We have a rich variety of activities including business lunches, discovery visits to places of interest in the city and surrounding areas, sports and cultural groups, charity support work, and regular get-togethers for you to engage with.
Our monthly email newsletter keeps our current members informed about upcoming events.
How can you participate in our activities?
Meet & GreetTwice a month — one venue, two different times — we invite you to learn about our Club and its activities.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet current members of the Club, and learn more about how to join.
International VisitsOur International Coordinators host the visits of other International Women’s Clubs (IWCs) to Berlin, or they organise visits to Sister Clubs for BIWC members.
In the past, we’ve been invited to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Dublin, Paris, Hamburg and Malta — and we’ve hosted visits of the IWC clubs of Paris, Hamburg and Malta.
New Member Welcome Get TogethersWe regularly welcome new members to a private gathering.
New members have the chance to get to know each other, representatives of the Executive Committee or Coordinators of our Special Interest and Neighbourhood Groups.
Special Interest GroupsWe offer a wide spectrum of Special Interest Groups that cater to our physical health, our intellectual and cultural development and much more.
Social EventsLarger events are organised throughout the year, usually with a cultural, historical or social theme.
They include the Annual General Meeting in spring, a summer event and a festive event in December.
BIWC’s Charity Commitment
Over the years, the BIWC has supported various charitable causes. Our volunteers have raised money, given of their time and skills, supported charitable projects. Four annual Open Days raised money for a women’s shelter (the Hestia Frauenhaus), Exilium e.V. & Street Kids and the Björn Schulz Stiftung.
BIWC’s Special Interest Group Sew Creative made items for the annual Sommerfest and Christkindlmarkt @ the Björn Schulz Stiftung. They also made 60 children’s dresses for the Dress a Girl Project in South Africa.
The proceeds of the 4th Annual Open Day funded the garden renovation, provided a children’s play area and bought new bunk beds @ the Hestia Frauenhaus. Since 2007, Penny, has organised an annual tea party. All proceeds are donated to the Hestia Frauenhaus. In 2010 Penny put on a fashion show which raised funds for the purchase of a vehicle; an industrial washing machine was purchased from the proceeds of the Club’s Jubilee Party. In the same year, members redecorated part of the refuge. Penny also collected Christmas presents for the women and children staying there during the festive season and Julia often donated a Christmas tree.
For many years, members have participated in the annual Avon Women’s Run in Berlin in aid of the Berliner Krebsgesellschaft e.V.
Juliet worked as a volunteer for a refugee project Hellersdorf hilft e.V. The Club gave a donation in support of this project.
In 2019, we held a Spring Bazaar for the charity organisation Papatya.