Upcoming General Meeting

Our first General Meeting after returning from the summer holiday is on October 1st!

If you are interested in learning more about the league and possibly joining, please feel free to attend as our guest.

October 1, 2013 – 9:30am
The British Institute, Harold Acton Library
Lungarno Guicciardini 9 (1st floor)

Upcoming Event: October 10-11, 2013

Upcoming Event:  Women Supporting Women

October 10-11, 2013
R.F.K. Center for Justice & Human Rights

Aperitivo on 10/10: 6:30pm

Everyone welcome!

Cocktail Party Fundraiser: June 19th

The AFJ Onlus is honoured to invite you to a Tuscan/Singalese cocktail party on June 19th.

Live music, Singalese dances & global crafts!
View the Flyer (PDF)

Proceeds of the evening will go to the building of a school for poor children in Sri Lanka. More details about the effort can be found on their website www.fabiojonathan.org.

Cloister of Methodist Church
Via dei Benci, 9r
June 19th, 2013
6:00 – 8:00pm

Price: 10 euros (includes entrance and first drink).

RSVP by calling 338 855 3158 or 366 419 4686.

The Mud Angel Who Stayed

Our President, Sylvia Behrman, as profiled by The Florentine!

By Brenda Dionisi

One does not often meet a Mud Angel, the many foreign students and Italians who came to Florence to help dig out the city, as well as salvage books, manuscripts and works of art, after Florence’s devastating flood of November 1966. Although some still live here, most are scattered across the world. There is no organization or online community. So you can imagine my delight when I learned that Sylvia Behrman first arrived in Florence in 1966. ‘So, you’re a Mud Angel?’ I immediately asked…

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AILO Receives Award!

The first FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas) Target Program has been completed. As a result of AILO’s contribution, we have been awarded the Platinum Medallion for our level of achievement. This first FAWCO Target Program raised over $135,000 by various clubs, their members and friends. All of the money has been donated to Tabitha-Wells for Cambodia to build family wells, allowing access to clean water to over 1500 families, with an additional $27,000 raised by clubs for other water projects worldwide.

Stop The Violence

On February 14th, the Global Theatre’s Creative Campus along with The U.S. Consulate and The Robert Kennedy Center will organize a FLASH MOB in Piazza della Repubblica beginning at 3:00pm.

This is part of the global movement to bring attention to the growing issue of Violence Against Women. Over 13,000 organizations will participate and we feel it is important that AILO has a voice in this too!

To view info specific to the Florence event and to learn the Florence version of the dance, please visit: http://theglobaltheatreproject.org/

Community Service News

As part of Community Service, donations were accepted at a local COOP for the Food Bank of Firenze. With Elizabeth Connolly (behind the camera), Martha Campbell, Janet Strazzula, Jennifer Baker and Suzanne Pitcher.

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Angels For A Day Program

As part of Community Service, Elizabeth Connolly and Khoji delivered Burger King food for the kids. All the donations from the December AILO Christmas Toy Drive have been donated as well. Thanks again for all your generosity!

Christmas Bazaar & Toy Drive 2012

AILO’s Annual Christmas Bazaar!

November 30-December 1:
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