Hello AWA members and friends
I hope all of you are keeping warm during these cold winter months here in
I was back home in the US last week and was greeted with the warmth (and
humidity) of a Missouri August. Quite a change from August in Melbourne!
While I was in the US I was reminded of some of the things that make summer
in the US so fantastic - BBQs, baseball games and family picnics. I was
also reminded of the hardest part about being an ex-pat - being far away
from our extended family and friends while life goes on - nieces and
nephews are born, siblings and cousin graduate and parents and grandparents
grow older. It is in these times that I really value my family and network
here in Melbourne, including all of my friends at AWA. We have a great
support group here and so many wonderful ladies to rely on - which is so
important when living abroad.
On a somewhat related note, membership renewals are due by 1 September and
I can't encourage you strongly enough to ensure that you renew prior to
this date. If you have not renewed by 1 September you will be removed from
our mailing list and will no longer receive the Stars & Stripes (or
this blog - oh no)!! Plus, if you are no longer a member you won't have the
opportunity to participate in our fantastic Activity Groups.
Speaking of our Activity Groups, there are a few Activity Group events on
the horizon in the next couple of weeks. These include Morning Coffee this
Friday (17 August) in Hawthorn and the Gen X/Y theatre outing next Friday
(24 August) in Prahran. Check out the Stars & Stripes for further
details on these upcoming events.
There is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. I encourage you to
renew your membership, come out and attend an event and STAY WARM!