AWC Antwerp is a social, cultural and philanthropic club of English-speaking women from all over the world.
History and Values
Motto: May we always be generous and never hasty in judgment.
Purpose: Our purpose is to create a center of social, cultural, and philanthropic activities for women in the greater Antwerp area.
AWC Antwerp held its first meeting in 1929 as a social club by the wives of American men working in Antwerp following World War I. The club will be celebrating its 95th Founders Day in February of 2024. We now have a membership of almost 100 women from all over the world.
To read more about the history of AWC Antwerp over the past 95 years, click here.
AWC Antwerp offers social, cultural, philanthropic, and well-being activities on a variety of days, including evenings and weekends.
Learn more about our Activities by visiting our Activities page.
AWC Antwerp has a long history of philanthropic spirit.
Caring Hearts, a group of club members making heart-shaped pillows for breast cancer patients, has been active since 2008.
Locally, each year we volunteer and raise funds for a variety of charities and local community groups in need of support, particularly those helping disadvantaged women and children.
Learn more about our philanthropic efforts by visiting our Philanthropy page.
AWC Antwerp aims to help its members settle into the club and into life in Antwerp and Belgium.
The benefits of membership include:
AWC Antwerp is a founding member of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAWCO).
FAWCO is an international network of independent clubs and associations across the world, serving as a resource and a voice for its members. It seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, advocates for the rights of US citizens overseas and contributes to the global community through various activities.