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Submitted from Susan Wuest, AWC Stockholm

Just wanted to let you know that AWC Stockholm held a really successful FAWCO Bowling Night in April. We called it FAWCO Rock 'n' Bowl, opened it up to families and friends and everyone had a terrific time bowing to disco music and enjoying some drinks. We got a terrific turnout - we rented out...

The American Women of Surrey are pleased to support FAWCO's commitment to the United Nations 'Plant a Billion Trees' campaign through a contribution to Painshill Park, Cobham.  On September 14, AWS hosted a Memorial Tree Planting and Family Picnic at Painshill Park, a lovely 18th century park and garden in Cobham.  Trees were planted in memory of loved ones lost...

submitted by Agnes Meeker, IWC in Antigua
IWC (International Women’s Club) in Antigua just paid out $41,000 to seven deserving scholarship recipients.    The annual scholarship benefits female applicants and often supplements other funding enabling collegiate students to further or complete their education.   The scholarships have been in effect since 1992 (Club dates back to 1986) and while there are generally speaking,



Message from  Sonia Ziyad, Environment Chair, AIWA Rabat (Morocco)

Friday, June 5 was our World Environment Day activities at the University. It was a beautiful sunny day, just right for the demonstration of the solar ovens made by some students in the Energy and Material Science section of the Physics Department.  The 5 ovens, ranging from a converted Pizza Box to...

pancake2.jpgSubmitted by Melanie Salava

AWC Luxembourg President and former Educational Support Chairwoman, Melanie Salava spearheaded the fundraising event to raise awareness about the need for inclusive quality education for students with special needs. Unfortunately, those with special needs are often misjudged or overlooked while families struggle to gain acceptance and inclusion. This event tried to gently combat these stereotypes, while creating...


It isn't often that BWN has the opportunity to eat, drink, be merry and directly support one of the club's charities all at the same time. In April, BWN members met face-to-face with recipients of their philanthropic efforts at a Solidarity Lunch & Visit at the ARED Foundation.  Members enjoyed a tour of the training workshops, a visit to the gift shop, and were warmly welcomed by the founder...

AWC Auckland's Executive Board is donating $500 NZD to the 'Change Changes' initiative started by Laura Lynn Essick, AWC Dusseldorf. They also raised more money than expected at their recent birthday luncheon and were able to give an additional donation of 'change'  to help North Korean Refugees.

Jinni Easterday
FAWCO Rep Auckland



submitted by: Faith Boettger  

The American Women of Surrey (AWS) have donated their time and energy to the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital Breast Cancer Unit through their contribution of 125 heart-shaped pillows to bring comfort to breast cancer patients.

The Heart Pillow project was recently launched by AWS with the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO) and...

A new project was started by AWC Dusseldorf’s FAWCO Rep, Laura Lynn Essick, with the approval of the AWCD Board, called ‘Change can Change’. Laura was so moved by what she learned about North Korea refugees at the Seoul Conference that she decided to help by initiating a simple program collecting coins to help make a difference in the lives...


Heart Pillows crossed the Atlantic to Europe in March 2006. Registered Nurse Nancy Friis Jensen, AWC Denmark, attended a worldwide Congress of Operating Room Nurses in Washington D.C & was shown the pillows by Janet Kramer from her home state of Tennessee. Having lived in Denmark since 1976, she implemented the heart pillow project through the American Women’s Club in...


News from Our Clubs showcases the varied activities of FAWCO's member clubs worldwide.

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