International Club marks 30 years, invites new members

The International Club celebrated 30 years as an organization with a party in the Ridgefield garden of its current president, Kathleen Coombs and husband Douglas on Saturday, Aug. 16. The theme of the evening was Foods of the World, and members brought dishes from their home country, or another country in which they had lived.

A wide array of cuisine was on offer ranging from Koenigsberger Klopse from Germany, and Ratatouille Vencoise from France to Mapo Tofu from China, and Sushi from Japan. Former president Cindy Hodgdon of Wilton made a cake to serve 50 decorated with the International Club logo.

The International Club currently has 75 members who have lived in 46 different countries.

The first monthly coffee of this club year will be on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 10 to noon in the South Hall of St. Stephen’s Church in Ridgefield. Residents of Ridgefield, Wilton, and surrounding towns who were born overseas, or who lived outside the United States for at least a year, are eligible to become members and are welcome to attend club coffees.

For information, look for “The International Club of Fairfield County” on Facebook, or visit