Federation of American Women's Clubs

Hello All!

July is summertime vacation in Denmark. Right now we are all experiencing the exuberance of newly hatched high-schools grads in their caps as they ride through the streets in trucks with booming music. It’s an annual ritual that we can all smile about
Most of us are enjoying the fantastic weather already! We have long, warm days in which to enjoy ourselves and catch up on our reading. Don’t forget to bring FAWCO along with you. Last month we were treated to the latest issue of FAWCO’s magazine, Inspiring Women: https://www.fawco.org/about/publications/inspiring-women. Have you read it yet?

You are probably aware that FAWCO’s Target Project is Hope Beyond Displacement… an initiative of The Collateral Repair Project. A number of FAWCO members from various countries went to Jordan to personally see the set-up of Hope Beyond Displacement and meet with the program’s participants. A blog on their experiences has been prepared and you can read it here: https://www.fawco.org/global-issues/target-program/education/blog-let-s-get-schooled/3933-2018-site-visit-to-hope-beyond-displacement-part-iii-education-youth-healing

You are already a member of FAWCO. Are you signed up to explore all areas of the fabulous FAWCO website at www.fawco.org? If not, go to the home page, set up a screen name and password. Simple! Contact me with any problems
I hope to see you on July 26. I wish all of you a wonderful summer!

Next FAWCO Meeting

When:          Thursday, July 26 at 11:30 – 13:30
Where:         Café Gino in Lyngby Storcenter (https://lyngbystorcenter.dk/butik/cafe-gino/)
RSVP:            July 20th fawco@awcdenmark.org


New FAWCO Foundation scholarship in 2019 – could you win one?

A new scholarship will be open to FAWCO and FAUSA members annually for five years, starting in 2019. Its working title (perhaps to be updated) is the Continuing Education Award in Memory of Pauline “Pete” Arnold Schweppe, and the idea is to fund further or continuing professional education.

Do you need to update your professional credentials, train for a new occupation or acquire more skills for your current job? If so, think about applying for the award in 2018, as it will be given for the first time in 2019. It will be open to FAWCO and FAUSA member on the usual terms (you will need to have been a member for at least a year).

In addition to being Mary Stewart Burgher’s mother, Pete Schweppe became a psychologist in her 50s, and Mary Stewart thinks the award will be the kind of memorial that her mom would have liked. In addition, Mary Stewart particularly hopes that the winners will come from AWC Denmark and/or other clubs in FAWCO’s Region 2 (Scandinavia and Russia). “After all,” she says, “our members are just as smart and proactive as all the other people in FAWCO. Why shouldn’t they win?”


FAWCO Region 2 Facebook

Don’t forget to sign up for our Region’s (Region 2) Facebook page.


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