INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB OF NEW ENGLAND
Ellen O’Toole held a Welcome Tea for Russian students, Dasha Poskannaya and Vita Velikotskaya, who come from the city of Khabarovsk in eastern Russia. They spent one month in the U.S.A. under the Experience America Program. To gain a deeper awareness of American values, traditions and institutions, this program exposes students to North American families, businesses, journalists, and politicians. Dasha and Vita had just turned 16, so Ellen treated them to an American style birthday celebration. About 20 IWCNE attendees joined in a spirited singalong of Russian folk songs.