Federation of American Women's Clubs

FAWCO news and events

By AWC’s FAWCO rep, Jonelle Lemcke (jonelle@lemcke.dk).

Dinner and Copenhagen Light Festival with AWC Malmo

AWC Denmark is making a great event even better! We are inviting AWC Malmø to join us on our February Secrets Walk to the Copenhagen Light Festival, Sunday, February 18th.  We will meet at Copenhagen Main Train Station at 16.00. From there, we’ll proceed to the Food Club Restaurant on Vesterbrogade, where we’ll enjoy their terrific buffet with unlimited food, drink, and dessert in very comfortable surroundings for a price of 295 DKK. Afterwards, we’ll walk through town and meet up with the AWC members who have not joined us for dinner. RSVP for this event at fawco@awcdenmark.org. A refundable 100 DKK per person deposit is necessary in advance to reserve our restaurant table. Contact Jonelle if you need more information or clarification. (Dinner is optional. You may choose to join us for the walk, only… which is free, and no deposit is necessary.)

Inspiring Women Live Event

On February 28, 2024 from 19.00-21.00 CET, Inspiring Women Magazine will be hosting a Live Event on the topic of “Women in Fashion”. Plan to tune in. Details are available on FAWCO’s website.
Remember to keep an eye out for our own inspiring woman, Mary Stewart, whose profile is in the next issue of the magazine. Her focus is on the topic of DEMOCRACY. Check with her if you have any questions about VOTING in this year’s upcoming elections. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Elder Care Support

Elder Care is a consuming and distressing issue for many of us who live overseas but have ageing family in other locations around the world. We strive to do our best from a distance and support can make a world of difference. Are you interested in being part of a group dedicated to these concerns and issues? FAWCO member,

Tharien van Eck, AWC Antwerp, Health Team Co-Chair Co-Chair, and member of the FAWCO Elder Care WhatsApp group has written a thorough article entitled “Planning a Home for the Elderly”. It’s available on the Health pages on FAWCO’s website. The Elder Care WhatsApp group is very active and a source of information and support. One can contact Tharien directly on FAWCO’s website or let Jonelle know if you need assistance with this. 

FAWCO Interim Meeting in Portugal with Live Auction!

The big FAWCO news for this month includes planning for the Interim Meeting that will take place in Porto, Portugal March 15-17, 2024. Refer to details and links published on the FAWCO homepage. www.fawco.org Please review the materials and let Jonelle know if you have questions, comments or would like to attend. The FAWCO Foundation sponsors its major fundraiser on the Saturday night of the Conference. The theme is: Fairytale Magic: Happily Ever After For a Great Cause. It promises to be a sparkly, spectacular evening of fun, fundraising, fairies and fantasy! Start thinking of a costume - anything goes in the world of fairy tales! Six amazing Live Auction locations are already planned - details on the Foundation website and on One Cause. Friendship Quilt tickets are also available on One Cause. A terrific Live Auction and Silent Auction is part of the fun. Get more information at www.fawcofoundation.org Even if you are not in attendance, you can place a bid on auction items through registering on One Cause bidding portal. More details will be available in the March Chronicle.

Stay in Touch with AWC

Need someone to talk to? Contact us at AWC. Remember our suggestions for getting through the month:

  • Telecommunicate with family and friends via phone and computer. Write good, old-fashioned letters; send them.
  • Feel gratitude. We, in Denmark, are still in a privileged situation. What we experience here can give hope to others in more difficult situations.
  • Stay positive.  J

Stay safe and stay in touch!

Remember that AWC members are automatically FAWCO members, but you have to register. Contact me or register today if you have not done so already at https://www.fawco.org/










Jonelle Lemcke

FAWCO Rep. Jonelle Lemcke