Berlin International Women’s Club

The Berlin International Women’s Club (BIWC) unites women from different cultures and strives to foster mutual understanding and tolerance through cultural and social exchange, friendship and support.

We currently have 30 activity groups organised by volunteers, catering for every interest and taste. You can learn more about the Club under About Us. To find out about our activity groups, take a look at the Activities section.

Long-time residents and new Berliners alike are welcome to become members: How to Join will guide you through the process. Our monthly morning and evening Meet & Greet meetings are your first point of contact.


BIWC’s 25th Anniversary

Table laid up for BIWC's 25th Anniversary

Talk and memories, food and drink, music and dancing – what a night!

A lot of water has run under the bridges in Berlin since 1992, when the BIWC was founded. At our gala 25th anniversary dinner we celebrated that some of our original members are still with us, though others have moved on to all corners of the world. We also celebrated the many new members who have joined over the years, also from all corners of the world – a chain of friends from Australia to Zimbabwe!

25th Anniversary - the buffetThe gala dinner was a good time for long-term members and new faces in the Club to mingle. Past presidents of the Club and representatives of International Women’s Clubs in other countries were there to help us celebrate.

As always, a lot of hard work was needed to produce the fun, and special thanks are go to our President for leading the planning, our Social Events team, and our Newsletter Editor for lending a hand in a great variety of places where a helping hand was needed! We would also like to thank our members Liselotte and Karin for playing and singing to us at the beginning of the evening, and the Thai dance group.25th Anniversary - on the dance floor

Our members did a lot of both later on with a little help from the DJ.

 

 

Congratulatory messages from BIWC’s friends

Greeting Card from IWC Copenhagen

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Dear Sister club,

Congratulations on your 25th anniversary.
We—from IWC in Copenhagen – will not be able to participate in your celebration, but we wish you a Happy Anniversary and all the best for the future.
Warm regards
Dorethe Worsøe
IWC-President/ IWC Copenhagen

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Hellersdorf hilft e.V. would like to congratulate the Berlin International Women’s Club on celebrating its 25th Anniversary and its efforts to support charitable projects in Berlin.

We very much appreciate the contribution you have made in the past to support the Internet Café LaLoka for refugees in Hellersdorf.

 

BHA_LogoOn behalf of the Board and the members of the Berlin Historical Association: Congratulations to the BIWC on its 25th Anniversary. May there be many more!

Jill Horwitz, President of the Berlin Historical Association and longstanding member of BIWC

 

Thomas Anderson

Dear BIWC Ladies,

We – The Forgotten Men, your informal partner club for 17 years – would like to congratulate all of you on your 25th Jubilee. It has always been a pleasure to harbour forgotten husbands of awesome BIWC wives in our ranks and discuss what we could do to please our better halves. 

We hope that BIWC will continue to integrate international women into Berlin life for the next 25 years and may our jolly cohabitation also remain for a long, long time to come!

Thomas Andersen
Leader of the unforgettable Forgotten Men

 

My-Linh-KunstThe American Women’s Club of Berlin congratulates our sisters in the Berlin International Women’s Club on your 25th Anniversary.  We salute your standing contribution to the support and integration of international women in our beloved city and wish you many more years of success and engagement. Have a wonderful celebration!

My-Linh Kunst, President of the American Women’s Club of Berlin (and BIWC member)

 

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Congratulations on your 25th! Clubs like ours are so important. Keep up the good work.

The British Berlin Ladies’ Club

 

Liebe Frauen vom Berlin International Women‘s Club,

Herzliche Grüße und Glückwünsche zu Eurem 25jährigen Jubiläum sendet der Ambulante Kinderhospizdienst der Björn Schulz Stiftung. Schon über 17 Jahre freuen wir uns immer wieder eurer tollen Unterstützung in Form von Geld- und Sachspenden, aber auch von tatkräftiger Frauenpower. 

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Besonders intensiv und auch schon über mehrere Jahre ist unsere Zusammenarbeit mit der Nähgruppe Sew Creative, die von Beatrix Wehle geleitet wird. Dort nähen 1x im Monat Frauen vom BIWC und ehrenamtliche Familienbegleiterinnen des Ambulanten Kinderhospizdienst für den guten Zweck „Kinderhospizarbeit“. Es entstehen tolle Dinge von Kinderbällen über Taschen bis hin zu Babyhosen. Aber auch ganz praktische Dinge, die für die Mitarbeiterinnen der Björn Schulz Stiftung speziell für ihre tägliche Arbeit angefertigt werden wie z.B.: Tragetaschen für die Babywaagen, kleine Taschen für die Notfallmedikamente, Gefühlsmonster für die Kindertrauergruppen u.v.m.

Wir sagen herzlichen Dank für dieses gelebte liebevolle bürgerschaftliche Engagement, das ein so wichtiger Baustein des menschlichen Miteinanders ist und ohne das es Kinderhospizarbeit und die Unterstützung von Familien mit schwerst erkrankten Kindern nicht gäbe.

Moni Knese, Koordinatorin Ambulanter Kinderhospizdienst, Björn Schulz Stiftung