Our Story

AWBS was launched in 1981 by a small group of American expat ladies who wanted to create a supportive social group. Over the past 40+ years, AWBS has grown organically and currently has an international membership of over 290, representing over 45 nationalities. While we still provide support, helping newly arrived expats and repatriates alike assimilate into life in the UK, we are also a women’s membership of British locals, British natives and international locals. We have a culture of dynamic, vibrant, fun and intelligent women who love to learn about the area and UK history, as well as make friends and provide a supportive network for those in need.

No matter where you originate from, our members enjoy fellowship, friendship, social, networking, learning, sport and serving. We offer 32 activities per month!

You can opt-in for London Tours, or local places of interest with our "Let's Go" group, go on our Country Walks, participate in Majhong, Bridge, Stamping & Crafting, Meditation, join sports teams, such as Golf and Tennis, enjoy a class learning English History or Art Appreciation, come travel abroad 3 times per year, or serve in our philanthropic efforts.

We are the AWBS! Come to our next meeting FREE. If you are interested, contact membership@awbs.org.uk for more details.

Once you have joined, you will be able to participate on the AWBS International Women’s Club–Members Only Facebook page where you will be informed of upcoming outings, events and news.  We also have an Instagram page @awbsinternationalwomensclub

Each year, our Members nominate and vote on local charities our Philanthropic Fund will support, and in 2019/20, we are very happy to support:

❤️ Thorpe Lea Primary School PTA

❤️ Aik Saath

❤️ Peterson’s Fund for Children

AWBS is a member of FAWCO (https://www.fawco.org), Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas and FIWAL, Federation of International Women's Associations in London, (https:/www.fiwal.org.uk) which means our Members are also part of these two fantastic organisations.

If you live in the Berkshire or Surrey counties, or a considering a move to Berkshire/Surrey, please LIKE our Facebook page consider joining the AWBS!

Come experience amazing!  We look forward to welcoming you soon to our Club!

AWBS International Women's Club

Come join our dynamic club with a host of fun activities organised by member volunteers. 
Come to a General Meeting where you can  meet us and discover what a great group we are!

Contact Us

General enquiries: info@awbs.org.uk

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P.O. Box 10
Virginia Water
Surrey GU25 4YP
United Kingdom

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