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.
Our next gathering is on Wednesday 20 November. The book to be discussed is Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford.
Where: Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar Time: 1030 – 1200
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: 11th and 25th October
Time: 10.30 – 12.00 Where: Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar
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 is on 27 November. 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 will be on Tuesday, 26 November at
Shakinah in Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Msinda. It will include a presentation about the bio diversity of the area.
Further details in the newsletter.
NEW – Walking Group
Join us for the Roman Walk in Xemxija
Enjoy the fresh air, landscapes and camaraderie as we walk along a trail containing several archaeologic sites (a Roman road, a menhir [a large upright standing stone], the Cave of the Galley, apiaries, and an old carob tree). There are also some beautiful views to take in from the top of the ridge.
Date: Friday 6 December
Venue: Details in the newsletter
NEW – Artisan Group
The focus of this group is making items for the International Christmas Fair’s AIWM Artisan Stall.
This is an opportunity to put your existing skills to good use while helping a worthy cause.
If you are interested in getting involved, contact details are in the newsletter.
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.