Sociable - so·cia·ble - n - a fun event in which Awty families get together and enjoy a great night of fun, food, or entertainment. Hosted by Awty families with expertise in various foods, wines and/or a special interest; these events are not to be missed. Awty Sociables are highly prized and are limited usually to 10-12 couples. Exceptions do occur depending on the event. You can attend a sociable only if you sign up for them at the Awty Gala. Sociables do come with a warning - they are very addictive.
Okay so now you are in the know. These sociables are a great way to meet other Awty families that share similar interest in food, sports, wine, and cooking. You will be surprised at the caliber of cooks, chefs, and closet wine sommeliers we have in our midsts. We hope you will join in the fun and try to make it to some of our Sociables this year.
Where will the sociables' sign up be at the Gala?
They will be in the cocktail area before we go into the main ballroom for dinner.
Is there a list somewhere I can look at in advance?
Yes, they will be listed in the online auction at www.awtyauction.com when it goes live in February 2017.
What if I cannot attend the Gala can I still sign up for a sociable?
Unfortunately no, however if you know someone who is going to the Gala they can sign up for you. After the Gala, your friends will email advancement and let them know to bill you for the ones you asked for.
This will be our first time going to a sociable, which one is the best?
Go with your stomach ... oops, I mean your heart. Definitely choose a sociable based on what you love to eat and do. There are some sociables that are "brought back by popular demand." That should be a big hint as to their success and then there are others hosted by people you know are experts in the events they are hosting.
- Special thanks to Kelly Moneyhan for the original message.