Outreach - Women of the World
Women of the World (WOW) is a group of international women, including Americans, who gather once a month in Orono around an ethnic lunch, to share their cultural heritages. WOW is a great place to meet women from around the world and the perfect opportunity to learn about other cultures and to taste food from around the world!
WOW members include women from all continents, and of all ages. This includes American women! Young children are welcome to come with their mothers. Membership is open to ALL women in this area of Maine.
There is no membership fee to join WOW, but to help defray meal presentation expense there is a fee for attending the monthly lunch: children under 6, no cost to attend with their mothers; children 6-10, $2.00; and all others, $5.00. When other activities are organized, attendees may be asked to contribute a small amount to help cover any costs.
A presentation usually follows the meal, and various artifacts, books and maps are usually on display.
WOW meets on the second Monday of the month, from September to May, at noon, at the Church of Universal Fellowship at 82 Main Street, Orono. Reservation is not required unless otherwise noted.
WOW Calendar 2014-2015
September 8, 2014 – MEXICAN & BELIZEAN INDEPENDENCE
October 13, 2014 – TAILGATE PARTY
November 10, 2014 – HAWAII
December 8, 2014 – HOLIDAY DISHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
January 12, 2015 – TAIWAN
February 9, 2015 – BRING YOUR FAVORITE DISH
March 9, 2015 – PERSIAN NEW YEAR
April 13, 2015 – MARVELOUS MEATLESS MEAL
May 11, 2015 – STONE SALAD
WOW occasionally offers scholarship opportunities to Maine female students to study abroad. The scholarship is funded from the WOW treasury. Members who wish to make additional contributions toward the scholarship fund can make a check made out to “Women of the World” and mailed it to:
Women of the World Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Landry, University of Maine, Office of International Programs, 5727 Estabrooke Halll, room 240, Orono, ME 04469-5727
Currently WOW does not have a scholarship application cycle open. Check back in January 2015.
For more information about WOW, please call Mireille Le Gal at 581-3423, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.