FAWCO UPDATE APRIL 2015 – FAWCO Biennial Conference Recap
“We return from the FAWCO 2015 Conference with renewed energy, enthusiasm and great ideas for the future!!” So report the eight members of our club who attended the Conference in Rome, from 25-28 March. The theme of this year’s conference was The Eternal Women: Equality, Protection & Empowerment and is a tribute to the international mandate to intensify awareness and action on the issue of Human Rights for Woman and Girls worldwide. In addition to excellent speakers on this topic, we received thorough updates from the FAWCO Committee Members, FAWCO Foundation, the U.N. Reps and U.S. Liaison, and the Global Task Forces (Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights). We also had a variety of workshops to choose from to share club best practices and learn from other clubs some ideas we can bring back to Munich.
Here are just a few other comments from our members who attended:
“I was impressed with the high level of professionalism of all the many women running FAWCO and the conference and their dedication and commitment to FAWCO and FAWCO Foundation.”
“It was a great opportunity to network with members from other clubs around the world and I even found some global connections.”
“Now that I have attended the conference, I have a much better idea of all the wonderful things that FAWCO does and how great it is we are part of this larger group of 64 clubs worldwide.”
“It was very beneficial to me to share and learn about club practices, fund raising ideas and support of our committee teams. I also came away feeling we are a very strong club and have many ideas to share with other clubs.”
“There are many issues of the FAWCO Global Task force that are important to me.”
For more information, please check out the FAWCO.org website then click on Home, Conferences, Rome 2015.
THANK YOU FROM THE FAWCO FOUNDATION!
Thanks to our MIWC club donation to the FAWCO Target Project in 2014 (voted by our club members) we have received a gold level award. We have been placed on the FAWCO donor wall which you can see at http://www.fawcofoundation.org/our-programs/fawco-target-program/target-womens-rights/club-donor-wall.html
We will keep you updated on future FAWCO News!
Thanks to 15 MIWC members who volunteered at our club booth at the Expat in the City Fair 2015. This successful conference was a day full of information, inspiration and a great opportunity for participants to get in touch with the international community in Munich. We also think we may have reached a few new potential members for our club.
We thank the Expat in the City organization for providing a complimentary booth (as we are a not for profit organization) and we congratulate them for their success. Below are a few statistics that verify the success of the conference. We look forward to our relationship with this group in the future.
Facts & Figures – VISITORS
2552 tickets ordered via website
1138 tickets scanned at the door
327 visitors without pre-ordered tickets
100 visitors without ticket
1565 visitors (total)
PARTNERS, SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS
9 non-profit organizations
278 people at stands
27 workshops, presentations and expert talks
Approx. 800 visitors attended a part of the Program
For more information check out their Facebook account Expat in the City Fair! Our club contacts are Teresa Saunders and Hope Moore
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Our speaker for the April 8th meeting will be Kit Hopkins, from the German film industry.
She has been living in Munich for 35 years. During that time worked as a model, fashion editor at German Vogue, fashion video anchorwoman, stylist, travel and life style journalist for American and German publications, screenwriter and film school lecturer.
Her presentation will concentrate on her last two “hats” in Germany: screenwriting for both TV and cinema and teaching film school students how to write comedy.
Kit has two children, both living in Berlin and working in the field of media, one as a producer, the other as a film editor.
Additional information regarding Kit’s work:
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Robin, a published author, composer and pianist is offering to lead a writing workshop in conjunction with her concert performance at the Steinway Haus in Munich.
This is a forum for any budding writer and an opportunity to learn from an experienced writer. Robin is offering her expertise to answer questions and share her experiences with our club members.
Places 15 participants maximum
Cost 20 € donation to MIWC charities and shared with FREE The GIRLS
Where At the home of Hope Moore, Pettenkofer Strasse 29, 80336 Munich
Time Thursday, April 30 from 10:00-12:00
To reserve your place, please make a donation of €20 to the MIWC Bank Account.
The Munich International Women’s Club
In the two lines under Kunden-Referenznummer, please print ‘YOUR name’, and ‘ROBIN WORKSHOP’
Learn more about Robin on her website: http://robin.goldsby.de/
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The Program Committee for the MIWC Monthly Meetings would like to showcase the experiences, stories, and talents of fellow members at the June meeting in lieu of the monthly speaker. The committee will select three participants to speak for about 15 minutes each about a topic they would like to highlight. Examples of topics of past participants in the Member Showcase include exciting travels, volunteer experiences, interesting hobbies, etc. If you are interested in participating, please send a one paragraph description of your topic to email@example.com no later than April 30. Questions about the Showcase can also be sent to the above email address. It’s always fascinating to hear about all of the amazing activities that MIWC members are involved with – we look forward to hearing more from all of you!
Bavarian-American Friendship Day at Frühlingsfest
Tuesday, 28 April ,18:00 in Hippodrom
As members and friends of the Munich International Networking Groups (MING) we are invited to attend the annual Bavarian-American Friendship Day at the Hippodrom tent, Theresienwiese, Frühlingsfest. This year we will celebrate on Tuesday, the 28th of April, and we can occupy our reserved seats beginning around 18:00. Seats can only be held up to 19:00, so please be punctual.
Again this year Lindo Jo Rizzo, the very talented singer and entertainer will be performing for our listening and dancing pleasure with rock, pop and soul hits to keep you on your feet. You may also purchase those fabulous hamburgers made out of Kobe-beef at a specially reduced price only for us. The tables will be decorated and each of our guests will receive a free pretzel as a compliment from the Hippodrom team.
As always there will be no cover charge, nor will there be any advance payment. You only pay for food and drink on a pay-as-you-go basis. Dirndls and lederhosen are encouraged but not required.
Please RSVP as soon as possible because last year the event sold out. Members, partners and friends are welcome. To reserve a place please contact firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions, please contact hope at the above e-mail address.