MARCH, 2019   

We're heading up north!  We look forward to seeing many of you in Edinburgh, Scotland for this year's Biennial Conference; it promises to be a very special time.

We hope you're all looking forward to Foundation Night on Saturday of the conference as we celebrate Education while supporting the programs of The FAWCO Foundation; join us for the Silent Auction, Live Auction, Class-Y Combo Raffle drawing, Costume Contest, Pop Quiz and more!  The Friendship Quilt raffle will be drawn on Sunday.

Be True To Your School!  Dress code is anything school related - hats, scarves, sweatshirts, uniforms, saddle shoes. Whatever suits and whatever still fits. Show us your school spirit by showing us your school colors!

See you in Edinburgh and don't be late for school!

Janet Davis, VP Communications

The 2019 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.
REMEMBER: This year, all ballots must be submitted online.  There will be NO PAPER BALLOTS at the conference. The deadline for submitting your ballot is Friday, March 22 at 12:00 noon CET.  Each Club is entitled to one vote.  The ballot should be submitted by either the Club President or the FAWCO Rep.



The FAWCO Foundation greatly appreciates the generosity of FAWCO members who kindly donate beautiful items for our high-end raffle.  This year, we have been given an elegant Hermès scarf and The Foundation has donated the very trendy Mini Roo from our Backing Women collection. They will be raffled off as one package together. Your one ticket gets you both items. You'll truly be going in style!   You need not be present to win.

Please visit the  Class-Y Combo Raffle page to download raffle tickets and for payment options. 

Whether you're attending the conference in Edinburgh or not, you can still support the philanthropic goals of FAWCO.
Become a Brilliant Benefactor! There are five academic levels to choose from but all of them will make you a Star Pupil!

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

ee this year's Brilliant Benefactor Levels !
This year, we commemorate our time in Edinburgh with a special handmade charm, designed and manufactured by our host club, the AWC Central Scotland.
The charm is silver. 

Please visit the Charms page for further information on the 2019 charm.  Charms may be purchased at the conference.  If you will not be in Edinburgh but would like to buy a charm, please contact VP Fundraising at: for purchase options.                     


Our new website will be previewed at the Edinburgh Conference.  Get excited because we sure are!


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Live Auction
"3 Cheers for Education!"
We are still looking for Live Auction items. If you have a vacation home, unique experience or specialty item to offer, we would love to put it into the Live Auction - Three Cheers For Education!  
Not able to come to Edinburgh? Don't let that stop you from being part of  the 2019 Live Auction. G o to the Auctions page on our website where you can read more about the Auctions and 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:  
        Silent Auction  
            "It All Adds Up!"  
Want to bring an item for the Silent Auction? Silent Auction donations can be anything from jewelry and scarves to photos, artwork, handcrafts or anything you like. Because big or small, It All Adds Up!  
Please remember a few things regarding the Silent Auction:
Please bring only two items per person.  
And you will need to pre-register your items . This will make the registration and drop/off process run much more smoothly and allow our Silent Auction team to get organized before the conference even begins. There will be very specific times for drop-off of items so please look at your Agenda for times.   
Contact Carol-Lyn McKelvey at with any questions.
"Tell Me A Story"
Looking for a good book to read?  Look no further. There are 374 book suggestions from around the globe, right here on this beautiful bookshelf! 
The 2019 Friendship Quilt, lovingly assembled by Roberta Zöllner (Munich IWC), measures 142 x 275 centimeters and contains squares submitted by 39 FAWCO members from 17 different clubs.

Please visit the 2019 Quilt page to download and purchase your raffle tickets! Raffle tickets must be purchased with cash or check or by wire transfer. We are unable to process Quilt ticket purchases by credit card or PayPal.  
FAWCO Reps: If you are coming to Edinburgh, 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 conference. You can  turn them in at The FAWCO Foundation table near registration. 
Don't forget your lunch money for a few Lucky Lunchbags!