From the moment our first members, including our leading founder, Shirley Brendtke, formed the American International Women's Club (formerly the American Women's Club of the Taunus), we have been committed to supporting not only our members, but also giving back to our host country and to international charitable causes.
The AIWC provides many avenues for newcomers to receive support as they adjust to living in their new home country. Members can call on their "Mutti" or Neighborhood Coordinator in their Neighborhood for advice on day-to-day needs, such as where to shop or dine out locally. Newcomers can attend Neighborhood events and coffees, where they can meet other members who live nearby. Mother's Corner provides a wonderful network for support for expectant mothers and mothers with small children. And the C.A.R.E.S. (Crisis Assistance Resources Emergency Services) group helps members of the AIWC by providing resource information, listening, and giving general support to those in need during personal emergencies and difficult situations while in a foreign country.
In addition, since 1971, the AIWC has shown support for our community in the Frankfurt area and for international causes by way of fundraising and helping with charitable organizations and causes, as well as collaborating with FAWCO-supported charitable ventures.
We are committed to supporting our members and contributing to our host country that has welcomed us; and each year, we sponsor a number of events, such as our annual Spring Charity Event, to achieve these goals.