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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Forums to watch the discussion
The FAWCO quarterly magazine Inspiring Women is available here and definitely worth reading. FAWCO members all over the world are doing some amazing things.
This issue features one of our own AIWC members on page 43!
Read the original version here. Click on the cover below to read the PDF version.