Friday, June 06, 2008

Goodbye Blog, Hello Website

Dear Members,
The blog has serviced us well now for nearly two years. It is therefore with some sadness that I tell you that it will be discontinued. Members will now be able to post their own questions/advice/moving sales/staff needs on the new website.
1. Go to
2. Click 'members forum'
3. Register an account
4. Wait 24 to 48 hrs for your account to be approved. This is merely a formality. We want to restrict the forum to members so that advertisers and others do not misuse it. Once you have been approved you may start posting!
Note that all events can now be found on the events calendar. The site contains a new and expanded vendor directory, as well.
Many thanks to Katya Reyes and her company She exceeded our expectations and was great to work with. I think you will all agree that the site looks wonderful and is extremely user friendly.
Thank you also to Patrick Fischer for his many useful inputs!
I am blogging off now! See you in the forum!
Natalie von Hoffmeister

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ladies Who Lunch - Change of Venue!

Unfortunately, Dahlia is closed next week and we are therefore having to change the location for the next Ladies Who Lunch.In keeping with the Japanese theme, we will be trying out the "bento lunch" at Hip Asia Restaurant, Taj Connemara. It's a lovely 5-course lunch with soup, salad, sushi, main course and dessert (Rs.650 + tax for vegetarian, Rs.750 + tax for non-veg). Of course, their a la carte menu is fantastic too. You will be able to relax at this gorgeously decorated restaurant and meet new people, whilst enjoying some scrumptuous food.
For futher information, please contact Candy at or on 98846 11174.
Apologies for the change of venue, but I look forward to seeing you all there.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Executive Committee Meeting

The next executive committee meeting will be on Friday, June 6th at Anokhi #85 Chamiers Rd. at 10AM

Monday, May 26, 2008

June General Meeting

Wednesday, June 4th: General Meeting 10 AM

At The Presidency Club: Fairlawns, 51 Ethiraj Salai, Egmore

“Story Trailing into South Indian Customs and Traditions”
Social chat at 10 AM
Presentation at 10:30 AM.
There is a Rs 250 charge to cover food / drinks. Rs 350 for non members.
The meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of the month to accommodate American School moms.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Membership Renewals

WANT TO RENEW but can't make it to a meeting or other activities. No problem. Just send an e-mail to and be sure to let us know of any changes in your directory listing.
To pay your annual membership dues of Rs. 1,000, just drop a check made out to Overseas Women's Club of Madras in the mail (or via courier) to Ruth Subramanian, D1-85 Bonn Avenue, IIT Madras, Chennai 600 036. Sorry we don't take credit cards.

Remember, the membership year runs from April 1 - March 31.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Playgroup: Tuesday, May 27th and Beyond

We are all invited at Bopha’s place for playgroup:
Tuesday 27th May
3 to 5.30pm
Bopha ROINE and baby Claire

46 (new#)

First Main Road (Same street as Surya Green shop)

R.A. Puram

Mob: 988 47 17 675

If you ask for the French family with a baby everyone will know...
You can't park under the building as it is private. It should be possible in 1rst Main Road and in the small streets around. I'm afraid it might be tricky though.
Please tell everybody that we mainly have "baby" toys even if we start to have an unreasonable huge amount of them. If some of you can bring some of your child favorite toys to share with other toddlers for a few hours, it would be great.

I am also emailing you the details for next weeks, as I am traveling. Please print this out; there will be no more reminders (unless the host herself is sending one).

Tuesday 3rd June
Hosts are Sangeetha, Angela and Emma
Place: Vanilla
No. 8/57, 1st StreetLuz Avenue, Mylapore Chennai
3 to 5.30pm
Emma moved to England earlier then planned, but she did contribute her share for this playgroup. Thanks Emma!
It’s Angela’s last playgroup as she is soon moving to Doha!

Tuesday 10th June

3 to 5.30pm
New no: 10, Sivakamipuram 2nd Street (it is a house) Thiruvanmiyur/Adayar. Suggest you call Patrick if need more directionsCell Number: 996-222-5815

Directions: The street is a narrow which creates two problems: First, it is difficult to find. If you are going south on LB road, the street is the last left before IMPCOPS Hospital and about 300 meters past MG Road. It is the first right after the Tumble Tots sign. I don't think there is a street sign. You can also reach the house from MG road (the Google map above in not correct showing our street as a dead end) but it is more difficult to explain; however, if people (or drivers) know the area, then that might be another option. Second, there will not be room for everyone to park on the street so plan to be dropped off and park on MR Roador other street

Tuesday 17th June
3 to 5.30pm
Bischop Garden ext4, Grayshott G102
Hp: 9944934966

Tuesday 24th June
3 to 5.30pm
It’s Tsoof 2nd birthday!
Address will be posted later.
hp: 9884159724

Tuesday 1st July
3 to 5.30pm
58/16 ArchbishobMathias (ABM) Avenue, Veena, Flat B, Boat Club
Hp: 9790933633

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Updates for Newsletter!

Please send all updates for the June newsletter by Sunday, May 25th to:
This month only. Jennifer is out of station.
- Natalie