Month: November 2014

FAWCO news & updates

By Jodi Gentilozzi The FAWCO Region 9 Conference (AWAQ is in Region 9) will be held in Amman, Jordan on December 4-6.  Topic: The Displacement Dilemma: Focus on Compassion, Friendship, Peace and Expats Sharing Experiences.  Follow the activities on the Region 9 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/303768629740092/ . I look forward to seeing everyone after I return from the conference....
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Events this month

With the holidays ahead, many of us will be traveling to see family and friends.  Hopefully, our annual HOLIDAY LUNCHEON & GENERAL MEETING is early enough for most of us to catch!  If you haven't already purchased your ticket, they will  be on sale until Dec. 4th only, SO HURRY!  Cost: QR150 for members and anyone on the member wait list QR175 for guests LUCKY DRAW: Airline tickets, M...
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Got Activities?

By Rebecca Wyatt As facilitator for activity groups, I want to invite you to talk to me about starting up a group that YOU would like to join. All new members were asked what they like to do when they signed up, so here are some suggestions… Computer skills… Creative Writing… Photography… Art & Calligraphy… Bowling… Bridge… Golf… Sewing & Quilting… Walking… Yarn Crafts… Currently ...
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Human rights for women campaign

FAWCO’s Human Rights Task Force is asking FAWCO clubs to find ways to support women displaced by conflict for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, November 25 - December 10. It doesn't matter if it is a club activity or an individual initiative, either way, women and children fleeing the ravages of war, violence and persecution will benefit. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an in...
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November sentiments from our President

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" - Albert Camus November is my favorite month.  It's a thirty day celebration of my favorite things - cooler weather, fall colors, apple picking, traditional Thanksgiving dinner, birthdays and the opportunity to extend a four day weekend into an entire week off work! Speaking of traditions, I'm always amazed at how ingenious expats are w...
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Win brunch for two: Bring-Your-Own-American (BYOA)!

How would you like to win a free Friday brunch for two at Vine at the St. Regis?  AWAQ is launching a Bring-Your-Own-American (BYOA) campaign now through November 30, and all current AWAQ Members are eligible to win the brunch (estimated value of QR640). We are still taking applications for FULL Members (US citizens or spouses of US citizens) in order to clear our Associate Member waitlist.  Pl...
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An eventful month ahead

November is jammed-packed with activities for AWAQ members, from local cultural encounters, to contemporary dining experiences, and a treasure trove of shopping opportunities just in time for the holidays. In addition to our monthly meeting and coffee socials, our annual "Thanksgiving with the Troops" highlights a month-long marathon of mutual fun! A new Mixology class at Glo will stir up 10 lu...
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Hamad Hospital project update

Rooms in the cancer ward at Hamad Hospital look a lot more cheerful these days with the help of our hospital volunteers.  Not only has the group adorned patients' rooms with brightly painted designs, they've spread hope and encouragement to residents and their visitors, and filled their hearts with joy and love. Reaction to the colorful room additions has been overwhelming, reports Melinda Mesb...
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Breast cancer – now we know!

We'd like to thank everyone who volunteered to help spread the word about breast cancer in October, and especially our guest speakers from the Qatar Cancer Society. Per popular request, here is a copy of Dr. Maha Othman's very informative presentation.  Please feel free to share it and continue to inspire the women in our lives to practice early detection.  Click on the file below to download t...
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The FAWCO Foundation Education Awards are now open for application!

Who is eligible? FAWCO members (you are a FAWCO member as AWAQ is a member of FAWCO!), your children and grandchildren.  There are 8 awards totally $30,000. The 2015 Awards are for study in the 2015-2016 school year, and may include Summer 2015 study beginning after the Spring 2015 term. The recipients must have at least one year (two semesters) remaining in their studies to be eligible for an ...
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