The AIWC is a registered non-profit, non-political and non-denominational organization. From our first meeting in April of 1971, with thirty members present, our Club has grown to over 350 members of all ages and from more than 35 countries.
We are based out of Oberursel in the Taunus, north of Frankfurt, but our members span the entire Rhein-Main region, including Darmstadt and Mainz. We have extensive resources as well as a wide range of activities for today’s international women.
The AIWC provides friendship and support amongst women and families, who are living in the Rhein-Main area, and facilitates their efforts to integrate into the German community and stay connected with a variety of activities, services, and social, sports, and hobby groups.
Additionally, we take great pleasure and pride in serving our community throughout the year.
Every year we raise money from our AIWC events, such as our yearly Spring Charity Event, to give to local charitable organizations. Our members have volunteered in a variety of ways such as supporting children’s pediatric units, training dogs for the disabled, establishing scholarships for local children and assisting women’s organizations both here in Frankfurt and through the target charities of FAWCO .
The AIWC is committed to both helping our members enjoy their stay in Germany, as well as contributing to the host country that has welcomed us!
A note from our president
When I first moved to Germany, I was skeptical if I would ever find 'my place’ here in a foreign land. I would guess this applies to many members of AIWC, both from abroad and right here in Germany. In a new environment, it’s often difficult to be yourself. The language, the culture, the system structure - all seemingly different from what you are used to can be quite overwhelming at first. But with a little courage and mindfulness, we are motivated to seek out ways to find our true north: to find the place where we can be ourselves.
For myself, and many alike, the AIWC has provided just that. In the short time I have been a member, I have seen the positive impact it has not only on my local community, but myself as a person. With the many groups under the umbrella of the AIWC, opportunities are there for everyone: from feeding that desire to travel, or tapping into their inner Picasso to create a masterpiece, or even sweating it out on the tennis courts. The opportunities are endless - and it’s only a matter of finding what fits you.
This community is a physical representation of all the possibilities and opportunities to find your true north. Because at the end of the day, the club is only as great as the people who make it up. Each of us come together with our own experiences, knowledge and ideas, bringing something new, each and everyday to the community. So to both our current members and those ‘yet to be’, I hope the AIWC will help you to discover your true north here in Germany, and beyond.
All the best in your adventures
AIWC President 2016-2017