American International Women's Club of Cologne e.V.

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In 1961, a dynamic group of American women living abroad in Cologne, Germany, founded an organization known today as the American International Women’s Club of Cologne (AIWCC). An English-speaking social network with a charitable calling, the AIWCC is an organization dedicated to providing information, sharing experiences, meeting new friends and engaging in fun activities, all while helping others along the way.

Whether you are new to the Cologne/Bonn area or a long time resident looking for something unique, the AIWCC provides an environment for women looking to make a difference. With over 250 women from 30 countries around the world, we continually seek out like-minded souls to join our vibrant community!

Travel through our site to find out more about what we do, who we are and how you can play a part. We hope to meet you soon!

We're a proud member of the following organizations:            



The FAWCO Foundation will like to thank AIWCC for the fundraising efforts for the Target Project, Free The Girls. The club's donation of 
$1482 puts AIWCC in the gold donor level. 
A webpage at FAWCO website, under Our Programs/Human Rights/Donor Wall has been created and our club is listed.

A Review of 2014, AIWCC Style !
By Janet Munger-Davis

One year, 2014 - 365 days. Ever wonder just how much the AIWCC does over the course of a year?

Well…we get together for coffee around 150 times. Our moms and little people enjoy about 100 playdates. We meet for lunch or dinner in 50 different restaurants. Our bridge players deal numerous hands and our writing women write. Our stitchers stitch while some of us bitch. Our walkers and talkers cover many kilometers. We learn about art and we whack tennis balls. We go to the movies and discuss and swap books. We speak German in an informal setting and English with local teachers to work on their language skills. We do pilates and exercise in the park, and we host workshops to nurture the mind and body.

We celebrate our American and German holidays. We don our red, white and blue for America’s birthday. Our little ones transform into witches and goblins for Halloween. We gather at The Hard Rock for turkey and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving. And the excitement (and sometimes terror) of sitting on Santa’s lap at the family Christmas party makes for memorable moments for both kiddies and their parents. And, of course, we “get our pirate on” for Rosenmontag and even eat goose on the Feast of St. Martin.

We gather in June at the AGM to review our club year and express our appreciation to all of our members who do so much for the club. And after the lazy summer, we happily reconnect with each other in September at the Welcome Back Brunch.

All of these things, we do for ourselves. But what do we do for others? A lot. This past year, we raised 12,000 euros for charity projects.

Between Magnolia, Songs of Spring, our charity concert by our own Robin Goldsby, and Amy Antin’s Room for Peace concert, we raised 7,000 euros for medica mondiale for projects in Liberia. Robin’s concert also brought in 1,100 euros for FAWCO’s Target project, Free the Girls. The Sustainable Fashion Bash, selling lightly used clothing items to our members, raised 1,000 euros for our other small fundraisers and outside donations rounded out our year. Additionally, we prepared three meals for the Rodenkirchen Soup Kitchen, we danced in the rain for One Billion Rising to speak out to end violence against women, and packaged small toiletries to donate to Frauen helfen Frauen, a women’s shelter here in Cologne. November and December will bring a three-part program raising awareness of issues that women face in post-war Liberia. 

Phew. But wait; there is one more thing we do. We rejoice in each other’s triumphs, joys and successes. And we comfort, counsel and support each other through difficult times with children, parents and spouses. We encourage each other to pursue individual dreams and celebrate when they become reality. And we always look for the silver lining in the clouds that may overshadow some of those hopes.

Every day, we are here for each other. So sing that song… “We are family…. I got all my sisters with me.” That’s what the AIWCC is all about.

Marisa Cid and Mary Dobrian were greeted by Mayor Jürgen Roters at the "Market of Possibilities" held at the Kölner Rathaus in honor of International Women's Day 2015


Thank You to Our Philanthropic Donors

Amy Antin

Click to learn more about our philantropic donor

Click to see the Water Project Donor Wall
The AIWCC is pleased to be acknowledged 
as a Diamond 
Donor for 
Foundation Target Project:
for Clean Water: Cambodia.

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