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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...

Since the conference we have been trying to keep the momentum going with small meetings and have had two so far. At both we had lots of questions and presented different aspects of FAWCO to those present.

I have also adopted the practice of writing an article for our monthly Newsletter giving information about the FAWCO website and encouraging members...

I received this wonderful message from Kara Fairchild, the new FAWCO Rep from the American Women's Club of Gothenburg, Sweden that I would like to share. Please send me your story to help us get to know each other.  Elizabeth Abbot, 2nd  VP-member clubs.

My goal for this year is to both keep our members abreast on FAWCO news, but...

Manade23_AWG_presidentsAWG Languedoc-Roussillon 25th anniversary party


Very few entities - be they retail/business enterprises or social groups - survive for 25 years.  Very few can boast the presence of their founder - in our case Dora T as well as founder members Peggy R and Susan Re - when they celebrate their 25th anniversary, as AWG is doing in 2011.  Congratulations to Dora, Peggy, Susan...

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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...

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AWC Luxembourg made close to €2500 at the May Clean Water Cultural Evening!! That means 35 more wells will be built in Cambodia through the FAWCO Clean Water project. 35 more wells means at least 100 more families will be able to access clean water daily. It means hundreds of children will stay alive and healthy. It means more productive...

FAWCO Representative Board Report

Submitted by Kathleen Bouchaud March 25, 2011

AWC Luxembourg

Marrakesh Conference Highlights

Lisa Williams, Andree Kubilus and I went to Marrakesh, Morocco for the 2011 FAWCO Conference March 15-20. FAWCO highlighted the amazing work it is doing for overseas Americans; in addition, its philanthropic arm, the FAWCO Foundation, highlighted its intense commitment to the disenfranchised throughout...

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From My-Linh Kunst, AWC Berlin

I just came back from AAWE's 50th Anniversary celebration this week in Paris. What a wonderful evening it was ! Susan Tolson, wife of US Ambassador to France gave opening remarks, then Phyllis Michaux, one of the founding members, and club president Wendy Leyland spoke eloquently about the club's history. As FAWCO president, I appreciated...

Kim Mousseron and Genette Eyselinck put together a great report on the Region 3 retreat with lots of pictures to make you feel like you were there basking in the late summer sun around the pool at Regional Coordinator Linda Laval's home "La Bergerie" -- a southern France farmhouse renovated into a beautiful county home.  What a spot to hold...

To help AWA Dubai members have a better understanding of the latest US tax issues regarding filing and reporting obligations,  (Click HERE and HERE for more information),  the FAWCO Committee invited Virginia La Torre Jeker, a US tax lawyer, to speak on April 6.  Twenty members and guests learned about the latest developments that affect Americans overseas.

Ms. Jeker's talk  focused on...

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Emily Lingeri from The American Women of Ticino club sent along this account of a visit by the US Ambassador.  Thanks Emily for sharing the excitement of this important luncheon hosted by AWOT. Congratulations to all those involved in the organization of the event.

U.S. AMBASSADOR Visits Lugano

LUGANO, SWITZERLAND –June 1, 2011 – On Wednesday, June 1, U.S. Ambassador...

 

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION ON  “WATER – CHANGING THE FLOW…”

SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN WOMEN’S CLUB – “WOMEN OF THE ISLES”

THEME:  WATER – WHAT ARE YOUR REFLECTIONS OF WATER?  WHAT IS

THE COLOUR, THE FORCE BEHIND IT ?  HOW IS WATER PART OF OUR EVERYDAY

LIFE ?  YOUR PICTURE SHOULD TELL YOUR STORY OF WATER!

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PHOTO...

FAWCO Rep Tracy Moede wrote from Hamburg about their activities:

We certainly have been busy in Hamburg this spring. We had two Saturday seminars on US/German banking and tax issues. Please find below the article about the first seminar and a few photos from the first  event.

Understanding German American Cross Border Tax and Banking Issues

 by Kate Bogumil, AWC...

 

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION ON  “WATER – CHANGING THE FLOW…”

SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN WOMEN’S CLUB – “WOMEN OF THE ISLES”

THEME:  WATER – WHAT ARE YOUR REFLECTIONS OF WATER?  WHAT IS

THE COLOUR, THE FORCE BEHIND IT ?  HOW IS WATER PART OF OUR EVERYDAY

LIFE ?  YOUR PICTURE SHOULD TELL YOUR STORY OF WATER!

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PHOTO...

A French Woman, High Heels,

and a Black and White Charity Gala (for Water)

The American International Women’s Club of Cologne (AIWCC) raised a total of € 5,777 at our annual Charity Gala. Because 2011 marks our 50th Anniversary, the AIWCC Board decided this year’s gala should include a special fundraising event. Supporting the FAWCO Target Water Project seemed the...

 

ENTRY 1:

I will pass along my conference report in short, bite-sized pieces over the next week starting today with links to the keynote speakers:

Thursday, March 17:
Stephanie Willman Bordat, Global Rights' Maghreb Regional Director.
"Women's Rights in the Middle East -- A Law for Protecting Women Against Violence"

http://www.fawco.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1644:marrakech-2011-keynote-address-stephanie-willman-bordat&catid=275&Itemid=200419

She spoke about the Global Rights grassroots initiative...

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