Dear AIWC Family,
On behalf of the Board, I would like to warmly welcome you to the new club season! Let’s make it even more lively and enjoyable! If you like to advance in your language skills, you can join the Russian, Italian or English clubs. For moms with small children, we have a playgroup, and for mountain maniacs, we offer a hiking club. Sportswomen can enjoy table tennis and tennis groups, and those with special interests could attend the book club or crafts meetings. We meet every Wednesday morning at 10.30 for a good coffee and a nice talk, and anyone with a daily occupation could attend our professional networking group’s evening night out!
To briefly reintroduce myself, I am Lilia Stoyanovich, currently the Club President, after our sunny and wonderful Elaine left Almaty a few months ago to pursue some new adventures. I am a Bulgarian with 2 teenagers, a 17 year old son and a 14 year old daughter, who have recently arrived to study in Almaty. My husband and I have been living here for the past 2.5 years. I love this town with its green and nicely kept parks, an abundance of restaurants and cafes, well-organized taxi services (if you happen to know a bit of Russian ), and lots of opportunities for skiing and rural tourism. My 26-year career path went from USAID and UNDP projects to managing European programs for fostering economic development and rendering social assistance and childcare services. Now in Kazakhstan, I mostly take care of my family and enjoy myself ☺️.
I am very glad to see our number has grown since I arrived and comes from 24+ different countries, starting from a little over 80 at the beginning of the year. It seems our life is thriving and getting back to normal. We can do it together, supporting each other and assisting those less privileged through our charitable activities!
I’m looking forward to meeting you all, making new friends, exploring Kazakhstan and spending valuable time together.
Almaty International Women’s Club