPPORTS CHILDREN IN UKRAINE IN COLLABORATION WITH "THE SMILE OF THE CHILD"

You can bring your donations to our meeting. All collected items will be transfered by the IWOG board.

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← Some pictures from our March Meeting


February virtual meeting

Due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, our Coffee Meeting was a Virtual one. It took place on Wednesday 9th February 10am - 12pm. Members had the oportunity to meet the new Board and also brainstorm about how to move forward in the future.