Wishing you a Happy 4th of July with a Note from the President of the AWC Zurich, Eleanor Paunovic, read by Ellen Delman, Parliamentarian of the AWC Zurich, at the 4th of July party in Zurich.
Greetings from the Opera House!
While I would rather be celebrating the 4th of July with all of you, my American friends, I am performing in two operas today.
Interestingly, the one this afternoon is a modern re-imagining of Mozart’s the Marriage of Figaro. It has been updated to fit into our current political climate of “Woke Culture”. Susanna, the maid, becomes a symbol of all that’s wrong in a male-dominated society. But where the setting is updated, the story hasn’t been changed. Susanna was a powerful advocate for women’s rights long before Woke was a thing. She ends up shaming the haughty Count, and he goes back to his wife with his tail between his legs. Her story is a relevant today as it ever was.
Now, however, social injustices are a part of our daily narrative, and with talking comes understanding and change! I am proud to be celebrating a country where change can and does happen! We are making progress in so many areas – from Me, Too to Black Lives Matter and Pride, and so many others. I am proud to be a Citizen of the United States, and to represent our country here in our beautiful adopted land.
And when people ask me the difficult questions, I tell them that sometimes it’s “two steps forward, one step back”. But I do believe that America, and our strong Democracy, will always do its best to do the right thing. And remember, the only way change will continue to happen is by all of us continuing to vote for what we believe in.
On another note, we have so many wonderful traditions that are specific to America, and we are lucky to be able to practice them here in Switzerland! From Halloween and Thanksgiving, to Memorial Day and July 4th, you can find a celebration somewhere in “Der Schweiz”.
Between the American International Club and the American Women’s Club, we’ve got you covered! So please have a great afternoon, remembering the great country of our origin, and thanking providence that we found each other here, thousands of miles from home. Continue to be good ambassadors, and God Bless America!
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!
Your renewal is crucial for the Club to continue during these trying times and solidarity is more important than ever. Therefore, we are offering our members an opportunity to help with different renewal options. Please choose what works for you. Thank you for your continued membership and your consideration of additional support. Membership renewal deadline is extended to May 15th and please renew your membership soon.
Bank Transfer payments are recommended by the AWCZ to save the costs of processing fees. Therefore, if using the convenience of PayPal or TWINT, the processing fees of 4% will be added to your renewal amount.
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IBAN: CH44 0020 6206 2209 7740 X
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Please pay your renewal by April 29, 2022.
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AWCZ members are cordially invited to a Welcome Luncheon honoring the appointment and arrival of The Honorable Scott C. Miller.
The Luncheon will take place on May 9, 2022 from 11.30 - 14.00 at the Zunfthaus zur Meisen in Zurich.
The cost for attending is CHF 120,00 for Members and CHF 150,00 for non Members. AWCZ members will receive the member rate, so when registering please ensure that you check the 'I am a member' button, and write in the remarks field 'AWCZ member' for better identification.
The link to register is here.
Please see the attached pdf for further details.
PhASE is hosting a Toiletry Drive for Fachstelle Frauenhandel und Frauenmigration (FIZ) from March 1 to April 30 2022. FIZ advocates and supports Migrant Women and Victims of Human Trafficking in Switzerland.
Items accepted for toiletry drive: Toothpaste/brushes, hair brushes, deodorant, soap, razors, feminine care, hair & skin care products(travel size), hats, gloves, socks, travel bags, craft items, and small kitchen appliances.
Please drop off any items in the Clubhouse. We are very grateful for your donation. For a full list of donation ideas and more information, contact Lisa at PhASE@awczurich.org. To learn about FIZ, visit www.fiz-info.ch.
Eleanor Paunovic and the Executive Board of the American Women's Club of Zurich cordially invite you to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting taking place April 12 2022.
Join us to support the Club, vote for Board Positions and Bylaws updates, and enjoy some refreshments with friends.
Meeting starts promptly at 14.00 at the Clubhouse. We encourage your participation at this important meeting. For those who choose to join from home, an online format will be provided as the date nears.
Remember this September! Celebrate with us as AWCZ Gallery at the Club presents Reflections 2021!
The artists of Reflections, an exhibition featuring Artwork by AWCZ members and friends, invite you to Welcome in autumn at the Club with us. This September and October, our Gallery at the Club walls will once again be covered with an amazing variety of work, created by fourteen artists.
Mark your calendars and come Reflect with us!
image created by Amita Khattri'
Friday, Sep 3
Sunday, Oct 24
Tuesday Evening Openings
Sep 14, Sep 28, Oct 12
Call AWCZ for viewing availability. Closed on Swiss Holidays.
We're looking for people willing to share their stories alongside our Archival exhibition representing 90 years of American Women in Zurich. All stories: happy, sad, strange, or ordinary are welcome to be included. Ideally, your story will be presented alongside a personal item of yours (for example: the first thing you bought here , or something you brought from home).
If you are interested in sharing your story or are willing to loan an item to the exhibition (or you would just like more information) please get in touch with Thea at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Call out those with an interest in curation, writing about our history, designing children's activities, and art. Planning is underway for the AWCZ 90TH BIRTHDAY EXHIBITION opening in November. Even if you're not sure where you will fit in, but want to be a part of the exhibit, please get in touch with Thea at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a volunteer to assist members in putting their activity ideas into action! This role assists members with the planning stages of an activity, answering questions, and putting them on the right track. If you are interested please contact Lucy or Erin.
Greetings from your AWCZ Membership Team! Although 2020 was a very different year, our members came together to make it a year to remember.
To continue enjoying the Club and connecting with friends, please don’t forget to renew your membership. We have new activities and exciting things in store for 2021.
All AWCZ memberships expire on April 30, 2021. Membership renewal is CHF 175 for another twelve months of events and benefits. We understand that 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, the Club included. Solidarity is more important now than ever, and we want to continue to be here for you by providing events and activities. Your renewal is crucial for the Club to continue in these trying times.
Renewal payments must be received before April 30, 2021 to ensure your membership does not expire and to avoid a CHF 15 late fee. Please use the bank information below to make a bank transfer payment, and include your Name in the memo line. Other payment methods include PayPal and Twint (see below). However, PayPal and Twint incur processing fees for the Club, so bank payments via UBS are preferred.
Should you have any questions regarding your membership renewal, please contact the Membership Team.
We are looking forward to an even better year ahead together!
With kind regards and thank you,
Your AWCZ Membership Team
1. Please be sure to include your NAME in the payment memo. This is the only way your payment can be identified.
2. Make note that our bank account is with UBS. We no longer have a PostFinance account, so please do not pay using old account information.
3. Fees are due by April 30, 2021 (avoid a late fee).
American Women's Club of Zurich
Account Number: 206-220977.40X
IBAN: CH44 0020 6206 2209 7740 X
If using PayPal or Twint and you would like to increase your pledge to cover the processing fees, please add CHF 5 to your renewal amount (CHF 180). This guarantees that 100% of your renewal goes to the Club. Please send Paypal payments to email@example.com. For Twint, you can pay at the Clubhouse front desk with the QR code there.
We thank you for your generosity!
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