MARCH, 2018  


The Development Grant ballot is now live online.  Make sure that your club is represented in the voting for this year's Development Grants! Click below for the interactive ballot. The deadline for submitting your ballot is Saturday, March 24 at 12:00 noon CET. Each Club is entitled to ONE vote.  We request that the ballot be submitted by either the Club President or the FAWCO Rep.



The FAWCO Foundation greatly appreciates the generosity of FAWCO members who kindly donate their beautiful jewelry items for use in our high-end raffle.  This year, we have a spectacular pair of diamond and opal earrings that will make the lucky winner feel like the Queen of Hearts! 18K gold, 4 diamonds brilliant cut, total weight 0.10K, 2 opals oval cut, 2 opals teardrop cut. Estimated value is $1200. The drawing for this beautiful piece will take place March 24 at the Interim Meeting in The Hague.  You need not be present to win.

Please visit the  Queen of Hearts Raffle page to download raffle tickets and for payment options. 

Whether you're attending the IM in The Hague or not, you can still support the philanthropic goals of FAWCO.
Become a Benefactor!  And NEW in 2018, 20% of your Benefactor donation will go to the Target project: Hope Beyond Displacement.

By donating to The FAWCO Foundation, you will be making a difference in the lives of women and children worldwide.

ee this year's Benefactor Levels!
This year, we commemorate our time in The Netherlands with a classic "wooden shoe."  The charm comes in silver, in both a flat and 3D style. 

              Silver - flat                          Silver - 3D 

We are also very pleased to introduce the new Target charm - a silver book representing everyone's right to an education.  With the word HOPE written in both English and Arabic, it is a fitting representation of the current Target project: Hope Beyond Displacement.

Please visit the Charms page for further information on all of the 2018 Charms.  Charms may be purchased at the Interim Meeting.  If you are not attending the IM but would like to buy a charm, please contact VP Fundraising at: for purchase options.                     
            TWEEDLE DIP! 

This is Alice's version of the traditional Lucky Dip. We are looking for donations of small, whimsical items, ranging in price from $4-$10, which are fun and will incite guests to pay $5 and take another dip!   


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The Hatter's Matters 
Live Auction 
Not able to come to The Hague? Don't let that stop you from being part of The Hatter's Matters Live Auction. G o to the Live Auction page where you can browse the catalog to choose an incredible destination for your next adventure or one of our unique specialty items. Then send an email, along with the lot number, the item title and your minimum and  maximum bids to:  
    The Cheshire Cat 
       Silent Auction  
        "Grin and Buy It" 
As you pack your suitcase for The Hague, consider bringing along a special item for the Silent Auction.  Something small and easily packable is wonderful, however, size doesn't always matter!  Silent Auction donations can be anything from jewelry and scarves to photos, artwork, handcrafts or anything that would make you want to just Grin and Buy It!
Preregister your Silent Auction items before you leave home! Please follow the directions on the Silent Auction web page to fill out the form.  Of course, you may also bring your items to the conference and register them at the Silent Auction desk. Please contact: Carol-Lyn McKelvey at with any questions.
       "Butterfly Brigade"
Inspired by the Butterfly Warrior theme of the Mumbai conference, the 2018 quilt celebrates the Butterfly Warrior in all of us. This beautiful quilt will be auctioned off on the final day of the Interim Meeting .

Please visit the 2018 Quilt page to download and purchase your raffle tickets! Raffle tickets may be purchased with cash, by check or by wire transfer. Unfortunately, credit card and PayPal purchases are no longer possible.  
FAWCO Reps: If you are coming to The Hague, simply download the raffle tickets , sell them to your members, fill them out and bring both the tickets and the corresponding cash amount to the IM. You can  turn them in at The FAWCO Foundation table upon registration.