What We Offer
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:
Around the World Luncheon
Cooking for Friends
Each month there are “Monthly Specials,” organised by our Social Committee who accept readily ideas from all members. Recent months’ Specials included a private tour of the Malta Postal Museum, a tour of the Malta Parliament Building, a crash course in drawing skills and a private tour of Manoel Theatre.
Open Door to Associations of International Women
Extending a Hand in Friendship with Sister Organisations
AIWM is pleased to be associated with Open Door which aims to assist women moving between countries or travelling on holiday or business by introducing them to another association which is a member of Open Door. Today there are more than 80 associations in forty countries, offering inter-association contact and communication.
It provides the ability to make friendships with other women in other parts of the world, as our members move to a new country or are simply traveling on holiday. We “open our doors to each other.”
Our membership in Open Door has given AIWM the opportunity to organise small group exchange visits with other associations. We have invited and organised visits to Malta for sister associations and in return, we have travelled to their country to visit.
As an AIWM member, it is an exciting and stimulating experience to form new friendships among women across the world, as they and we see our homes through each other’s eyes.
International Liaison – Open Door: Julia McDaid