Busan International Women's Association

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Hello everybody!


Biwa Christmas Charity Bazaar 2014 is over and it was a GREAT success. Preliminary calculations have been completed and I proudly announce that we were able to raise over W32 mill this year.


First I would like to say thank you to the Biwa Christmas planning committee 2014. Without their hard work, there would not be any Biwa Charity Bazaar.


Then I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers for all their hard work and donations, to vendors and to our Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors for their support and kind donations to Biwa’s most important fundraising event.


Last, but not least, a big “thank you” to Haeundae Grand Hotel President Ms.Yeun-Hwa Sonfor her continuing partnership and tremendous support of Biwa Christmas Charity Bazaar for six years by letting us use the Convention hall and staff for free. At the bazaar day she always gives Biwa a cash donation. This year she gave us W5 mill.  She and her staff are also supporting us during the entire year at Biwa luncheons, board meetings and at the Spring Ball. ”Thank you” again to Ms. Son and her helpful staff.


Because of the proceeds from the bazaar, Biwa and I are very pleased to be able to guarantee further support to the needy people in and around Busan area.


I like to take the opportunity to welcome our new Dove editor, Line Wergeland. Thanks to her and all the ladies who have sent pictures, recipes and stories to her, we have a Dove magazine again.  Now you can read and look at pictures and see some of the work Biwa has done and events we have had lately. We start to distribute the Dove magazine at the Biwa Christmas luncheon Wednesday December 10th, Haeundae Grand hotel.



I wish everybody a happy Christmas holiday season and all the best for 2015.


Holiday greetings from

Monica C. Rossevold

Biwa president


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Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Coffee mornings are open to all that like a cup of coffee and a nice chat. You don't have to be a BIWA member to join us.

Let´s meet one last time this year to chat and have a nice cup of coffee or tea!

Dec. 17th 2014 


These are the dates in 2015

Jan. 28th 2015

Feb. 25th 2015

March 25th 2015

April 22nd 2015

May 27th 2015

June, July, August 2015 not yet decided

Address: 1436-1 Woo-Dong, Haeundae Gu
Telephone#: 051.731.2055