English Book Sale 2015 – Mark your calendar!

EnglishBooksaleDEF3 Check out the Book Sale page at http://awcbasel.org/book-sale

For more information contact Nicole at librarian.awc@gmail.com

Volunteers are needed for handing out pre-sale flyers, donating  baked foods for the refreshment stand and to help sell and stock books. Contact Nicole, librarian.awc@gmail.com to volunteer.


March Wine Tasting – Spanish Wines

The concentration of the Spaniard is apparent – the observer immediately perceives a strong structure struggling with a slightly earthy character. He’s originally from Aragon, and frequents the bars of Priorat these days.The gorgeous, sun-loving French daughter is full of sugar, even a bit spicy, the offspring of two ancient parents……No, they aren’t characters from a romantic movie – these two grapes are the subject of our March wine tasting! Sarah promises unique wines from her cellar, so please join us Thursday, March 12th at 7pm. Travel directions will be provided upon RSVP.(If you can correctly identify the grapes by these descriptors, claim your prize from Candy!)

Annual Charity Bridge Pairs Tournament

     We, the American Women’s Club (AWC) of Basel and the Bridge Club of the Bank of International Settlements would like to invite you to participate in our annual “Pairs Bridge Tournament”. This year, 2015, the proceeds will be donated to the “Frauenhaus – Stiftung Frauenhaus beider Basel”. For more than 30 years, this house has been offering women and their children protection, advice and lodging as they escape domestic violence. For more information see http://www.frauenhaus-basel.ch/. Our hosts for the afternoon, the BIS Sports Club, and the AWC, look forward to welcoming you and your friends at the BIS Sport Club premises in Bottmingen.






 Tuesday, March 24 from 13:45 – 17:30.  Please arrive on timeBIS Sport Club, Kreuzackerweg 89

SFr 35 (includes refreshments at the end of afternoon.  Additional donations gladly accepted.

Parking available at the Club, or Tram 2 direction Binningen to Hole Gasse switch to Bus 34 to Blauenstrasse. Walk up the hill (10mins)


Member Appreciation Event

Please join us for a membership appreciation event on March 8 at a local winery in Baselland. This is a treat for you from the board for all of the wonderful support you have given over the years. Space is limited, so please RSVP by, February 15th to Membership.awc@gmail.com.  More details here.

Book Sale Donation Drop Off

Donations of gently used books—particularly children’s books for all ages—are welcome. Storage space is limited, so please double check the condition of your donation. The suggested copyright for non-fiction titles is 2010-2015. Please help by donating books!

Location: Dammstrasse 30, Munchenstein
When: March 7, Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 or March 16, Monday 17:00 – 20:00

After April 7, donations can be made to the Basel West Library located at Allschwilerstrasse 90.

Karen has graciously volunteered to drive around and collect books from your home! Reach out to librarian.awc@gmail.com for more details.

For additional information or if you would like to volunteer please contact Nicole at librarian.awc@gmail.com

Spring Into Action: SOS Mothers to Be

March is the perfect time to change over clothing from winter to spring.  Help our local charity partner by volunteering your time and talent on March 11 from 9-12:30.  Please find event details here.Sunday Champagne Brunch on April 19 from 13:00 – 16:00 for you and a guest.  Cost is 25CHF per person. All proceeds go to SOS Mothers to Be.  Please find event details here.

SOS Mothers-to-Be supports low-income mothers, fathers, couples and families during pregnancy and beyond.   SOS offers direct assistance by providing free second-hand children’s clothes, car seats, buggies, and toys.  Additionally, they provide counseling and referral to other organizations for specific needs.  Since 2010 SOS has served 126 families with 55 new families being assisted in 2013.  The organization is located in Riehen and run completely by seven primary volunteers, three of whom are Americans.  SOS collects gently used clothing and children’s items to give to our families in need.  Any monetary donations are used to pay rent, utilities, office supplies, purchase diapers, and second-hand buggies.