Activities

AWC Annual General Meeting, Tuesday April 30th at 12,30

The AWC Annual General Meeting will be held on April 30, 2013 at 12:30PM. All AWC members are welcome to attend. The Nominating Committee will list its slate of officers for the upcoming year. But more importantly, we are presenting two amendments that in the case they are approved, will make for important changes in our Constitution and By-Laws. Members will have already received information on the proposed changes through a Club email (April 16th), or by post. If you have not received this information, contact the Club to receive the text of the proposed amendments or for any questions you may have.

Impressionist Visit, Wine Tasting Event and Other Activities for Week of April 22nd-26th

There are plenty of diverse events scheduled at AWC for the week of April 22nd-26th, everything from Art visits to Wine Tasting! For full details on each event, click onto the calendar icon on the blue bar above, and then click onto the date of the event in question. For sign up and further information ring the Club at 91-457-1108. For this week we have planned:

MONDAY- April 22nd- Bridge at 11 a.m.

TUESDAY April 23rd at 11 a.m. Handicraft/Patchwork and Mahjong groups meet.

WEDNESDAY April 24th - at 10,45 a.m. meet inside the gates at the Thyssen Museum to see the Impressionist collection. Stay on for lunch if you’d like. The Tulip Visit has been cancelled. Sign up with Nancy so the ladies know to wait for you.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY- Canasta at 11 am.

THURSDAY April 25th at 10 a.m. Bridge at 11 a.m.
ALSO ON THURSDAY AT 7,30 p.m.- “Downstairs at the Club I”, Wine Tasting and Tapas (see article below “Downstairs at the Club Event”).

FRIDAY April 26th at noon- Country line dancing at Círculo Baile c/José Abascal, 4 . There is a fee of 9€ for this activity.

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Downstairs at the Club Event -April 25th

April 25th will mark the first in a series of five "Downstairs at the Club" events. This is an ongoing five-month plan to help our Activities Committee promote diverse and interesting AWC events. These events will be centered around performances or meals that offer variety and excitement in a café-style environment. We will kick off this agenda with an incomparable Wine Tasting Experience, hosted by our favourite connoisseur and importer, Cesar Ródenas Varona. It won’t be an ordinary run-of-the-mill wine event - but an epicurean delight. For full details on this event, click onto the calendar icon on the blue bar above and then click on the April Calendar on the the "Wine-Tasting" Event on April 25th

Liberty Pies Coffee Morning, Alcalá Visit, and other AWC Activities for Week of April 15th-19th

The Booksale is over, but the activities at AWC never end. For the coming week we have the following things lined up: For fuller details on each event, click onto the Calendar icon on the blue bar above, and then click onto the date of the event in question.

MONDAY- April 15th, Coffee morning at 11 a.m. with Burton Novak, proprietor of Liberty Pies and Cakes (Vaguada area, Madrid). Mr. Novak will tell us about his business in Spain and his long career as an engineer and pastry entrepreneur.
ALSO ON MONDAY- Bridge at 11 a.m.

TUESDAY at 11 a.m. Handicraft/Patchwork and Mahjong groups meet.
ALSO ON TUESDAY: Beginner’s Bridge at 2,30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY at 11 a.m., Canasta
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY- 11 a.m.- INC Invitation to meet author María Dueñas

THURSDAY at 10 a.m. meet at Atocha train station for Alcalá de Henares visit.
ALSO ON THURSDAY: Bridge at 11 a.m. and Beginners Bridge at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY at noon- Country line dancing at Círculo de Baile Vicky-José Antonio on c/José Abascal, 4 . There is a fée of 9€ for this activity.

Bring and Buy, Booksale, Out to Lunch Bunch and Other AWC Activities for week of April 8th-13th

Another action-packed week at AWC with the following activities programmed. Ring the Club at 91-457-1108 for sign-up or details.

MONDAY- Our 50% off all Bring and Buy Sale was a great success. Thanks to our donors and helpers for contributing to our fundraising efforts!! Without you our Club could not survive!!

TUESDAY- Handicrafts and Mahjong Groups at 11 a.m.
ALSO ON TUESDAY – Beginners Bridge at 2,30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY- Canasta at 11 a.m..

THURSDAY-.Bridge at 11 a.m.
ALSO ON THURSDAY- Out to Lunch Bunch at 1,30 at La Chincha Casa Perú Restaurante. For more details click onto the Calendar Icon on the blue bar at the top of this page, and click onto the Out to Lunch event on April 11th. Sign up at Club.
ALSO ON THURSDAY- Beginners Bridge at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY- Booksale Set Up starting at 11 a.m.
ALSO ON FRIDAY Country Line Dancing at noon, Círculo de Baile Vicky José Antonio on Calle José Abascal, n. 4. There is a fee of 9€ for this activity.

SATURDAY- April 13th- Browse and Brunch Book Sale from 11 a.m- 4 p.m. See Article on Booksale by clicking onto the Home or News page icon.

AWC Annual Browse and Brunch Book Sale, Saturday April 13th

AWC’s Annual Browse & Brunch Book Sale will be held at the Club on Saturday, April 13, from 11 AM to 4:00 PM. Plenty of volunteers are still needed for the different aspects of the sale. Please contact the Club if you can help with the Set Up on Friday, April 12, from 11:15 AM. We also still need 3-4 people to make chilli (meat and vegetarian), as well as desserts, such as brownies, that would be easy to serve. People will also be needed on the day of the sale to help staff the kitchen, help out with the actual sale, and cleanup afterward. Two shifts work fairly well – 10:45 AM till 2 or 2:30 – and another one from 2 or 2:30 till about 5 PM. Please let Nancy know if you'd be able to participate in any of these jobs.
Any and all donations of used books or DVD's are also appreciated. We accept books in any language though, obviously, English and Spanish are the preferred. Children's books are especially good sellers so why not see if you have any that you no longer use. Our space is limited, so please bring in your books AFTER the Monday, April 8th Bring and Buy.

Social Morning, Quinta Molinos Walk, Bring and Buy Set Up, and other AWC Activities for week of April 1st-5th

The Clubhouse reopens on Monday, April 1st, with the following activities planned for the week:
MONDAY- Bridge at 11 a.m.

TUESDAY- Handicrafts and Mahjong Groups at 11 a.m.

WEDNESDAY- at 11 a.m.-Social Meeting with Jeff Weisman, editor-in-chief of the magazine “InMadrid”.Tales and travails of producing a magazine in Madrid. Coffee at 11 a.m., talk starts at 11,30. Take advantage to bring in your donations for Bring & Buy! Sign up at Club. Ring 91-457-1108 or email.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY- Canasta and extra Bridge session, both at 11 a.m.

THURSDAY- La Quinta de los Molinos Walk, led by Nancy Jones, meet at exit of Metro Suanzes (line 5) at 11.m. Sign up at Club.
ALSO ON THURSDAY- Bring and Buy Set Up from 10,30 to 4 p.m.

FRIDAY- Bring and Buy Set Up from 10,30-4 p.m.
ALSO ON FRIDAY- at noon- Country Line Dancing at noon, Círculo de Baile Vicky José Antonio on Calle José Abascal, n. 4. There is a fee of 9€ for this activity.

AWC Easter Opening and Closing Dates

Please take note that the Club will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Easter week, and will reopen on Monday, April 1st. Regular activities (Bridge, Mahjong and Handicraft/Patchwork) will take place at their usual time on Monday or Tuesday, March 25th and 26th. Paper copies of the April bulletin will be arriving soon, but in the meantime you may consult the on-line addition by clicking onto the icon to the right of this article. Start looking into our activities for the month of April. There has to be something of interest for everyone!! Happy Easter to all!

Talent Show, Pompeii Exhibit Visit and Other AWC Events for Week of March 18-23rd.

The following events are programmed for the coming week.

MONDAY- March 18th- Club closed for San José public holiday.

TUESDAY- March 19th- Handicrafts/Patchwork Group meets at 11 a.m.
Mahjong Group also meets at 11 a.m.
Beginner’s Bridge at 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY- March 20th- Canasta at 11 a.m.

THURSDAY- Feb. March 21st- Bridge at 11 a.m.
ALSO on Thursday at 11 a.m. –Vist to Pompeii Exhibt. For more information on this event, click onto the Calendar icon on the blue bar above and then click onto the March 21st Exhibit Visit.

SATURDAY- March 23rd from 8 to 11 p.m.- spectacular Talent Show & Cocktail Party at AWC Clubhouse. Space is limited, as we have to make room for a stage for our performers. So make sure to sign up early. Admission is 12€. For more information on this event, see the article directly below

Talent Show at AWC on Saturday, March 23rd

On Saturday, March 23rd the American Women’s Club of Madrid will be holding a Music Fest/Talent Show at our Clubhouse on Plaza República Ecuador, 6 in Madrid (metro Colombia). The Show will provide entertainment by a variety of local performers, with each act to be judged by a panel of three. First place prize is 100€, second place 50€, and third place 25€. Cocktails at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is 12€ and open to members and non-members. However, space is very limited, so if you plan on attending, please sign up by ringing the Clubhouse at
91-457-1108. In the attachment below you will see some of the acts we have already lined up.