©2015 American Women of Surrey


American Women of Surrey is an international group ~ here to help you feel at home, make friends and learn
about your new country. Become part of this incredible group made up of:
Entrepreneurs • Crafters • School reps • Golfers •
Accountants • Mount Kilimanjaro Climbers • CEOs • Bridge Players • Stay-at-
Home-Moms • London Explorers • Anglophiles • Gardeners • Instructors •
Performers • Art Aficionados • Personal Trainers • Teachers • Chefs • Bunco
Players • Authors • Equestrians • IT Designers • Builders • Friends • and more!

Why become an AWS member?

Because you can enjoy activities, events and opportunities like:
• Monthly AWS General Meetings: Enjoy entertaining speakers, socializing, eating nibbles and shopping favourite vendors.
• Welcoming Events: Family Pub Day, Welcome Coffee and Couples Cocktails
• Attend our Settling-in-Surrey class and receive valuable information, such as all the strange services the post office offers and what jumper, serviette and homely really mean!
• Annual Events: Holiday Homes Tour, Luncheons & Holiday Gift Fayre
• Classes & Activities: Learn something new, continue a skill or teach one of your own.
• Special Events & Parties: Winter Party, Spring Social Event & Progressive Supper
• Philanthropy: Help make a difference! AWS members give so generously to the community by sharing knowledge, time and creativity.

While AWS opportunities are incredible, what makes AWS so special are the Members!

Settling in Surrey

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 | 8:45am – 12:00pm
Fairmile Pub, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1BW
Settling in Surrey is designed to help you and your family adapt to life in your new country by providing a variety of information about life in the area. This wonderfully informative seminar is a definite “must do” for newcomers to adapt to life in their new home. Our guest speakers discuss transitioning, driving in the UK, medical care, dental care, orthodontics and much more. To sign up for this class, contact VP’s of Welcoming

One of the previous attendees said, “AWS has been a real blessing for me. The settling-in session was invaluable in helping me get through the culture shock and answering questions I had about doctors and driving, etc.”

General Meetings

September – June (except November & December)
Hilton Hotel
Seven Hills Road, Cobham KT11 1EW

AWS Monthly General Meetings are the perfect place to hear the latest AWS happenings in and around Surrey. They’re also great for activity and social sign ups, learning more about our Charity Slate and catching up with friends old and new! We have keynote speakers and vendors to add to the fun morning. September and January meetings feature club-wide Activity sign-ups. Free childcare (crèche) for under 5’s at every meeting (No reservation necessary).

Our meetings aren’t just about listening either. In the past, members have modelled, tried foods, had updos and even impersonated Audrey Hepburn.

This coming year, we are doing something a bit different. Each month’s meeting will have a theme and have special sign-ups for AWS outings limited to those who attend. (These are in addition to September and January Activity and Class Sign-ups.)

Meeting Schedule:
9:30 - 10:00 am Social Time & Shopping
10:00 - 10:30 am Club Business
10:30 - 11:30 am Program
11:30 am - Noon Last Minute Shopping & Goodbyes

Do you know any great speakers or have an idea for one our general meetings? If so, please contact our VP Programs to share your ideas.>> Read more

A Message From Our 2014-2015 Club President

The AWS is here because of you so join us and...
Laugh, shop, eat or play
with amazing people from all over the world.
Explore and challenge yourself in some new way.
Give generously of your time and energy because
you’ll get so much more back.

We want to help you feel at home, have fun and make new friends. Our extensive activities, events and opportunities make sure of it and so that you don’t miss out, check the Guide Book, our website and your AWS e-Newsletters and Blasts.
You’ll get the latest news for our...
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AWS 2015 Gift Fayre Vendor Application. Accepting vendor applications now

Please read the complete event details provided in the vendor information sheet.

When: 15 November, Sunday | 10am - 4pm
Where: ACS Cobham International School, Sports Centre, Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1 BL
Vendors interested to apply for a stall need to answer the following questions below.

Please hit submit when you have completed the application form.

1. Submit ONE (1) Item, representative of items being sold, for the SILENT AUCTION AT THE AWS DECEMBER LUNCHEON.
2. Give an end-of -event donation of £10 minimum, wherein vendor will indicate which AWS Charity their donation will support. DONATION ENVELOPE WILL BE PROVIDED ON VENDOR TABLE ON THE DAY. (Receipt will be provided for donation upon collection before the end of the event. Kindly have your envelope ready.)

** Submission of application is NOT a guarantee of a stall at the event.

The Vendor Selection Committee will review all applications received for consideration.

Vendors will be notified via email as to the status of their application. If a stall space will be extended, a Vendor Contract and Billing Invoice (for the table fee) will be forwarded, with the table fee payment to be transacted via BACS within 10 days from notification.
Once the table fee is received, a confirmation receipt will be sent via email.

Receipt of the completed Vendor Contract, via email, confirms the Vendor's participation at the 2015 Gift Fayre.

Thank you for interest in the AWS Gift Fayre. Your participation and donations greatly benefit the local charities that AWS supports.

For any questions, please email us at

[1] Business name (required)
[2] Contact name (required)
[3] Mailing address (required)
[4] Business telephone (required)
[5] Mobile number (required)
[6] Email address (required)
[7] Website (required)
If you do not have a website, please email photos of your merchandise.
[8] Description of merchandise to be sold
[9] Product price range (in GBP £)
[10] Stall specifications - Tables types and fees (required)
Please indicate type of table requested. NOTE: If electricity is required, vendors will provide extension leads.
Center table fee - £90
Perimeter table fee - £110
Electricity charge, perimeter tables only - £10
[11] Total amount to be paid (required)
Table fee x Number of tables = Total amount to be paid
[12] Please indicate one category that best describes your merchandise (required)
Beauty and Wellbeing
Children and Baby
Food and Drink
Home and Garden
Jewellery and Luxury
Men's Accessories
Novelties and Gadgets
Pottery and Ceramics
Stationery, Prints and Pictures
Women's Clothing
[13] Please give a brief description of your display and any additional requirements (required)
[14] How much set up time is required for your stall, i.e. 30 minutes? (required)
[15] Are you open to an earlier load-in time, on the Saturday afternoon, before the event proper? (required)
Please answer the question below, which we use to reduce spam submitted by automated software.
What is the second number after 11?

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