The American Women’s Club of Zurich is governed by a board of seven elected officers, an appointed parliamentarian and three appointed standing committee chairs. In addition, numerous special or ad hoc committee chairs are appointed, as necessary, for special projects and other Club activities and operations.
AWCZ Officers and Chairs
President: Lyla Taylor
Oversees activities of board officers and acts as official spokesperson of the Club. To contact the President email her at email@example.com
Vice President Member Relations & Activities: Erin Crail
Promotes and oversees member involvement in Club events, activity groups and volunteer opportunities. To contact Erin, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Communications: Rachel Thibodeaux
Responsible for marketing communications and public relations. To contact Rachel, email her at email@example.com
Vice President Events: Kristin Fuchs
Coordinates annual and special Club events and programs for our membership. To contact Kristin, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Clubhouse Operations: Cassandra Budlong
Oversees Clubhouse operations and administration. To contact Cassandra, email her at email@example.com
Secretary: Denise Moyer
Maintains minutes, reports, and other correspondence of all board and Club meetings. To contact Denise, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Rosmarie Gubser
Coordinates all Club financial transactions, reporting, budget and auditing activities. To contact Rosmarie email her at email@example.com
Rosmarie Gubser holds a BA from the University of Melbourne, a Diploma of Librarianship from the Royal Institute of Melbourne as well as a Primary Teacher’s Diploma for Zürich. She briefly worked as a primary school teacher in Zürich before becoming a Librarian at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Rosmarie then went on to a career at Productivity Software Resources in Melbourne in application development and project management. Following her return to Switzerland in 1990, she began a long career at IBM Switzerland culminating in a position as a finance controller.
After early retirement, Rosmarie began volunteering at Pro Senectute one half day a week as a Kindergarten helper as well as a Camp Leader two to three times a year for the “Zürcher Stiftung für Schülerferien”.
Rosmarie has been a member of the AWCZ since 2011 and has served as Library Chair as well as Assistant VP Clubhouse. She was also a member of the Clubhouse search committee. Rosmarie enjoys being a member of the AWCZ and believes active participation is more rewarding than just consuming.
Standing Committee Chairs
FAWCO Representative: Laurel McDonald
Serves as liaison between AWCZ and global organization Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas. To contact Laurel, email her at FAWCO@awczurich.org
Ways and Means Chair: Position OPEN!
Coordinates the money generating programs of the Club like Workshop Week and the Christmas Market. To contact, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Chair: Diane Naenny
Oversees all operational aspects of AWCZ library. To contact Diane, email her at Library@awczurich.org
Parliamentarian: Position OPEN!
Membership Chair: Karen Carpenter Probst
Manages club membership database and membership inquiries. To contact Karen, email her at email@example.com
Round Robin Chair: Position OPEN!
Oversees all operational aspects of producing The Round Robin magazine. Contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
PhASE (Philanthropy & Social Engagement): Patti Baumgartner and Ann Kunz
Identifies community service and philanthropic opportunities in the greater Zurich areas for AWCZ members and their families. To contact the PhASE team email email@example.com
Special Committee Chairs
Office Manager: Linda Christen
Email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities Chair: Lucy Kepner-Litwin
Email Maya at email@example.com
Advertising Manager: Courtney Mullins
Maintains relations with print and web advertisers. Email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Market: OPEN POSITION
Coordinates annual AWCZ Christmas market and visit with Santa event. email@example.com
Workshop Week: Lyla Taylor
Coordinates annual AWCZ week-long continuing education workshop program. Email Lyla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Chair: OPEN POSITION
Welcomes new AWCZ members to the Club and Zurich. email@example.com
Member to Member Team: Rachel Thomann
Provides assistance for AWCZ members in emergency or crisis situations. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery at the Club: Gema Klein
Oversees The Gallery at the Club program. email@example.com
Kids Corner: Ann Natterer and Amanda Hunsaker
Coordinates family oriented programs and activities for AWCZ members. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduler: Laurel McDonald
Coordinates scheduling of Clubhouse rooms for AWCZ and external organization usage. email@example.com
Webmaster: Amanda Wigfall
Manages the AWCZ website. firstname.lastname@example.org