Women’s (Spouse) Groups

Update.  Please note that PWOC will meet during the summer months.  Information below.   If you’re involved with one of the groups below and see that new dates or contact information is available, please pass it on.  :)  Thanks!

There are many different women’s groups here to get involved with – too many really to participate in all of them, but they are all fantastic ways to meet people, connect, learn, and volunteer in your community. Do you know of a group not listed here? Please let me know!

This group is open to all female NATO ID holders and costs 45 Euros to be a member. Each month a group of ladies from a different country represented on this base hosts an evening with tastes from their country, entertainment, and raffle prizes. Each night is different. All are fun. This is an opportunity to connect with ladies from other countries, to make lifelong friends, and to share your culture while learning about others. Check their website for more information on past events and a current list of this years events. http://www.iwcogk.blogspot.com/
Monthly Dinners are held at the Officer’s Club at 7pm

Sept. 16th      Board Sponsored night
Oct. 7th      USA
Nov. 18th      Spain
Dec. 15th      Norway
Jan. 20th      Italy
Feb. 17th      Turkey
Mar. 17th      Canada
Apr. 14th      Netherlands
May 19th      Bingo (Member’s Only)

2010-11 U.S. Representative: Rebecca Balkcum – krbalkcum@gmail.com

(Nursing infants are welcome, but the IWC discourages bringing children. There is no childcare available)


A first stop for many ladies here, AWOGK provides travel information, good speakers, outings, craft clubs, the annual bazaar, and many other opportunities to connect with fellow Americans. A monthly newsletter filled with important dates, useful information, and tried-and-true recipes is delivered to all members. Membership is only $24/24€ and meetings go all year. Try your first meeting for free and see what you think. If you are not a member or you are not an American, you can still attend meetings for $3/3€.
Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm at the GK chapel fellowship hall.
2010-11 meeting dates are: 
June 7, 2010, July 5, 2010, Aug. 2, 2010, Sept. 6, 2010,  
Oct. 4, 2010, Nov. 8, 2010, (Bazaar Nov 12-14), Dec. 6, 2010
Jan. 3, 2011, Feb. 7, 2011, March 14, 2011, April 4, 2011, May 2, 2011

. Meetings do continue through the summer.
20010-11 AWOGK president: Michael Allford
  Vice-President: Shannon Maris
Email:  AWGK.contact.googlemail.com
(Free childcare is available upon request)

Protestant Women of the Chapel
“Grounded in spiritual principles, PWOC exists to minister to the unique needs of military women and femail spouses by equipping them to flourish in the challenges of the military lifestyle.” Offering monthly fellowship nights, weekly Bible studies, rallies, and conferences, there are two PWOC groups to choose from here.

Geilenkirchen PWOC will hold summer Bible studies! Our Wednesday morning study will be God Provides, 0930-1100 starting June 23. Contact 0049 (0)2454 650 9791 or gkpwoc@gmail.com for info on location. All women welcome! Bring children! Our Wednesday lunchtime study will meet starting May 26 at noon in the GK Chapel annex and will study 40 Days of the Purpose Driven Life. Perfect for our active duty women!

For Geilenkirchen, call the base chapel at 0049-2451-63-2229 or email gkpwoc@yahoo.com
For Brunssum, email yasenchaks@yahoo.com

(Free childcare is available)

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
“MOPS is a Christian-based program that provides an open, caring, accepting atmosphere where women of all faiths can meet and share this important season of life.” Open to all nationalities at GK, MOPS is a large group of women offering support, fun, and outings based on location. The large group meets once a month and you are connected with other MOPS moms who live in your area. Childcare is provided at all MOPS meetings.
Summer Play at Neiderbusch Park 1030 to 1200 weather permitting: 13 and 27 June, 11 and 25 July, 8 and 22 August.

2009-10 Friday Morning meetings 0900-1130 at the GK Chapel Fellowship Hall:
August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 23, May 21

More information contact: Beth at 0049-245-650-8072 or bethbelnap@gmail.com

(Free childcare is available)

American Spouses Club – Schinnen (open to all American Spouses)

6 Responses to “Women’s (Spouse) Groups”

  1. Tiffany T. Weber October 11, 2011 3:36 am #

    I’m sure AWGK is still going on. Call the chapel at GK. They should have a contact for you as it’s held there. :) Thanks.

  2. Kelly October 10, 2011 7:26 pm #

    Does anyone know if the AWGK is still going on? I tried using the e-mail address provided and it said it was invalid. I would love to get plugged in with some clubs/groups. Thanks!

  3. Kelly October 10, 2011 7:24 pm #

    Does anyone know if AWGK is still going on? Would love to join and meet new people. I tried the e-mail and it said it was invalid.

  4. Anonymous June 30, 2008 2:52 pm #

    There’s a new contact for JFC Brunssum PWOC – please email me for the info – yasenchaks@yahoo.com. Thanks! Jane

  5. Jennifer June 30, 2008 7:28 am #

    AWGK and PWOC usually have childcare available as well. International Women’s does not offer child care.

  6. Anonymous June 30, 2008 7:26 am #

    Evidently the American Spouses Club at Schinnen has a book club. I just learned that yesterday.

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