Inspiring Women Spring 2018


At 10:30, Richard Yoneoka, Consul

General of Hamburg, called everyone

to the starting line to kick off the event

with a motivational speech. Participants

snapped pictures and then quickly

began their treks around the Alster.

After crossing the finish line, participants

relaxed, chatted, listened to music and

snacked as they awaited the results of a

raffle. The day’s activities resulted in a

significant financial contribution for

FAWCO (over $2000) as well as strong

feeling of community spirit and

friendship within the club with 120

people turning up to participate.

Those that came enjoyed the event and talked about it for weeks. Pictures circulated on social

media and lots of lasting memories were made. The event was a really great way to engage

club members and strengthen friendships. We saw first-hand how kind and caring fellow club

members can be when supporting a worthwhile charity. We also proved that a small group of

dedicated people can achieve spectacular results and we learned how much money can be

raised through a bake sale and/or raffle! We were pleasantly surprised by this.

So, what is next for us both? We are both transitioning into 2018 board roles with the AWCH, so it

will take us some time to get adjusted to the new responsibilities. Teresa will be in charge of

club events and Lyn will serve as President. Additionally, we want to make the fun/run walk an

annual event in Hamburg, so we’ll have to kick off the 2018 planning activities soon.


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