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OCTOBER EVENTS BOOK LAUNCH The 16th edition of Living OCT in Luxembourg, the club’s comprehensive guide for newcomers, is officially unveiled at this cocktail party. Clearstream, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, 19:30

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LISA WILLIAMS: wants you to know club members are “fun and friendly”

supplies of Betty Crocker, Quaker Oats, or mac ’n’ cheese, Williams notes, “You have to be, per Luxembourg law, a member of our club.” Times have changed and the AWCL is no longer exclusively set up for fulltime mothers. The club “ is trying to make it more accessible for our members, whether they work during the day or not,” she says. That means putting on more evening activities. Earlier this year it launched TGIF, a chance to get-together twice a month, with or without your significant other, at a new bar, club or restaurant. “It’s really fun.” The AWCL also started a monthly “Ladies Night” at the Clubhouse, so members can meet up after work when their errands are done, DeLuca adds. In addition, Williams says there is potential for an equivalent, but separate, men’s club to be started. “We’re getting women who are working and the husbands are the trailing spouse. So we have some husbands that have looked into starting a men’s AG group.”

HALLOWEEN DINNER This costume/fancy dress dinner dance is a fundraiser for the American Stand at the International Bazaar. Adults only. Côté Brasserie restaurant in Utopolis, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, 19:30

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Bazaar, local women’s shelters, the Fischer House Foundation, Handi’Chiens, Fondation Cancer, Red Cross, SOS Femmes en Detresse and UNICEF. The AWCL was the largest contributor to Clean Water for Cambodia in the campaign run by the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, the Luxembourg club’s umbrella organisation. “We’re number one, yeah! ” Williams playfully proclaims, half in jest, although she is clearly proud that the Grand Duchy punched above its geographic weight. On the social side, the club has dozens of interest groups. Long standing activities including fitness, tennis, bridge, three different book clubs, French, quilting, scrapbooking, and hiking (“it’s not for sissies,” notes DeLuca). It also maintains a list of recommended baby-sitters. Another benefit of membership: American groceries not usually found on the Grand Duchy’s store shelves are imported by the AWCL via a distributor in Germany. But to buy those special

The children’s event, a fund raiser for the Fisher House and UNICEF, takes place for the fourth year in Sandweiler. “We had over 400 kids last year trick or treat,” says Lisa Williams. “And the neighbourhood was nice enough to say yes again. So I guess it wasn’t too bad!” Sandweiler neighbourhood to be announced, 18:00-20:00

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