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The American Women’s Club of Zurich is governed by a board of seven elected officers, an appointed parliamentarian and three appointed standing committee chairs. In addition, numerous special or ad hoc committee chairs are appointed, as necessary, for special projects, and other Club activities and operations. 

AWCZ Officers and Chairs

Executive Board

President: Eleanor Paunovic

Oversees activities of board officers and acts as official spokesperson of the Club.

Vice President - Member Relations & Activities: Erin Crail

Promotes and oversees member involvement in Club events, activity groups, and volunteer opportunities.

Vice President - Communications: Jyoti Krishnan

Responsible for Club communications, and oversees the website, social media, monthly email newsletters, and The Round Robin magazine.

Vice President - Events: Sue Rickenbacher

Coordinates annual and special Club events and programs for our membership.

Vice President - Clubhouse Operations: Wendy Cidecyan

Oversees Clubhouse operations and administration.

Secretary: Thea Rogerson

Maintains minutes, reports, and other correspondence of all Executive Board and Club meetings.

Treasurer: Susan Carpenter

Coordinates all Club financial transactions, reporting, budget, and auditing activities.

Standing Committee Chairs

FAWCO Representative: Lyla Taylor

Serves as liaison between AWCZ and the non-governmental organization of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas.

Ways and Means Chair: Thea Rogerson

Coordinates the fundraising programs of the Club, including Workshop Week and the Christmas Market.

Library Manager: Diane Naenny

Oversees all operational aspects of AWCZ library.

Parliamentarian: Ellen Delman

Membership Chair: Karen Carpenter Probst

Manages club membership database and membership inquiries.

Round Robin Chair: Lisa Wyssbrod

Oversees all operational aspects of producing The Round Robin magazine.

PhASE - Philanthropy And Social Engagement: Open Position

Identifies community service and philanthropic opportunities in the greater Zurich areas for AWCZ members and their families.

Special Committee Chairs

Office Manager: Linda Christen

Manages "front office" aspects of the Club.

Activities Chair: Yvonne Ryser

Contact person for new and existing activities.

Advertising Manager: Jeanette Wassung

Maintains relations with print and web advertisers.

Christmas Market: OPEN POSITION

Coordinates annual AWCZ Christmas market and visit with Santa event.

Workshop Week: Lyla Taylor

Coordinates annual AWCZ week-long continuing education workshop program.

Welcome Chair: OPEN POSITION

Welcomes new AWCZ members to the Club and Zurich.

Member to Member Care Team Manager: Selma Studer

Provides assistance for AWCZ members in emergency or crisis situations.

Gallery at the Club: OPEN POSITION

Oversees The Gallery at the Club program in our Clubhouse.

Kids Corner: Jillian Burkley and Lauren Dreifuss

Coordinates family oriented programs and activities for AWCZ members.

Scheduler: Laurel McDonald

Coordinates scheduling of Clubhouse rooms for the AWCZ and external organizations.

Webmaster: Amanda Wigfall

Manages the AWCZ website.

American Women's Club OF Zurich

Höschgasse 38, 8008 Zürich

+41 44 240 4455

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