April: taxes, nominations and more events!

We’ve already celebrated Easter, and spring break is over…what’s ahead? Taxes, AWAQ board nominations, a toy drive, more amazing events and our end-of-year luncheon.

This year, the IRS deadline has been extended to April 18th for US citizens (to allow for weekend).  If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien residing overseas, or are in the military on duty outside the U.S., on the regular due date of your return, you are allowed an automatic 2-month extension to file your return and pay any amount due without requesting an extension. For a calendar year return, the automatic 2-month extension is to June 15. If you qualify for this 2-month extension, penalties for paying any tax late are assessed from the 2-month extended due date of the payment (June 15 for calendar year taxpayers). However, even if you are allowed an extension, you will have to pay interest on any tax not paid by the regular due date of your return (April 15 for calendar year taxpayers).

Nominations for the 2016-2017 AWAQ board will be taken on Monday, April 11th at our General Meeting.  Our nominations committee has identified some great candidates, but it’s not too late to add your name (or a friend’s) to the list! Board elections will be held at our final meeting/luncheon on Monday, May 9th.

Our Community Service Chair, Regina McCorkle, has been busy organizing a number of activities to benefit sick patients at Hamad Hospital, and invites you to participate!  Donations for new toys will be taken at our General Meeting in May. For more information, please read more our about our Toy Drive.  You’re also welcome to join Regina and her sewing group on Wednesday afternoons to cut, stuff and/or sew heart pillows and surgical dolls for Hamad Hospital cancer patients.

Some more amazing events are also taking shape that you won’t want to miss before most of us leave for summer.  Souq tours for gold and abayas; a special Arabic Tea, stand-up paddle boardingEthiopian delights and tasty Lebanese cuisine for foodie adventurers (and spouses). Finally, you won’t want to miss our end-of-year luncheon at Trader Vic’s! Get your tickets early so you won’t be disappointed!