Federation of American Women's Clubs

All AWC members invited to FAWCO Region 2 Conference in Oslo!

Dear Region 2 FAWCO clubs

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend our Region 2 Conference in Oslo on 10–12 October.
Even if you are unable to "Come Out and Play" in Oslo this fall, we would still love you to enter our photo competition. The best photographs will be featured in a book with proceeds going to the Target Campaign. AWC Oslo would love to have entries from as many of the FAWCO clubs as possible, so please take part in this competition

To register or find out more about what is already planned and who will be speaking, go to: www.awcoslo.org/2014-fawco-regional.I hope to see many of you in Oslo in October.

Kristin Dubbel Haanæs

Come Out and Play Photo Competition

This photo competition is open to all creative FAWCO and FAUSA members who like to "play" with a camera. We are looking for any images that convey the message and spirit of the theme “Play”. The best photographs will be featured in a book with proceeds going to the Target Campaign. For the competition rules, see the AWC Oslo website (http://www.awcoslo.org/newsreel/announcements/420-come-out-and-play-photo-competition). Deadline for submitting entries is 30 September.

Benefit Piano Concert: Supporting FAWCO’sTarget Project,

"Free the Girls: Fight Human Trafficking"

oin us on Sunday, October 12, for Robin Meloy Goldsby's Piano Girl in Concert, It will be a lovely afternoon of beautiful solo piano music and stories from Goldsby's books, Piano Girl and Waltz of the Asparagus People. There will be two performances, at 13:00 and 16:00, held at the Steinway Gallery Oslo, Stortingsgaten 30.

FAWCO photography competition: “Backing Women”

FAWCO’s new target program is called “Backing Women”, and it aims to raise funds to support an NGO that enables women who have escaped from sex work to start businesses and re-enter society. Part of this work is holding a photo competition.

Let your camera lens paint your picture of what Backing Women means to you. Enter now to be a part of The FAWCO Foundation's Photo Contest in support of "Free the Girls" Target Project. Ten finalists will be part of an exhibit and Backing Women merchandise highlighted at the FAWCO Conference to be held in Rome in March 2015. Contest finalists include 1 Grand Jury Winner and 1 Viewer's Choice Winner. Contest open to FAWCO and FAUSA members and their families.

See the FAWCO Foundations website (http://www.fawcofoundation.org/fundraising-tools/backing-women/photo-competition.html) for conditions and the entry form.

AWC Denmark scholarship winner!

The Conference closed with the awarding of grants and scholarships, including a scholarship for the child of one of our members: the Dual Cultural Award ($1,500), Sponsored in part by Donna Erismann and AWC Bern, in memory of Suzanne Erismann – went to Alexander Nielsen, son of Holly Nielsen, member of AWC Denmark since 2005. Alex is 15 years old and a Danish and US citizen. He attends Rygaards School in Hellerup, Denmark. He will complete 9th grade this year, and plans to spend the 2014–2015 school year in an American High School before choosing an area of focus for his further studies. Alex looks forward to doing something completely different, to learning what daily life is like for American high school students, and to playing baseball and American football during this exchange year. Here’s a shot of Alex’ mom Holly receiving the award certificate.

Don’t forget that FAWCO scholarships are open to FAWCO members (that’s you) and their children, without regard to nationality or location (in most cases). Why don’t you think about applying for one next year?Americans, register now:


















Mary Stewart Burgher

Mary Stewart Burgher