The American Women’s Association of Rome is a vibrant community of dynamic, global women with a mission to promote friendship among our members and understanding between Italy and the United States.

Together, we celebrate life in Rome and share unique opportunities to cultivate friendship, experience culture, and support charitable work. While our journeys to Rome may be different, AWAR members share a commitment to this beautiful city and the people who live here.

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Letter from Our President    


Dear Members,

AWAR is fast approaching its 70th anniversary! I'm excited to serve as this year's 2022/2023 president along with a dynamic and talented board of active and creative women.

The board worked hard all summer long to create a full calendar of exciting events and activities and you will soon be able to “save the dates” for the entire AWAR calendar year. 
The AWAR move to virtual and digital communication continues.

In the next few months every member will be able to look back and enjoy the past 67 years of publications and photos - all digitized and available to each and every one of you online!
 We are proud that AWAR is moving paperless and supporting global sustainability and carbon footprint goals. For the past several years all AWAR publications have been available in beautiful PDF format on our website and this will continue.

This year we are adding something new! A monthly newsletter highlighting upcoming AWAR events and other community-wide events. It will also feature our invaluable Sustaining Member activities and AWAR’s Community Services initiatives.

Our Activities Chair coordinates all of AWAR’s activities including our Ex Libris book club, Film Club, Wine Appreciation, Opera Appreciation, Italian Glamour, Fact Forum, Hiking and games groups: Buracco, Scrabble and Bridge. New activities are always welcome.

Aperitivo Evenings (ex-Wine and Cheese) and Coffee Mornings have taken on a new life and style. Most of the Aperitivo evenings will have a unique theme each month. Some will take place in member homes and others in Rome venues.

Coffee Mornings will have a casual drop-in format at Rome coffee bars and pastry shops in the city center.

Our membership year begins with a Garden Aperitivo & Buffet event. I look forward to seeing you then and welcoming you to an exciting 2022/2023 AWAR year.

Yours Sincerely,

Wendy Holloway


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Two cultures joined by a feminine figure

On the left, the goddess Venus, ancestress of Rome, appears on an ancient Roman coin which has been embedded in a laurel leaf to become the symbolic medallion of AWAR.  On the right, she appears on one of the famed Liberty gold coins which were first minted in the United States in 1838.

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