By Jodi Gentilozzi
The FAWCO Region 9 Conference (AWAQ is in Region 9) will be held in Amman, Jordan on December 4-6. Topic: The Displacement Dilemma: Focus on Compassion, Friendship, Peace and Expats Sharing Experiences. Follow the activities on the Region 9 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/303768629740092/ . I look forward to seeing everyone after I return from the conference. A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who personally gave me things to take along for the volunteer project.
$30,000 in FAWCO Education Awards are still available. Applications are accepted until Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. http://www.fawcofoundation.org/our-programs/education-awards.html
The “16 Day” Campaign to End Violence Against Women continues….and will end on Dec. 10, 2014 (Human Rights Day). http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism. We had a fantastic event to view a film on forgiveness in support of the campaign while wearing our ORANGE scarves! Are you wearing ORANGE?!
Raffle Tickets are available from me for the FAWCO 2015 Friendship Quilt as well as a Diamond and Emerald Bracelet. You can also buy them online! http://www.fawcofoundation.org/for-reps-rcs/2015-fawco-conference/raffle-tickets.html
Our FAWCO Youth Ambassador Julia Goldsby will be with us for 2 weeks in Feb 2015, and will be our featured guest at the General Meeting on Feb. 9th. The goals of the FAWCO Youth program are to raise awareness in today’s youth of the world around them and to encourage and support them in their endeavors to become responsible global citizens. If you are interested in supporting the youth program and getting your children involved, let me know. http://www.fawco.org/global-issues/youth-program
Hope to see you all at the holiday luncheon on Dec. 8th. And yes I will be wearing ORANGE. Will you?