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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...

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    Big news in our club is the publication of a compelling book, Boat People, by our member Carina Hoang.

    Carina is a former boat person and refugee from Viet Nam. She recently travelled to NYC to receive the Silver Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Award for non-fiction for Boat People. In June Carina was appointed UNHCR Special Representative for...

    AWC Oslo Scholarship Recipient

    The AWC Oslo recently held its biennial scholarship reception. Since 1949 AWC Oslo has awarded scholarships to Norwegians for study in the United States.The scholarships are currently awarded biennially, in the amount of NOK 100,000 (approx. $16,600) to Norwegians who have completed their education in a specialized field in Norway and desire further education or practice in the U.S. The...

    The North American Connection invited our sponsor, US Tax and Financial Services to speak to their club members last June. 
    It was a VERY long session (2.5 hours!!) since everyone asked questions. I would suggest that if another club takes advantage of having US Tax speak to their group,  the organizer must be very strict about holding all questions until...

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    "Piano Girl" Success in Stockholm!

    AWC Stockholm's "Piano Girl" concert was a successful fundraising event and a fantastic evening. Robin Meloy Goldsby provided a wonderful evening of piano music and storytelling for approximately 70 guests. Robin's program was delivered in two 45 minute segments separated by an intermission and short auction. We had a professional auctioneer, with a lot of humor,

    Knitting for Water..On Wednesday, September 12th the AIWC- Cologne held their annual Welcome Back Bunch - it is always a fun event where members can catch up with friends after summer vacations and meet new arrivals. This year, there was a buzz throughout the room in anticipation of the raffle...

    The talented ladies from the Stitch ‘n’ Bitch group had spent...

    BUNCO! By Karen Malinowski AWC Hamburg

    I did it. I went to my first real AWC event. Being all new in the club, I thought that joining a fun activity, such as a game-night of Bunco would be a good start to loosen up and get in touch with other members. Boy, would I prove to be right.

    For the...

    On November 26, 2012, the American Women’s Group of Languedoc-Roussillon was honored to invite Mr. Curtis Roosevelt in their hometown of Montpellier, France.  In addition to group members, several teenagers were invited to attend from a nearby lycee which included a member’s son.

     The octogenarian came from his home, also in France, for a discussion of his 2008 autobiography, Too...

    Home for the Holidays in Athens

    In the midst of an economic crisis, the Athens community found a way to give to those less fortunate.  More than a thousand people came to the longest-running holiday charity fair in Greece, organized by the American Women’s Organization of Greece (AWOG).  AWOG Christmas Bazaar 2012 volunteers surpassed expectations and raised even more money...

    March 26, 2012

    Dear AWAR Members,

    Since attending the the 2012 FAWCO Interim Conference in Dublin, we now believe there is indeed gold at the end of the rainbow and plenty of Irish luck! We would like to share our experiences with you in this short, but sweet, letter. 

    Imagine being welcomed to Dublin by the President of Ireland himself,

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    Region 5   Meeting

    Nov. 16 – 18, 2012, in Augsburg with the AIWA e.V.

    Future Directions for FAWCO plus

    Cultural Identity and the Individual You

     

    Our annual November-Regional FAWCO and FUN meeting was a gem! All 8 clubs were represented, some with up to 5 members. Plus a guest club from Erlangen, a possible new FAWCO member.

    Our...

    President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland Applauds the Work of FAWCO

    Report from the 2012 FAWCO Global Conference in Dublin

    I had the great honor of attending the 2012 FAWCO Global Conference in March in Dublin, accompanied by Janet Davis, Tricia Saur, Stacey Kimmig, Robin Rose, Patti Sharpe, Julie Benders, and Tracie Mayer. The conference offered a jam-packed four days...

    The American Women's Club of Brussels will hold its 47th annual Holiday
    Bazaar and Charity Tombola on Saturday November 17 (12-6pm) and Sunday November 18 (11am-4pm)
     at St. John's International School in Waterloo. Don't miss this wonderful, festive, community event and fundraiser!  Over 100 vendors from throughout Europe will selling beautiful items ranging from Polish pottery and South African wines...

    With the luck of the Irish, Randa, Najwa, June Bechara, and I attended the FAWCO Conference in Dublin, March 21-24. It was such a wonderful, varied, thought-provoking conference that I hope every member will seriously consider attending a FAWCO Conference at least once. (Next year’s conference will be in Bern, Switzerland.) Congrats to June Bechara! She’s now one of five...

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    AWC Perth is holding ANOTHER Target Water Project raffle at their Thanksgiving lunch. The beautiful quilt below will fall into the hands of a lucky member!

    submitted by Katherine Balfour, AWC Perth

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    The American International Women’s Association of Rabat, Morocco recently celebrated our 50th anniversary with a Gala held at the Sofitel of Rabat.  Our co-Presidents, Oumnia Seghrouchni and Nancy Slaoui coordinated the wonderful event that honored women who had been members for at least 20 years. 

    The Rabat AIWA was created by American embassy women in 1962 and now has grown...

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