President's Message

Dear AWL Members and New Comers,

I am so delighted and honored to be AWL President for the 2019-2020 calendar year and can’t wait to share with you all the joys of Kuwait.

The American Women’s League in Kuwait (AWL) has provided an excellent opportunity for expat women to meet in fellowship, share ideas and interests and participate in social and cultural activities since 1963. Our diverse membership is a wonderful blend of Americans and Nationals from all over the world.

AWL actively contributes to the local community by utilizing our member skills to promote awareness for various women’s issues. AWL also has several committees to keep you as active and involved as you wish. Whether your interest is in social outings with our Coffee Morning Club, participating in cooking lessons with some of Kuwait’s top chefs, enjoying the latest must-read sensation in the Book Club, or volunteering to help out local causes our ladies continue to cultivate long lasting friendships, have fun and give back to the local community. Whether you are new to Kuwait or have been residing here for some time, I welcome you to join this beautifully diverse group of ladies, The American Women’s League in Kuwait.


Pamela Khraibut

President 2019-2020

American Women's League in Kuwait

Executive Board

2019-2020 Executive Board Members

President, Pamela Khraibut


My name is Pamela Khraibut. I grew up in Upstate New York and have been living in Kuwait for over five years. I am a proud Wife and Mother as well as experienced Engineer. My favorite pastimes are spending time with my wonderful husband, playing with my children, running in the park, taking walks along the beach, genealogy research, and finding fun activities in Kuwait. Since joining AWL In 2013, I have served on the AWL Board for four years and look forward to serving again this year!

1st Vice President, Ghada Damra


My name is Ghana Damra. I'm from Chicago, IL. I'm a proud wife and mother. In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. I've been an AWL Member for three years and I look forward to another great year with AWL!

2nd Vice President, Reem El Chayati


Hi, I'm Reem El Chayati and I'm a Native of Lebanon. I am a teacher in a local Kuwait school with over 20 years of experience. And I enjoy spending time with my family. I am happy to be part of AWL and serving on the AWL Board.

Corresponding Secretary, Sinae VanHaastert


My name is Sinae VanHaastert. I’m a Southern California native and this is my sixth year in Kuwait. I’m a proud wife to an amazing husband and I have three beautiful stepchildren. I am a self-proclaimed foodie and I enjoy scouring social media for new locally owned places to eat and caffinate in Kuwait. So, if you ever need a great restaurant or café recommendation, don’t hesitate to ask me!

Recording Secretary, Denise Crowe


My name is Denise Crowe. I have been in Kuwait for a year. I grew up in California and have two children, a boy and a girl. I enjoy, cooking, baking, entertaining, and traveling. I have been a teacher for 24 years. Looking forward to being on the board and getting to know as many ladies as I can.

Treasurer, Kara Sponsler


Hi, I'm Kara Sponsor and I'm a native of Chicago land area. While I love my city I also love to travel and live in other countries. Currently, I'm a math teacher at a local school here in Kuwait. I have been a teacher for about 15 years teaching all grade levels from pre-k to university level students. I love to explore new areas and especially the cuisine that each area has to offer. Trying new experience is a must to keep life exciting. I look forward to working with everyone.

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