May days and end-of-year activities

May has traditionally been the end of the AWAQ year, a time when new board members are elected, organized activities come to a close, and many of us say good-bye for the summer.  As we look forward to another amazing year ahead with AWAQ, it’s also a great time to reflect on all the fun events held throughout year (more than 150), and all the gratifying work contributed in support of Hamad Hospital.

And, as our new board is voted in on Monday, May 9th, there is so much to look forward to.  While many of our friends may be leaving Doha, new friends are yet to be found, and our new board nominees are eager to make life here full for each of us, continuing the AWAQ legacy of fun and friendship.

Surprisingly, many members stay through the summer, or at least part of the summer, and AWAQ will continue to offer them ways to connect with each other.  Our informal coffee mornings at Landmark Mall will continue (except during Ramadan), and hosted coffee mornings are planned without pause at members’ homes (let us know if you’d like to host one).  Please continue to check our calendar for details of these and other activities or events throughout the summer.  Our Facebook page is another great way to connect with other members during the summer to organize your own Doha outings.

For all our mothers out there, we wish you a happy Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th). For everyone, we wish you a great summer and safe travels, and we look forward to seeing you all again in the fall.

If you are leaving Doha for good, we wish you the best of luck. Please let us know so we can take you off the mailing list.