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AWCS Members Create Quilt Squares to Donate for an International Friendship Quilt.
During the past month several of our creative members used their time and their talents to design one of a kind quilt blocks which will be assembled into a large quilt for charity. The proceeds will support the FAWCO Foundation, the philanthropic arm of our global...

 

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...

Our kick-off brunch in September attracted 80 people! Our featured guest was a local fashion designer who did a presentation on the art of wearing scarves. Cost was 15 euro per person. We also raised an additional 355 euro from a tombola to benefit breast cancer support in Luxembourg. We're hoping for at least that many again next week when...

The American Women’s Club Shanghai (AWCS) is a very active group with over 750 members. The club is pleased to organize community outreach programs. Our city and the surrounding areas are vast and highly populated; our programs are able to touch many lives. We are assured that our presence is recognized to support an extensive population as well as embrace...


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 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...

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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,

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Barcelona’s Women’s Network: 10th Anniversary

 

Submitted by Arline Coward- FAWCO Rep

 

This year...

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...

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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...

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

 

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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...

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...

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