January 2024 Newsletter


Dear AWC Friends,

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family, far and near. As we approach 2024, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year filled with good health, joy and blessings.

As I reflect on the past year with AWC, I am so proud of our community, including our membership, the nearly 100 events and activities we’ve offered and the new relationships that have been inspired. As a community, we’ve created opportunities for women across Korea to build community and connectivity, forge friendships and find a sense of belonging.

AWC’s Board and leadership have a shared purpose: We value and are grateful for our community. We take pride in fostering a culture that embraces and welcomes all members in order to create a sense of “family” in our home away from home — helping women looking for sisterhood to find connection. 

At the center of our AWC mission is our focus on philanthropy and giving back to our local host community. AWC’s annual charity gala is our hallmark fundraising event. The upcoming New Year’s Gala will take place Jan. 13 at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, with proceeds supporting four organizations: 

  • Korea Legacy Committee (코리아레거시커미티) — Working with and feeding the elderly in need.

  • Open Arms Korea — Advocating for the vulnerable through education.

  • Haesimwon (혜심원) — Serving orphans in need.

  • Planting Love (사랑심기) — Advocating for and serving children with disabilities.

We’ve sold more than 325 gala tickets so far. To catch one of the few remaining tickets, please RSVP by Jan. 4. (Details and links below.)

I would like to sincerely thank our AWC Board and Gala Committee for dedicating countless hours to volunteering and for giving your hearts to serving our community. A huge shout out as well to all of our Gala sponsors and donors who have graciously provided financial support, goods and/or services to make the Gala a meaningful event.

Lastly, a thank you and my New Year’s wish for all of our AWC members: That we can continue to be kind to ourselves, each other and our Earth. Together, we make a meaningful community.

Happy New Year,

Betty Chung

AWC Korea President

photo of Betty Chung, AWC Korea President


AWC New Year's Gala

a black tie event for charity

Saturday, January 13, 2024

6:30 p.m. 

Grand Hyatt Seoul

322 Sowol-ro, Hannam-dong

Ticket sales will end Thurs., Jan. 4 for our New Year’s GalaJoin us as we toast the new year, celebrate with friends and support four fantastic charities. 

See more details at awckorea.com/gala.

RSVP by Jan. 4

See full details and RSVP for each event in our members-only Facebook group.

9th | Book Club: At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf by Tara Ison

13th | New Year’s Gala at Grand Hyatt Seoul

17th | Art & Coffee Morning at FICUS Gallery in Gangnam

18th | Flea Market Trip

20th | Women's Health Talk & Hospital Tour with Dr. Alice Tan

25th | Food Around the World: Belgium

26th | City Hall Tour

RSVP for Events

December Recaps

What a festive month! See more photos and recaps on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

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Partnerships and Sponsorships

New this month! Your AWC membership now includes:

  • a 15% discount with virtual personal assistance service Wonderful. Just share a clear photo of your membership card when topping up your account.
  • a 10% discount at brunch spot Debbie's in Jongno-gu. Follow on IG: @debbies_seoul

Your AWC membership includes discounts to these local restaurants, shops and services:

Pro-tip: Keep a photo of your membership card on your phone, so it’s always handy.


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