JUNE 2024

Dear {Contact_First_Name},

This month, I'd like to talk to you about community and philanthropy. We hope to see you at two important membership-wide events this month before we all take the summer break. Party with us at the Auction of Talents (open bar, open buffet, live auction) on June 15th and chill with us at our July 4th celebration in the garden. 

THE POWER OF SHOWING UP: Philanthropy is one the Club’s missions, and we hope it fosters for YOU - our members - a sense of purpose, camaraderie, and fulfillment. On June 15th, as you have heard, we have our most important philanthropic event of the year: the Auction of Talents. In order for it to be successful and to cover our costs, we would like to double the number of registrations we have so far, so please Register on Wild Apricot and bring your partner and friends. Check out the video from former club president/auctioneer Jennifer Post Dräger about the event. Read more about our philanthropy below and we hope you will show up to support the Club and our charity.

HELP WANTED: I regret to announce that our dedicated Board secretary Annamaria Thal has resigned from her post for personal reasons. Throughout her time on the Board (2023-2024), Annamaria has been an invaluable member of our team. Her dedication, professionalism, and attention to detail have significantly contributed to our success and smooth operations. We are truly grateful for her hard work and commitment. 

We are now seeking a new Board Secretary to join our team until the end of year. If you are interested in being part of the Club’s leadership team, please let me know by Friday, May 31, 2024. Primary responsibilities are attending and taking minutes at monthly Board meetings, and checking-in members at membership-wide events. Time commitment: ca. 5 hours a

Annamaria was also the club's FAWCO Rep so we are looking for a new FAWCO Representative. Primary responsibilities are to share FAWCO news with club members in our monthly newsletter, and to represent AWC Berlin at FAWCO’s annual global conference and regional meeting (meeting fees will be covered by the Club). If you are interested in the work of FAWCO, our UN accredited international network organization, please feel free to reach out to me for more details.

Enjoy the lovely weather and I hope to see you on June 15th! Xo


My-Linh Kunst
President, The American Women's Club of Berlin

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We look forward to seeing you soon!


Welcome to Prachi Shah, our new Philanthropy Chair. Prachi currently works as the Chief of Staff for a German medical company and holds a B.S. in Finance from Rutgers University. Prior to moving to Berlin, she volunteered on Junior Boards in NYC and Washington D.C., focusing on the arts and education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring Berlin's rich cultural and art scene.

Do you have questions about the financial implications of being an American in Germany? Join AWC Berlin members Arielle Tucker, CFP®  & EA, and Emily Haines, CPA, for a Q&A session about the tax and financial considerations of life outside the US. You are welcome to submit comments or questions before the event by emailing Arielle and Emily would like to make this a fundraiser so there will be a suggested donation of €10, to be collected at the door. 


Our most important philanthropic event this year is the Auction of Talent. You’ve heard a lot about this by now. The Club needs your support! We had planned for 80 people to attend to cover our costs (current registrations are at 40+) so if you are free, please join us for this FUN club-wide event. REGISTER here. Even if you are not in Berlin, you can still participate in the Auction by reviewing the CATALOG OF AUCTION ITEMS and submit your MAX BID and the LOT# to

We are actively collecting items and experiences for our upcoming 130th Anniversary Gala’s silent auction on September 21! If you have any contacts to companies or stores that would be willing to donate something please reach out to them or provide us with leads. We have set a deadline for July 31. If you have any questions, please reach out to Prachi at

2023 yielded a surplus of funds so the Board voted to sponsor an apartment for 2024 at our longtime charity the Ronald McDonald House Berlin-Wedding (see photo). You can visit the AWC Berlin apartment at our next quarterly volunteer cooking evening there. Look out for the date on Wild Apricot.



This year, we’re celebrating July 4th (on June 30th) at home.  AWC Berlin member Jeannette Weichhardt has graciously opened up her home and garden to us for a Potluck Sunday Evening BBQ. Partners are invited, but unfortunately we cannot accommodate children because there is a large unfenced swimming pool. REGISTER HERE.


The Charity Gala celebrating the 130th anniversary of the American Women's Club of Berlin will take place on September 21 at Bridge Studios Waterfront.

You are part of the fabric that makes up our long history, so please join in the celebration of this momentous milestone. There will be live entertainment, dinner and dancing and a silent auction of bespoke items. Partners and friends are invited. 

To ensure affordability, tickets are heavily subsidized by the Club (members are subsidized 45%, 25% for guests).

RSVP by July15

FAWCO: Our International Network

Preparing for University Admissions in the US/UK/EU for International Families 

Essential preparation for anyone thinking of university – especially the Classes of 2026 and 2027! Learn how student experiences vary in different countries, general financial expectations in each region, and the modern admissions requirements for international students. Your questions answered!

This webinar is free to FAWCO members and there are two different times available:

Register: Tuesday, June 4, 11 am CET: Launch University Admissions Webinar

Register: Thursday, June 6, 7 pm CET: Launch University Admissions Webinar


Don't miss reading about AWC Berlin's own Molly Moylan Brown on page 92!

Out now, the latest issue of FAWCO’s Inspiring Women magazine: Women Working With Words! FAWCO and FAUSA are overflowing with talented writers and others whose passion is words, and we are sharing their lives and their work with our readers. What inspired them to begin writing or to become involved with the written word? How and where do the writers find ideas and how do they stay motivated?

You and your family and friends can subscribe for free to receive the magazine directly.


Week of June 1

Staatsballett: Overture & Angels' Atlas (In Person)
Saturday, June 1, 7-10pm

Week of June 3
Mahjong (In Person)
Tuesday, June 4, 10am-12pm
German Conversation - Evening in the Southwest (In Person)
Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-8pm
Kaffee Klatsch (In Person)
Friday, June 7, 10:30am-12pm
Speakers Series: Tax & Financial Q&A for US Citizens in Germany (In Person)
Friday, June 7, 5:30-7:30pm
Forest Powerwalk in the Grunewald (In Person)
Saturday, June 8, 10:30am-12pm
Saturday Supper Club - limori Ramen (In Person)
Saturday, June 8, 6:20-8:20pm 


Week of June 17
German Conversation (In Person)
Monday, June 17, 9:30-10:30am
French Conversation (In Person)
Wednesday, June 19, 12:30-2pm
Yuja Wang Piano Concert (In Person)
Wednesday, June 19, 7pm
Summer Skin Care Workshop by AWC member Louisa Castro-Gavino (In Person)
Thursday, June 20, 10am-12pm
Southwest Stammtisch (In Person)
Saturday, June 22, 10:30am-12pm


Week of June 24
Morning Book Club (In Person)
Thursday, June 27, 10am-12pm
AWC Berlin JULY 4TH - Partners Invited!
Saturday, June 30, 5:30-9pm



AWC members can manage their account, access the membership directory and sign up for events by logging into their AWC member account. You can access your account from your smartphone via the Wild Apricot Mobile app, or simply by going on any computer with internet and visiting the "Members Login" area of the AWC Berlin website.

Calendar and Event Registration

As a reminder, AWC Berlin members must log in with a user name and password to access events on our calendar and register for them.  So that we know to expect you, please remember to register for events you wish to attend.


  • Register for and cancel events
  • See your event registration
  • Add events to personal calendar
  • See who else is going
  • Much more...

Step 1: Go to the AWC website and click "Members Login" (request new password from the website if needed). Manage your events from the calendar.

Step 2: You could also download the Wild Apricot Member app to your smartphone or tablet and use your website login on the app.

Step 3: Poke around and get familiar with the tools. See the Instruction Guide for detailed steps and pictures of set up and navigation. Currently, the event registration feature of the app is not available to Android users, but otherwise the app is fine for Android users. Questions?


Besides the Private AWC Members Only group, did you know we have 4 private sub-groups on Facebook?  Click the links below and ask to JOIN. 

**AWC Berlin Second-Hand Postings (to buy, sell or swap): 

**Bookmarked in Berlin (for book lovers to share and discuss their favorite reads): 

**Women and Finance (to share resources): 

**AWC Berlin Valiant Vegans (to share resources):

Also, come “like” our public Facebook page and follow us on Instagram @awcberlin!


The AWC Berlin Private Members Only Facebook group is open to current members only and is a casual, respectful and friendly forum for member announcements (for example, babies! weddings!, etc.), discussion, information and questions regarding AWC-related topics and/or life in Berlin. 

  • Only authorized AWC Berlin events that are already listed on the AWC Calendar can be created as an event in our Facebook group.

  • Please do not post charity donation requests or political items not related to the AWC Berlin.

  • You are invited to let us know about your business, but please limit commercial, self-promotional posts to Mondays and be sure to preface your post with MARKETING MONDAY. No more than one post per member per Monday, and please, no comments are allowed on these posts.

  • When in doubt, please send your question to

Thank you for your cooperation!

AWC Berlin Facebook Page | AWCB Website


AWC Berlin now has a WhatsApp Community where all of our WhatsApp groups reside. If you are the administrator on a WhatsApp group that is not already in our "AWC Berlin" Community, please email The benefits of a Community include:

  • Visibility into all AWC Berlin-related WhatsApp groups. 
  • Group chats are restricted to group members, but as a Community member, you can see the title and description of all the groups. If you are eligible to join based on the group's description, you are welcome to "ask to join" any of the groups. 
  • Administrators can make announcements to the whole community (e.g., for last-minute event info)

Our WHATSAPP policies are similar to our FACEBOOK policies

  • Please do not post charity donation requests or political items not related to the AWC Berlin.

  • No self-promotion. You are invited to let us know about your business on MARKETING MONDAY - in our private FACEBOOK group. Be sure to preface your post with MARKETING MONDAY. No more than one post per member each Monday.

  • When in doubt, please send your questions to

Thank you for your cooperation!

AWC Berlin Facebook Page | AWCB Website

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