FAWCO News march 2022

Coming up in March 
March brings a variety of exciting events and opportunities to get involved with FAWCO!
On March 8 at 7pm, in honor of International Women’s Day, Ileana Rontea(from our club!) will be leading a workshop on Self-Confidence Basics for Women. Ileana will identify common misconceptions and long-held biases which have led to a lack of self-confidence in some women. She will also give tips on what actions you can take to increase your own self-confidence. Register HERE.

On March 16 at 8pm, the U-40 team will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day happy hour, be sure to RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">FAWCO-u40@fawco.org to receive the virtual link!
There is still time to register for the biennial conference in Bratislava taking place from March 23 to March 26. Register HERE.
Foundation Night 2023
During the conference, FAWCO will be hosting their biggest fundraising event of the year “Foundation Night”. This year’s theme is “There is Value in Vintage: Old is New Again.” You can sign up for OneCause, whether or not you are attending the conference in Bratislava. This platform will allow you to browse through Silent and Live Auction items, become a Benefactor, purchase Friendship Quilt raffle tickets and charms, and access information about supporting FAWCO’s Education Award and Development Grant programs. You can also register a silent or live auction item, or  participate in the “If Clothes Could Talk” competition by sharing the story behind your vintage outfit that you will be wearing for Foundation night. Bidding for the auction items has already begun! So get bidding!
Target project and Development grants 
I would like to thank all of those who participated in the voting process for the next Target Project. Over 90% of FAWCO Clubs submitted their votes! The selected project will be announced on March 24, 2023 during the 11:00–11:45 am session of the FAWCO Biennial Conference in Bratislava.
It is now time to turn our attention to the Development Grants. The FAWCOFoundation has recently released the list of nominees for the 2023 Development Grants, with a total of twelve projects nominated across five categories; Education (three grants available); Global Issues (two grants available); Environment (one grant available); Health (one grant available) and Human Rights (two grants available). You can find a full description of each project HERE. As always, every nominee offers something unique, making the selection process a challenging one. As an affiliated club to FAWCO, all members of the AWG-LR have their word to say. You can cast your vote HERE. The winners of the grants will be revealed during the conference in Bratislava.
Recent articles by FAWCO’s global issues teams
Five Signs of Healthy Relationships by Karen Castellon from the Human Rights, provides us with a guide to assessing what make our intimate partnership, friendships, and working relationships, healthy.
The Benefits of a Booze Break by Deb Hadley from the Health team has written an informative article about the risks of drinking alcohol and evaluating how much is too much.
If you missed FAWCO’s meeting on COP27, you can catch a glimpse of what went on at COP 27 by reading The Environment in the News by Sheila Doucet and a report by guest blogger Alice Finno.