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January 18 Speaker

posted Dec 16, 2011, 1:23 AM by Jenna Basmagy   [ updated Sep 21, 2012, 6:10 AM ]
FAWCO, the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas is a network of independent volunteer organizations that was born out of the American Women's Club in London. FAWCO was founded in 1931 by the club's president Caroline Curtis Brown, who believed that enlightened women, working cooperatively throughout the world, could do much to help achieve international peace.   

Today FAWCO represents over 15,000 members from more than 75 clubs in 40 countries worldwide. Since 1997, FAWCO has had special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.  The FAWCO Foundation (independent philanthropic arm of FAWCO) has donated more than $1,000,000 in education awards and development grants worldwide since its establishment in 1967.

Representing FAWCO will be Deirdre Pirro and Jocelyn Fitzgerald.  Deirdre is an international lawyer, freelance writer and columnist for The Florentine. She also is the FAWCO representative for AILO (American International League of Florence, ONLUS).  Jocelyn Fitzgerald, an active member of AILO and St. James Church will be speaking about the FAWCO Target Water Project of providing safe drinking water in war torn Cambodia.
 At the meeting, Network members will be invited to purchase tickets to the FAWCO fundraising event in support of this project.

February 24th
Undercroft 'St. James Church' at 7.30 pm
Via B. Rucellai 9,
F.A.W.C.O.  FUNdraiser
Tickets 30 Euro   
Delicious food and Delirious Dancing
Support our Development Grant and 
'Wells for Clean Water' project.
      Contact: Deirdre 339 6621794 or Jocelyn : 347 9009448

Jenna Basmagy,
Dec 16, 2011, 1:23 AM