FAWCO (The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas) is OUR organization!  As AWBS members, we are automatically allied with FAWCO, and that helps us in many ways.  It provides our AWBS website, offers education grants to members, gives us a credible voice in the UN and other global bodies, and provides loads of reference materials.  As FAWCO is comprised of 75 member clubs, spread across 38 countries, representing approximately 15,000 members world-wide, it can provide continuity for you if you move to other countries after your stay in the UK. Sign onto their website to learn more about this strong network serving and served by women at http://www.fawco.org

FAWCO's Brand New Online Magazine Profiles Club Members Like You from Around the World!
Published each quarter, Inspiring Women is a magazine that features profiles about women like you, who are making a mark in their adopted countries. It also includes an article about a FAWCO region, a special feature on a FAWCO club, and a profile of one of FAWCO’s committee members. See https://www.fawco.org/about/publications/inspiring-women.

You are a Member of FAWCO

Did you know that you are a member of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAWCO) by virtue of your membership in AWBS? Well, you are!

What this means for you:

  • You have access to the worldwide FAWCO representative directory. You could use the directory to locate someone local for your next relocation, or you could identify a fellow expat American to serve as an emergency contact in the country of your next exotic trip.
  • You have access to the FAWCO website. All you need to do is register. On the site, you will find information on important expat issues, such as U.S. citizenship, absentee voting and taxation.
  • You have access to additional educational support for your college-bound children in the form of the American Cultural Education (ACE) Task Force, which has useful information about applying to universities, as well as lessons and activities to teach American children growing up overseas about American culture.
  • You and your college-bound children are eligible to apply for scholarships through the FAWCO Foundation. Deadlines each year are in January.

FAWCO is an international network of independent organizations whose mission is:

* To serve as a resource and channel of information among its members;

* To provide a voice for American women abroad and to support the rights of all Americans worldwide;

* To contribute actively to the global community with a specific focus on education, the natural and human environment, multicultural understanding and international goodwill.

Please see the FAWCO Activities tab to view information about current FAWCO-related activities and events.

FAWCO Target Medallion

Through the generous donations of our AWBS members during the 2016-2017 club year, AWBS was able to donate 460£ to the FAWCO Foundation in support of their Target Project 2017-2019, Hope Beyond Displacement, an initiative of Collateral Repair Project (CRP), which is designed to address the pressing issues identified in close consultation with the women they serve; to build better futures through education, vocational and leadership training for refugee women and girls in Jordan.



At the FAWCO 2017 conference in April, member clubs voted Educating and Empowering Refugee Women and Girls in Jordan, a project of the Collateral Repair Project as the next 3-year target project for fundraising. Member clubs will be raising $124,500 for educational support, employment training and leadership development for refugee women and girls in Amman, Jordan. See https://www.collateralrepairproject.org/

The Selection Committee thanks all eighteen applicants for their submissions. Such a high level of participation across the FAWCO community is a testament to the importance our members place on education and the role it plays in lifting up women and girls.

Please visit the Target Project webpage to read the project summaries and to learn more about the selection process.


Register to Vote as an Overseas Voter

American citizens aged 18 or older by election day can vote in any federal election, and it does not affect your tax status.

Voters can use the FAWCO voter registration wizard to request a ballot. Choose your 'home' state and the wizard will prompt you through the rest of the Federal Post Card Application (FCPA).

Remember, special elections can happen at any time; deaths and unexpected resignations are not limited to November. Make sure you are registered to vote!

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