Month: November 2015

Get your holiday luncheon tickets

The holidays are right around the corner, and many of us are making plans to spend them with family and friends back home or away from Doha. Hopefully, our annual holiday luncheon and general meeting is early enough for most of us to catch! This year's party will be at the Doha Golf Club on Monday, December 14th. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, November 9th at our general meeting.  Cos...
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Wanted: Coffee Morning hosts

Are you a hostess with the "mostess"? If so, please sign up to host one of our regular monthly coffee mornings, beginning in February. The events are held on the third Monday of each month, including the summer months for those members who stay in Doha year round (yes, believe it or not, some of us do!). The club provides the refreshments and tools, and members bring the tasty treats to share. It'...
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#OrangetheWorld in #16days

Join AWAQ and FAWCO in our support of the upcoming 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, which runs from November 25th until December 10th. During the #16days of Activism, wear orange and share your orange photos on our Facebook page, and show us how you #orangetheworld! Invite your friends to join in, and spread the conversation by using the hashtags #orangetheworld and #...
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Immersing ourselves in the local culture

Last month our members were offered a unique view and in-depth insight into the local culture when we were invited by a Qatari family into their home for an amazing luncheon and “ladies majlis”. The family graciously hosted a large group of our members and rapidly made their way into our hearts.  We were warmly welcomed in traditional Qatari style with saffron tea (to express their honor in hos...
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New dolls, donations, add to AWAQ volunteers’ commitment at Hamad

Extending our helping hands in Qatar even further, our community service volunteers are now working in collaboration with the Tuesday Ladies Group (TLG) to sew medical dolls for kids at Hamad Children's Hospital. These adorable dolls, dressed in hospital gowns of varying prints and colors, are being stitched together with love by our hard-working members who meet regularly to sew heart pillows and...
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Lulu celebrates America

AWAQ members were among the dignitaries who celebrated the Discover America food festival recently at Lulu Hypermarket in Al Gharafa. Alongside members of the American Embassy's U.S. Commercial Service and American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar, Keena Esemueude, AWAQ President, took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating Lulu's commitment to bringing  the "best of America to Qatar, pro...
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Take advantage of these great discounts!

With the holidays approaching, you may be thinking of what special gifts to buy (even for yourself), making travel arrangements, and even planning your holiday spread.  Look no further than our member discounts page, and enjoy some great values we've arranged exclusively for our members. Here's a quick view of just a few new offers: Kashmir Handicrafts Emporium (A.K.A. "The Rugman") - Those who...
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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, register today!

Bring your family and join AWAQ to celebrate our most treasured American holiday, Thanksgiving, with the men and women in the Armed Forces who serve and protect us here in Qatar.  This is an opportunity to give back to those who help maintain our freedoms, and is one of the most popular events we offer during the AWAQ year.   We ask our military guests to join us on November 26th for a home cooked...
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November, already?

It’s already November, and the holidays will be here before we know it.  Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and we are frequently reminded of Pilgrims at this time of year.  When you think about it, the United States has always been a nation of immigrants – permanent expats you might say. For more than 200 years, Americans have been welcoming other nationalities from around the world and that ...
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