Federation of American Women's Clubs

Introducing our new FAWCO Representative

From February 2017 Mary Stewart Burgher is relinquishing her long-time post as FAWCO rep. and will be replaced by Jonelle Lemcke. Jonelle has had various appointments in the club through the past eleven years, among others: Membership, The Stork Club and the Danish History and Culture group.

Jonelle Lemcke and her family traveled the world in her youth due to her father’s deployment in The US Army.  She married a Dane, Erik Lemcke, then moved to Copenhagen from New York City in 2003. She has been a member of The American Women’s Club since 2005. 

Jonelle has worked as an accountant, but primarily as a specialist in admissions for higher education. Although holding a bachelor’s in International Relations from John’s Hopkins University and a master’s in Publishing from Pace University, Jonelle has continued her education at Denmark’s Roskilde University in order to receive a second bachelor’s degree in Tourism which qualifies her as an internationally certified tourist guide. Jonelle has special interests in flea markets/antiques, Persian cats, fashion/beauty, opera and cuisines of the world.

Mumbai Conference

FAWCO President Monica Jubayli reminded us that FAWCO’s 43rd biennial conference would take place in Mumbai, India on 30 March–2 April 2017 (http://www.fawco.org/home/conferences/mumbai-2017). It’s not too late to sign up! One of its important activities will be to choose the next project to pursue the target program for 2017–2019. The program will focus on raising money for a project for the education of women and girls, which is the best investment anyone can make in both these people and their societies. Eighteen projects were proposed to FAWCO; 3–5 finalists will be announced in early January and all member clubs can vote on which project to choose in the first two weeks of February. Be sure you contribute to AWC Denmark’s vote! The winning project will be announced at the Mumbai Conference. See the FAWCO website for further details (https://www.fawco.org/global-issues/target-program/target-program-education).

Another task of the Conference is to elect a new FAWCO Board for 2017–2019. AWC Denmark’s own Mary Stewart Burgher will be nominated for the post of Secretary, and has already agreed to act as Secretary during the Conference, as the current holder of the office cannot attend. Wish her luck!

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