September 2018  

Happy Autumn!  Whether you found yourself hiking, biking, relaxing or exploring, we at The Foundation hope that you had an inspiring and joyful summer.
We are already preparing for a very busy upcoming year.  The Education Award and Development Grant applications will soon be available, so if you're considering applying, please check out the Practice Applications available on the website. There have been a few changes to the regulations  - see the article below for further details.    
Foundation Night plans for the 2019 Annual Conference in Edinburgh are well underway.  Hope you will be able to join us next March in beautiful Scotland!
Over the spring and summer, many clubs change officers.  Are you receiving this edition of NEWS at your club's FAWCO Rep or President's address but you are no longer in that position?  If things have changed hands in your club, please contact me at the email below and let me know who should be receiving the NEWS and at what email address. This is also a good time to update your Club Profile on the FAWCO website. Taking both of these measures will tremendously help us keep you up to date. We don't want anybody missing out on vital information!   
Lastly, always remember: The FAWCO Foundation is YOUR Foundation. Please don't hesitate to contact anyone on the Board if you have ideas, recommendations or questions. We love to hear from you!
Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!
Janet Davis
VP Communications
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Education Awards and Development Grants 
The 2019 Education Award and Development Grant applications will soon be available, however, preliminary information is already on the Foundation website. This includes eligibility requirements and terms of study for EAs and nomination requirements for DGs.

There have been some changes to the requirements for the DGs and the Education Awards have been expanded!  Please click here for further important details.

Do you have a child who might be interested in applying for an EA, a child or grandchild who is Dual Cultural, or are YOU interested in furthering your studies? Visit the Foundation website Education Awards page to see how you or a family member might qualify for an EA.

Has your club been supporting a charity over the last year or years that needs ongoing support?  Are you interested in applying for a DG for a specific organization or project?  Visit the Foundation website Development Grants page for further information regarding the DGs.

Applications, deadlines and instructions will be posted by the first week of October.  With deadlines in early January, it's best to get applications in before the holiday rush!
Encourage your club members to sign up for the Foundation NEWS!
Communicate to your board and club members that the preliminary 2019 Education Award and Development Grant info is on the website!  
Alert your club members to the October 10, 2018 deadline for this year's Friendship Quilt!.
Solicit unique experiences, travel opportunities and donations from your members for the 2019 Conference in Edinburgh!   



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 2019 Friendship Quilt
The FAWCO Foundation Friendship Quilt is in the making!  What better way to wrap up the Target project Education theme than with a quilt dedicated to books and reading! This year's quilt promises to be colorful and inspiring.  With an October deadline, you still have time to finish up your personal contribution to this beautiful work of art.  Full instructions here.  More samples on the Foundation website.    
    Deadline October 10 !
Saturday, March 23 
Join us for Foundation Night in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland at the 2019 Conference as we honor Education.  
Got your graduation gown or even your old uniform?  Don a hat, a sweatshirt or your saddle shoes - anything!   
Show us your school spirit!
Further details coming soon to The Foundation Website.


Do you have a destination property or do you know of a resort or spa that would like to donate a weekend/week's stay?  Does your business offer a unique experience that you would be willing to share?

Help The FAWCO Foundation support your projects and passions by donating to our Live Auction to be held on Foundation Night 2019 at the FAWCO Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland!
Not Receiving The NEWS ?  
Do you have club members who wonder why they are suddenly no longer receiving our publication?  Please have them contact us at the email below. They can be reactivated as soon as we receive permission from them to do so.