FAWCO News – May 2017


Inspiring Women

FAWCO has a brand new online magazine.  Introducing Inspiring Women! The quarterly magazine will profile the lives of individual members of FAWCO clubs throughout the world who use their skills, talents and passions to make an impact in the global community. Each issue will have a theme and include interviews with selected members suggested by club presidents, FAWCO reps or members like you!

The magazine will also contain a special feature highlighting one of our 11 FAWCO regions.

FAWCO member club presidents and representatives will receive the quarterly publication for online distribution to their members. Individual club members can also join the preferred mailing list, making them eligible for future special offers. 

Look for these uniquely themed 2017 Publications:

“Women Rebranded” – Spring Issue

• “Designing Women” – Summer Issue

• “Women in Education” – Fall Issue

• “Women in the Arts” – Winter Issue

If you would like to recommend a club member who has a talent, job or story related to one of the three remaining themes for this year, please email her name and e-mail address to inspiringwomen.editor@fawco.org.  If selected, the editor will contact the member directly and ask them to complete a simple questionnaire. You may nominate as many women as you like.

Your FAWCO reps will be sending names in to the editor over the coming months, if selected, you are not obligated to participate.  The decision is yours, but we certainly hope you will take the opportunity to share your story with others who might find inspiration in it.

Enjoy the first issue of FAWCO’s Inspiring Women by clicking on the following link: https://www.fawco.org/images/stories/inspiring_women/Inspiring_Women_vol1_iss1.pdf


Thank you to all those who voted for the 2017-19 Target Project.  The winning project was announced at the FAWCO Convention in Mumbai.  For an opportunity to learn more about the project, read on

Located in Amman, Jordan, the Collateral Repair Project is a grassroots effort to bring much needed assistance to refugees and other victims of war and conflict – those commonly referred to as “collateral damage.”  The organization operates numerous programs focusing on community building, education and emergency aid.  Funds our global FAWCO clubs raise over the next two years will benefit:

GIRLS’ EDUCATION – the enrollment of 100 girls in school each year and 120 girls in the SuperGirls after-school enrichment program.

WOMEN’S VOCATIONAL TRAINING – 180 women will learn income-generating skills.

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP 160 women will participate in the Women’s Empowerment 101 program and 160 men and youth in gender-based violence training; 20 will continue on in Training the Trainer workshops; 90 women, men and youths will participate in the Leadership in Action program.

More information is available at https://www.fawco.org/global-issues/target-program/target-program-education/3465-target-project

The funding for this project is thru THE BACKING WOMEN CAMPAIGN

The link for the on line catalog : http://www.fawcofoundation.org/our-programs/updated-2017/temp-target-program-title/backing-women-online-catalog.html

According to the Collateral Repair Project $100 can provide a student with school supplies, uniform and books for ONE year!

One of the Campaign fundraising products is a beautiful fan (ladies, summer is coming). We have returned from the Mumbai conference with a few of the fans to share with our Munich members.  They are available for 10 EUROs at the May 10 meeting.

Thanks for listening,

Aurora, Cecily, & Caroline your FAWCO reps

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