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OBERURSEL, HESSEN - January 10, 2011 – The American Women’s Club of the Taunus, e.V. celebrates its 40th anniversary at a champagne reception on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 10:30-13:00, at the Oberursel Stadthalle. The event will kick-off year-long anniversary activities. 

Speaking will be Oberursel Mayor, Buergermeister Hans-Georg Brum, U.S. Consul General Edward Alford, AWCT President Elaine Kuether, the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO) President Kathleen Simon, and the British Club of the Taunus President Mary Conlon-Förster.  More than 630 guests have been invited from interested companies, organizations, churches, schools and institutions, such as the English Theater Frankfurt, the Internationales Theater Frankfurt, e.V., International Women’s Club of Frankfurt, e.V., and the Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft.

An award will be given to the Club’s longest-standing member, followed by a special presentation highlighting the circumstances, milestones and transformations in Germany, the world and the lives of international women since the Club’s inception. The Club will also announce donations of 3,000 Euros to two local charities in the cultural, educational, social and/or medical fields.  Over four decades, the AWCT has donated hundreds of thousands of Euros to dozens of charities in the Main-Taunus region and beyond, including the Hoechst Kinderklinik, Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft, Vita Assistenzhunde e.V., krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V., FrauenNotRuf Frankfurt and the Alfred Delp Haus for Behinderte Menschen.  

We welcome you to attend this celebratory event.

About the American Women's Club of the Taunus
The AWCT is a non-profit, English-speaking organization serving the Frankfurt area international community since 1971. With over 450 members, the AWCT offers support, friendships and networking to women and their families, who live in or have recently moved to the Frankfurt-Rhein-Main-Taunus area, including Darmstadt and Wiesbaden.

As a volunteer run group, the AWCT offers a wide range of social activities and services designed to get members involved and connected, as well as facilitate their efforts to integrate into the German community. With monthly events such as neighborhood lunches, book clubs, travel and more, we are confident that our members will find an array of opportunities to make living in Germany an exciting experience.

Additionally, the AWCT takes great pleasure and pride in “giving back” to its community. Every year, the AWCT makes charitable contributions and raises significant funds for local charitable organizations through the annual Spring Charity Event.

The AWCT is an active member of FAWCO, the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas.

For more information, please visit www.awctaunus.org.