YOGA with Michelle on ZOOM
Register today and come along and join a Yoga class on Zoom from the privacy of your own home.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link and Michelle's contact details.
This activity is open to all Club members at all levels from beginners to advanced although participation will be at your own risk.
My intention is to make Yoga accessible to everyone and help you to feel stronger and grounded in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.
Please wear comfortable clothing that allows your body to move freely, use a mat/non slip surface and have a blanket, blocks and strap nearby if you have them.
Turning up is the hardest part, then you can be kind to yourself, your mind and your body.
Kind regards, Michelle
Please feel free to contact Michelle here if you have any questions/feedback.
To receive automatic updates, members can subscribe to Yoga on the Activities Update Page on the Website.
The Zoom room will open 15 minutes before the class begins, be sure to join early enough to allow time for you to set up and settle on your mat.
Our new Monday adventure hiking group will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and is limited to 10 registrants.
This group will allow participants to see new parts of Switzerland and experience many photo worthy views! The group will be taking 3+ hour moderately paced hikes on moderate/hard trails outside of the Canton of Geneva, requiring public transport. The hikes will not be pre-scouted like Friday hikes and will require an all day commitment. This is not a summit seeking group. Come explore the trails with us!
Registration is necessary - remember to hit confirm or your registration will not go through! Registration opens 27 April.
For more information, check out the Monday Adventures Activity Updates Forum or contact the Hiking team here
Details about this week's hike - CANCELLED
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with contact information for the Monday Adventure Hiking Group and /or hiking details. A further email will be sent to registered participants on Sunday evening by 18:00 with the final details.
Look forward to seeing you on Monday!
For more information regarding location, conditions and meeting point please check the Activities Update Page on the Website.
No later than Wednesday morning, information about the hike is posted in the Monday Adventure Hiking Group Forum. Visit our Activities Update page in order to see hike details and subscribe to receive hiking notification emails in your inbox. Select to receive notification emails immediately in your personal profile to avoid missing any last-minute information about the hike.
Swiss Federal and Cantonal regulations will always be followed.
General Information and Guidelines: updated 29, October 2020
Fun in French will meet on ZOOM ! Monday at 10:00
In this weekly class, we review grammar and aim to increase vocabulary in an informal, friendly, and supportive setting. Register today!
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link and Denise's contact information.
Contact Denise here for more information.
There is no class today, please join us next week on ZOOM!
This month Introduction to French will take place on ZOOM, introducing French grammar and vocabulary for everyday use.
This friendly, informal class will introduce you to pronunciation, useful vocabulary, and simple phrases.
Please register for each class you plan to attend so that teaching material may be emailed to you and so that you can have the Zoom sign in details.
If there are fewer than 2 registrants, today's class may be cancelled.
Contact: Sylvie here for more information
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link.
Italian for fluent conversationalists - high intermediate and above
Welcome to a participant-led Italian language class, every other Monday afternoon on Zoom. We begin the class with conversation and then move on to translating an eclectic mix of texts selected by members of the group - the person who selects the text leads the class. Topics vary according to the interest of the day’s facilitator(s). Topics include literature, art, fashion, tourism, pop culture. We do a large translation from Italian to English and a short one in the other direction.
The classes will be held on ZOOM until further notice.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Della's contact information.
This month - * exceptionally the second Tuesday ...
Come join us on the fourth Thursday of each month to experience museums, concerts and other cultural events. Each outing will be followed by either coffee or lunch near the venue. Details about the activity will be posted on the Activity Updates Forum. Subscribe to the Forum by clicking here and receive up-to-date announcements.
*May 11, 2021 - Leaving Geneva on the train just after 9:00 we will visit the Hermitage Foundation in Lausanne BEMBERG PRIVATE COLLECTION We will have a guided tour in English. Entrance ticket 18CHF. Register today!
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Mona's contact information and travel details. If you don't receive confirmation, please check that you have hit "confirm" at the end of the registration process.
Please contact Mona before coming. For info/R.S.V.P., contact Mona Baz here
Join us for a playdate!
Please join us with your little ones for a play date - if the weather is good we'll meet outdoors otherwise we'll have a virtual playdate on Zoom! When we meet outdoors our numbers are limited so please Register today! Please register yourself and register your child/children as guests.
Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with either the Zoom link or information about meeting points as well as contact details for Barbara and Justine.
If the playdate is to be held outdoors and there are a lot of registrants, there will be 2 meetups and Barbara or Justine will contact those registered the day before the meetup with final details.
Contact: For more information about the group contact Barbara or Justine here
4 paws hiking and social group - If you like hiking with your 4 legged friend while chatting with your 2 legged friends come and join us as we explore dog friendly walks around Geneva! A 1.5 - 2 hour afternoon walk on the third Tuesday of each month. If you have a dog or simply love dogs we’d love to see you! Walks are accessible by public transport.
Due to Covid-19 Directives, the number of dog walkers is limited this month. Registration is required!
Please register at the latest, by Monday 10th 10:00 to be sure to receive any final details from Fran. Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Fran's contact information and /or walking details.
Questions? Contact : Fran at here
Masks must be worn on public transportation.
If a member has traveled within 10 days before the hike to any country considered a risk under Swiss Federal and Cantonal regulations, they must be quarantined and may not join the hike.
Walkers are requested to maintain a 1.5-metre distance between themselves and other walkers. To facilitate this, we suggest walking in pairs (two persons, side by side), only. If this distance can't be maintained, please wear a mask.
A list of the Wags participating each outing will be kept by the leader for two weeks after the walk for contact and tracing purposes
General Guidelines (updated October 2020)
Wags and Woofs is open to all AIWC members.
Female adult guests are allowed (once per guest) and must be announced in advance when registering for the hike.
Children are not allowed on hikes.
Dogs are very welcome, owners are completely responsible for their own dog's behaviour.
Hikes are generally 1.5 to 2 hours, though this may vary.
Hikes are generally in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud and are easily accessible by public transit.
Anyone wishing to join Wags and Woofs must register on the Website.
In the interest of safety, it may be necessary to limit the size of the group - this is at the discretion of the Activity Leader
Participants are responsible for their own safety and wellbeing and that of their dog and must follow the instructions provided by the Activity Leader.
The AIWC declines responsibility for the loss of personal property..
If you are registered for the May 4th session, you are already enrolled in this session!
This is the second of a 2 session Zoom meetup to be held on May 4th and 11th, 2021.
If you missed registration for this session, why not join us for the next 2 session paper crafting zoom beginning on May 18th. Register on the Calendar!
If you find you can't make it, please drop Angie a message Contact: Angie Al Fakhouri here.
To receive automatic updates, members can subscribe to Paper Crafts on the Activities Update Page on the Website.
Mah-jongg in the Park de la Grange!
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning!
Want to participate in a fun, social activity that helps sharpen the mind and stimulate brain function? Do you like to play games of strategy? Come along and learn to play the traditional Chinese game of Mah Jongg. Registration opens April 29th!
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with meet up information and Amber's contact information. If you don't receive confirmation, please check that you have hit "confirm" at the end of the registration process.
This is a fun relaxed morning, feel free to bring snacks and drinks for personal consumption as well as a blanket for sitting on the grass.
All players will be required to wear masks during play, please bring your own mask and hand sanitizer with you.
players and may be cancelled if there are less than 2 registered per session.
Contact Amber Schroeder here for more information.
In this weekly class, we meet to chat in Spanish and discuss Spanish literature at an advanced level.
Please be aware that masks must be worn throughout your time in the Clubroom, even when seated.
Please register for each class you plan to attend. Registration will open 1 week before the activity takes place. You will receive an email confirmation once you register.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Pina's contact information. If you don't receive confirmation, please check that you have hit "confirm" at the end of the registration process.
Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the class time in order to activate the waiting list. In extenuating circumstances where 24-hour notice is not possible, please call the Club as soon as possible.
Upon arrival in the Clubrooms, your name will be checked against the registration list for each activity. Please do not come if you have not registered.
Contact: Yvonne or Pina Lupu here.
Neighborhood coffee will be held in the Park!
Please join us for coffee which often turns into an apéro, the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Please note this month we're meeting at 15h - We'll grab a coffee and meet in Parc Bertrand. Please Register ! Places are limited, maximum 15 participants! If the weather is poor we'll meet on Zoom. Children are welcome.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Mona's contact information and more details about the meet up.
Contact: Mona Baz, here for sign in details
The AIWC Board typically meets the first Thursday of every month except July and August.
If you have an item you would like to present to the board, please contact the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20/21 Board Meeting Dates
We walk at a brisk pace for about two hours on Friday mornings throughout the year in the Geneva countryside, the canton of Vaud and occasionally venture further out for longer walks up to three hours, using public transportation for all walks. We usually meet around 9:00 and are normally finished around lunchtime.
Questions?? contact Sara and Elena here
Details about this week's hike coming soon! Registration opens May 8th.
Due to Swiss regulations, participation is limited. Registration is required - remember to hit confirm or your registration will not go through!
Deadline to register 16:00 Thursday 13 May.
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with contact information for Friday Hikes and /or hiking details. A further email will be sent to registered participants on Thursday evening with the final details.
Look forward to seeing you on Friday!
If we have a large number of participants we'll have two leaders each leading a group of 13 starting from different points.
No later than Wednesday morning, information about the hike is posted in the Friday Morning Hiking forum. Visit our Activities Update page in order to see hike details and subscribe to receive hiking notification emails in your inbox. Select to receive notification emails immediately in your personal profile to avoid missing any last-minute information about the hike.
You Tube Group meeting in the Clubrooms.
Please only Register if you are part of this Group:
Please be mindful that:
If you are part of this group Register today! Registration is necessary before arriving at the Clubrooms.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Lujan's contact information. If you don't receive confirmation, please check that you have hit "confirm" at the end of the registration process.
If you would like to know more or become part of the Youtube Club Contact : Lujan here
Watch the teaser now! https://youtu.be/B6HGjr8q4J0
Join us on ZOOM!
We are photography enthusiasts exploring the fascinating world of digital photography. Our objectives are to help you develop your own style, improve the use of your camera, and have fun. Activities include monthly meetings, monthly themes, photo exercises, excursions, our Flickr group and creating the AIWC photo wall. Beginners and experienced photographers welcome. Type of camera is not important.
This month - We will visit the small town of Carouge. This delightful town has a variety of interesting churches, statues, a market square and colourful window shutters.
Please note that advanced registration is required through the AIWC website and we are limiting this meeting to 10 photographers.
Details will be sent out nearer the time.
Registration opens May 5th!
The photography group meets once a month on the 3rd Tuesday. Places are limited during May. Places are limited and precious - please only register if you are sure you can make it. When the maximum number of participants is reached, there will be a waitlist.
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Yvonne's contact information and specific details about the meet up.
We shall also keep our enthusiasm going with our 'Monthly Themes'.
We choose a theme each month (as shown below) and share our photographs on our AIWC (private) Flickr site. You will need an invitation to join this group. Please contact Melissa. Melissa also posts lots of information under the discussions section about photography exhibitions, printing services, local events and Courier themes.
2021 Flickr Themes
January: Looking up
March: The Unusual
June: Tools of the trade.
Contact: Activity Leader Yvonne and Melissa here
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for coffee !
This month, weather permitting, this neighborhood coffee will take place inthe great outdoors!
Coffee and chat - Register today!
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with contact information and details with regards to the meeting point and/or the Zoom sign in details.
Contact Sue or Jo here
Join us on Zoom for paper crafting fun!
Please only register if you are sure you can attend the Zooms, attendance is essential. If you have any questions, please drop Angie a quick message.
Register today for a 2 part zoom session. Registration closes May 13th so that Angie has time to mail the kits.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Angie's contact information and Zoom sign in details.
Details : This is the first of a 2 session Zoom meetup to be held on May 18 and 25, 2021. I will prepare all the materials and mail them out to you in time to join us online on Zoom. The only thing you may have to provide is fine tip markers or colored pencils and liquid glue or glue stick. There is no charge for the materials I mail to you, however if you would like to make a donation to cover the supplies, it would be much appreciated.
For more information or if have any questions Contact: Angie Al Fakhouri here.
May 19, Wednesday Morning Hike - Le Marais in Vaud to Morges
This week we will hike between Le Marias in Vaud and Morges. The views on this hike are stunning. It is mostly flat or downhill and is approximately 2 hours.
Registration is required - Registration opens May 5th!
Please register on the Calendar by at least the day before the Hike to be sure to receive final details.
Hope to see you on the hike.
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Louise's contact information and/or full hiking details.
As a reminder we also need to wear masks or remain socially distanced during the hike.
The first and third Wednesday mornings each month we follow hiking paths for generally 2 hours at a pace that allows for taking photographs and pausing at a particular area of beauty. We go into the countryside of the cantons of Geneva and Vaud. Public transport is usually necessary to join the hike. If you would like to explore local hikes at a gentler pace, this is the group for you!
Questions? Contact Louise here
Wednesday Wanderers is open to all AIWC members.
Dogs and other pets are not allowed on Hikes.
Hikes are generally 2 hours, though this may vary. The distance covered will vary as these hikes are at a pace that allows for taking some photographs and lingering at a particular area of beauty. If you are interested in a brisker pace, please join the Friday Morning Hike group.
Hikes are generally in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud and are easily accessible by public transit. On occasion, there are hikes outside of these cantons that may be longer in length and require longer transportation links.
Anyone wishing to join Wednesday Wanderers must register on the Website or call the Welcome Desk to be registered for each outing.
Hikers are responsible for wearing appropriate clothing and shoes and for bringing all necessary equipment and supplies, particularly water and snacks.
Participants are responsible for their own safety and wellbeing and must follow the instructions provided by the Activity Leader.
The AIWC declines responsibility for the loss of personal property.
Cercle de Lecture (discussion de livres en français) - ZOOM
Meetings are at 10:00 on the 3rd Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted by an *. Make sure you read the book beforehand so that you can participate fully in the discussion. Register today!
mai 20 - La légende de Genève - Georges Haldas
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Sue's contact information for the Zoom link.
Books and Dates for 2021
janvier 21 - Soumission - Michel Houellbecq
février 18 - Looping - Alexia Stresi
mars 18 - La géante - Laurence Vilaine
avril 22 * - Le Grand Cahier - Agota Kristof
juin 17 - L'Autre - Andrée Chedid avec Nagasaki - Éric Faye
septembre 24 * - Discours sur le Bonheur - Emilie du Chatelet
octobre 21 - L'ombre de nos nuits - Gaëlle Josse
novembre 18 - Une vie de boy - Ferdinand Oyono
décembre 2 - Choix de livres pour 2022
* = 4me jeudi
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month as we explore private gardens around Switzerland and neighboring France. Selected gardens are generally within a 2hr driving radius of Geneve. We have carefully chosen private gardens (ie not public parks) classified ‘exceptional’.
This second AIWC Garden Visit will be to the spectacular gardens of the Chateau de Vullierens (https://chateauvullierens.ch) at 10:30. Located on the hills above Morges, and 1 hour from Geneva using public transport, it is home to one of the largest collections of irises in Europe and arguably the best private garden in Suisse Romande. The timing of our visit should enable us to see a large portion of the 50000 iris in bloom. Additionally, there are historical sites of interest, numerous sculptures dotted throughout the gardens, a gift shop with free tasting of the domaine‘s wines, an art gallery and a lovely garden cafe. ( https://chateauvullierens.ch/gastronomie-et-vins/cafe-des-jardins/ ).
Entry to the garden is Chf 15 pp (for groups over 10, this drops to Chf 10 pp) payable on the day. After the visit we can stop at the cafe for a light lunch or coffee & cake. Picnics are not allowed in the gardens.
Registration is necessary and places are limited. Regiser today!
Once you register, a confirmation email will immediately be sent to you with meeting information, travel details and Carolyn's contact information. If you don't receive confirmation, please check that you have hit "confirm" at the end of the registration process.
For more information contact Carolyn here.
Calendar of Garden Visits:
April - Chateau de Prangins, VD https://www.chateaudeprangins.ch/en/your-visit/historical-kitchen-garden
May - Chateau d’Iris, Vullierens, VD https://chateauvullierens.ch/
June - Diable Vert, Bex, VD http://www.marawa.ch/les-jardins
July - Rose Garden, Bern https://www.bern.com/en/detail/the-rose-garden, Plus, if possible, Maison de Watteville, Bern - a government owed house used for state visits that has stunning terraced garden down to Aare river. https://www.bbl.admin.ch/bbl/fr/home/themen/besichtigungen/beatrice-von-wattenwyl-haus.html
Garden Visits is open to all AIWC members.
Children are not allowed to participate.
Visits are generally easily accessible by public transit.
Anyone wishing to join Garden Visits must register on the Website or the App for each outing.
La Maison de Tara is a hospice offering an alternative to hospitalization for people in palliative care. Residents spend their final days in a non-medical atmosphere surrounded by warmth, care and tenderness.
Volunteers from the AIWC have designed, planted and continue to maintain a beautiful vegetable, flower and rose garden.
The land on which we work is very large so maintaining social distance is very easy.
Any questions can be addressed to Christine at email@example.com.
Details about this week's hike coming soon! Registration opens May 15th.
Deadline to register 16:00 Thursday 20 May.
Registration is necessary - remember to hit confirm or your registration will not go through! Registration opens 11 May.
Details about this week's hike coming soon!
Deadline to register 16:00 Friday May 21st