The original founders are foreign nationals who came to Trieste due to professional and family commitments. They saw the need for an organized support group to bridge the gap between the newcomers and the local community. Therefore they decided to start this venture to help provide a smooth transition for the newcomers while at the same time give the local residents a chance to mix with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

The International Welcome Club currently numbers around 30 members, including the board members, of diverse nationalities and backgrounds.


Meet the board :

Our president is Pascale van Drunen (president@iwctr.org).

Mirjam Kranen is our vicepresident (vicepresident@iwctr.org).

Lucy Hales is our treasurer (treasurer@iwctr.org).

Alexandra Meehan is our secretary (membership_coordinator@iwctr.org).