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American International Club of Zurich
Newsletter 2021

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This issue contains:
  • Upcoming Events
  • Webinar with Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Virtual March TGIF via ZOOM
  • Ascension Day Hike
  • It´s time to relaunch - new website is here
  • Flying Teachers - great offers
  • Judith´s Blog
  • Join one of our Teams as a volunteer
  • Important information on COVID-19 vaccination and travel restrictions
  • Latest update from American Citizens Abroad
Foreign Minister Augusto Santo Silva,
who will talk to us about The First Months of the Portuguese Presidency of the EU

Thursday, March 18

As we all know, Portugal occupies the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first semester of 2021. 

The American Club of Lisbon is thrilled to invite you to attend their next LIVETALK ZOOM Webinar Thursday, March 18 at 3pm-4:15pm (Lisbon time) with Foreign Minister Augusto Santo Silva, who will talk to us about The First Months of the Portuguese Presidency of the EU; what has been accomplished and what can be hoped for during the remainder of the Portuguese six months’ term.

They will make a point of leaving ample space during the LIVETALK for your questions, which can be communicated to us during the session with the “chat” function, but they also encourage you to send them any questions you may have ahead of time, so they can integrate them in their dialogue with the Minister.

To attend, you must register for the event with the following link (once you have registered, you will receive an email with specific instructions to join the LIVETALK webinar):

Even though it is on relatively short notice, we hope many of you will be able to attend this exceptional event.


March 19
from 19:00 - 20:00

The AICZ is pleased to invite you to our next TGIF.  The event is open to everyone!  
Due to the current COVID restrictions, we are pleased to offer our classic TGIF via Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting here

Meeting ID: 943 1045 8295
Passcode: 044588

or for Audio only - dial by your location
        +41 43 210 70 42 Switzerland
        +41 43 210 71 08 Switzerland

No need to register or to be an AICZ member, just log in, prepare yourself a drink and enjoy the third TGIF of the year.  
Please take note of an exciting event that our friends at the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce are hosting:
Guest of honor and keynote speaker
Eva Weigold Schultz
Chargé d’Affaires,
U.S. Embassy, Berne
New Opportunities for the
US-Swiss Partnership

Tuesday, March 23 from 17:30 - 18:30
Eva Weigold Schultz assumed her position as Charge d’affaires a.i. on January 17, 2021. The Charge d’affaires is the head of the U.S. Embassy until a new Ambassador resumes the post in Berne.

Full invitation here.
Online EVENT (webex)
(Login link will be sent only to registered participants a few days prior to the online session)
5:30 p.M. until 6:30 p.m. Central European Time (CET)
Registration on or to
Sign me/us up for the Ascension Day Hike
Are we there yet?
If you are like me, by now you have grown weary—to put it mildly—of the seemingly never-ending influx of COVID-19 related news be it data and graphs, vaccination roll-out plans and statistics, identification and tracing of new variants, warnings of a third(!) wave, updates on measures and ordinances. A year ago most of us were fairly certain that a return to normalcy was just a matter of time, and we’d wait with bated breath for any bit of optimistic news to prove our point. One year later, we have adopted—albeit begrudgingly—a wait-and-see attitude, and find ourselves mentally preparing for the new normal.

When you stop to think about it, our natural ability to adapt to continuously changing environments—even when a global pandemic that has interrupted nearly every aspect of our lives—is really quite astonishing. And let’s face it, while we’ve had our challenges, overall I believe we can be thankful for Switzerland's quarantine and government efficiency, healthcare readiness, emergency preparedness and resiliency. The daily quality of life, including simple things like nature, personal safety, etc., have gone a long way, I believe, to help us through these challenging times. 

All the same, even though we long to see the finish line, we’re not (quite) there yet. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves too quickly. The vaccine rollout has been sluggish, and it will take time to reach herd immunity so that we are all safe. Let’s remember to stay calm, be cautious, continue to adhere to recommendations of the BAG, and most importantly to continue taking care of ourselves and supporting each other and our communities however we can.

If you’ve run out of ideas for self-care, here are some more ideas:

Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Meet-up.
It’s time to relaunch!
We are very excited to give you a sneak-peek of our brand new (and soon-to-be-launched) club website! After weeks of hard work, we’re proud to give the club’s online presence a much more modern touch, and have our members and visitors enjoy the user-friendly design and state of the art functionalities. You’ll be able to effortlessly browse through our upcoming activities, sign up for events, access membership resources, and explore our blog with community news.
You’ll be able to access the new site via in early February. In the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Meet-up.
Join one of our Teams as a volunteer - Events & Sponsorship, Media & Communications, Finance or Community - Click here to find out more.
Click here for Important Information on COVID-19 vaccination in the canton of Zurich
Find daily-updated Covid travel restrictions here

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