Dear {Contact_First_Name},

Happy 4th of July! The summer is upon us, and our Club activities slow down over the next two months as many of us head out on holiday travels. A few of our events will carry on and Berlin has endless possibilities to keep you busy, check out the list below and reach out to fellow members on FB or in our WhatsApp community for company.

See you first week of September when the Club will be back in force with a Welcome Back Weekend: Biergarten on Thursday Sept 5, Kaffee Klatsch on Friday Sept 6, and tour of the Teufelsberg on Saturday Sept 7.

We had a terrific celebration on Sunday at our Fourth of July Potluck BBQ. BIG Thank You to Jeannette and Martin Weichhardt for hosting us at their beautiful home, and to our team of volunteers. Despite the rain, we had a wonderful get-together for our annual summer celebration. 

Summer is my absolute favorite time of year - taking a PAUSE without having to feel guilty is such a luxury. I read in the sun, binge on good TV, and listen to fun summer music.  Sometimes, doing absolutely NOTHING gives my mind an opportunity to wander ... letting it just RECEIVE ... new impulses, inspiration, energy. Just like my body needs sleep to regenerate, I think my mind needs the summer to reawaken. So I let go of the to-do list, get into the PAUSE (German for "break") mode, relax and receive! Wishing you the chance to do the same.

Before I sign off, please be reminded that RSVPs for our 130th Anniversary Gala are due by July 15. Click here to RSVP. I hope to see you all at our milestone celebration. 

Have a wonderful summer!


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

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We are delighted to welcome Bella Davis-Riemer as the new Board Secretary. Bella is an operational leader and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in both corporate and startup environments. Click here to read her short bio.

We are also happy to announce the appointment of Kate Wegner as our new FAWCO Rep. Kate, an American-German native of Berlin, is a translator and media designer who has been assisting research projects and organizing events at Freie Universität Berlin for more than a decade. With her bilingual and bicultural background, Kate thrives in international settings and looks forward to discovering the world of FAWCO and continuing to share its benefits with AWC Berlin members.



Maureen Abi-Ghanem

Rachel Coleman

Cristina Hon-Kirberg

Stacy Hyer

Antonia Kinney

Katy McKegney

Katrin Rustici

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Among internationally mobile people, summer is a particularly common time for change.  Indeed, several of our members are moving away from Berlin this summer.  Though we are sad to see them go, we wish each of our departing members good luck as they begin the next chapter of their lives. 

**Did you know that even after you have left Berlin, you can continue to be an alumni member of AWC Berlin?  If you are interested in maintaining your connection to our community, please contact

**For those repatriating to the USA, consider becoming a member of FAUSA, the alumnae arm of FAWCO.  To learn more about membership, contact

**If you are moving elsewhere in the world, check out the FAWCO website to see if there is a FAWCO member club in or near your new neck of the woods!

Wherever you find yourself in this world, safe travels, stay healthy and stay in touch. Auf Wiedersehen!


Thank you to everyone - donors, bidders, volunteers and attendees - who contributed to our successful FUN-raiser Auction of Talents event in June. Together, we raised over €4,700 for our Berlin charity, the ReDI School of Digital Integration.

We have put the events with remaining open spots on Wild Apricot, please check them out - they are identified with AoT in their name. In July, there are a children’s art workshop on July 7, and an adult Paint & Sip workshop on July 13th.

Our philanthropy continues with the Gala - calling for donations of high-ticket items or access to special experiences for the Silent Auction at our 130th Anniversary Gala. If you or someone/a company in your network has something to donate, please email Prachi at


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

Upcoming Events:

October 4-6, 2024Region 3 Meeting hosted by AWG Paris. Registration is now open! 

FAWCO Online Events in July and September (open to all AWC Berlin members!)

* July 18 at 8 pm CET 
FAWCO U-40: Happy Hour - Tomayto/Tomahto
Join in for a vibrant chat about … tomatoes! Yum. RSVP to

* September 22 at 1 pm CET
Virtual Tour of Awesome Blossoms Farms 1 & 2
With FAWCO’s Target Program “Awesome Blossoms,” it’s all about building a sustainable life in Nairobi’s slums through hydroponic farming. Join this virtual meeting to find out more about the systems and processes of Hydroponics Africa and how they are working at our Awesome Blossoms Farms.

FATCA 101: What American Investors Need to Know
Do you invest from outside the USA and are curious about how the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) affects you and your taxes? Read this article for an insightful overview.

FAWCO was present with 20 live delegates at the 2024 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York! Read about their experiences in blog posts on the FAWCO website.

AWC Berlin is a founding member of FAWCO, a network of American and international women's clubs around the world.  As a member of AWC Berlin, you are automatically also a member of FAWCO, connecting you to philanthropy and advocacy on a global scale. Learn more at



Some Event highlights - July:

  1. Berliner Volksfestsommer (German-French Fair) June 21 - July 14, free

  2. Spandau Citadel Music Festival May 25 - September 01, click here for events website.

  3. Berlin Fashion Week - July 1-4

  4. Festiva Latina - July 4-11

  5. Staatsoper für alle - July 13

  6. Open Days at the Berlin University of the Arts - July 19-21

  7. Botanical Night at Botanical Garden July 19-20

  8. Christopher Street Day (LGBT rights parade) July 27

Some Event highlights - August and September:

  1. Holi Festival Of Colours (Berlin Edition) August 31, free

  2. Berlin Beer Week August 30-September 8

  3. Dance in August (dance festival) August 15-31

  4. Berlin Atonal (festival for sonic and visual art) August 23-25

  5. Young Euro Classic (symphonic youth orchestra festival) August 09-25

  6. Long Night of Museums August 24

  7. Potsdam Palace Night (gardens, temples and palaces around Sanssouci Palace open their doors for a glimpse into the baroque lifestyle of Frederick the Great and his royal contemporaries) August 9-10

  8. Kenako Africa Festival August 23-September 1

  9. Pop-Kultur (Berlin Music Week) August 28-30

  10. ISTAF - International Stadium Festival (one of the world's most popular sporting events with 180 world class athletes from various disciplines) September 1


More Berlin Summer Activities 

  1. Outdoor beaches on the lakes

    1. Paid: Wannsee, Tegeler See

    2. Free: Schlactensee, Krumme Lanke, Teufelsee, Glienicke See, beaches along the Havel ...

  2. Canoeing in Little Venice (Tiefwerder)

  3. Paddle Boarding on the Spree or on Schlachtensee

  4. Climb in the trees at Jugenfernheide Kletterwald 

  5. Jump House Trampoline Park

  6. Playing laser tag 

  7. Bowling at StrikeLanes

  8. Black light 3D mini golf 

  9. Zoo and aquarium

  10. Race go karts in Kartland

  11. River Cruise "Around the Müggelberge": Forests and lakes in Berlin's southeast. 

  12. Bike Tour: Berlin Wall Tour 3.5 hrs, €21

  13. Bike Tour: Alternative Berlin Tour 3.5 hrs, €21

  14. Antique Flea Market at Straße des 17 Juni (Street of 17th of June). It takes place every Saturday and Sunday between Ernst-Reuter-Platz and S-Bahn station Tiergarten in Charlottenburg district.

  15. Flea Market at Bode Museum. located in Museum Island and belongs to the smaller flea markets in Berlin. Since 1992 about 60 traders offer antiques, books and all kinds of secondhand stuff every Saturday and Sunday.

  16. Art Market at Zeughaus near Museum Island, offers arts works at affordable prices. Every weekend.

  17. Museum of Technology

  18. Labyrinth Kindermuseum (hands on museum, perfect for pre-schoolers)

  19. Water Playground at Volkspark Friedrichshain 

  20. Aqua Dom & Sealife

  21. Domäne Dahlem (learn how food comes from the field onto the table


AWC Summer Season Tennis 2024
Tuesday July 2, 10am-12pm
Jazz Evening at ZigZag on the Spree
Tuesday July 2, 7:30-10pm
Women's Salon: Kave Bulambo
Wednesday July 3, 6:30-9pm
Kaffee Klatsch
Friday, July 5, 10:30am-12pm
AoT Event: Organic Ottolenghi-inspired Vegan Lunch on the Havel
Saturday, July 6, 1-3pm
Saturday Supper Club - MEXICAN!
Saturday, July 6, 6:20-8:20pm
AoT Event: Children Art Workshop (for 8-11 years old)
Sunday, July 7, 2-3pm
Valiant Vegans: Dinner at Al Catzone
Friday, July 12, 6-8pm
AoT Event: Paint & Sip at Kang Contemporary 
Saturday, July 13, 6-9pm
Volunteering at the Berliner Tafel Sorting Hall
Tuesday, July 16, 8:45am-3pm
Evening Book Club
Tuesday, July 16, 7-9pm
Picnic in the Park: Viktoria Park
Wednesday, July 17, 11:30am-1:30pm
Thirsty Thursday
Thursday, July 18, 6-8:30pm


Kaffee Klatsch
Friday, August 2, 10:30am-12pm
Literature Book Club 
Tuesday, August 6, 7-9pm
Volunteering at the Berliner Tafel Sorting Hall
Tuesday, August 13, 8:45am-3pm
Regular Book Club 
Tuesday, August 27, 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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