We have officially joined FAWCO as the 66th and newest Member Club. This gives us an intimate connection to 65 other women's clubs and associations around the world therefore expanding our "community" to reach across the globe. We are thrilled to be a Member Club of this inspiring organization.
So, what is FAWCO?
Founded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 65 member clubs in 34 countries worldwide, with a total membership of around 10,000. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members; seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment; advocates for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; contributes to the global community through its Teams and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants and education awards. The organization is a global women’s NGO (non-governmental organization), and since 1997, FAWCO has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
As a Member Club, we can attend yearly conferences and regional meetings, have access to online resources, the best practices library, education awards and development grants, fundraise for causes we care about on a global scale, and much more. Our members now can volunteer in FAWCO positions, and we're happy to announce the Heidelberg IWC is going to be hosting the Region 5 Meeting from November 9 - 11, 2018!
This is an important milestone for our Club and we can't wait to get more involved with this dynamic organization!