Month: September 2015

Quilt for a cause

FAWCO, our parent organization, is once again creating a “Friendship Quilt” which will be raffled off at the FAWCO Interim Meeting in March 2016. Every club (including AWAQ) is encouraged to submit a square or squares. If you like to quilt and would like to participate, instructions can be found here. This year’s quilt theme is “Liberty” to signify women’s rights. The deadline for submission of...
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Complete your member profile today!

Did you know that you can connect with other members of AWAQ, advertise your business, and learn more about each other by using our proprietary online member directory? This optional service is available to all verified members upon login to our website, but it requires your input to make it work best! Remember that tall blond woman from Australia you met at a recent meeting, but can't recall h...
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Another great AWAQ year ahead!

Welcome to another event filled year with AWAQ!   Our first meeting on Monday, September 14, was a great way to learn all about AWAQ, especially for new members, and really showed what the club has to offer.  And, THANKS to those returning members who did such a great job welcoming our new members.  Remember, when you’re at a monthly meeting, taking part in an event, out for a QFE lunch, or any of...
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October luncheon to feature US Ambassador, breast cancer awareness

Our annual Fall membership luncheon, postponed until October this year to allow the majority of members to return from summer and Eid holidays, will feature US Ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell-Smith as our guest speaker. Ambassador Smith, who attended last year's luncheon, is an Honorary Member of AWAQ, and has played an active role in US-Qatar relations since September 2014. October is also Brea...
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Meet Keena!

I am honored to greet you as the President of American Women’s Association of Qatar (AWAQ). It was a delight to meet so many new and returning members during our 2015 Kickoff Meeting. Reminiscing on the day I became a member of AWAQ—I recall our dedicated Board Members and Committee Chairs, welcoming membership body, and the efforts we collectively put forward to continue the tradition of the asso...
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Thank you, pillow volunteers!

The American Women’s Association would like to thank all the ladies who participated with the pillow group this summer. A big "Thank you" goes out to Pat Bacon and the ladies from Maine who completed a total of 50 Drainage bags. Cathia, who was visiting from the U.S., also sewed with us this summer, and we hope she will come back and join us again! Thank you to the students from the Ameri...
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Welcome to our new active duty and military wives

We're thrilled to welcome several new members to our AWAQ roster, spouses of our US military troops here in Doha, as well as women here on active duty without their families. Recognizing how hard it is to relocate to new foreign lands and to accept seemingly difficult assignments, we hope to make your transition here as smooth as possible, and welcome you with warmth and friendship.  We look fo...
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