APRIL 2024

Dear {Contact_First_Name},

Happy Spring! When the sun shines and the flowers bud, I feel more energized and happier. I hope the season's change is having the same effect on you. This April is special in that Easter, Passover and Ramandan are all in one month - for those who observe, we wish you Happy Easter, Eid Mubarak and Chag Pesach Sameach. May your celebration be peaceful and joyous!

Along with a delegation of 4 AWC members, I attended the FAWCO annual conference in Porto in March, where 134 participants from 30 clubs met over 2.5 days to learn about FAWCO’s work on our behalf, share clubs’ best practices and network with our FAWCO sisters from around the world. We also raised over $40k for the FAWCO Foundation’s programs. A powerful moment was when a statement on Gaza and Israel from the US Women’s Caucus, of which FAWCO is a founding member, was read aloud with a call to action for clubs to share with our members. 

LIke FAWCO, AWC Berlin is non-partisan, and we ask our members to refrain from discussing politics at AWC events and on AWC communication channels. However, as a women’s organization, we feel the need to address the situation from a feminist perspective, which this statement does. I hope you will READ THE STATEMENT and stand up in advocacy for the human rights of women and children in this war.

For more on the FAWCO Conference, please read Annamaria’s report back.


The Board has made the decision to further support our members by promoting your businesses on our website for free. If you would like to take advantage of this new member benefit, send an image (logo or photo) and a short description of your business (50 words max, including your website) to A new page for these listings will be created on the AWC Berlin website by the end of April. 

Though our Club has a reduced program this month due to the schools' spring break, there are still fun events on the calendar. If you have not been to an event in a while, we'd love to see you. Please try to come to ONE thing in the next month. If you’re traveling, we wish you a safe journey, and look forward to hearing all about it when you return.

I wish you a beautiful start of spring. 


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

The AWC Berlin is 100% member-run - we always welcome and appreciate your contribution, feedback and suggestions. Please email

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Ode Dombrowe

Catherine Nicely

Marty Niebel-Cossette

Emily Rouse

We look forward to seeing you soon!

WE NEED YOU! Please go to Wild Apricot now and register for The Auction of Talents on Saturday, June 15 in the evening. Your PARTNER and FRIENDS are invited!

It will be a fabulous FUN-raising party with free flowing drinks and snacks. We already have over 20 wonderful events/services donated by your fellow members - ready for your bid - everything from learning the Lost Art of Dumpling Making, to a Boat Ride on Berlin’s Little Venice, to Margarita Night, or a Walking Tour of F-Hain, or a House Concert.  I promise it will be a FUN evening.

Proceeds will benefit our Berlin charity, the ReDi School of Digital Integration, a non-profit tech school providing migrants and marginalized locals free and equitable access to digital education. AWC’s funding will support the Train the Trainer program to mentor women living in refugee homes to become Assistant Trainers for the Digital Kids program, managing the onsite computer lab and building job skills.

REGISTER HERE and bring your partner and friends.

DONATIONS: We are still looking for a few more donations for services/ events. All of us have a talent. Please consider donating yours for this good cause. We are accepting donations until April 15. email My-Linh at

VOLUNTEERS: we need a team of volunteers to help on the evening. Please let me know if you would like to join the team.


Registering to vote is easy from your laptop or smartphone -- go to any of the non-partisan websites above. It only took me only 3 minutes to register on

Alternatively, contact AWC member Renee Johnsson at for more assistance. 

In March, we partnered with Vote from Abroad to help US citizens at the JFKS school (students, teachers and parents) register to vote! If you think this would be helpful for Americans at your school, please let me know. 

FAWCO: Our International Network

The FAWCO Interim Meeting took place on March 15-17, 2024, in Porto, Portugal. There were 134 members registered in attendance, from a total of 30 clubs, and FAUSA.

The Delegation from the AWC Berlin included: My-Linh Kunst, Club President, FAWCO Counselor & FAWCO Youth Program Co-Chair, Annamaria Gergely, Club Secretary & FAWCO Rep, Angelika McLarren, FAWCO Regional Coordinator, Region 5 and Hollis Vaughen, FAWCO Inspiring Women Team, AWC Berlin Social Media Team.

Read Annamaria’s report back here.

Read the Winter 2024 issue, Women and Democracy!

FAWCO women are involved in democracy and all it entails - standing up for it, educating about it, running for office, service as an elected official, protecting voting rights, monitoring international elections and so much more! Don't miss My-Linh Kunst's feature on page 69.

And don't miss the 2023 Highlights issue, a look back at our favorite 2023 Profiles and Features, that came out on March 15th at the FAWCO Interim Meeting in Porto, Portugal! 

We're hard at work on our upcoming 2024 issues! Here's what you have to look forward to - be sure to email Annamaria at if you would like to nominate yourself or your AWC friends!

May 23, 2024 Women and the Written Word - nominations are closed.

September 19, 2024 Women Entrepreneurs - deadline for nominations: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

November 21, 2024 The Family Connection - deadline for nominations: Thursday, September 26, 2024.

Keep reading about inspiring women around the globe and please share the magazine link with your club members, family and friends.

Follow us on Facebook.

Subscribe to Inspiring Women - and other FAWCO publications!



Week of April 1
German Conversation - Evening in the Southwest (In Person)
Wednesday, April 3, 6:30-8pm
Women & Finance: Women Entrepreneurs Series (Zoom)
Thursday, April 4, 6-7:30pm
Kaffee Klatsch (In Person)
Friday, April 5, 10:30am-12pm

Week of April 15
German Conversation (In Person)
Monday, April 15, 9:30-10:30am
AWC Professional Women's Mixer (In Person)
Monday, April 15, 7-8:30pm
AWC Summer Tennis Season (In Person)
Tuesday, April 16, 10am-12pm
Spiritual Places: Omar Moschee (In Person)
Tuesday, April 16, 1-2:30pm
Spring Fling: Botanical Garden Berlin (In Person) 
Wednesday, April 17, 11am-1pm
Open Mic -- Women & Finance: Women Entrepreneurs Series (Zoom)
Thursday, April 18, 6-6:30pm
Southwest Stammtisch (In Person)
Saturday, April 20, 10:30am-12pm

Week of April 22
German Conversation (In Person)
Monday, April 22, 9:30-10:30am
Mahjong (In Person)
Tuesday, April 23, 10am-12pm
French Conversation (In Person)
Wednesday, April 24, 12:30-2pm
Noa Eshkol: No Time To Dance (In Person)
Thursday, April 25, 2pm
Thirsty Thursday (In Person)
Thursday, April 25, 6-9pm
Valiant Vegans - Environmental Festival Visit (In Person)
Sunday, April 28, 3-5pm


Week of April 29
German Conversation 
Monday, April 29, 9:30-10:30am
Women's Salon: Syd Atlas (In Person)
Monday, April 29, 6:30-9pm
Evening Book Club (In Person)
Tuesday, April 30, 7-9pm



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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