Our Board And COMMITTEES
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.
Vice President - Member Relations & Activities: Linda Cipriani
Promotes and oversees member involvement in Club events, activity groups, and volunteer opportunities.
Vice President - Communications: OPEN POSITION
Responsible for Club communications, and oversees the website, social media, monthly email newsletters, and The Round Robin magazine.
Vice President - Events: Rachel Isenschmid
Coordinates annual and special Club events and programs for our membership.
Vice President - Clubhouse Operations: Linda Christen
Oversees Clubhouse operations and administration.
Secretary: Karyn Wynn
Maintains minutes, reports, and other correspondence of all Executive Board and Club meetings.
Treasurer: Susan Carpenter
Coordinates all Club financial transactions, reporting, budget, and auditing activities.
Standing Committee Chairs
FAWCO Representative: Wendy Cideciyan
Serves as liaison between AWCZ and the non-governmental organization of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas.
Development Chair: Rosa Hernández Zambrano
Coordinates the fundraising programs of the Club, including Workshop Week and the Christmas Market.
Library Chair: Patti Baumgartner
Oversees all operational aspects of AWCZ library.
Parliamentarian: Rachel Thibodeaux
Membership Chair: Karen Carpenter Probst
Manages club membership database and membership inquiries.
Round Robin Chair: Lisa Wyssbrod
Oversees all operational aspects of producing The Round Robin magazine.
PhASE - Philanthropy And Social Engagement: Lisa Wyssbrod
Identifies community service and philanthropic opportunities in the greater Zurich areas for AWCZ members and their families.
Special Committee Chairs
Office Manager: OPEN POSITION
Manages "front office" aspects of the Club.
Activities Chair: OPEN POSITION
Contact person for new and existing activities.
Advertising Manager: Mouna Mamere
Maintains relations with print and web advertisers.
Christmas Market: Rosa Hernández Zambrano
Coordinates annual AWCZ Christmas market and visit with Santa event.
Workshop Week: OPEN POSITION
Coordinates annual AWCZ week-long continuing education workshop program.
Welcome Chair: OPEN POSITION
Welcomes new AWCZ members to the Club and Zurich.
Member to Member Care Team Manager: Lorraine Curran-Vu / Kaitlin Maier
Provides assistance for AWCZ members in emergency or crisis situations.
Gallery at the Club: OPEN POSITION
Oversees The Gallery at the Club program in our Clubhouse.
Kids Corner: Rachel Thibodeaux
Coordinates family oriented programs and activities for AWCZ members.
Scheduler: Lyla Taylor
Coordinates scheduling of Clubhouse rooms for the AWCZ and external organizations.
Webmaster: Yunting Dai
Manages the AWCZ website.
Social Media Coordinator: Daria Bongiorni
Manages the AWCZ Social Media channels: Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn.