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FAWCO Region 4 (BeNeLux) Meeting - ANCORed in Rotterdam

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FAWCO's Region 4 (BeNeLux) regional meeting, hosted by ANC Rotterdam took place in Rotterdam from October 4-6, 2013.  Approximately 30 participants joined us from the region (AWC Amsterdam,  AWC Antwerp, AWC Brussels, AWC The Hague, AWC Luxembourg, ANC Rotterdam).  The theme of the meeting was Collaboration: Every Accomplishment Starts with the Decision to Try. The goal was to connect members to discuss regional collaboration touchpoints such as: fundraising for the upcoming TARGET program, memberships drives, increased member participation (volunteerism), as well as sharing best practices for social media.

For the participants, Anne Morrow Lindbergh expressed it best: “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” Click below for presentations, photos and videos.

The morning session was dedicated to FAWCO presentations. The afternoon session consisted of break out group discussions on club issues and an interesting presentation from AWC The Hague member Kristine Racina on her role as Director of Expatriate Archives and how FAWCO clubs might contribute as expatriate information donors.  We were lucky to have such strong FAWCO representatives involved to help us define what is “possible” for Region 4 to accomplish. With the upcoming Target Program launch, it is a unique opportunity for us to collaborate on a high-level regional strategy for fundraising.





09:00 – 09:15


Ancors Away! Welcome

FAWCO Introductions

Vivien Lelieveld, ANCOR President

My-Linh Kunst,  FAWCO President

09:15 – 09:45


Club Round Robin

Introduction and basic club information

R4 Presidents or Reps

09:45 – 10:15


FAWCO Introduction & Update

watch Sallie


FAWCO Youth Cultural Volunteers, watch Emily

Watch Dubai 2013 Cultural Youth Volunteers Video

Sallie Chaballier, FAWCO 2nd VP

Emily van Eerten

10:30 – 10:50


The FAWCO Foundation Introduction & Update

watch Michele's presentation at the Region 8 Meeting

Michele Hendrikse Du Bois

The FAWCO Foundation President

10:50 – 11:30


FAWCO Target Program - Human Rights for Women

watch Johanna

watch UN Women Video


Johanna Dishongh, Target Program Chair

11:30 – 12:00


Make a Decision to try:

Region 4 High-level Philanthropy Strategy

Mary Adams/Group



Collaboration Workshop Part I :

Bridging the Digital Divide

Mary Adams/Group



Energizer & Snack Break
Group Photo

Jennifer Debrow /Group



Collaboration Workshop Part II:

Briding the Digital Divide

Mary Adams/Group



Archive Options

Kristine Racina,

Director of the Expatriate Archive Center



FAWCO Annual Conference - Brussels 2014

watch video from Region 3 meeting

My-Linh Kunst



Meeting Wrap Up



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