American Women's Club of Zurich

Membership

Membership

Renew Your Membership Now!

We recommend sending your payment by bank transfer. See details below.

Bank transfer details:

Payment to:
UBS AG
Bahnhofstrasse 45
8001 Zürich

Account Name:
American Women's Club of Zurich
Höschgasse 38
8008 Zürich

Account Number: 206-220977.40X 

IBAN: CH44 0020 6206 2209 7740 X

BIC/SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A

If you would like to renew online via PayPal instead of bank transfer, click here.

We do pay an extra fee to PayPal for this service -- around CHF 5 per membership. If you would like to donate processing fees with your renewal, please send CHF 180 instead of CHF 175.

Membership Benefits

AWCZlogoblackborderweb-bThe American Women's Club of Zurich (AWCZ) is a dynamic, international community representing all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Although roughly 65 percent of our members are originally from the United States, the other 35 percent are from around the world, yet have lived or worked in or have close ties to the United States. While English is the Club's working language, other languages are often spoken among our members. We’d love to have you join us!

With AWCZ Membership Comes Privilege:

Access to our centrally located Clubhouse to meet with friends over tea or coffee, attend activities or workshops, visit the library, or swap books on our free shelf

Access to our English-language Library with over 6500 books and 1200 DVDs

Access to diverse events and activities each month, including American holiday celebrations, monthly Clubhouse coffees, neighborhood meet-ups, activity groups, and annual programs

Art Exhibition space with our Gallery at the Club, available for rental at member rates, with a Gallerist to assist exhibitors

Access to affiliated activity groups, support networks, and meet-up opportunities

Well-equipped rooms and a professional kitchen available for rental at member rates

Annual subscription to The Round Robin magazine and email newsletter

Access to our private Facebook Group

Secured login access to the AWCZ website and membership directory

FAWCO Membership (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas)

Educational and development grant programs through FAWCO

FAUSA membership (FAWCO Alumni USA) to assist with the move back home

Connections to other women's clubs throughout Switzerland and the world through FAWCO membership

Volunteer opportunities and hands on involvement in local and global charities

AWCZ Works for You

Income from your membership dues help support our clubhouse rent and operations, our many activities and events, publication and mailing of our bi-monthly members magazine, the Round Robin, and the website.  The AWCZ also receives income from advertising in the Round Robin and on the website, room rentals, and profits from fundraising events such as the Christmas Market and Workshop Week. Revenues collected from Library fees and book sales support the purchase of books for our Library. Between Board members, Activity Leaders and Chairs, and numerous other dedicated AWCZ volunteers, our members spend hundreds of hours each week to keep our club working. Our clubhouse is run by members, for members.

The AWCZ Community

Beginning in 1931, the AWCZ dedicated itself to providing opportunities for friendship and personal development.  This tradition remains strong today.  We offer a wide variety of ever changing activities and events to suit our evolving membership and provide opportunities to grow and connect as a community.  We strive to be a network of support and fellowship that embraces the international climate within Zurich and Switzerland as a whole. To read more about our history, click here

AWCZ Gives Back

As an established non-profit organization, AWCZ has a strong history of local and international philanthropy, community service, and outreach.  We are a founding member of the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO), an international network of organizations that holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations as an accredited Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).  AWCZ and FAWCO support the United Nations through its Global Issues Task Forces and Target Program. Our members make a difference! Click here to learn more. 

Locally, our very own Philanthropy and Social Engagement (PhASE) team spearheads the AWCZ’s support of local organizations through our Club Sponsored Charity with hands-on involvement and fundraising.

Member to Member Care Team

The Member to Member Care Team provides—whenever possible and as often as possible-—short-term support to AWCZ members who require special assistance. For example, a member may be recovering from surgery and need help with grocery shopping, getting to a doctor’s appointment, or driving children to their after-school activities. Know a member in need? Please let us know so we may reach out.

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Become a Member

AWCZlogoblackborderweb-bWe invite U.S. and International citizens who are English speaking with strong ties to the USA to become members.

Click on the appropriate link below to apply for New AWCZ membership.

    • are married to U.S. citizens
    • are members of, or former members of, other FAWCO clubs,
    • have lived or studied in the United States,
    • work or worked for (or whose spouse works or worked for) a US firm or the US government,
    • are daughters or mothers of full members
    • If you don't meet any of the criteria above, become an Associate Member by being sponsored by two Full Members!
Member Dues: Membership year runs from May 1 to April 30.
  • New Member Annual Membership  (May 1 - April 30)                CHF  205.00
    (includes a one time registration fee of CHF 30)
  • Annual Renewal of Membership     (May 1 - April 30)                CHF 175.00
 
Prorated New Membership Dues (valid for new members only):

  • 6 Month New Membership         (Nov 1 - April 30):                               CHF 118.00

Methods of Payment: New memberships

  • Credit Card/Pay Online: Online credit card payment is available via PayPal. A Membership confirmation will be sent to you once payment has been verified.
  • Bank Payment: Pay Later option you will receive an email with details for a bank to bank transfer payment. Membership will be confirmed once payment has been verified.


Please contact our Membership Chair if you need assistance or require more information.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member soon!

Welcome Team

welcomeThe Welcome Team is here to help new members successfully adjust to life in Switzerland. Arriving in a new country can be overwhelming, especially when the primary language may not be your own. We want you to feel at home at the AWCZ and in your new host country as soon as possible.

Our Neighborhood Meet-Ups is our way of reaching out to new members. This is a great way to meet members who live in your area and who can be a rich source of help and orientation. Once you are a registered member, you will be contacted by our Welcome Chair and/or your neighborhood hostess and receive an invitation to the next neighborhood meet up. It might be held at a local café, in a park, at a member’s home, or in a local restaurant. The sky is the limit! The main idea is to encourage conversation and friendships. We want to make Zurich feel like home.

If you have not been contacted by a neighborhood hostess, contact our Welcome Chair. Likewise, if you would like to assist the Welcome Team, contact us. Thus far, we have received the generous support of our members in Zurich center, Thalwil, Ruschlikon, Feldmeilen, Meilen, Herrliberg, Kusnacht, Horgen, and Oberrieden. If your area is missing and would like to help, please let us know.

Welcome Apéros is yet another way we reach out to our new members. To this end, we will organize an evening get together at a local Zurich social club every year. Watch for the announcements!

 

Member to Member Care Team

There is no place like home…

One of the goals of the AWCZ is to make Zurich feel more like home to its members.

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The Member to Member Care Team (MMCT) helps achieve this by creating a member support network. Our goal is to provide, whenever possible, short term support with complete discretion, to an AWCZ member who requires special assistance because of an unforeseen circumstance. This is how we can help: when a member is recovering from an illness or surgery, a Care Rep in the neighborhood can assist with getting to a doctor’s visit, food shopping, meal preparation, a hospital visit. We are not certified care givers and therefore cannot provide long term or professional assistance. Nonetheless, in keeping with one of our Club’s missions, we want to show that we care about our members.

Would you like to be a part of this project? You can help in two ways. First, let us know if you hear of a member who might need special assistance. Second, consider becoming a Care Rep. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know AWCZ members living in your area and to offer invaluable help to the AWCZ community. Volunteers do not commit to a regular schedule but are part of a team willing to be called upon as needed in your area. 

Please CONTACT US to learn more.

Subcategories

Member Support
The AWCZ is proud to provide a variety of services and special benefit to support our members.

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