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 250 women 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 General Meeting FREE.  Just drop a note to our friendly Membership Team at membership@awbs.org.uk for more details.

If you decide to join us, you will be able to log in to our website to register for events and find your new friends in our online Directory.  You can also join our AWBS International Women’s Club–Members Only Facebook page where you can connect with other members for news and chat.  We also have an Instagram page @awbsinternationalwomensclub.

Each year, our Members nominate and vote on local charities our Philanthropic Fund will support, and in 2022, we are very happy to support:

❤️ Kevin Cruise Foundation

❤️ Aik Saath

❤️ Younger People with Dementia

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 and 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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