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October 2019

October Monthly Meeting

15 October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our first Monthly Membership Meeting after the summer break will be held at the home of AIWM’s Vice- President, Susanne Weidmann-Kampe.  We hope you can come along as we get back into the swing of our great Association There will be prosecco, orange juice and waters, as well as finger food. We will also have two brief presentations from representatives of the charities that AIWM is supporting with funds raised at our International Christmas Fair, being the Karl Vella Foundation…

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Visit : Masonic Hall Valletta

17 October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To the uninitiated, Freemasonry is mysterious and secretive. In October, we will visit the Masonic Hall in Valletta, where Dr Lawrence Porter, the Grand Inspector (Malta), will unlock some of their secrets. We will be given a tour of the building, including the Lodge rooms, and learn about Freemasonry including its origins, history, principles, what qualifications are needed to join and  importantly what role  the Valletta Freemasons play in Malta today. The talk and tour will start at 6pm followed…

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Visit to Local Olive Producer

29 October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Coming up later in October, we have an outing to an Olive Oil Producer, located below the Mdina Bastions. We'll watch the pressing of the olives and the owner will explain the procedure and answer questions. Afterwards, we will sample the oil with fresh bread. Following the visit, we can have lunch in Mdina. Further details of this will be provided, closer to the time. The restaurant cost is not included in the cost given below.

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November 2019

November Lecture – The Holy Grail

7 November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for an entertaining evening where Dr Dane Munro shares his contribution to an EU-funded project about localising converting them into a tourist trail. As the saying goes 'Do not let the truth stand in the way of a good story!' and in this vein, Dr Munro will tell us a fantastic story in which the Holy Grail is actually a Maltese Neolithic stone cup given to a deserving person. It was brought back to Malta by the Knights…

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November MMM

12 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Monthly Membership Meeting this month is really a must, as we are extremely fortunate to have a truly wonderful guest speaker and AIWM member, Professor Patricia Barker. The title of her talk is: DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T Looking back on her 70 years, Professor Barker considers the times in her life when she was told that, as a woman, she couldn't do things. She shares some of those instances with us and reflects on what she has learnt…

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Blind Wine Tasting

28 November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for our inaugural blind wine tasting for the (not so) serious wine connoisseurs among us. This is a social activity where we will taste a number of wines and discover our preferences, without seeing a label! We will also be tested on our knowledge of the different wines. For more information please refer to the November newsletter.  

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December 2019

December MMM

11 December 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Our December monthly meeting is 'An Afternoon at The Residence'. One of our lovely members is opening her home for a special member’s only afternoon tea  to celebrate the Christmas season together. We will enjoy savoury and sweet finger bites, provided by The Thirsty Caterers, along with cakes specially made by three AIWM members. In addition, Birgitta is providing her own special German coffee and tea for this special occasion. Sipping on a mulled wine, we will be led by a…

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January 2020

January MMM 2020

21 January @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us to welcome in 2020 at the first of our monthly meetings.  One of our members has kindly agreed to host this for us in Madliena. Punch, waters and finger food included. Catering by Ciliegia Catering, San Gwann. Guests are welcome. RSVP: No need to book in advance. We look forward to seeing you on the day

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Lecture : Casting Stones – Clerics and Working Girls in the Convent

23 January @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When asked at her trial on 19 October 1701, what she did for a living, Catherina Mifsud responded “I am a public woman and that is how I battle through life”. The straightforward quality of her statement belies the overall consensus that early modern prostitutes were victims or disorderly women. Wage-dependent persons from all walks of life were socially perceived to be actively battling with life’s struggles. Religious sanctions were essential to sustain basic social norms. Prostitutes were wage-dependent persons…

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Walking Tour Victtoriosa (Birgu)

27 January @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

One of our members has kindly offered to host a walking tour of Vittoriosa (Birgu), so please put on your comfortable walking shoes and join us as she shows us around this beautiful city. We will start by walking through the three gates into Vittoriosa. We’ll cover the Collachio, which is the old part of Birgu, with its narrow, winding streets, going past the Old Armoury and the Bishop’s Palace. If the weather is good, we may walk along the…

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