American Women's Club of Basel

The American Women’s Club (AWC) hopes you are all safe and healthy wherever you find yourself. We realize these are challenging times and one can feel socially isolated, so reach out to friends and family, if only to touch base and chat. If you’d like to reach out to the AWC, for any reason, please send an e-mail to our President, Wendy Olum or Membership Chairperson, Susi Haveman.


As a result of the government recommendations, all of our activities that require leaving home have been suspended until further notice. Please follow the recommendations of the Swiss government and look after yourselves and your loved ones. We do have a few online activities. Please see our Events page for more details.

Until we can meet again in person, please keep in touch and reach out to any of us anytime. 

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Mission Statement


The American Women’s Club of Basel is a nonprofit social and philanthropic organization that was founded in 1947 and currently has 117 members.  It is a group with very diverse backgrounds, interests and ages, but with a connection to the USA.  Membership is open to English-speaking women who would like to participate in AWC Basel activities.  Our members support a variety of philanthropic causes, have fun, make lifelong friends and find the support they need while facing the challenges of living abroad.




President:  Wendy Olum

VP: Karen Thorne

Secretary:  Colleen Young

Treasurer:  Lindsey Rutz

FAWCO Rep:  Deanna Brittain

Library Liaison:  Vacant

Membership Chair:  Susi Haveman

Events Chair:  Donna Willis

Newsletter Chair:  Jill Perucki

American Women’s Club of Basel

Postfach 1071

4001 Basel