As a member of AWA, you can participate in any AWA Activity Groups which you may find of interest. You can participate in just a couple, or all activity groups! We meet in person and online, bending with the current changes, and always supporting our members with connecting with one another.
Activities offered range from daytime weekly or bi-weekly meet-ups, to weeknight get togethers, to playdates of members with their children, to couples’ nights out on the weekend. We also offer groups for active-minded members.
Sign-ups are held at the September General Meeting, but you can join any group throughout the year by contacting the activity group leader and requesting to be added to their email list or online group.
We are always looking for volunteers to lead activity groups. If you don’t see an activity that you’d like participate in, we encourage you to start your own.
Below is an example of activity groups we have had in the past. Every year groups change based on interest and activity leader availability.
|Afternoon Book Club||Read the monthly book and bring your lunch as well as your thoughts. We are a welcoming group and would enjoy having you in our lively discussions.|
|Bunco||Bunco is a simple dice game (it is 100% chance; no strategy) that is played with the primary purpose of socializing – sharing food and conversation.|
|Catch-Up Coffee||A time for coffee and conversation with great women!|
|Cooking Club||Typically monthly dates that revolve around cooking in some way. Examples include recipe/cookbook swaps, craft fair prep, themed night cooking, etc.|
|Evening Book Club||Read the monthly selection and bring your opinion and a beverage for a fun discussion and social hour.|
|Exploring the Shire||Join the group for some fresh air and vitamin D while taking in some of the breathtaking scenery in the area. We aim to meet once a week for a dog-friendly 4-6km, easy to moderate walk in a variety of locations around Aberdeenshire.|
|Happy Hour||Members and spouses/partners get together about once a month, typically on a Friday evening, for Happy Hour at a local bar or pub.|
|Lunch Bunch||Each month this group meets for lunch at a different restaurant around Aberdeen. It’s is a great opportunity to meet new friends, catch up with old friends and sample local cuisine.|
|Mah-jong||Mah-jong is a game that originated in China and is played with tiles. It is a game of skill, strategy, scheming and a bit of luck! We are a friendly group and pay the North American way with National Mah-jong League cards.|
|Moms & Tots||Moms & Tots is a parent and infant/toddler group that meets weekly at kid-friendly venues and members’ homes in and around Aberdeen for playtime and light snacks. We also have a monthly Mom’s Night Out where we meet for happy hour and drinks without the kiddos.|
||We meet once a week to play games and take lessons.|
|Tours and Trips||This group leaves husbands and children behind for a ladies-only getaway within the UK.|