November 2023 Newsletter


Dear AWC friends,

We hope this November issue of our newsletter finds you in good health and with a sense of calm. The American Thanksgiving holiday is held this month, and in the spirit of giving thanks, I express my gratitude to you all.

It is such a privilege and honor to be amongst such a diverse group of thought partners, and sisters for sharing wisdom, support, friendship and community. As we enter the Thanksgiving season, I would like to personally thank our committed AWC Board and Committee Members for the countless hours of volunteerism, dedication and hard work that they put toward strengthening and serving our community. A special thank-you also to all of our AWC members and company partners for being part of this wonderful community. Together, we are strong. If anyone is interested in joining us at my home for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on November 18, please sign up in the Facebook members group.

We’ve added two new AWC partners this month: Bistro Mexi and Hair Sensations. Please see details at the end of this email, along with the rest of our 25 AWC partners.

As you all know, October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are proud to report that, together with BASS, we will donate funds to breast cancer research and awareness efforts. Special acknowledgment goes to AWC Member Joan Hoffman, who was the highest donor for our walking fundraiser.

Please save the date for our Annual AWC Charity Gala, taking place January 13 at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. We hope you can join us for this amazing night of dinner, dancing, raffles and more!

Blessings and Gratitude,

Betty Chung

AWC Korea President

photo of Betty Chung, AWC Korea President

November Events

3rd | Foliage Promenade in Seoul Forest — 10 a.m.

Take a leisurely walk to enjoy the fall foliage at Seoul Forest, followed by lunch in Seongsu.

4th | Traditional Dance at Changgyeong Palace — 3 p.m.

See a performance of traditional dances organized by the Jongno Cultural Foundation. Family and friends welcome!

9th | Exploring Seonyudo Park — 10:30 a.m.

Take a walk through an ecological park that used to be a filtration plant. Optional lunch after at Slow Yard.

13th | Deadline to register for MizSilver KOREA International Beauty Pageant

Sign up to compete in this beauty pageant, to be held at Coex in Gangnam. Open to international women of all ages and includes training for candidates.

14th | Book Club: Trust by Hernan Diaz — noon

We’ll meet at Taco Amigo in Itaewon to discuss this Pulitzer Prize-winning 2022 novel.

15th | Informal Coffee Morning — 10 a.m.

Grab a coffee and catch up. Stay tuned for location.

18th | Thanksgiving Dinner — 6:30 p.m.

Join us at a friendly gathering for this traditional American feast.

23rd | Savory Shanghai Mooncake Making — 10 a.m.

Learn how to make xian rou yue bing, a flaky pastry dough traditionally filled with ground pork and red beans.

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October Re-Caps

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

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UPDATED! Partnerships and Sponsorships

Bistro Mexi — 10% discount at Mexican tapas lounge in Itaewon. IG: @mexiseoul

Hair Sensation20% discount at salon in Cheongpa-dong, TEL: 792-0729, 798-3923, 서울특별시 용산구 청파로47나길7,1층


AWC membership includes discounts to these local business:

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




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