Would you like to participate in a trip to another city? Are you travelling? Are you moving away from Malta? Do you like meeting like-minded women?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, these personal interactions highlight the essence of AIWM's membership in Open Door.
AIWM joined Open Door because it facilitates and promotes inter-Club contact and communication among International Women’s Associations throughout the world. Existing since 1980, Open Door’s consists of 67 associations, representing 34 countries.
Because of our membership, we are able to:
• Provide an immediate point of contact for our members moving to or visiting a town or city where a ‘sister club’ exists
• Grant guest status at a monthly meeting or other activities to meet groups of women, introduced by our International Liaison to the affiliated association
• Give priority of membership to an Open Door member wanting to join an association, where there is a waiting list for membership
In recent years AIWM has participated in cultural and social exchanges with associations, located in Paris, Zagreb and Berlin.
Open Door is an opportunity to help each other through contact with women of different nations by promoting mutual understanding, furthering cultural exchanges and cultivating friendships which altogether lead to a richer and broader understanding of each other.
In May, we have been invited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the International Women’s Club of Leipzig (IWCL). Not only will we have the privilege of enjoying a warm welcome from our Leipzig sisters and enjoying their beautiful city, it will also be an opportunity to meet women from other clubs who are also invited to this Get2Gether. For more information please check the newsletter.
Berlin Trip - Nov 2022
Two of our members attended the anniversary weekend in Berlin and loved it. The main event was held at a Roaring 20’s venue on the Friday evening! Over 100 BIWC members and guests joined the celebration — women in Roaring 20’s fancy dress and gentlemen in suits — eating and dancing to live music. Seven affiliated international women’s clubs accepted BIWC’s invitation to come to Berlin, so Jane and I had the opportunity to make friendships with women from Bucharest, Hamburg, Leipzig, Maastricht, Zurich, The Hague and Vilnius.
Throughout the weekend, we became even better acquainted with these clubs and our new friends, because Inga Wednick, BIWC President, hosted a pot luck dinner at her home. In addition, there were three walking tours and a boat ride to enjoy the highlights of Berlin together. Jane and I even had time to enjoy eating and shopping on our own! The wonderful hospitality which BIWC offered will remain memorable.