Program Year 2011 – 2012
Round the World Women has just completed its 2011-12 program year with a picnic at Mill River Recreation Area in Amherst. We had 76 international women on our 2011-12 rosters from 25 countries. Average attendance at programs was about 30 international women. This is a happy increase from last year and matches the number of the 2007-8 membership. The popular cooking program continues to have high attendance–much higher than previous years with numbers running 35 to 40 each session. At our spring trip to Sturbridge Village, the black smith at the Village appreciated the identification of metal “chopsticks” which turned out to be tools for manipulating hot charcoals during cooking! An area of growth for next year is how better to support new mothers involved in the program. In May we visited the UMASS Farm to the delight of the women. Many photos were taken of the pregnant members next to the pregnant horses!