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By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS

Coronavirus shutdowns didn’t keep Mexico City’s International Women’s Club (IWC) from celebrating is annual end-of-year gala dinner on Saturday, Dec. 5, albeit in a new format.

The lavish, three-course meal was delivered by messenger early in the afternoon, along with a complementary bottle of wine, to IWC members and their plus-ones via messenger service, and all were invited to tune in for a spectacular Zoom evening event hosted by the club’s president, Melissa Schmehl.

For their main course, guests could choose between beef tenderloin with roasted potatoes or vegetarian lasagna, and all the meals were accompanied with a diced Caprese salad, a cheese and grape platter and fresh-made mini cupcakes.

The 90-minute virtual celebration even included a live performance of Spanish guitar and classical flamenco dancing, as well as a special welcome speech by Schmehl and a video of some of the altruistic work the club has done throughout the year, including providing staples and Christmas gifts for two children’s centers and a home for the elderly.

The International Women’s Club is a nonprofit, English-speaking social organization for women from around the world living in Mexico City.

Founded in 1977 as the Newcomers Club, the IWC offers social and cultural events, tours, lectures, meet groups and guidance for its members to help them to assimilate to life in Mexico.

…Dec. 7, 2020

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