Every year, the AWC organizes a tea party. A social gathering with the objective of networking with members, meeting prospective new members and promoting our membership drive. It’s also an opportunity to thank our sponsors, interact with our Scholarship students. and generally have a good fun gathering.
The club started the Women’s Development Program about 8 years ago. Every year a program is organised dedicated to the knowledge, skill acquisition and development of women. The program is designed for women to make life determining decisions through the different problems in society. Economic empowerment allows women to control and benefits from resources, assets and income. Raising the status of women through education, awareness, literacy, training and the freedom to pursue desired goals. Women’s development helps in boosting the status of women through training, self-awareness and well-being. Empowerment of women enhances the quality and quantity of lives and enables development and self-worth.
On September 19 2021, another edition of our WDP program was held with the name MUNCH AND MINGLE and the theme: KNOW YOURSELF, GROW YOURSELF, BUILD AUTHENTIC CONNECTIONS. A workshop fellowship and keynote on women and why Authenticity matters. Gain a mirror of self-awareness as well as a window to better see others. Building your own self confidence and increase your ability to relate and connect with others. Our virtual guest speaker was Gladys Agwai, an Atlanta-based Founder and CEO of Ignite Within Transformative Coaching and Consulting and our very own Coach and Facilitator, Patrenia Werts Onuoha.
AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL SYNERGY- DIRECTOR – Ejieke Ezeadiugwu
- The Office of Corporate Donations/ABC Synergy Director is responsible for contacting various corporations around Lagos to gain sponsorship and donations for AWC. AWC works closely with the American Business Council and fosters a close relationship between them.
- Established a Framework for AWC engagement with ABC companies, built trust and improved AWC image with ABC companies.
- AWC and its Charities included in ABC companies Stakeholder and Board meetings.
- ABC member recruits include ABC CEO, MD of HP and wife of 7up CEO who are standing members of AWC today.
- Communicated AWC benefits to ABC companies.
- Some ABC companies have donated to our events. 7up donated drinks for our small world event and HP donated a printer for our giveaways during our Tea Party.
- Built a credible list of all AWC Charities and future Expectations.
Texas BBQ Night, Annual Tea Party and Kiddie BBQ – 2019
- ABC was fully involved in 2019 AWC Activities Texas BBQ Night, AWC Annual Tea Party and Kiddie BBQ
- ABC companies and Nigerian Corporate organizations participated in all three AWC functions through in-kind donation, cash donations and ticket purchase for Texas BBQ. The following ABC companies participated: Krispy Kreme, HP, Guinness, Connect Nigeria, 7up and Tolaram group.
AWC-ABC Mixer- October 26, 2019
- Organized a mixer to introduce key ABC women leadership to AWC Leadership and present it’s charity initiatives. Used the mixer platform to recruit new members. Johnson and Johnson and PWC women leaders joined AWC as members after the Mixer.
In late 2019 and early 2020, the world woke up to the COVID-19 pandemic also known as the coronavirus pandemic which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
The World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International concern on 30 January, 2020 and later declared a pandemic on 11 March, 2020. As a result, we were placed on lock down, instructed to use masks, social distance, wash and sanitize our hands and no social activities.
This affected individuals, Businesses, Organizations including us at AWC. We couldn’t carry out any activities in 2020 except virtual meetings.
As normalcy began to return in 2021 and with the introduction of the COVID vaccine, we decided to have our first physical activity which was held on the 21st of May, 2021,
Our AWC Family reunion. It was good to reconnect with members and their families amidst fun, laughter and good food. We sure have a lot of catching up to do on our social and charitable activities! See pictures below.
The Small World Organization consists of groups of women from different countries and nationalities. There is a Board of Trustees, an Executive Committee and various Standing Committees that take care of the preparations of the yearly events. Every year, Small World works with charities across Nigeria to give back to those in need. It provides opportunities for rendering services to existing Nigerian charities and institutions by organizing the annual fundraising event called “SMALL WORLD” It has become a means to come together for social, cultural, educational and recreational purposes during the preparation of the event and the event itself.
Any National or international Women’s club/Group can participate in the event. The American Women’s Club has participated in the Small World event every year. Each year, every Women’s Club proposes a charity they work with to benefit from Small world Funds and in Februatry 2020, St Kizito Clinic was a beneficiary of our Small World Funds which they used to purchase an inverter and other medical supplies. Below are some pictures of our Small World participation over the years.
US CONSULATE INFORMATION
2 WALTER CARRINGTON CRESCENT, V.I.
460-3600 – Citizens Services
For after Hours Emergencies -4603400
Monday – Thursday 7.00am – 4.00 pm
Friday 7.00am – 1.00pm
The US Consulate encourages all American citizens in Nigeria to register with the embassy/consulate for the following reasons:
- S. citizens should enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
- You can register by visiting the State Department’s website at travel.state.gov In addition, if you would like to sign up for our email warden messages, please send your name and email address to us at LagosACS@state.gov
- When registering, the consulate will make a photocopy of your passport and keep it on file. If your passport is lost or stolen, it will be much easier to replace
The American Citizens Service Section is open on Thursdays from 7.00am – 4.00pm and Fridays from 7.00am – 1.00pm. (For more information, see above). More customers tend to come later in the morning, so to avoid having to wait, it is best to come before 9.00am.
Services include passport renewals, addition of passport pages, voter and tax information and notarizations.
Please note that all passports are printed in the US and sent to the Consulate in Lagos for pickup by the applicant. This process usually takes about three to four weeks.
All ACS services provided at the Consulate General in Lagos require an appointment. Please visit our website:
Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4328 and after hours +234 (9) 461-4000 press zero.
U.S. Consulate Lagos
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (1) 460 3400 during business hours and after-hours
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444