AWC President Mary Stewart Burgher was happy to attend FAWCO’s Region 5 meeting in Frankfurt, Germany in November. In addition to seeing a bunch of long-time FAWCO friends, she was thrilled to have the chance to sell her holiday earrings. She sold 82 pairs of earrings – to meeting participants and some curious hotel staff – raising and donating €410 on behalf of AWC Denmark to benefit FAWCO’s Target Project.

The meeting also saw the unveiling of the 2023 FAWCO Friendship quilt. It’s a beauty – partly because AWC’s own Veronique Pascal contributed 45 squares! You can buy raffle tickets for the quilt here. If you don’t have a US credit card or checks, tell Mary Stewart Burgher (30506356; how many tickets you want, and she will get them. The winner will be announced at the end of the Biennial Conference in March 2013.  

UN Day – UN City

On Friday, 28/10, Mary Stewart Burgher joined other vendors at UN City’s celebration of the annual UN Day. Selling holiday and other earrings, she was delighted to raise near DKK 2,000 for AWC charities. But don’t worry – there are still plenty of earrings for AWC members to purchase for the cause.

Fundraising with books and holiday earrings

As always, I spent the year collecting and selling books, music and DVDs, and closed it out with offering a wide array of holiday earrings for sale – with all proceeds going to AWC charities. Just before the end of the year, I transferred the proceeds to AWC co-treasurer Claude Lawson. Even in this pandemic year, with no big sales or gatherings, these proceeds amounted to 4,915 kroner.

This wonderful result required the help of many people to achieve: thanks to all the AWC members and friends who donated and/or bought items, and especially to Véronique Pascal for helping to tote and transport books, etc. and for so beautifully advertising the earrings on the AWC Coffeeshop.

Jewelry Donations

Cyntheia Singleton, our dedicated jewelry saleswoman would like to remind all our members once again to go through their jewelry to see if you have anything that is not being worn any longer and which you would like to donate to our fundraising efforts. Cyntheia’s constant efforts with the sale of jewelry at our meetings and other events provide the club with a steady trickle of funds that we can pass on to our chosen charities.

So take a look through your drawers, treasure chests and cubby holes to see if something you’ve tired of needs a new enthusiastic owner!













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