Program Year 2016-2017
In 2016-17, membership in Round the World Women was 90 with 17 children under the age of 5 from 28 countries. Women with volunteer drivers visited many local museums and community offerings including the Jones Library and the UMASS police station. Women were able to get their public library cards in order to take out books and other media resources. At the police station they were able to ask questions and learn about laws specific to this area. The women were able to visit homes of volunteers to have conversations with other international women and share information about their own customs. They picked apples in an orchard and learned how to make apple strudel from the UMASS Chef. They visited the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls. For their final trip of the year they visited Historic Deerfield Museum and enjoyed lunch at The Deerfield Inn. For their final event, they had a Potluck Picnic at Mill River Recreation Area.