Currents Winter 2018; Vol. 34, No. 1 - Page 5

AWCH News Currents, Winter 2018 Silent Auction at AGM toward FAWCO Target Project “Let the fun begin!” announced 2017 President Marlane Nigbur as she called the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 28, 2018 to order in the DESY guest dinning room. “Thank you so much for your power and energy to make things happen! Thank you for your tireless dedication.” With close to 40 AWCH members attending, Marlane reviewed the many events that took place in 2017, highlighting the many fundraising activities and two ad hoc events addressing issues to empower women. Reports from the various internal groups (e.g. Book, Film, Opera, Art, and Stich ‘n’ Bitch) confirmed the many opportunities members have to pursue their different interests. Treasurer Monika M. reported that over €4.500 had been raised in 2017 for charities, and Membership Chair Petra R. announced that the club had gained 46 new members, with a total of 186 at the end of 2017. FAWCO Rep Carol S. again praised AWCH members for their hard work in raising money and getting involved in FAWCO activities. After approval of the proposed budget for 2018, the attending members elected the new 2018 board members. After four hours of business and socializing with sweet and savory finger food, the meeting came to a close. Exhausted, but proud to members of such an active club. We wish the new board continuing success! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The Silent Auction at the AGM was a huge success. The proceeds of €1564 will go to the FAWCO Target Project „Hope Beyond Displace- ment.“ This project, a sustainable investment by FAWCO Member Clubs to provide education and training for refugee women and girls in Jordan, is an action of the FAWCO Target Program Education: Empowering Women and Girls Through Knowledge and Skills. Hope Beyond Displacement Education and Empowering Refugee Women and Girls in Jordan 5