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    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,



    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.


    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...


    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


    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...


    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...


    I am sharing the letter AWA Rome "Fact Forum" chair, Suzanne McMillen wrote to our membership following a very successful event that was the outcome of a collaboration among our Community Services Chair, Fact Forum Chair and FAWCO Rep.    Elizabeth Abbot

    Dear AWAR Members,

    We had an illustrious visitor this week in Rome-- Brooke Galloway, Development and Policy Director for...


    Region 9 held the first Regional Conference in Dubai at the Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel December 8 – 10, 2011. The Regional meeting was well attended by the five FAWCO clubs from the Region: AW of Amman, AWC Lebanon, AWA Doha, AW of the Eastern Province and AWA Dubai.  Attendees included FAWCO Reps, Club Presidents and club members from each...

    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...

    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...


    November 2011: FAWCO Region 5 Regional Meeting

    Report by RC 5: Frauke Rademacher-Heidemann

     FAWCO 2011 Region 5 Meeting  ‘ Region 5 Rocks ‘, November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany

    Meeting Highlights

    All eight clubs in Region 5 participated in our annual Regional Meeting, this time in Berlin, where the AWC of Berlin hosted and planned a perfect program with high concentration...


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

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