Social

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. 

The next  meeting is on Wednesday, 27 February.   The book to be discussed is ‘‘The Muse” by Jessie Burton

March’s meeting is on Wednesday, 27th March. The book to be discussed is “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo.

Where: Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar                                                          Time: 1030 – 1200 

Mahjong 

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:   Fortizza Bar & Restaurant, Tower Road, Sliema

Maltese Conversation

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:     Friday 8th and Friday 22nd February 

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 an informal setting.  The hostess chooses the food and refreshments, which can be very simple.  

The next Pause Cafe will be on Tuesday, 26 February at Hilltops in Naxxar.  More details in our monthly newsletter.

Bon Appetit Club

Do you have an interest in trying restaurants that serve a country’s national  cuisine? This lunch club might be for you!  It’s a great way to socialise with our members over a good month.       

The next lunch is on Tuesday 19th February at 

The Drunk Bull Restaurant, Gzira, 

 

Further details in the newsletter.                                                        

Buraco

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.

 

This is a fun new opportunity to get together, make new friendships, enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, maybe some cake, have a chat and play the card game Buraco. Even if you’re not familiar with the game, don’t let this hold you back – an experienced player will be giving a few lessons

 

Date:       Friday 15 February

Time:       1500 – 1800.    

Venue:    Ristocafe da Pablo, 142 The Strand, Gzira (next to the Bayview Hotel and bus stop Ponsonby)

 

Monthly Specials

Each month there are  “Monthly Specials,” organised by our Social Committee who accept fresh 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.