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Events

The AWA hosts a number of events and activities throughout the year.

These include celebrations around the major holidays (Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving), and our monthly member only activity groups.

Our calendar includes both our public fundraising events and the schedule for our ongoing activities.
  • Tuesday, 5 February 201918:00
    Save the Date!  The 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 February.  More information to be posted soon.  
  • Saturday, 15 December 201810:00
    For the final Brunch of 2018 the gang will be checking out Plain Sailing in Elwood!  Please RSVP to Joy if you'd like to join this group.
  • Wednesday, 12 December 20189:00
    The AWA will be back at the RCH selling homemade goods at the RCH Christmas market!  Please join us - we need help either creating items to sell, or at the stall on the day. Please contact Paula or Andrea if you would like to help!
  • Tuesday, 20 November 201819:30
    For the last meeting of 2018, we will be reading Bill Bryson's "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid."  From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of "One Summer," a vivid, nostalgic and utterly…
  • Saturday, 10 November 201810:00
    Come join the Ladies Who Brunch at the beach just in time for the arrival of warmer weather!  This month we will be visiting Wildlife Bakery in Brunswick East.  Please RSVP to Joy if you'd like to join us!  
  • Thursday, 8 November 201812:00
    To join this group, please contact Miyuki!
  • Tuesday, 30 October 201812:00
    This month Literary Lunch is reading The Improbability of Love  by Hannah Rothschild.  Wickedly funny, this totally engaging, richly observed first novel is a tour de force.  Its sweeping narrative and cast of wildly colourful…
  • Saturday, 27 October 201812-4pm
    Deaf Children Australia have kindly invited the AWA and our members and families to celebrate Halloween with them.  They are holding a free, open to the public event aimed at primary school aged children.  There will be bouncy castles,…
  • Saturday, 20 October 201810:00
    This month Ladies Who Brunch will be checking out Hobba in Prahran!  Please RSVP to Joy if you'd like to join us for brunch and a chin wag about life in Melbourne!
  • Tuesday, 16 October 201813:00
    The AWA cordially invites you to join us for a special luncheon to welcome Mrs Hiroko Kleine, wife of US Consul General Michael Kleine, to Melbourne.  Joining us will be special guest speaker and Emmy-award winning journalist Sara James, author…
  • Thursday, 11 October 201812:00
    To join this group, please contact Miyuki!
  • Tuesday, 9 October 201818:30
    Please join the 2018 AWA Board for a social night!  Hear from current Board Members, and meet other AWA Women!  We'll be meeting at Beer Deluxe, Federation Square, on the ground floor off Flinders Street, from 6:30pm.  Look for the…
  • Tuesday, 25 September 201812:00
    In September Literary Lunch will be reading True North: The Story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack by Brenda Niall.  Growing up in suburban Perth in the 1920s, the two Durack girls were fascinated by tales of the pioneering past of their…
  • Saturday, 22 September 201810:00
    *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE* This month Ladies Who Brunch will be checking out St Charly in Carlton!  Please RSVP to Joy if you'd like to join us!
  • Tuesday, 18 September 201819:30
    This month Read Between the Wines is reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced t house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the…
  • Thursday, 13 September 201812:00
    To join this group, please contact Miyuki!
  • Tuesday, 11 September 20186:30pm
    Please join the AWA in welcoming the new US Consul-General, Michael Kleine, to Melbourne.   What: Welcome Dinner Who: Incoming US Consul General Michael Kleine When: Tuesday 11 September from 6:30pm Where: Parliament House Cost:…
  • Tuesday, 29 May 201812:00
    In May, Literary Lunch will be reading Blue Ribbons, Bitter Bread: Joice Loch, Australia's Most Heroic Woman by Susanna de Vries.  The unforgettable story of an Australian bush girl who saved the lives of 1,000 Polish and Jewish children during…
  • Sunday, 27 May 201814:00
    On Sunday, May 27th at 2pm there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance for the American Ex-Servicemen.  All are welcome to come honour those that have served our country.
  • Wednesday, 23 May 201817:30 for 18:30
    *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE - WILL NOW BE ON WEDNESDAY MAY 23* The first Women in Business Series for 2018 is on Wednesday May 23 at the Belgian Beer Cafe in Southbank.   What: Women in Business Series Who: Speakers will include: …
  • Saturday, 19 May 201810:00
    This month Ladies Who Brunch will be checking out Seven Seeds in Carlton!  If you'd like to join us to check this restaurant out or to talk about life in Melbourne, please RSVP to Joy!  
  • Tuesday, 15 May 201819:30
    This month we are tackling "Where'd you go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple.  Soon to be released as a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchette, this is a whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis following the disappearance of…
  • Thursday, 10 May 201812:00
    To join this group, please contact Miyuki!
  • Tuesday, 8 May 201812:00-14:30
    *This is an annual event from the RCH Auxiliaries* Join us to celebrate, support and fundraise for the world-class nurses at The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), who care for our children, now and into the future.   The Dame Elisabeth…