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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.
  • Saturday, 16 March 201912:00
    Join us for a family-friendly picnic!  Location and details TBA  
  • Thursday, 14 March 201912:00
  • Friday, 8 March 201914:00-17:00
    The AWA has secured a table at the American Chamber's International Women's Day High Tea at the Plaza Ballroom at the Regent Theatre.  Join the business chambers and councils of International Chamber House in the Plaza Ballroom to celebrate…
  • Thursday, 7 March 201917:00-19:00
    **THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - RSVPS BEING ACCEPTED ON WAITLIST STATUS ONLY.** The Consul General of the United States of America, Michael Kleine and Mrs Hiroko Kleine, have kindly invited AWA Members to a reception at their home to celebrate…
  • Friday, 1 March 201919:00
    Calling all game lovers!  Sonya is keen to start a new activity group with Bunco! If you haven't heard of it before,  Bunco is generally played by women only and is a great way to socialize - no need to focus on the game and so there's…
  • Tuesday, 26 February 201912:00
    For the first meeting of the year, Literary Lunch will be reading "In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom" by Yeonmi Park.  To join us, please RSVP to Kay!
  • Saturday, 23 February 201910:00
    Ladies Who Brunch is kicking off 2019 by heading to Arbory Afloat in the Yarra River! If you'd like to join us, please RSVP to Joy!
  • Tuesday, 19 February 201918:00
    **EVENT CANCELLED AS OF 18/2 - APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE** The AWA invites our members to a free health presentation from our friends at BreastScreen VIctoria on breast cancer awareness. There will be a short presentation, Q&A, and a…
  • Thursday, 14 February 201912:00
    Let's Cook Lunch is kicking off on Valentine's Day!  To join us, please RSVP to Miyuki!
  • Tuesday, 12 February 201919:30
    The Read Between the Wines group will be having our planning dinner on February 12th at the Pacific Seafood BBQ house in South Yarra.  Join us to pick the books for the year, with the theme of 2019 to continue with happy or uplifting…
  • Tuesday, 5 February 201918:00
    Calling all AWA Members!  Please join us for the 2019 Annual General Meeting!  You will hear from current board members about the AWA and also our plans for the next year.  We will also be voting on the 2019 Board - so we need your…
  • Sunday, 25 November 201813:00
    *DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS COB TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH*  Please join the AWA for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner! When: Sunday 25 November 2018 1pm for a 1:30 start Where: George Harris Room, Ikon Park, 400 Royal Parade,…
  • Saturday, 24 November 20188:30-12
    Calling Santa's Little Helpers! The RCH is holding its annual Christmas tree decorating morning on Saturday November 24.  Please join the RCH Foundation team in spreading Christmas cheer around the hospital by decorating Christmas trees and…
  • 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…
  • Thursday, 15 November 201812:00
    To join this group, please contact Miyuki!
  • 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!  
  • 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…
  • 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.