Join us for New Spotlight on Women Luncheons, Tues April 12

We would like to invite you to Vela Restaurant at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front for a lunch co-organized with the San Diego French Chamber of Commerce and the French American Women’s Club of San Diego. Join us for our quaterly casual “Spotlight on Women Luncheons”.

Marie Flacassier, COO BeatBabel, will share her experience as an international business woman whose company specializes in translation.

Learn more about our two partners the SDFACC and the FAWCSD, meet new friends and tell us about you!

We look forward to seeing you, feel free to bring your friends!

Here is the Constant Contact Invitation

Vela Restaurant,
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101


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Adolescent Pregnancies and the Transmission of HIV: Two Destabilizing Factors of Society

In honor our our dear friend and former Living Legacy Award honoree Dame Elizabeth Taylor whose passing yesterday has left our world stunned, we share this program as an example of HIV reform at work, in honor of the great humanitarian strides she made via amFAR and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Adolescent Pregnancies and the Transmission of HIV: Two Destabilizing Factors of Society

Many years ago, The Women’s International Center recognized Rotary International as an Outstanding Organization and at this year’s Living Legacy Awards, the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club # 5390 presented a scholarship to the General Raymond L. Murray High School Scholarship Fund. WIC CEO Dr. Bridget McDonald is simultaneously a proud Rotarian and learned of an important project led by Dr. Amparo Buendida of the Bogotá-Centennial Rotary Club, presented here in an article by past Rotary International Director, Dr. Bill Cadwallader. This article is posted with permission from Dr. Cadwallader and has also been published in the PDG magazine for the Past District Governors of Uruguay and by the District Governor of D4855 in Argentina as well as the Mexican and Brazilian Rotary magazines.

By Dr. Bill Cadwallader, PRID

The increase in the numbers of adolescent pregnancies and the transmission of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the cause of AIDES (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), are two important reasons for social destabilization and two problems which should worry many of the leaders of our world communities.

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26th Anniversary Living Legacy Awards

Join us for our 26th Anniversary Living Legacy Awards

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
Time: 4-6pm Hors d’Oeuvres, Silent Auction 6-8pm Awards Ceremony
Location: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

WIC President Gloria Lane and CEO Bridget McDonald, Ph.D.
invite you to our 26th Anniversary Living Legacy Awards Co-Chaired by
Sally B. Thornton and Marianne McDonald, Ph.D.

Our evening will be in honor of the memory of Eunice Shriver for her leadership and creation of the Special Olympics and we will have a tribute to the magnificent Lena Horne. The following remarkable individuals have been invited to receive Living Legacy Awards (in alphabetical order):

Dilkhwaz Ahmed Founder License to Freedom, Domestic Abuse Relief
Alison Arngrim Hollywood Legend “Nelly,” Author, Activist
Christine Brady Founder Americas Foundation, Fundacion de las Americas
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox Chemist decisive in the development of Solar Energy Panels
Kathryn Marie Arger Gang Pioneer of Women in Aviation
Mary Hill History Changing Advocate for Women in Sports and Drug AbusePrevention
Jackée Harry Iconic Actress and Philanthropist
Jerry Maren Legendary actor inspiring Millions as Lollipop Kid in Wizard of Oz

Other Worlds Outstanding Service to Women Internationally
Scripps McDonald Center Outstanding Community Service
Women’s Resource Center Outstanding Organization

The Women’s International Center (WIC) is a prestigious international non-profit organization whose roster of honorees reads like a Who’s Who, including luminaries like Jehan Sadat, Lucille Ball, Jane Goodall, and Princess Aga Khan. This year, we celebrate Margaret O’Briens Birthday together with her and Randal Malone from the Southern California Motion Picture Council. Our revered District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis presents to WRC. Noted journalist Carol Hasson will be MC, Lucy Lin will direct her International Singers. The Living Legacy Awards are always an exciting multi-media experience.

Sally B. Thornton & Marianne McDonald Living Legacy Awards
Honorary Committee
Dr. & Mrs. John F. Alksne, Dr. & Mrs. Elliot Alpert, Sandra Boller, Dr. Gary Chen, Gail Conners, Dr. & Mrs. Anthony DeMaria, Gary Fybel, Dr. Cindy Goodman, Judith Harris & Dr. Robert Singer, Mary Hill, Gil Jaramillo, Pam Kragen, Jean Lowerison, Lisa Ohmstede, Mrs. John H. Parrish, Sandra Redman, Jeanette Rigopoulos, Dr. Robert Singer & Judith Harris, Dottie & David Stanley, Colette Murphy Stefanko, Dr.s Mary & Avrum Stroll, Gerri & Leonard Teyssier, John M. Thornton, Dr Luke M. Vaughan, Bridget Claire Vaughan, Carol Tohsaku, Chris Van Gorder, Anne Marie Welsh, Ret. Admiral Ronne Froman, Kathy D. West, Tom & Julie Karlo,  Leonard Simpson, Christopher Baidoo.

Living Legacy Awards Event Musical Programs
A Touch of Opera Studio SINGERS
Lucy C. Lin, Music Director & Vocal Coach presents:
La Romanza Italiana (Santa Lucia, Ah! Marie, Torna a Sorrento, Serenade, Ritorna a Me, Anema e Core, Come Prima, Al Di La Amor, Mon Amour, My Love, O sole mio, Reginella Campagnola)
Chinese Classic
Special Tribute Over the Rainbow from“ The Wizard of Oz”

Singers: Gloria Chen, Amanda Grote, Howard Liu, Chi Chang Lee, Lisa Marks, Jack Meng, Wendy Meng, Liyun Yeung, Yulin Tan    Pianist: Hua Wang

Also featuring A Touch of Class Music Barry Allen Cohen, Guitarist, Singer, DJ and Director Big Daddy Orchestra,

Performance by The Academy of Chinese Musical Arts
featuring these instruments: Yang Qin, Er Hu, Hulusi, Di Zi

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26th Annual Living Legacy Awards

Join us for our 26th Anniversary Living Legacy Awards

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
Time: 4-6pm Hors d’Oeuvres, Silent Auction 6-8pm Awards Ceremony
Location: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

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Welcome to the Womens International Center Blog

Welcome to our new blog! Please email us recent news pertaining to the Womens International Center, honoree news and updates, interesting information, etc. to: team@wic [dot] org

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