International Women’s Group

In case you didn't know it, Almuñécar has an international women's group. Would you like to get involved?

ALM Women's Group Xmas PresentsThe Women of the Almuñécar International Women’s Group (AIWG) decided to try and help bring a smile to the youngsters’ faces during the festivities.

So they had a collection which raised funds to buy gifts.

Armed with scissors, sticky tape and mountains of wrapping paper, they had fun at the Helios hotel this week wrapping lots of items, to fill dozens of bags with balls, beads, boxes and a variety of interesting presents for the local children.

Group members Sharon Snow & Marie Carmen King delivered the gifts to Templo Iglesia El Salvador in Almuñécar.

The following is from their website:

Almuñécar International Womens Group has been active for over nine years. We meet twice a month for a coffee morning and to plan activities. The group organises events, trips and social outings for ourselves…you may want to go out to a event in town and find out who else might be going, you may be passionate about something and want to share your interests, you may want to take up a new hobby or activity that others are involved in…….or you might just want to come along and meet other women at our regular coffee morning.


In the past few years the group has set up a spanish conversation group, organised a 60s cultural event, participated in the Torrecuevas Romeria, instigated a Sevillianas dance class, and started a group to “amble” through the countryside; and members have hosted a range of social events from pool parties to plant swops.

We meet on the second and the fourth Saturday of each month. The first meeting is purely social, and on the fourth Saurday of every month we meet to plan the next months activities. We have a regular email newsletter for members.

In an email conversation with Cynthia Merrilees, she told us the following:

“The Almuñécar International Women’s Group does not have a base. Members of the group meet for various regular activities at local hotels, restaurants or at each others homes.

Women who want to join make contact through the group email [] and then attend whatever sessions they choose. There are no fees to join the group which has been going for about 10 years and to date it has 270 members.”·

(News/Clubs: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  2 comments for “International Women’s Group

  1. nigel taylor
    February 11, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    A Spanish lady friend of mine, living in Almuñecar, would like to attend one of your coffee mornings to socialise and improve her English..Do you have any info on your next meeting ?


  2. Jenny Yates
    December 5, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for the write up about the Children’s Christmas present donations organized by the Book group part of the AWG.

    The group was actually set up in February 2007 by myself and Linda. As I speak Spanish, I translated the notice, put them up in my friend’s bookshop, changing the date every 2 weeks, arranged the meeting places etc and Linda took the meetings and wrote the newsletter.

    After the first couple of meetings, Linda went to the U.K. for a few months, so I kept the group going single handed till she came back, and I have been involved ever since.

    I’m sure Dave Darby can remember me talking to him about the publicity for the 60s night, that was great fun. It has been a life line for many women, and I have enjoyed being involved with this wonderful group of women from the start. Jenny

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