Women of the World for Women of Spirit!


Dearest wows,

It’s that time of the year again – time to start planning for our 18th anniversary annual wow4wos “Salaam-Shalom: Celebrating the Middle East!” dinner gala in Washington, DC, Sunday, May 26, 2019!

We have a special venue this year: The Mayfair Ballroom of the Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase (a 5-minute walk from the Friendship Heights Red Line metro station.)

The ballroom is reserved based on a guarantee and deposit for a minimum of 60 guests up front, so first come, first served! Please confirm your interest and details immediately. Without this minimum, our event can’t take place. Sisters, moms, daughters, friends, and new women colleagues from your networks are welcome – just let me know asap. Thanks.

WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm sharp
WHERE: Courtyard by Marriott, 5520 Wisconsin Ave NW, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

DRESS CODE: Think Middle East mystic, elegance, rich jewel colors, texture, traditions. Do NOT forget the requisite WOW bling, bangles and sparkle to accent your image – a must 🙂

• Hors d’oeuvres: Hummus platter with pita, spanakopita, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves (veggie), falafel
• Sides: Mixed green salad, seasonal fresh vegetable medley, jasmine rice, lentils
• Entrée: Chicken Kebab
• Beverage station: Cold lemonade with fresh mint and lemon slices, coffee, teas
• Dessert: Baklava (cut in small bite size)

Total cost per person: $52 including all service charges, tips, private room charges, and taxes based on minimum of 60 attendees. (Complete and email form below (*) to sign up.)

CASH BAR available 7pm – 7:45pm during mingle time, and over dinner of course!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Would you like to volunteer for one of the following?
SHUTTERBUGS: Two 2019 WOW official photographers needed.
GREETERS & SIGN IN TABLE REGISTRARS. Great way to meet people and network!

Several EducationUSA advisers will be in DC to participate in this year’s NAFSA conference. My hope is that almost all will attend our dinner. This year’s sponsorship also includes support for women who are current graduate students, recent graduates and/or just starting out in their first job in the field of international ed. If you know anyone, have them contact me immediately.

If you would like to contribute an extra $26.00 to help support an adviser/mentee to attend, please indicate in your responses further below.

1. US-based wow4wos MUST prepay by check or money order in advance. (March 1, 2019 priority deadline) Email levinson@american.edu for pre-payment instructions.
2. Attendees based outside the US may pay at the door in US dollars, cash only. No checks/credit cards.
3. Cost for dinner per person is US $52.00 per menu above.
4. Cost for EducationUSA overseas advisers/mentees who would like cost share is US$26 per person, pending sufficient sponsorship.

(*) May 26, 2019 WOW EVENT QUESTIONNAIRE TO COMPLETE AND RETURN BY MARCH 1, 2019 (priority deadline – special Middle East gift for first 60 wows to sign up!)

First Name:
Last Name:
Organization/institution/office affiliation including city & state/country:
Personal e-mail address:
Cell/mobile number including country/city codes:
I WILL attend the May 26, 2019 DC Mini WOW dinner event: YES _ NO _

Please sign me up for: (See “Projects” tab at www.wow4wos.org for pin and card details and history)
Number of dinner meals ($52.00 each): __ ;
Number of WOW pins ($10 per pin or two pins for $15): _
Number of sets of WOW note cards ($12 per set of 8 cards, or 2 sets for $20): __

I would also like to provide:
Technical maintenance support for website: (minimum $5 contribution to offset expenses) _
Sponsorship for wow mentee cost share ($26.00 per mentee): I will sponsor __ mentee/s.
I AM a wow mentee and agree to pay $26 pending cost share support: Yes _ No ;
Total registration amount: $ Check # (if based in US): Date:
Do you need a receipt? YES NO __

Shukran, todah,and warm hugs to all!
Evelyn, Founder, Women of the World for Women of Spirit TM , www.wow4wos.org