FAWCO Focus on Women

This Month, the FAWCO Woman of the Month is…YOU!
You and your Mother, Sisters, and Friends. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we all have the opportunity to be heros in our own lives and the lives of our nearest and dearest by making sure all our mammograms are up to date and we do regular self-checks.  It’s because more and more of us are doing these simple practices, that Breast Cancer is claiming fewer and fewer of us each year.
Share the Love this October by scheduling those checks for you and yours!

Roaring 20’s Party

Whisper the password, enter the speakeasy. Come as a flapper, come as you are. Come as a dapper gent or a silent screen star. Our glamorous soiree will include dinner and dancing. Seating is limited. All beverages will be paid separately and directly to Restaurant Schutzenhaus. Water is included in the price of dinner. All proceeds will benefit our local charity, SOS Mothers to Be.

Dinner Menu :
Starter-Green Salad
Main- Filet with Risotto
*Please indicate any dietary restrictions or needs (vegetarian meal, gluten free, etc) when you RSVP*

-Cost: 55 CHF/person

-Entry to be paid in cash at the door. Any no shows or cancellations after October 24 will be billed full dinner price.

-Please email president.awc@gmail.com with your RSVP and the number of people in your party. Spouses, partners, and non-members welcome!

Library Updates

Reminder: AWC Basel members receive a 50% discount on annual Basel Library fees.

Joint English Book Sale is April 25, 2015 10am-8pm

AWC is in need of a Spring Book Sale Representative. The representative is responsible for communicating volunteer dates, book drop off information, and details for the Joint English book sale in April to our membership


Anglican Church Book Sale Donation Information:Books can be dropped off at the Storage facility at Dammstrassse 30 on Saturday 1st Nov. 9am-12pm or Wednesday 12th Nov. 5pm-8pm.

IMPORTANT: We are only accepting FICTION books in good condition.

For more information please contact:

Anglican Church House, St. Johanns-Ring 92, CH – 4056 Basel, admin@anglicanbasel.ch, 061 321 74 77

**All books not sold at the bazaar are used for the Joint English book sale in the Spring

Event: Anglican Church Bazaar at Oekolampad, Allschwilerplatz (Tram 6)

Date: November 22 from 9am-4pm

Visit for book sale, homemade jams, marmalades, drinks and more!



Wine Tasting: Dues and Dants

Join us for an evening of “Dues and Dants” – That ́s FonDUE and FonDANT

With the cold season making it ́s way, lets get ready to cozy up for the winter. Don’t miss this wine tasting!

Date: Thursday, November 20

Time: 7:00 pm-10:00pm

Location: Jessica ’s home

Cost: 30 CHF to be paid in cash upon arrival

Directions to host location will be provided along with acknowledgement of your RSVP.

Ladies Night Out

Join your AWC friends old and new for drinks and conversation with Basel’s best view. We will enjoy an evening at Bar Rouge!

Date: Thursday, November 13 at 7:00pm

Location: Bar Rouge, Messeplatz 10

Cost: Drinks at your own cost

RSVP to social.awc@gmail.com by November 10


New Member Apero

Are you new to AWC? If you have joined in the last 6 months, then we would like to say thank you for becoming part of our group! A New Member Apero will be held in your honor.

Date: Wednesday, November 19

Location: Schweissbergweg 19, 4102, Binningen

Time: 7:00pm

RSVP: By November 10 to row.awc@gmail.com or 079 359 8048


FAWCO Scholarships Available

AWC Basel is a member of FAWCO! As a FAWCO member club, you and your children are eligible for education awards. FAWCO awards education awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. Go to www.fawcofoundation.org/our-programs to learn more about applying for these scholarships. The deadline is January 2015!

Also, keep watching the AWC Website for our FAWCO Focus on Women series!

Season of Giving – Volunteer Opportunity

Join us for a morning of volunteering with our chosen 2014/2015 local charity, SOS Mother’s to Be. Located in Riehen and managed 100% by volunteers, this wonderful organization can use our help! We will be sorting clothing and helping with other assigned tasks. You can also donate your gently used children’s clothing, shoes, prams, toys, and maternity clothing.

Date: November 6, 2014

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm; stop by anytime you are available

Place: SOS Mothers to Be is located at Kornfeldstrasse 83, 4125 Riehen

RSVP to vicepres.awc@gmail.com or on the facebook invitation


New Board Member and 1 Open Position

We would like to welcome our newest Board member, Jessica! She has volunteered to take on the Membership Chair position. We are so thankful that she has offered her time and talents! She can be reached at  membership.awc@gmail.com.  A big thank you to Cindy who is vacating the position due to relocating back to the United States!

The Rhine Times Newsletter Editor position is still open and available to anyone who is interested!  Please express your interest to Katie at president.awc@gmail.com.



Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s that time of the year again! Is your oven too small to cook that yummy turkey? Can you even find a turkey to cook? Leave the cooking (and stress) to the professionals and experience our uniquely American holiday with your AWC friends. We will serve “the works” – turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy and of course, pumpkin pie! Come enjoy the evening with us in the beautiful Schloss Binningen, a local landmark. The chef uses recipes provided by us, and each year the food has been wonderful.

If you have a large party (up to 35 persons) we can give you your own dining room upstairs. Space limited to 90 persons downstairs. For more information on the Schloss: www.schlossbinningen.ch

Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm arrivals, 6:00pm buffet line

Place: Schloss Binningen, Schlossgasse 5, Binningen; Tram 10 to Binningen

AWC Member Cost: CHF 60.00/adults and children 13 and over, CHF 30.00/ children ages 8-12, free/ 7 and under.

Non-Member Cost: CHF 70.00/adults and children 13 and over, CHF 40.00/ children ages 8-12, free/ 7 and under.

RSVP: by November 21 to awcbasel.thanksgiving@gmail.com;

Drinks not included. All beverages are to be paid for directly to the restaurant.