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Dear {Contact_First_Name},

Fall has enveloped us with its warm embrace, and our AWCB calendar is a reflection of the bustling energy of the season, filled with exciting activities and events. As always, our dedicated board has been hard at work, meticulously planning for a new year brimming with engaging and inspirational gatherings, offering all of us the chance to strengthen our connections.

September graced us with an enchanting journey to Normandy. Florence and Cécile, cherished long standing members, opened their hearts and their historic family château, Val Richer, in France to AWCB members. Over four magical days, we explored the charming region of Normandy, with Florence as our personal guide. The privilege of staying at Val Richer and sharing this experience as a group created lasting memories that we will forever hold dear. A heartfelt "Merci mil fois" to Florence & Cécile!

October has been a whirlwind of activity, Halloween Crafts & Treats for Kids, American and Canadian Reading Group meetings, lunch at The Nine followed by a session on Chinese holistic medicine at The Nine, Chit-Chat & More, and a heartwarming Hearts for Hope Pillow meeting, followed by a delightful luncheon that marked the launch of our Angel Tree program at All Saints Church.

As we dive further into this month, I encourage you to stay informed about all the exciting happenings at AWCB by referring to our calendar and keeping an eye on email announcements.

I'd like to draw your attention to the AWCB Angel Tree Program. Since 2008, AWCB has been dedicated to Angel Tree, providing between 250-350 Saint Nicholas gifts annually to children in need right here in Brussels. This year, our club is sponsoring over 300 children from four charities. I urge you to contribute in any way you can, be it by sponsoring a child and selecting a gift or making a monetary donation. For more information, please visit 

Touching lives and helping those in need lies at the heart of AWCB, and your support has been instrumental in our continued success. A heartfelt Thank You to all for your unwavering commitment to our endeavors.

Autumn gifts us abundance and opportunity, much like the leaves that turn to gold. In this season of change, may you find treasures and fulfillment. I eagerly anticipate reuniting with all of you soon.

Wishing you warmth and joy in this beautiful season.

Happy Autumn!

Lorraine De Bock

President, AWCB


AWCB goes to Normandy!

AWCB gives a heartfelt Thank You to two of our beloved members, Florence and Cecile for opening their historic family château, The Val Richer in Normandy to our members in September. Our members spent 4 magical days a the château and with Florence as their personal guide visited, Honfleur, Omaha Beach, The Normandy American Cemetery, The D-day Museum, a local apple cider/calvados distillery, Bayeux, Liseaux and many more highlights in Normandy. It was a memorable experience that our members will always treasure. 

AWCB & ACB Members Enjoy Impromptu Dinner Delight

Spontaneity and friendship came together as AWCB & ACB members Frederique, Luis, and Karolina joined Lorraine for an impromptu dinner in October. This delightful gathering emerged when an AWCB event was postponed, and they met at a new Mexican restaurant in Ixelles, highly recommended by Frederique.

Frederique has lived in Ixelles for over 30 years, not only shared her local expertise but also has an exciting club event in the works. It's moments like these that remind us of the bonds we share within our club.

A heartfelt thank you to Frederique for orchestrating this memorable evening! Cheers to the wonderful connections and experiences that make our community special. 🌮🥂

AWCB Angel Tree Luncheon 

At our recent Angel Tree Kick-Off Luncheon, we were privileged to have Phil Lane, Executive Director of Oasis Belgium, as our guest speaker. Phil eloquently conveyed the significance of the Angel Tree program and the life-changing impact that Saint Nicholas gifts bring to the children and families Oasis Belgium supports.

The spirit of giving was alive in the room as 83 Angel Tree children found sponsors among our guests, making their holiday season brighter. Furthermore, the proceeds from the luncheon were generously donated to the Angel Tree cause, reinforcing our commitment to making a difference.

AWCB  Hearts for Hope 

The dedicated AWCB Hearts for Hope pillow ladies gathered once again In October, uniting their creative spirit to craft beautiful, handcrafted pillows. These pillows are a source of comfort for patients recovering from breast cancer surgery and are donated, free of charge, to UZ Leuven and Bordet hospitals.

You can be a part of this heartwarming initiative. AWCB provides all the necessary supplies, but donations of 100% cotton fabric are always appreciated. No sewing experience is required - you can contribute by cutting, tracing, stuffing, stitching, or even helping set up for lunch after the gathering.

Would you like to join our wonderful group and make a difference in the lives of those in need? Contact us at for more information. Your support is greatly valued!

Breast Cancer Awareness Day 

AWCB members, Florence, Marianne & Mich attended the Erasme hospital in Anderlecht to participate in the Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the hospital. They met with patients, staff members and OBGYN students and displayed the beautiful pillows made with love that are donated to breast cancer patients at Bordet hospital by AWCB Hearts for Hope. The nurses and staff at Jules Bordet loved the pillows and were very grateful. A heartfelt Thank You to all of our AWCB pillow ladies for everything you do 💕

Grand Opening of American Groceries Europe in Overijse

AWCB would like to congratulate American Groceries Europe as they celebrated the opening of their new store .The new location at Stationstraat 37 in Overijise proved to be a big success with many regular and new customers. The new store includes some products only offered in-store, such as beef hot dogs and turkey baking trays. Several AWCB members popped in on opening weekend to say Congratulations or attend the craft event with their children. Laura from Eats Dessert First by Laura was also there with delicious cupcakes and pies.

 Kristen and Chris would like to say a big Thank You to all AWCB members for their support!k

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Halloween Craft & Treat event - Oct. 7th 

Halloween fun at American Groceries Europe for the 3rd year in a row! The event was on Saturday (October 7th) and Sunday (October 8th). Kids got to do a Halloween Crafts and left with a treat. Adults had socialized, shopped and also got crafty.

On October 10th the AWCB had a club lunch at The Nine with 15 ladies and as usual, a great time was had by all!  

The food was great as usual and we all enjoyed sitting in the beautiful dining area of the building.  After lunch, members walked around to explore the lovely decor and a few stayed for our presentation on Chinese holistic wellness, and others relaxed over a drink with friends. 

Grateful for such a lovely and peaceful evening!

Wonderful presentation on Chinese holistic medicine at The Nine on October 10th, as well as demonstrations by Acuherb.  

Back by popular demand!   We had an interactive and informational session about the Chinese approach to holistic wellness with our sponsor Ya Qian of Acuherb at Brussel's beautiful and exclusive female focused club, The Nine, this week. 

Acuherb is committed to improve your physical and mental condition by means of Fascia therapy, Acupuncture, Frequency Specific Microcurrent therapy and other traditional Chinese methods such as meditation and breathing techniques.

FAWCO Update

Exciting News: 2024 FAWCO Foundation Education Awards Open for Applications!

The FAWCO Foundation is delighted to unveil the 2024 Education Awards, now live on their website with applications officially open. Visit to explore this incredible opportunity, whether you're a FAWCO club member, an individual, or have family members pursuing academic goals. Your chance to make a meaningful impact is here!

FAWCO Events

Connecting Globally and Learn about FAWCO - October 23rd, 7PM

Join AWCB for an informative virtual presentation hosted by FAWCO VP2, Kanika Halloway and learn about the benefits of being a member of The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas on October 23 at 7 p.m. Register

AWCB Members

AWCB Member Directory

Have you met someone at a club and want to get in touch? Just log into our AWCB website and AWCB Community and then Member Directory and you can find the contact details of all members who have opted in to share their information. You must login to see information and you can change your own information and visibility by updating your profile

AWCB Bulletin Board

While you are on the website, make sure you visit our Club Bulletin Board to announce something special, announce something for sale, or ask for help or advice, on the Club Bulletin Board located in the AWCB Community.

Thank you to our AWCB Sponsors

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