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Who We Are

Welcome to Washington International Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a welcome for women coming to the Washington area from countries other than the United States and to encourage friendship between these women and the women of the United States.

Friendship and Understanding

The purpose of our Club is to promote friendship through understanding and understanding through friendship among women of all nations. 

Our programs provide an opportunity to share mutual interests, learn from each other, share our cultures with each other, and establish deep lasting friendships.  

For over 60 years, our guiding principles - The Four Ps: No Politics, No Protocol, No Projects, No Publicity - have helped our Club carry on our founder's vision.

Fascinating Programs


Our members enjoy trips to artists’ studios, exhibitions, and workshops and take trips in the DC area to destinations off the beaten track throughout the Club season from September through June.


Exploring Different Cultures

Our programs include visits to embassies where we learn about the cultures of many countries from around the world, as well as programs where members themselves share their own travel experiences and broaden our horizons. 


International Cuisine

Cooking demonstrations, specialty dishes, and recipes shared by members give us a rare pleasure of tasting different national cuisines.


International Cuisine


Members exercise their many skills and talents as they plan fun, creative, and educational programs and volunteer by organizing and hosting events.

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

For Members

Connect with WTW friends on our private Facebook page: 
Welcome To Washington DC/MD/VA

Enjoy the Spring issue of the WTW Newsletter:
WTW Spring 2022 Newsletter

Refer to the Club Covid Guidelines for safe and enjoyable in-person events: Club Covid Guidelines

Spring Garden Party Welcoming New Members held April 2022 provides warm in-person welcome to eleven new members - US, US Naturalized, and International. This is a group of amazing women with diverse skills, talents, and backgrounds.


Meet Our Founder

In 1959, Marian Adair recognized the need for an organization devoted to interaction between US women and those of other nations. She also believed that better understanding of other people could lessen conflict around the world.

Marian, from  Ann Arbor, Michigan, came to Washington when her husband, Ross, was elected to Congress in 1950. She understood and took to heart President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1958 initiative “People to People”
 and so Welcome to Washington (WTW) was founded. 


Welcome Clubs International

Welcome to Washington International Club is proud to be a member of Welcome Clubs International - linking independent women's organizations around the world.

WTW Members: After logging in, WTW members can access the password for the WCI members-only website here.

WCI's second Regional Webinar, South America, featured Dr. MARA RÚBIA ANDRÉ ALVES DE LIMA.  

Her heartfelt and moving presentation about her work with the Random Project in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil inspired all to be come active
 participants for positive change in the lives of women throughout the world!   Click here to listen to the recorded video. 

On Jun 24, 2020, WCI was officially recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and granted special Consultative Status. This status enables WCI to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies and to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna.


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