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American Women's Club Stockholm, 1911-2014 online community.
Want to join the AWC? Get your application forAmericans or Friends
Our mission: To foster friendship among American women and help them assimilate into Swedish life. Contact email@example.com.
The AWC Stockholm is the perfect place for American women to make contacts and build relationships while living in Stockholm. Join today to participate in our activities and groups and enjoy the fellowship. Participation in the AWC Stockholm occurs in two ways:
1. United States (US) citizens apply for membership on the basis of their citizenship.
2. Interested women, who are not US citizens, might be able to join as an AWC friend. An AWC friend is someone who does not hold US citizenship but has significant ties to the United States. Examples of significant ties include having lived in the United States for some time or being married/having been married to a US citizen(s). If you are applying as a non-US citizen be sure to explain your connection in detail on your application.
Fill out your membership application today:
Membership fees for new:
Members: SEK 450 via bank transfer* or SEK 470 via PayPal
Members; students & retirees: SEK 275 via bank transfer* or SEK 295 via PayPal
(Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. Retirees must be 65+ or hold valid pensioners cards from the Pensionsmyndigheten.)
Renewals (made every year in September):
Members: SEK 350 via bank transfer* or SEK 370 via PayPal
Retirees: SEK 175 via bank transfer* or SEK 195 via PayPal
Students: SEK 175 via bank transfer* or SEK 195 via PayPal
*Bankgiro; account no. 377-9444
Our club season runs from September through May. Some groups have summertime activities. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Women's Club in Stockholm provides a sense of fellowship to Americans living abroad. The club sponsors activity groups, luncheons, holiday activities, museum tours, trips, evening events, and volunteer activities. We offer support groups and a variety of fun activities for our members.
Founded in 1911, the AWC Stockholm is the second oldest American women's club outside the US. Louise Woods-Beckman and Carrie Chapman Catt were charter members. Cecilia Graves, wife of the American minister in Sweden (there was no such embassy at this time, only a legation), was the first president. Since then, more then 20 women served as president, among them the legendary Peggy Johnson, Ruth Eldstrom, and Estelle Bernadotte. The first election was held in the Grand Hotel in Stockholm.
The club sponsors many activities including bridge, book clubs, gourmet cooking, networking, Swedish conversation, luncheons, gala dinners, seminars, dance lessons, and museum tours. Various groups in the AWC have been a valuable way for members to create their own local support networks and to make life-long friends.
Since 1911, we have grown from 16 charter members to more than 300. While our membership has fluctuated and individual and global priorities have shifted and have been redefined, the club and its reasons for existence remained constant for nearly a century—providing shared warmth, support, fun and motivation to American women and their families living in Sweden.