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  • 5 Feb 2019 4:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Chinese New Year. Gong xi fa cai! Xin nian kwai le! At our General Meeting yesterday, we celebrated with a fantastic traditional Lion Dance followed by a delicious lunch at a Chinese restaurant.

    For many of our members this was their first Lion Dance and the smiles, "Oohhhhs" and "Aahhhs" were delightful!


    2019 is the year of the Pig. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. It is also yin (of yang). Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well. Pigs might not stand out in a crowd. But they are very realistic. Others may be all talk and no action. Pigs are the opposite.

    Though not wasteful spenders, they will let themselves enjoy life. They love entertainment and will occasionally treat themselves. They are a bit materialistic, but this is motivation for them to work hard. Being able to hold solid objects in their hands gives them security.

    They are energetic and are always enthusiastic, even for boring jobs. If given the chance, they will take positions of power and status. They believe that only those people have the right to speak, and that’s what they want.

    Research Chinese Zodiac to discover what year/animal you and family are to discover what the year of the Pig has in store for you.

  • 15 Jan 2019 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Yesterday's General Meeting was one of the most informative we've had. Dr. Marilyn Glenville PhD founder of Glenville Nutrition share with us her findings, the (possible) causes and (potential) solutions to everything from hot sweats (or power surges as our American friends like to call them!)

    With food production, organic food/s, healthier lifestyles, living longer, prevention of illness, alternative therapies/therapies and more being talked about more openly than ever before, the conversation was a popular topic.



  • 4 Jan 2019 8:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    On 20th November a group of AWBS members enjoyed a Let's Go tour of Wrotham Park. There was no charge for the tour so the money collected has been donated to the charity supported by Mr Byng, the owner of Wrotham Park. The Tilehouse Counselling charity are very grateful to us for the donation of £440


  • 4 Jan 2019 8:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Thanks to everyone who came to the Christmas luncheon on Thu 13th Dec. Have a great Christmas and new year! See you in 2019 at our GM on Mon 14th Jan at Ascot racecourse

  • 26 Nov 2018 3:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All ladies who join the club by 15 Jan 2019 will receive a complimentary Cliveden Spa voucher worth £130. The voucher entitles the bearer to one Day Spa Pass to use at The Cliveden Spa and is valid until Thursday 28th March 2019. The pass is available Monday-Thursday inclusive, must be booked in advance, and cannot be redeemed against any other goods or services. Start inviting your friends to join our fantastic club!

  • 17 Sep 2018 2:39 PM | Anonymous member


    With our best ever highest attendance of 160, Judy Murray brought us an inspirational, funny, and informative story of her life as a Mum and tennis coach to sons Jamie and Andy. The events described were compelling and fierce within this male-dominated world. Against all odds, she persevered. As a single Mum, with no car, no income, Judy created an environment for her sons to train, practice, and eventually compete all over Scotland and eventually all over the world. All her hard work paid off with Jamie and Andy winning several matches, to ultimate victory for Andy. She negotiated, organized, and used all available resources to establish Scotland based tennis programs for children of all ages and has now set up the Judy Murray Foundation for all those interested in the sport of tennis. Judy Murray is one amazing woman! https://judymurrayfoundation.com/

  • 6 Mar 2018 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    International Women's day marks our March Meeting 5 Mar 2018 10 am

    Marking International Women’s Day, this month’s guest speaker was Peter Barratt, great grandson of a British Suffragette. He told members about his incredible ancestor, with stories of her background, her activities and her frequent incarcerations. Peter brought along various memorabilia, including postcards, press cuttings and her prison diaries.

    Born in 1863, Alice Hawkins lived most of her life in Leicester. From a working class background, Alice left school at thirteen to spend her working life as a shoe machinist, in the ‘boot and shoes’.

    She quickly realised working conditions and pay for women in industry were inferior to men’s and became active in her trade union. In 1907 she attended her first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Hyde Park, followed by a march the same day to the House of Commons to demand the vote for women. That afternoon mounted police charged down the women and Alice was arrested and imprisoned for the first time in her life. And so began her tireless work for women’s suffrage in Britain. In the following seven years she was to be arrested and jailed a total of five times, with terms of imprisonment in Leicester and Holloway jails.

    You can read more about Alice at Peter’s web site, and learn about her achievements and the involvement of her supportive husband Alfred.

    http://www.alicesuffragette.co.uk/index.php

    As usual, we had a host of Best of Britain vendors giving members a chance to buy beautiful last minute Mother’s Day gifts. Huge thanks to them all as not only do they pay to attend our meeting, they also provide the raffle gifts some members are lucky enough to win. Thanks also to Marci-Beth as usual, for her entertaining drawing of the raffle prizes.

    See you next month when our guest speaker will be Lucinda Hawksley, Charles Dickens' great granddaughter and a very accomplished author and historian. Monday 16th April, 9.30am at Great Fosters.

    Toni


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