About us

Statement of Purpose

The American Women’s Club of Cyprus is an international, multi-cultural, inter-faith group of English speaking women who meet regularly to build friendships and support the local Cypriot community. It is a dynamic, social, non-political organization. It seeks to foster good relations with our host country nationals and encourage philanthropic support for local, nonprofit institutions working for the health, education and welfare of the people of Cyprus.

Membership

The American Women’s Club of Cyprus is an international, multi-cultural, inter-faith group of English speaking women who meet regularly to build friendships and support the local Cypriot community. It is a dynamic, social, non-political organization. It seeks to foster good relations with our host country nationals and encourage philanthropic support for local, nonprofit institutions working for the health, education and welfare of the people of Cyprus.

Activities

Club members enjoy a monthly morning coffee, usually on the third Thursday of every month, featuring guest speakers from the local community, holiday celebrations, and other entertainment. The club promotes social interaction among its members through book clubs, trips, tours, luncheons and other activities of interest to members. Opportunities for community service and support of the charitable organizations of Cyprus are also made available to club members.

AWC 's Brief History

Message from President

cyprus-PhotoIn the 1960s the wife of the Ambassador of the Embassy of the United States of America organized a monthly coffee morning for the embassy wives to help each other feel more at home in a foreign land. On the third Thursdays of the month the ladies would meet at their respective homes for a visit.

Eventually, the wife of the Ambassador expanded the Club by inviting guests and guest speakers. The wives of the foreign correspondents from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) were invited to join. As the group expanded, the meetings moved from private homes to the elegant Hilton Cyprus Hotel. Expanding gradually, the AWC became multi-national, as non-Americans were invited to join as associate members. The doors opened more widely when associate membership status was dropped in favor of full membership. Members brought in local friends and welcomed newcomers to the island and to the club. Over the years, attending some of the coffee mornings, were the wife of the President of Cyprus, many Cypriot ladies, wives of numerous Ambassadors and other dignitaries from many countries, cultures and faiths.

Read more: AWC 's Brief History

Leadership

The Women’s Club of Cyprus is governed by a board elected by club members annually. Although the club’s constitution requires the President to be a U.S. citizen, any member is eligible to serve in the other positions, regardless of nationality. The club also invites the spouse of the highest ranking American diplomatic officer to serve as the Honorary President of the club.

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