Madame Getsy Tiglao is the incoming President Emeritus of Athens Women’s International ClubFeb 4th, 2010 | By staff | Category: Features
Madame Getsy S. Tiglao, the wife of Philippine Ambassador to Greece Rigoberto D. Tiglao, has been appointed as the new Honorary President of the Women’s International Club (WIC) of Athens for the incoming year 2010 by the organization’s officers.
Mrs. Tiglao said that she considers it a great honour to have been chosen as the President Emeritus of the WIC, a prestigious women’s organization with chapters all over the world. She is the first Filipino to be picked as Honorary President of the Club.
Mrs. Tiglao is a veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of Inq7.net, which had been the joint news website of the Philppine Daily Inquirer and GMA-7. She has been a member of the WIC since 2006 and is an active participant of its Ethnic Cooking Circles and other activities.
WIC-Athens was founded over 30 years ago, and it believes in fostering friendship and mutual understanding among women of different nationalities, and aims to contribute to the cultural development of women in general.
The incoming President for 2010 of WIC is Olga Roupas from Greece; Vice President Siu Ling Versluys from HongKong-China; Treasurer Pepita Wahren from Finland; Hospitality Officer Mariola Ipsilant from Poland; Programme Officer Leopoldine Theophanopoulos from Germany; Membership Officer Sharon Chelmis from New Zealand; Corresponding Secretary Liz Moffat from the United Kingdom; Recording Secretary Charu Batra from India; Activities Officers Loukia Nicola-Tsigos from Cyprus and Evie Makris from USA; Publications Officer Maria Freitas from Brazil; Auditors Mary-Lou Theodore from USA and Charlotte Scarpidis from USA; and Alternative Auditors Penny Smith from Ireland and Denise Nairn from the UK.