AWAG conference comes to Ramstein

by Johnette Owens
AWAG Rheinland-Pfalz Area Representative

***image1***The American Women’s Activities, Germany Rheinland-Pfalz Area is bringing together speakers, community leaders and volunteers for a one-day conference 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22,  at the Ramstein
Officers’ Club.

This conference provides unique opportunities for volunteers to obtain training and guidance to govern organizations more effectively, as well as interact with members of other organizations and host nation members.

A non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board of governors, AWAG represents all branches of the armed forces and civilians serving the European community. The AWAG mission is to train, strengthen and connect volunteers with their organizations and communities.

To accomplish this mission, AWAG holds one-day conferences in nine geographical areas in Europe. Each area holds a conference with session topics and speakers that are meaningful to that community. The one-day area conferences are organized by the area representative, who is a member of the board of governors. 

The organization was formed in 1946 by Mrs. Anthony Biddell, wife of the commanding general of the U.S. Army of Occupation. They helped to coordinate the distribution of relief aid sent by stateside clubs and church groups to post-war Germany.  From this beginning, AWAG has grown and is now reaching past the German borders into the military communities of the Benelux, United Kingdom and Italy.

The delegate fee is $20. A light breakfast and buffet lunch are included in the price.

Those interested must pre-register by Tuesday. Remember a reservation made is a reservation paid. Payment can be made by check, cash or through PayPal (use the e-mail address to pay). For more information or to register, e-mail Melanie Iams at or Johnette Owens at
More information on AWAG is available at The Web site has links for all area conferences and representatives, and has information on the annual conference held in Garmisch.