The Book Club members meet every month to discuss the chosen read for that month. We read books from all over the world . We read for international writers from different cultures. Meeting takes place at the book club leader’s house or at a chosen restaurant. We talk about everything , life, family, friends and the plot of the book and its characters. Usually members spend around 3 hours talking over a drink and a dinner. Every book club evening is a special evening.
We are a team of women from all over the world and hike every Monday in the beautiful mountains around Almaty, breath fresh air and enjoy the company. We do relatively short hikes, never longer than 4 hours in total so we manage to pick up kids from school on time.
Our hikes are at a relatively low level 1500 m – 2200 m, but they do have steep or icy sections. Everyone can always turn around and walk back the same way if the hike seems to be getting too long or difficult. If there are more than one leader on the hike, one of the leaders will accompany you. Before heading to the trail you must have sturdy waterproof hiking boots, walking poles, water and snack. In winter, you will need also crampons, gloves, hat and gaiters. In summer you will need sun screen, insect repellent, sun glasses and sun hat. Our starting points are either Royal Tulip hotel or President’s park – depending on the hike.
It is very useful to have the Hiking book where all the hikes are described. The book can be usually purchased at the AIWC meeting.
Hiking is healthy, hiking is social, hiking is about discovery, hiking is fun.
Creating and Crafting Club
The Creating and Crafting Club is super fun . the Club support our charities in every single project. It has been highly successful and interesting . The members create beautiful pieces of art and crafts. Members of this club meet every Thursday from 2PM-4PM.
The Charity club is extremely active within our Club. This photo was taken during the charity club visit to the Orphanage outside of Almaty. Our wonderful members took clothes, toys, and food to Ark Village.. They also organized several activities to entertain the orphans. We had enjoyed their company during that day. The kids were very kind and offered us lunch at their facilities. the Charity Club organizes many fundraising events during the year. They collect food for over 90 babushkas and pack care bags to over 400 women in prison need desperate help. The Charity Club is the heart and soul of AIWC . The club supports 4 local charities around Almaty.
Come practice your Russian with our amazing Russian speaking members. Beginner level welcome! Meets weekly on Thursdays, 10AM-12PM.
The Playgroup for Kids
This group meets weekly in one of the parents ‘houses. kids get together to play and have fun, while parents socialize and share their experiences in parenting and much more.
English Conversation Group
Meets every 2 weeks on Fridays from 10-11.30AM at a local coffee shop in the city.
Come play tennis at various parks around the city (weather permitting) or we have a few indoor locations too! Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10AM.
Italian Speaking Group
Meets weekly on Tuesdays 10AM-12PM practicing our Italian together!