There are presently six different interest groups. Any member may start a new interest group by bringing a proposal to a Board Meeting. Most of the interest groups meet at the club House or use the Club house at some time. Most interest groups have a scheduled monthly meeting.
Antiques and Museum Goers
This group takes frequent trips to antique shops as well as visits to museums, historical homes, theatrical events and other cultural activities All trips will be announced at the monthly meetings. There is an annual fee of $5.00.
Love art? Antiques? Shopping? Why not combine all three passions by joining our Antiques and Museumgoers Group. Since the 1970s, hordes of AWC women have relished going on frequent trips to exhibits, auctions, and antique shops. We usually sponsor 7-8 excursions each year- even continuing in the summer months! And we never forget lunch! From time to time we arrange a bus tour and invite the entire club.
AWC Calendar 2012-2012 for the Antiques and Museum Goers Group
Sept. 20 Thursday: Peabody Essex-Ansel Adams (+ Hats) Virginia Morbeck--former AWC President is docent
Oct. 18 Thursday: Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Waltham
Nov 29 Thursday : Christmas in Newport Bus trip
Dec 20 Tuesday: Tea at Amerscot House for members who qualify by attendance records.
Jan. 18: Friday Dallin Museum, Arlington, (sculpture)
Feb. 22: Friday - TBA
March 20, 21 or 22: Golden Ball Tavern, Weston???
April: TBA perhaps: Boston Tea Party Museum, or the Fuller Museum in Brockton
May 8 Wednesday: Ogunquit Art Museum, Maine (opens for the season May 1)
June 18 Wednesday: possibly--Warner House, Portsmouth, NH (seasonal--do not know opening date)
one more event in either July or August
The Book Groups meets at the Club House on the first non-holiday Monday of the month at 10:30 AM all months September to June. All members are welcome. The list of books is selected in May / June. A longer more challenging book is usually selected for September.
There is a holiday informal luncheon and an end of the year celebration in May / June.
The Book Group organizes a collection of new children books from members during the holidays for Toys for Tots. Member Lori Megdal started this collection. You may turn in your new children books at the Cookie Fest, the Holiday luncheon, or directly to the Book Group.
The Bridge Groups meets upstairs in the Club House on the first Wednesdays of the month from September through June. Different members of the group make coffee and snacks. The Bridge game is friendly and players of all abilities new to advanced are welcome. Players announce attendance to organizers to ensure the correct number of players.
There is holiday pot luck luncheon and an end of the year luncheon.
The fee for the year is $5.00.
The Quilting Groups meets the second Thursday of the month from 2 - 4 PM at the Club House to make quilts for needy children, for the sick or the elderly. No experience is necessary to join this group.
Organizer is Judy Clark.
The Lunch Bunch meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 12:30 PM at restaurants. The coordinator, Joy Sussman, contacts members via email and phone of the selected restaurant and makes the reservation. Members enjoy this Luncheon get together.
Wine and Dine
Couples, singles - everyone is invited to join this group. It meets on the first Saturday of the month to enjoy delicious meals and great parties. Dinners are in member's homes, at the Clubhouse or at selected locations depending on the type of event.
Concerts at Indian Hill and dinner out afterwards, a New Years Eve party at the Club House, and the famous Kentucky Derby Party complete with mint julips and big hats are just a few of the events.