Federation of American Women's Clubs


Hello All!

My primary message to all of you is the following:


The events unfolding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey have focused our attention on the US. This month I want to bring attention to FAWCO’s “US Issues” arm and its services. https://www.fawco.org/us-issues

Lucy Laederich, FAWCO’s US Liaison and located in Paris, summarizes her area this way: “If you are an American living overseas you may have many questions about your rights and responsibilities. FAWCO is the oldest and largest non-partisan organization representing private sector Americans abroad. FAWCO works to keep the public up to date on issues important to Americans living and working overseas, including citizenship, voting, taxation, and banking concerns.”

Did you know that it’s possible to continue the friendships and good work of FAWCO/AWC if or when you repatriate back to the US? Look into our sister organization, FAUSA (FAWCO Alumnæ USA). www.fausa.org

Always remember that you, too, are a member of FAWCO. Register today if you have not done so already at https://www.fawco.org/.

Sign up for AWC FAWCO fundraiser:

Jane Austen afternoon tea, talk and quiz, Saturday, October 28

See the "Fundraising" page for full details.

Voting news for US citizens: take part in fall 2017 elections

Celebrate your right to vote, by registering now to ensure you can vote in US elections taking place in 2017. The next national election will be in 2018 – when the whole House of Representatives and one third of the Senate is up for election – but several special federal elections, and many state and local elections, take place in 2017. If you can take part in them, be sure you are registered to vote as soon as possible.

Remember that the law requires overseas voters to register afresh in every year in which they wish to vote. To get instructions and fill out the form, go to:

Did You Know That  ...

FAWCO offers AWC members’ children and grandchildren scholarships, as well as opportunities to explore the world with other young people. They do not need to hold USA passports to participate. See more about this on the FAWCO Foundation website.










Jonelle Lemcke

FAWCO Rep. Jonelle Lemcke