|American Women of Surrey|
The American Women of Surrey was founded in 1975. The club's objectives are to welcome and assist newcomers and their families; to promote friendship and cooperation among members; to further members' knowledge and understanding of England; and to give financial and material support to philanthropic projects in Surrey and overseas. We have lots of activities for you and your family!
Our HistoryIt all began in 1975 when a group of 18 women, under the direction of Betty Frankhouser, started meeting monthly in their homes. In a year's time the group had 150 members and the official name "The American Wives of Surrey". AWS grew rapidly in tandem with the new American Community School that had relocated to Cobham, peaking at a membership of over 1000 in the early part of this century. In 1982, the name changed to "The American Women of Surrey".
Although our 400+ membership is primarily American, we are delighted we have lots of members who represent over 40 different nationalities in our membership! Furthermore, membership is not limited to women; men are welcome too!
The club's purpose has remained the same over the past 37 years. We continue to welcome and assist new families moving into the area. If you've arrived within the last few months, or few weeks or even days, be sure to sign up for the next presentation of "Settling in Surrey". Not only will you receive a plethora of valuable information, but you'll find you're not the only one going through the spectrum of emotions involved in a transworld move. Chances are, you may even meet your best friend!
The selection of activities on offer certainly has something for everyone. Even our long time members enjoy trying something new now and again. As friends move on, it's a way to reconnect and make new friends. Where else could you find such opportunities -- and if we don't offer it, you are welcome to start up your own.
Giving back to the community is an important part of our mission statement as well. Over past 40 years, we have donated over half-a-million pounds to over 100 local Surrey Charities! AWS has made a significant impact in our community and continues to do so every year with the sponsorship of three (3) local charities.
We invite you to join us as a member for our September 2016-June 2017 calendar year!
The cost is £65.00 for a year’s membership, for over 30 fantastic activities; amazing opportunities to explore England and to have a fun filled year of laughter where you’ll meet great friends! Go to the membership link on this website to join today.