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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Member Relations & Activities: Erin Crail
Promotes and oversees member involvement in Club events, activity groups and volunteer opportunities. To contact Erin, email email@example.com
Vice President Communications: Rachel Thibodeaux
Responsible for Club communications. To contact Rachel, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Events: Kristin Fuchs
Coordinates annual and special Club events and programs for our membership. To contact Kristin, email email@example.com
Vice President Clubhouse Operations: Cassandra Budlong
Oversees Clubhouse operations and administration. To contact Cassandra, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Denise Moyer
Maintains minutes, reports, and other correspondence of all Executive Board and Club meetings. To contact Denise, email email@example.com
Treasurer: Rosmarie Gubser
Coordinates all Club financial transactions, reporting, budget, and auditing activities. To contact Rosmarie, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com
Library Chair: Diane Naenny
Oversees all operational aspects of AWCZ library. To contact Diane, email Library@awczurich.org
Parliamentarian: Position OPEN!
Membership Chair: Karen Carpenter Probst
Manages club membership database and membership inquiries. To contact Karen, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Round Robin Chair: Position OPEN SOON!
Oversees all operational aspects of producing The Round Robin magazine. To contact, email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Committee Chairs
Office Manager: Linda Christen
Email Linda at email@example.com
Activities Chair: Lucy Kepner-Litwin
Email Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising Manager: Courtney Mullins
Maintains relations with print and web advertisers. Email: email@example.com
Christmas Market: OPEN POSITION
Coordinates annual AWCZ Christmas market and visit with Santa event. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Week: Lyla Taylor
Coordinates annual AWCZ week-long continuing education workshop program. Email: email@example.com
Welcome Chair: OPEN POSITION
Welcomes new AWCZ members to the Club and Zurich. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member to Member Care Team: Rachel Thomann
Provides assistance for AWCZ members in emergency or crisis situations. Email: email@example.com
Gallery at the Club: Gema Klein
Oversees The Gallery at the Club program. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Corner: Ann Natterer and Amanda Hunsaker
Coordinates family oriented programs and activities for AWCZ members. For more information contact email@example.com
Scheduler: Laurel McDonald
Coordinates scheduling of Clubhouse rooms for AWCZ and external organization usage. firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster: Amanda Wigfall
Manages the AWCZ website. email@example.com