Something for Everyone Through Shared Interests
AIWM is an association for all nationalities and ages to meet and to make friends through social, cultural and fundraising activities. Whether you live full-time or part-time in Malta, you are invited to enjoy a variety of activities and events throughout the month.
Typically, we hold a Monthly Membership Meeting (MMM) at various venues, ranging from members’ homes to historical monuments which is a wonderful chance for all of our members to gather, to socialise and to sign up for upcoming activities and events. Occasionally, there are short presentations on topical subjects. Lasting for at least two hours, these meetings are usually scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month.
At the heart of the association are the activities that members themselves organise to share common interests. These special interest groups are small, allowing for members to become better acquainted in a more intimate environment. We welcome ideas for special interest groups that any member would like to organise.
On-going special interest groups during the month include:
AIWM Book Club
The Book Club is open to AIWM members who would like to exchange ideas on a variety of books.
June’s meeting is on Wednesday, 27 June. The book to be discussed is ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood.
Where: Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar When: Last Wednesday of every month Time: 1030 – 1200
Whether you’re just starting out, honing your skills or an advanced player, this is for you! Mahjong is enjoyed by millions of people around the world and a game of Mahjong is an excellent mental workout. Mahjong sets and instructions are provided.
Date: Every Thursday starting at 09.30am Venue: Preluna Hotel, Sliema
Ili hawn mis-sebgha, ta! What does this sentence mean? Several of our members are already learning some useful phrases and gaining some insight into the beautiful
language of our islands. Join us and learn how to communicate in Maltese.
When: Twice Each Month, Friday Mornings Time: 10.00 – 12.00 Where: At a member’s home, determined one month In advance
By the way, “Ili hawn mis-sebgha, ta!” means “I’ve been here since seven.”
Pause Café at Home
The Pause Café at Home is an informal occasion for a smalL group to come and chat in a informal setting. The hostess chooses the food and refreshments, which can be very simple.
June’s gathering will be on 21st – details are in our the newsletter.
Around the World Luncheon
Do you have an interest in trying restaurants that serve a country’s national cuisine? Around the World Luncheon might be for you!
The next Around the World Luncheon will be in September after the summer holidays. Watch this space for more information
A word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words which, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downwards in columns, and be defined in a standard dictionary or lexicon.
Scrabble will be hosted at Member’s homes once a month.
This month’s Scrabblers will meet on Wednesday, 13 June. More information in June’s newsletter
The Arts Club meets to go to films, concerts and ballets, and there is often the option to socialise before or after the show. Guests are welcome.
On Monday 11 June we will gather to watch ‘Styx’, one of the many films showing as part of the Valletta film festival.
‘Styx’, is directed by Wolfgang Fischer and filmed in Malta in 2016. The film depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip when she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees.
On Wed 13 June, we will meet for the St John’s Day Concert in Valletta.
Michael Laus (conductor) and the Goldberg Ensemble join forces with the MPO for the annual St John’s Day Concert to perform a selection of sacred works from the 17th and 18th century, in a concert which will also feature tenor Juan Gambina.
With Valletta nominated as European’s City of Culture there is a lot going on every month. Don’t miss out!
New this month! Buraco is a Rummy-type card game in the Canasta family for four players in fixed
partnerships in which the aim is to lay down combinations in groups of cards of equal rank and suit sequences, there being a bonus for combinations of seven cards or more. Buraco is a variation of Canasta which allows both standard melds (groups of cards of the same value) as well as sequences (cards in numerical order in the same suit). It originated from Uruguay and Argentina in the mid-1940s, with apparent characteristics of simplicity and implications that are often unforeseeable and absolutely involving.
Dates to follow.
Each month there are “Monthly Specials,” organised by our Social Committee who accept readily ideas from all members. Specials have included a private tour of St Paul’s Catacombs, a tour of the Malta Parliament Building, a crash course in drawing skills and a private tour of Manoel Theatre.