American Women’s Association

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AWA of Indonesia is a non-profit organization of expats connecting with each other and contributing to local Indonesian charities. ❤️

http://www.awajakarta.org/

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Our Mardi Gras was too much fun! Good food, an awesome live band, fabulous prizes and fantastic friends! What an excellent way to celebrate together and raise money for our charities! Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed!
At our AWA center with Meg Sine picking our patterns for our sewing/ quilting class!
Are you coming to the Mardi Gras party this Saturday at the American Club? Our American Women’s Association President Sunshine Biskaps has her costume and is ready to dance the night away! Cajun food, a live 5-member jazz band, door, raffle, silent auction prizes - you don’t want to miss this event! 120 tickets sold so far and we still have a few more! Tomorrow is your last chance to buy them. Visit our AWA center tomorrow 9am-12pm to purchase your Mardi Gras tickets or call Sunshine at +62-811-870-8029. This event benefits AWA and its charities!
Jojo’s got his costume ready for Mardi Gras! What are you wearing?! Don’t want to miss the cajun food, live jazz band and all the raffle prizes on Saturday? We have a few last-minute tickets sales to be sold today only. Proceeds from this event benefit AWA and our Indonesian charities.
A warm welcome to our Jakarta Newcomers from AWA, Colliers, and SOS International. Thanks to Gene from Colliers and Eunice from SOS for giving two very informative presentations and also to Ibu Uni from Upper Crust for providing the delicious snacks. Janice Crawford also joined us with her yummy cinnamon rolls and natural bug repellent elixir. Pak Siang offered lots of jewelry options for our shopping delight.
Thank you to the American Chamber of Commerce for the collaboration with American Women’s Association. Your support and time is super duper appreciated! Mila and Christ from AmCham came into our center after hours today for an interview with our President Sunshine Biskaps. We hope to rebuild the foundation of AWA to create the most welcoming atmosphere and a place Americans and other expatriates can call home when you’re away from home. We welcome all to come visit, get a tour of our fabulous center and thrift store and learn about our many activities, events, and charity opportunities!
When we give, we get so much in return. Thank you to all those who have supported and continue to support American Women’s Association of Indonesia, with a super special thanks to the current and past social welfare teams, who volunteer endless hours to make a difference in the lives of so many here in Indonesia. Today, Vangie White and I visited sick children at Fatmawati Hospital and delivered gift bags of assorted toys and toiletries to each of them. We had support from Nicole Thompson, Henny Flint, Margie O, Kirsten Clayton and the High Tea women in assembling these bags. This has been an ongoing program through the years and is just one of AWA’s many social welfare projects that you help support when you attend fundraisers such as our upcoming Mardi Gras party on Feb 10 at the American Club. These sick children and their parents were very appreciative today. Thank you again, AWA and dear friends of Jakarta, for doing your part in putting smiles on these children’s faces! If you have toys or toiletries donations, we continue to collect them at our AWA center in Kebayoran Baru.
Our AWA Thursday playgroup had so much fun today! All are welcome to join us next week when Ensiklo Musika leads a Toddler Music Class!
Our American Women’s Association of Indonesia family has a sharp new security guard named Pak Rano (provided by Recon Security) to keep us safe. He reported one hour before time of duty this morning and has already made a great impression on our AWA President Sunshine Biskaps and our housekeepers Pak Anto and Ibu Sri. Also, just as importantly, our kitten Pepsi and pup JoJo also like him! We look forward to a great relationship with Recon Security and getting to know Pak Rano better as they provide exceptional security for our AWA members and guests!
The American Women’s Association is hosting an all-day “Mamaste Mindful Birthing Workshop” on Saturday, March 3 at our AWA center in Kebayoran Baru. Certified instructor Jaclyn Cruz Coleman will use yoga to teach you and your partner to improve the birthing process of your baby! These classes normally run hundreds of dollars and Jaclyn is happy to teach it for a small contribution of 250k/ couple (AWA members) and 350k/ couple (non-members). She’ll provide materials and snacks. Please bring your lunch, a yoga mat, and be hungry to learn! Please share with your friends who are expecting.
The American Women’s Association members are animal lovers and we support the fantastic work of Jakarta Animal Aid Network (www.jakartaanimalaid.com). Find out how you can adopt a pet, promote a dog-meat-free Indonesia, sponsor an ex-dancing monkey, and save Indonesia’s dolphins! Come play or walk these rescued dogs at their new headquarters or drop into our AWA center on this upcoming Monday Feb 5th from 9-12! Karin and Shyafira from JAAN and Amy from Rumah Shambala (where we got our puppy JoJo from) will all be there on the day of our Borneo Orangutans Survival Foundation and Wow Borneo presentations! Drop in for coffee, snacks, to hear a talk, and to shop! 😄
On behalf of our current and past AWA boards, we would like to thank G4S Security for the multiple years of sponsorship and for providing us with our loyal and dedicated security guard Pak Richard. We wish G4S and Pak Richard the very best of luck and hope to work together again in the future.