AGM at Wentworth

We are such a spoilt club! Today we met in the stunning surroundings of Wentworth Club in Surrey for our AGM and to hear the delightful Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards speak.

April 25 is an important date for our Australian and New Zealand Members as it’s ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It’s a solemn day of remembrance for all those who have served and died in war and while giving service for their country.

March General Meeting with Dr David R Hamilton

AWBS is on a roll with truly fantastic Guest Speakers, month after month, thanks to our VP Programs. 

This month, members and guests were treated to a motivational-speaker-with-a-differnce while soaking up the history and beauty of the ballroom at the world famous Pinewood Studios, home to the James Bond franchise of films.

This was Dr David Hamilton's second time speaking with AWBS, and the Members welcomed him back with open arms (and camera phones ready for selfies). We were even LIVE on Facebook for a portion of his talk, and you can hear the joy in the room. 

February GM with Martine McCutcheon

During our February 6th general meeting we were feeling the LOVE. In preparation for Valentine's Day our effervescent speaker was none other than the gorgeous and bubbly Martine McCutcheon, star of LOVE, ACTUALLY. She serenaded us with a few bars of one of her hit songs from her long and multifaceted career, and even showed us the Happy Dance she and her mother did when she heard she'd got the part opposite Hugh Grant!! What an afternoon, I'm doing the Happy Dance now just remembering this exciting meeting.

Historic December GM

Tuesday December 6th was what I would call historic! Meeting in
historic Windsor Guildhall, surrounded by paintings of Queen Elizabeth with most of her relatives, where her son Prince Charles and Camilla tied the knot here. But the icing on our GM Christmas pudding was our Special Speaker - fascinating, award winning historian, biographer and novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore. Yes, the internet can't hold a well dipped candle to love letters from Imperial Russia. Not after Simon Sebag Montefiore has uncovered long held secrets from the Russian archives.

Remembrance Day - Armistice Day - Poppy Day - Veterans Day

November 13, 2016 marked one of the loveliest Remembrance Day ceremonies with crisp weather, sunshine and full fall colors at the historic Brookwood American Cemetery. This moving ceremony is put on annually by the American Battle Monuments Commission and The St. James Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to honour those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. AWBS, AWS and CAWC have the great honor of co-hosting the reception afterwards for the 100-150 attendees.

AWBS 2016 Christmas Fayre a Big Success!!

A crowd was waiting outside the door as bagpipes heralded the Mayor of Runnymede's opening processional of the AWBS Christmas Fayre 2016. The Mayor Councillor Alan Alderson and his wife the Mayoress walked through historic Founders Hall at Royal Holloway College, University of London. They were absolutely lovely and gracious to all, stopping to speak to TCP, The Clubhouse Project who are one of AWBS's sponsored charities for 2016-2017. AWBS are very grateful to them for this gracious opening!

AWBS 35th Anniversary - the Recap!

Watch the Club History Video!

1981 was even better the 2nd time around last night when AWBS members, family and friends had the house a rocking!! I knew we were a great group but I had no idea we were the consumate party animals! The Runnymede-on-Thames hotel set the tone with lovely welcome drinks while we all hobnobbed with celebrities like Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Boy George, Madonna, Adam Ant, Beatle Juice and many more of the poshest people.

October Breast Cancer Awareness and Travel Fayre at General Meeting

If you missed October's General Meeting, held in the elegant Wentworth Golf club, you may have missed the BEST raffle prizes ever, thanks to our fantastic Travel Fayre Best of Britain room vendors and our lovely travel speaker, Shunney Nair. Our annual Travel Fayre themed B of B has become one that we look forward to, and this year did not disappoint.

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