May is an odd month in the life of expats, as it’s often the time we learn friends are moving on or repatriating, while others are ‘still waiting to hear’. It’s also heading into the final stretch of the school year, with kids doing exams after crazy busy months of university applications. There’s graduations, end of year concerts, transitions on PTO Boards - it’s very busy! There’s summer holiday and/or staycation planning to be finalised, and the never ending prayers for ‘good weather’ in the UK.
The AWBS International Women's Club is a friendly club offering amazing opportunities to travel, do charity work, attend lectures and join over 25 activities -- all organized by our wonderful AWBS members. We are an International group of approximately two hundred members, who have moved to the UK, some for their first overseas assignment, others for their umpteenth; some have settled in, others are on short assignments.
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.
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.