About the IWCR

Just moved to Latvia? New in Riga?

The International Women’s Club of Riga is an international group of women offering friendship,

the opportunity to learn about Latvian culture, and, through our charity work, the chance to put something back into the local community. By becoming our member you will have the chance to find new friends, take part in interesting activities and join groups with similar interests as your own.

The idea of a club originated in 1992 when some expatriate women decided to start organising activities for the international women in Riga. From this, in April 1995, the unregistered REIGAL (Riga Expatriate Interest Groups and Luncheons) was founded by a group of six dedicated women. In 1995, the International Women’s Club of Riga (IWCR) was born as an official NGO (Non Government Organisation) in Latvia.

The working language of the Club is English, however with approximately 40 countries represented, the languages likely to be heard at any given gathering are many and varied!

Social Activities

Our Meet and Greet coffee mornings are held every first Wednesday of the month on the 11th floor of the Albert Hotel. It is a perfect opportunity for a new member to meet other members and get to know the club.

We organise lunches in different restaurants around Riga every third Thursday of the month. Our different activity groups bring together women around a special interest. Currently we have English, Spanish and French conversations groups, a Mother&Toddler group, handicraft group, bible study group, cooking group and more! Join us or help us start a new one!

We regularly organise social tours, visits to museums, companies, guest lectures, and events that will give you a deeper understanding of Latvian culture and society.

Our charity work is very close to our hearts. Our annual Christmas Bazaar raises money, which we are proud to give back to the local community by working with over ten different local Latvian charities. Please visit our Charity page for more information.

There is something for everyone in the IWCR! Join us!

How to join

Today, the Club boasts a membership of approximately 139 women from 38 countries. The membership fee currently is 35 Euro per year from September to August. Club membership entitles members to participation in club activity groups and discounts at some stores, companies, organisations and restaurants.

Please visit our Membership page for more information on how to join or email our membership coordinator  iwcrmembership@gmail.com for more information.

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