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Summertime has meant travel and holidays for many of our members, but our Board has been at work planning for the upcoming club year. We are a group of over 100 international women in the Chilterns area and we have a number of ongoing groups such as Bunco, Book Club, Moms & Tots, Tennis, Golf, and Saturday Sociables. We had a busy end of the year with our annual BBQ, a Pub Quiz with partners, and a day out at Royal Ascot. We will be celebrating our 65 years of community involvement in this area at our October meeting, which will include some looking back at our contributions and events as well as looking forward to our continued involvement through our Christmas Bazaar. If you would like more information about CAWC, please check our website at

The Chilterns American Women’s Club Announce Local Charities To Benefit From 2015 Annual Christmas Bazaar

Save the date now for one of the region’s most popular and convenient charity fundraising events! The Chilterns American Women’s

Christmas hampers

CAWC Annual Christmas Bazaar 2014

Club (CAWC) has set the date for its popular Christmas Bazaar that raises funds for charity. The 2015 CAWC BAZAAR will take place on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 10am to 4pm at the Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross (formerly the Bellhouse Hotel) HP9 2XE. This year’s recipient charities will be the Chalfont St. Peter-based Epilepsy Society and The Pepper Foundation, which is based in Tring, Herts, but focuses on helping terminally ill children and their families receive specialist paediatric palliative care at home in both Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Aside from more than 60 specialist gift and craft stalls, CAWC will be undertaking its traditional Christmas Hamper & Gift Baskets sale and again have its Lone Star Café – offering its renowned homemade chilli, while another popular stall - the Cake & Baked Goodies Bar – will also be in operation. This year a special charity raffle also sees some amazing prizes from leading businesses and organisations and event sponsors including Santa Fe Relocation, the Crowne Plaza, Value Retail, Pelugi, Oxygen, Stoke Park, Patisserie Valerie, Starbucks and Buckinghamshire Golf Club. There will also be a special exclusive shopping trip to Bicester Village as a Grand Prize. Please note there will be a special two-minute period of silence taking place as this year’s event falls on Remembrance Sunday. Last year CAWC raised more than £14,000 for chosen charities through sales at the Christmas Bazaar. In the history of the CAWC Bazaar more than £244,000 has been raised for charity. Pam Houghton, Chair of the CAWC, comments: “We are delighted to select The Pepper Foundation along side our long-time charity, the

Epilepsy Society, as co-designated benefactors of our 2015 fundraising campaign. Both charities do incredible work and provide immeasurable support for the communities they serve.” Pam Showalter, Chair of the CAWC Bazaar 2015 comments: “This will be the 28th year that the CAWC has held this popular event and we look forward to once again having some spectacular seasonal gift baskets and presents for sale. The best advice for gift shoppers is to come early. Last year we had sold out before the end of the event.” For details about the event please visit  


The colours have begun to change and the weather has that certain autumn chill. The sun rises later each day and it seems to get darker and darker each night. Our first instinct is to pull the covers up, sleep a little longer and wish for those warm sunny summer days again. But don’t! Autumn can be a fantastic time of year to be outside visiting gardens, tasting and cooking with the new seasons vegetables, taking in some of London’s great Museums, travelling to some far away land, or volunteering at a local charity close to home. It’s all what you make of it! The AWC can help you settle in, answer all of those crazy questions, help you transition into the London area, and all the while making some wonderful friendships along the way! This autumn and winter season the AWC has some incredible activities to offer. Join us as we weave our way through the Buckingham Palace Gardens.  We will explore the changing character of the garden in art form from the 16th to the early 20th century.  Whether a sanctuary, a place for scientific study, a haven for the solitary thinker or a space for pure


American in Britain Autumn 2015  

The Autumn 2015 issue features theatre reviews of Bend It Like Beckham, McQueen and Three Days In The Country; restaurant reviews of Smith &...

American in Britain Autumn 2015  

The Autumn 2015 issue features theatre reviews of Bend It Like Beckham, McQueen and Three Days In The Country; restaurant reviews of Smith &...