Our Board And COMMITTEES
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
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: Aurelie Barennes
Responsible for Club communications, and oversees the website, social media, monthly email newsletters, and The Round Robin magazine.
Vice President - Events: Rachel Isenschmid
Coordinates annual and special Club events and programs for our membership.
Vice President - Clubhouse Operations: Wendy Cideciyan
Oversees Clubhouse operations and administration.
Secretary: Sarah Steece
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.
Development Chair: OPEN POSITION
Coordinates the fundraising programs of the Club, including Workshop Week and the Christmas Market.
Library Chair: Rebecca Royston
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: Lisa Wyssbrod
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: OPEN POSITION
Contact person for new and existing activities.
Advertising Manager: OPEN POSITION
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: OPEN POSITION
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: Lauren Dreifuss
Coordinates family oriented programs and activities for AWCZ members.
Scheduler: Lyla Taylor
Coordinates scheduling of Clubhouse rooms for the AWCZ and external organizations.
Webmaster: Amanda Wigfall
Manages the AWCZ website.