Month: May 2015

Welcome new discount sponsors!

We're excited to offer three new member discounts on popular (and important) services in Doha! Now AWAQ members and their families are entitled to 20% off the professional services of Dr. Elham Fawzi (an AWAQ member!) and the dental staff at Queen Dental Center located at the City Center Mall.  As one of the most reputable dental centers in Doha, the Queen Dental Center offers all specialized d...
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Countdown to Ramadan

With Ramadan starting earlier this year, on/around June 18th (based on expected visibility of the hilal waxing crescent moon following a new moon), we thought we'd provide a quick list of survival essentials (excerpts from The Doha News): Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, during which observant Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. Because Qatar is a Muslim country, things depar...
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AWAQ activities this summer

Although many of our members will be leaving for the summer, many are also planning to stay, at least in part.  If you are among the latter, you'll be happy to learn we have many fun outings and activities planned to keep everyone busy. Our hosted coffee mornings will continue each month, and our informal/new member coffee mornings will continue at Starbucks in Landmark Mall thru June 11.  Sadl...
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AWAQ moving forward

As a 100% volunteer organization, it takes many women to keep AWAQ on track and moving forward, and everyone’s commitment is very much appreciated.  Like our membership, the club is ever evolving, and things that worked in the past, may not be appropriate today. Change can be a good thing, but sometimes changes made with the best intentions are not successful, and that’s to be expected. Based...
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Disaster relief for Nepal

If you've been wondering how you can help the people of Nepal following the recent and devastating earthquake, please consider donating to the FAWCO Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) to assist ARF/LOMEF (Asian Resource Foundation) in their relief efforts to help the people of Nepal. ARF, with extensive ties in the region, was one of the first responders to reach Nepal with an initial 50 relief workers al...
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Bring us your bras!

On behalf of "Free the Girls" (FTG), we are still collecting new and clean, gently used bras of all sizes and styles at our upcoming Hosted Coffee Morning  on May 18th. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this effort at our annual luncheon. FTG works alongisde aftercare providers around the world that rescue women from sex trafficking and provide healing, restoration and education. Your donat...
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