Marian Adair Award


The Marian Adair Award is presented at WCI’s Biennial Conferences. The recipient, chosen by the club hosting the conference, is a woman who has made notable contributions to further our understanding of each other and who has demonstrably championed the cause of cross-global understanding, friendship and education in her profession, community, country or the world.

Marian Adair, Wife of U. S. Representative E. Ross Adair of Indiana, Founded Welcome to  Washington International Club to introduce visiting women to American customs and help to promote meaningful friendships worldwide. As members of Welcome to Washington returned to their home countries, they developed similar clubs, thus beginning Welcome Clubs International. The Marian Adair award was established in 2009 to honor her achievements.


The Marian Adair Award was designed by artist:

Julia San Ramon

A member of both the Women’s International Border Club
Welcome to California International Club
Learn more about Julia San Ramon and her work at



The Marian Adair Award is presented to a woman who has made notable contributions to furthering WCI’s mission of fostering friendship through cross-cultural education and knowledge. The Marian Adair Award, established in 2009, is presented at WCI’s Biennial Conferences. The recipient , chosen by the club hosting the conference, is a woman who has made notable contributions to further our understanding of each other and who has demonstrably championed the cause of cross-global understanding, friendship and education in her profession, community,country or the world.

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