AIWC & FAWCO Membership

We're not alone! Your membership with AIWC automatically joins you with FAWCO - Federation of American Women's Club Overseas. 

FAWCO is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year!

Founded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 60 member Clubs in 30 countries worldwide. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members. It seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment. It advocates for the rights of US citizens overseas. Contributes to the global community through its Teams and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides Development Grants and Education Awards.

The organization is a global women’s NGO (non-governmental organization), and since 1997, FAWCO has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

The FAWCO Foundation is the philanthropic arm of FAWCO. As members of FAWCO, you have the opportunity to nominate charities  in order to receive FAWCO Development Grants, and even apply for Education Awards for member and children of members.  The Deadline for applications for Education Awards is January 27, 2022.

For 2020 - 2022 our club is supporting the FAWCO Target Project, S.A.F.E.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with FAWCO, please contact our FAWCO Representative, Laureen Scharps, to learn more. There's so many ways to get involved.

In an effort to open up a dialogue within FAWCO clubs about race in the aftermath of police brutality and killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor among other African Americans, AIWC FAWCO Rep, Laureen Scharps, organized a Zoom for all FAWCO clubs in September, 2020, with invited panelists Tonya Teichert, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, and Kanika Holloway, Presidents Coordinator to speak. 

Members: visit our Member Connections to watch the discussion

Our Speaker Series will continue this month with:

This follow up to last year’s panel discussion and workshop on race will take place on Tuesday, 12 October at 18:00 CET and will be hosted by FAWCO per zoom. Moderated by Laureen Scharps, FAWCO representative for AIWC Frankfurt, with expert panelists including Kanika Holloway, FAWCO 2nd Vice President, from the fields of business, banking, education and law, this event will surely have you fully engaged and ‘speaking up’. 


The FAWCO quarterly magazine Inspiring Women is available here and definitely worth reading.  FAWCO members all over the world are doing some amazing things.

Read the original version here.   Click on the cover below to read the PDF version.

An Archive of Inspiring Women Magazine including the 90th Anniversary can be found here.

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