Expat Clubs & Associations

VIP Volunteers In Panama
A group of volunteers, mostly expats, working to identify and meet specific needs in their community. Activities include orphanage visits and donations as well as an ongoing food and clothing drive. Contact Denise MacDonald.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Club and organization for veterans of U.S. wars overseas. Meetings held the second Thursday of every month at 11:00. Post home is located in Edificio Adventura on Tumba Muerta, Room 303, in El Dorado.
Panama Friends
Get out and explore Panama with a group of friends; organized weekend trips and evening entertainment.
The Panama Mason
A Grand Masons Lodge is located in the canal zone on Calle 13 Oeste.
Movimiento Ciclistas en las Calles de Panama
Promotes bicycle riding in the streets of Panama. Meets every Wednesday at 7:00 pm for a group ride.
Fundacion Calicanto
Social action foundation dedicated to preserving and enriching the local community of the historic Casco Antiguo district of Panama City. Doing so through social, educational, cultural and conservation programs and actions.
Green Drinks
International non-profit organization dedicated to the development of sustainable business practices. Monthly free networking meetings on the last Tuesday of every month.
The Panama Council of the Navy League of the United States
Organization devoted to bettering community relationships through acts such as cleaning, painting and repairing schools, orphanages, community centers. As well as supporting the men and women of the sea services, and their families.
Young Expats in Panama (YEP!)
A fun-focused group welcoming everyone, young in age or at heart, expat or Panamanian, to its wide variety of events and activities. Bar parties, sporting events, wine tasting, poker tournaments, cruises, island day trips, all-inclusive beach weekends.
Youth run global organization for youth; business student association. Provides opportunities for leadership development, internships, work experiences and participation in a global learning environment. Call and ask for Marco Engelbert.
Spay Panama
Non-profit organization devoted to the sterilization of stray animals and making these services available to everyone who owns a pet in Panama. News and event information can be found through their website and Facebook page.
Summit Golf Club
World class championship golf course about 20 minutes from downtown Panama City. Multiple tee boxes, contoured putting areas, full service practice course, 6 hole course for kids, pro shop. Golf academy for all ages with PGA professionals.
Canadian Association of Panama
"Friendship Without Frontiers" is the motto of this group for Canadians to meet each other as residents or visitors, and to meet friends and Panamanians. Welcomes all nationalities.
Fundacion Amigos del Nino con Leucemia y Cancer (FANLYC)
Charity organization dedicated to helping and supporting children with cancer and their families. The center serves as a residence for families from the interior during their stay in the city. At Ave. Mexico and Calle 33, near the childrens hospital.
The Panama Forum
Yahoo group created by and for English speaking residents of Panama. Contains many articles about living in Panama, as well as forums and conversations about Panama.
CanadaPLUS Club
Social club organizes casual functions open to all people, Canadian or otherwise, residents of Panama or visitors. Membership benefits include language lessons, travel, legal services, printing, dining discounts and health insurance discounts.
American Society of Panama
Non-profit, charitable organization operating internationally and welcoming members of all nationalities with the same values.
Fundacion Bid 4 Boquete
Volunteer group that organizes an annual charity event in Boquete. All proceeds from event are distributed to various organizations that help the people and animals of Panama.
Expats in Panama
Group for foreign residents, soon to be residents, visitors and investors in Panama organizes events, book exchanges, parties, activity groups for bridge, quilting, volunteer. Learn about and explore Panama. Newsletter with events/openings.
Altos del Maria Residents Yahoo Group
A group created for residents, or prospective residents of the Altos del Maria mountain community. A forum for inquiries, events, meeting new people, general information on the community and the area; there are also files, photos and links posted.
Panama Flag League
Flag football league, meets for practices and competitions.
Fundacion Jesus Luz de Oportunidades
A non-profit organization working in Panamas most impoverished areas to combat gang violence through interventions, prevention, individual support and social rehabilitation.
Club Amarok Panama
For lovers and owners of the Volkswagon Amarok, this club holds monthly meetings in various locations in Panama.
Lions Club International
With 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members around the globe the Lions Club is the worlds largest service club organization. A club for general acts of charity and work to make the community a better place. Several chapters all over Panama.
Viviendo en Panama
Yahoo group created for people living in Panama. Goal is to provide unbiased and factual information to English-speaking residents living and/or working in Panama. With over 44,000 postings per month the group aims to help residents in Panama.
Peace Corps Panama Friends
Peace Corps volunteers, family and friends who served in Panama. Non-profit group contributes to charitable works in Panama and welcomes anyone who is interested in Panama and the mission of the Corps.
St. Andrews of Panama
Club for Scots, Scottish descendants and those interested in Scottish dances and culture. Meets on the second Wednesday of every month to celebrate all things Scottish. No membership required, all are welcome.
Tuesday Night Film Club
Relax with some friends and enjoy a movie once a month on a Tuesday at the Theater Guild of Ancon.
Whos New
A non-profit organization that welcomes newcomers to Panama. Group provides help in orientation, finding friends and promoting culture and community engagement among women. 2 meetings every month, a Welcome Coffee and general meeting.
Spay the Strays
Volunteer group that works with Spay Panama and the McKee Foundation to help stray animals and low-income family pets, sterilize them, rescue them and put them up for adoption if possible. Volunteers are always needed. Located in Coronado.
Panama Canal Elks Lodge #1414
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is committed to charity and have been working to improve the lives of residents of the local Panama community. Elks Lodge #1414 is located in La Boca, Balboa in front of Shamrocks Restaurant.
Panama Golf Yahoo Group
Forum for visitors and residents who want to learn more about golfing in Panama. Information and discussions on courses, put groups, tournaments, clubs and equipment. Find out about other players, create groups and organize tee times.