The Wiesbaden Community Spouses' Club is very excited about our partnership with the German American and International Women's Club Wiesbaden (GAIWC).
GAIWC President, Ulrike Jaskulski-Klein, is an honorary member of our Board of Governors and act as a liaison between our clubs.
There are several times during the year when we partner for luncheons and events. Stay tuned to this page for updates on upcoming events. Learn more about the GAIWC at gaiwc-wiesbaden.com.
About the GAIWC
In 1949, the German American Women’s Club of Wiesbaden was founded by ten American women connected to the occupying military forces based in Wiesbaden. This followed several years of “non-fraternization” policies after World War II and was seen as an important step in reviving broken relationships between the two nations.
The original goals of the club were: promoting cultural exchange, dismantling prejudices on both sides and deepening reciprocal relationships with respect for other peoples and cultures. And from the beginning, helping the less fortunate was a large part of club life.
At the general meeting on the third Thursday of every month, there was a presentation on current topics. Excursions, visits to cultural events and private invitations with round table discussions were also organized.
Although much has changed over the past seven decades (we now welcome women of all nationalities and we very seldom wear hats or pearls), the goals of those first members still provide our drive and mission!
Pictured from left to right: German President: Ulrike Jaskulski-Klein, German Vice President: Elke Eichner, International President: Karin Payne-Stern, International Vice President: Claudia Pauli-Bach, Treasurer: Karin Kunz, German Secretary: Ingeborg Buettner-Vogt. Not pictured, the seventh member of the board is, Dr. Alanna Fox, International Secretary.
The Wiesbaden Community Spouses' Club (WCSC) located in Wiesbaden, Germany operates under the jurisdiction of U.S. Army Garrison-Wiesbaden