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Welcome to Pérez Zeledón International Women's Club

The Pérez Zeledón International Women's Club was formed in November 2009 with a dual mission:

  •  to promote friendship between English speaking women in Pérez Zeledón
  •  and through friendship, to make a service contribution to the community

We are a young Club, still growing and finding our way with over 40 full time resident members and a 'hot season' influx of part-year residents. We also extend a warm welcome to guests and temporary visitors, often here to decide if Perez Zeledon might be their ideal place to settle in Costa Rica. Our members participate and contribute as they wish. Take a look at what we have to offer, and whether you are an established resident, a new settler, or simply visiting with an eye to the future, you are most welcome to join in and help shape our future.

Monthly lunch meetings, held on the second Tuesday of each month in different venues in the community, are our main opportunity to make and extend friendship among women from around the world. However, by developing special interest groups and community service activity, the Club is realizing its goal of providing a diverse range of activities that offer women opportunities to enjoy those dimensions that add quality and richness to their lives in a new community.

Whatever your status, the PZ International Women's Club offers fun and friendship, and opportunities to support your transition towards enjoying the Pura Vida in our wonderful corner of Costa Rica. We hope we may look forward to meeting you!


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2018 BOARD of DIRECTORS elected November



Sheelagh Richards, President

Carol McKeon, Vice President

Rosi Matheson, Secretary

Nan Gibbons, Treasurer

Cheryl Kirby, Vocal

Gerri Lowery, Social Chairman

Jane Gregson, Fiscal

Roberta DeForest, Service Chairman 

Kai (Sharon) Harper, Publicity Chairman





Dos Pinos is sponsoring a programme for schools to collect 'tetrapacks' - those waxy cartons your milk and juices arrive in. The packs are chopped up and compressed into new tops for school desks and chairs.

Chimirol school is taking part. Let's have a challenge – CAN WE HELP CHIMIROL TO GET NEW TOPS FOR ALL THEIR DESKS AND CHAIRS?

Rinse out your packs, squash them flat and bring them along to any club meeting for delivery to Chimirol.

Any questions, please contact Sheelagh Richards at srichards@pziwc.org.

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Here is a photo of the finished product.



OUR MOBILE LIBRARY PROJECT  (La Biblioteca Movil)  "Viajemos Leyendo" 

ML logo compressedThis year, we were proud to announce our new community service project, to develop ~ a Mobile Library ~ 'La Biblioteca Movil' for primary schools in Perez Zeledon, "Viajemos Leyendo - Journey through Reading".  Our vision is to develop a mobile library, to promote the love of reading and provide opportunities for children to read and tell stories.

The service started in four selected rural primary schools in May 2015 and will expand as the book collection grows and our capacity develops.  We need a wide variety of books to meet the different needs and interests of children under 12 years of age – Facts, Fun or Fiction! You can help us by donating new or used Spanish language books, or by making a cash donation. Your cash donations will be used to purchase new books. The service will be delivered by PZIWC members and at no cost to participating schools.

For MORE INFORMATION  on this Project click on our Community Services Menu.

To donate books or cash click on  Mobile Library Project Donation Information    

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This may be a somber topic but its an important one for our ageing expat community in Perez Zeledon. This document contains information on dealing with a death, organizing a burial or cremation, and donating a body to medical science in Costa Rica. It also provides useful guidance on other sources of help, and the Club's Emergency Telephone Tree which enables us all to communicate quickly in times of need.

The booklet is free to all subscribing members of PZIWC. Guest members or visitors may have a copy in return for a C5.000 contribution to our community service funds.






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