Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure and an honour for me to be WIC's President in 2015. With my efficient Executive Board we are dedicated to making it another memorable year. For me it is an opportunity to thank the Club for many unique moments I could enjoy during my 11-year long membership.

I hope you like the covers of our bi-monthly Newsletters this year which have as their theme 'Women Depicted in Greek Art': from Persephone of the ancient times, the Madonna by El Greco, Katerina Botsaris of the 19th century and the stylised women in modern paintings by the famous Greek artists Mytaras and Gaitis.


All this year's Activities, General Meetings, trips and events can be viewed by clicking on the links.

The Activities in November will be the amazing 'Sea Turtle Rescue Centre' in Glyfada, the 'Dinner with Family and Friends' at the elegant Athens Lawn Tennis Club, and the interesting 'Meet My Country' Presentation by H.E. the Czech Ambassador Jan Brody. In December, as our last Activity we will visit the successful Greek 'Attiki Honey Company'.

WIC's Christmas General Meeting, held at the Hilton, will be a festive start of the holiday season and to celebrate together in the traditional WIC style with our own choir and many surprises. A special joy and honour for us will be the musical performance of our talented member Carole Biever-Hecker, wife of the Luxemburg Ambassador, playing the clarinet.

With my best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy 2016,

Leopoldine Theophanopoulos



Welcome to the website of the 'Women's International Club Athens', abbreviated 'WIC' and founded in 1976 to foster mutual understanding and friendship among women from all over the world who live in Athens, Greece. WIC members are made up of 60 different nationalities who as such promote a constant cultural and interesting exchange through our social and educational meetings.

General Meetings

The Club holds monthly meetings where invited speakers present their expertise and knowledge in fields such as psychology, medicine, art and history etc. with a lively discussion after the presentation. The lunch that follows gives an opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.


Our Circles are a great way to deepen friendships among our members and serve various interests like the 'Book and Film Discussion Circle', the 'Wine Tasting Circle', 'Cosmic Research'. 'French Poetry', 'Cooking Circles', the 'Play Reading Circle' and even a 'WIC Choir'. The 'Conversation Circles' include these languages: Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Greek and English.

WIC Activities

WIC Athens organises Meetings, Events and Activities on a variety of subjects. Embassies also invite the WIC Ladies for interesting Meet-my-Country presentations.

Contact Details

For any inquiries please contact

The Executive Board 2015

  • Leopoldine Theophanopoulos, President, Germany
  • Maria Christina Sampaio, Honorary President, Brazil, Wife of the Ambassador of Brazil
  • Anthea Gavoyannis, Vice President, Australia
  • Catherina Lambert, Treasurer, Belgium
  • Liz Vrondissis, Recording Secretary, Ireland
  • Olga Roupas, Membership Officer, Greece
  • Mary Michalakeas, Activity Officer, USA
  • Marcia Papoudos, Activity Officer, Brazil
  • Lee Minaidis, Corresponding Officer, USA
  • Rania Kouloukakos, Programme Officer, Greece
  • Angela Struecker, Hospitality Officer, Greece and Germany
  • Constance Tourret, Publication Officer, France