Greetings Ladies,

It’s no secret that Switzerland consistently ranks one of the best places in the world to live and with the Alps on our doorstep, our members have been taking advantage of the snowy peaks. In addition to the downhill and cross-country ski activities, some members have requested a shorter day ski or snowshoe outing at nearby resorts. If you are interested in organising either a morning or afternoon trip, then please let us know or post your outing details on our Facebook page for other members to sign up and join.

All our January activities were well attended. It’s great to be able to get together again after surviving the Longest Day and Blue Monday to participate in the diverse range of activities that our club has to offer.

Our first board meeting of 2022 took place last month and high on the agenda we discussed the Board positions that will come to an end this year. As you are aware all positions on the Executive Committee and Team Chairs are for the duration of two years. We are therefore now looking for nominees to take the roles of Vice President, Secretary, and Events Co-Ordinator.  If you are interested in any of these roles or would like to suggest another member (with their approval) please contact
It is vitally important to fill all these roles and therefore make the handover as seamless as possible.

Welcome to our new members Sylvie Battaglia, Marie-Christine Nibagwire, and Elaine Greensmith.  We trust you will enjoy making new friendships and joining the varied activities we have to offer.
We are delighted that the February monthly meeting “Face Yoga” has now been confirmed to take place on Friday 4th February 2022 at the clubhouse and on zoom. It certainly sounds like a fun activity!
he Peter Brabeck book “Ascensions” has arrived for those of you who pre-ordered the English version. The French version is widely available from local bookshops. We are currently planning a date nearer Springtime to host Monsieur Brabeck as our monthly speaker.

Don’t forget that we are raising funds for our charity Fondation MalleyPrairie and we will continue throughout the year. If you wish to purchase the wonderful non-seasonal greeting cards, showcasing our members' photography they can be purchased for CHF 20 per pack. Available in the IWC Clubhouse office and library.
So far, we have raised CHF 3,500 towards our Charity. Thank you to all our members who have contributed to this total and a most grateful thanks to Susan Cave and Eva Jensen, who both recently made generous donations.

 Have a fabulous February!
Jennifer & Gill



The IWC Executive Board has agreed that during all IWC activities and events our members should be following the FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health) measures & regulations to help contain the coronavirus.

There are various measures in place, lastly updated from January 19th, 2022 and we will publish any future changes to the FOPH measures on our Facebook page, additionally, we will write to all Activity leaders keeping them informed.


Updated FOPH Measures
A reminder that all our indoor activities and events require a Covid certificate.


“Free masterclass “Face yoga” for IWC members”

When: FRIDAY, February 4th, 2022 from 9:30 till 12:00.

Where: in the big upstairs room IN the IWC Clubhouse.

There is also a possibility to join the Masterclass “Faceyoga” by Zoom, see Zoom link and details below!

A few words about Doris Oberholzer ofJust D.O Face Yoga, Doris is a Certified FACE YOGA method teacher, but also a Certified Chakra Healing Technician of the Body Mirror System by Fr. Brofman Foundation for the Advancement of Healing.
In addition to numerous diplomas and recognized certifications in cosmetology, applied nutrition, culinary sciences, as well as a master in Project Management PMP, she is the founder of “Just Do Face Yoga” and the creator of the unique “CAPITALJEUNESSE Method”, the Ultimate Natural Holistic Rejuvenation Program.

We will enjoy the discovery of Doris’s Method in an interactive  Masterclass, after a welcome with coffee, tea, and cakes at the IWC Clubhouse in Lausanne.

Theme of the Masterclass :

"Activate your Power of Transformation >> or how to look and feel 10 years younger”.
With the three steps formula :
·       REVERSE the aging process
·       REGENERATE at cell level
·       REINFORCE durably
Doris Oberholzer
Tél : +41 76 579 22 97
You will find more information on Doris’s website:
Note: So that we are prepared for you, and can ensure that coffee, tea, cakes, etc. are ready, please send an email to  before Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. This is not mandatory but we would like to know in advance how many members would like to participate in this exciting event!
This is a COVID certificate event, so please bring your certificate!
Doris is very excited and looking forward to meeting you all!
Lidy Lakerveld
IWC Event-coordinator.
Topic: IWC Masterclass "Faceyoga" with Doris Oberholzer
Time: Feb 4, 2022 10:00 AM Zurich (Zoom meeting starts at 10am till noon).
Please click on the blue link below, so you will join the Zoom meeting!
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A New Exciting Upcoming IWC Event in the Spring of 2022.
IWC has invited Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, ex-CEO of the Nestle Group here in Vevey to have a conference about his new book “Ascensions” in the Spring. Originally the book “Ascensions” is written in French. Last year our IWC’s legal officer Mr. Alexander J. (Sasha) Kemball translated the book into English.
To be fully prepared for this exciting upcoming IWC event with Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe , members may want to read the book in advance. The French version of the book “Ascensions” is available in bookstores and online in Switzerland. The English version of the book can only be ordered from Spain!
Looking forward to this exciting IWC Spring event!
Lidy Lakerveld
IWC Event coordinator.

Membership Matters corner – news, views, and welcoming new members.
As only about 50% of our members have requested access to our Member’s Only FaceBook page.
We attach some photos for those who have not requested access and may not have seen photos. 
This month some of our outdoor winter activities.
Please note that to request access please contact

             Our Cross Country skiers
            Our nordic Walkers
            Our Downhill skiers

Please welcome more new members:
Marie-Christine Nibagwire

“I suffered, I strived to survive, I now thrive and live to make a difference in my generation and for the next generations”.  (by Marie-Christine Nibagwire, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, now Refugee Advocate, a trauma counselor, a peace ambassador, a church of England Minister, and a qualified trainer of the British Etiquette).
You may have heard, read, or watched on the news, about a shocking and perplexing event called “The Rwandan Genocide”, which was witnessed by the world between April and July 1994.  I survived that tragedy and have made my new life in Europe (Britain and Switzerland) since 1998.
My experience of suffering as a woman and as a mother, has made me realise the strength in a woman, her resilience, and her power and passion to lift up others who may be suffering what she has suffered from.
I am joining the IWC to learn from other women but also to offer the good of what I have learned or experienced.  I believe I have helped other women in the previous clubs I was in.  As a trauma counselor and a resilience expert, I like to offer, free of charge, my services to women who are in my circle.  I believe that once a woman has peace and security in her heart, she will impart it to her children or her surrounding, therefore influencing society, then nations.
I look forward to having fellowship with you all and to sharing my testimonies with you.


Elaine Greensmith

My name is Elaine Greensmith and I’m delighted to become a new member of IWC.  My family and I moved to La Tour de Peilz in August and our two teenage boys attend ISL.
We are an Irish family, having left Ireland for my husband’s work assignment in Singapore in 2012 and we have since lived in South Africa, Hannover, Germany, and most recently Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Our boys are certainly getting to see the world!  Before kids, we were lucky to get to live in Italy in two beautiful cities Pavia and Florence.  Our eldest son was born in Singapore. We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience so many cultures.
I was an active member of The International Women’s Club, Eindhoven where I was an area representative for the city centre. I really enjoyed my time as a member and have fond memories of the lovely ladies and the times we shared.
I’m a nurse/ midwife having taken roles as a school nurse snd community nurse over the years. At the moment I’m enjoying learning French and enjoying the beautiful Swiss environment. I love outdoor activities especially enjoy running, walking, hiking and Pilates. I’m hoping my skiing will improve!! I hope to join one of the reading groups and look forward to a lunch or a wine evening with some of you. 
I’m looking forward to meeting some of you soon. 

Sylvie Battaglia

I am a multilingual law graduate girl, who followed her fiancé to Lausanne, from Lugano, Switzerland. I love cooking and hosting friends at home. I am a lover of spiritual arts along with yoga and meditation and I have a deep appreciation for every art form. Moreover, I am passionate about learning languages and immersing myself in others cultures. As a dynamic girl, I also enjoy jogging in nature. 

The Prize Draw! 

The prize draw for 2021-2022 (for a year from 1st June 2021 - 31st May 2022) will take place at the Board Meeting in early June 2022.  Those of you who recruit new members will have your names in the hat for the bottle of champagne.  Good Luck!
So come on ladies, please think which of your friends might like to join and get your name in the hat too!

Your ideas for recruiting new members

The IWC membership has fluctuated over the years.  For the 2020/2021 club year, we finished the year with 248 members.  A total of 33 members are not renewing for 2021-2022.  Our membership is currently back up to 230.  We would like to recruit some more members and we would love to hear from you with your ideas as to how best to achieve this goal.  Many of you will have worked in other associations and may have some good ideas to put forward.  Please contact us at

Social Media
Dear members,
In order to make it easier for everyone to use social media manager, Kanika Khatter has put together a step-by-step guide on
how to post on our IWC Facebook page. 
By clicking here you can learn how to get a lot savvier with Facebook!!

In order to make it easier to post on the club's Instagram account, Kanika has put together a guide for this as well. To access this please click here

All log-in details for the IWC Facebook page and the IWC webpage can be found in the IWC Guidebook for 2021-2022.




For the club year 2021-2022, our librarian Leng will be delighted to welcome you
either at a mutually convenient time (to be fixed via our email address),
or the traditional first Wednesday of the month at 2-4 pm (kindly confirm beforehand)

Leng is looking for an IWC member interested in books about different topics to be a co-librarian.

Some Guidance on Book Donations

Thanks to the generous book donations of members past and present our library can now boast an enthralling collection of books, with themes ranging from the classics to the romantic, historical, crime/thriller, sci-fi. 

Not least, you can find Latin American and contemporary Asian authors waiting to bring you on interesting literary journeys, all nestling on our shelves.

However, as for the shelves, whatever enticing subjects they may contain, they are not extensible. This is why I would like to inform club members that we can only accept, from now on,  paperbacks and not hardcover volumes, such as reference books, self-help volumes, biographies on subjects not especially currently relevant.

"Leng is looking for an IWC member interested in books about different topics   to be a co-librarian.

Opening times: Every THIRD Wednesday of the month, from 2-4pm. »

This was one of the most difficult groups to restart after covid restrictions but thanks to our enthusiastic leader Gill we are finally now singing as a group again.

Come and join us for an enthusiastic singalong - no previous experience needed!

Please call Linda Dyson for details (076 390 12 80)  or send an email by clicking the button below


Brahms Quintet en F minor
The music appreciation group will meet on the 16th of February at the Conservatoire de Lausanne for the midday concert at 12h15 followed by lunch at the Bon Genie restaurant, 3rd floor at 13h15.
The rendezvous is at 12h00 in front of the Salle Utopia. The Covid pass is mandatory.
The contact person for this event is :
Linda Dyson at 076 390 1280 or click the button below to send an email
Please inform her of one of the following choices :
A. Present for the concert and lunch
B Present only for the concert
C Present only for the lunch


Out2Lunch Bunch

Tuesday 15th February 2022


Brasserie de Paudex
7, route du Simplon 
1094 Paudex 

Our next stop is at the renovated and revamped brasserie de Paudex and we can look forward to culinary specialties such as Malakoff, whole soles, and an oyster bar. 

The restaurant has its own parking spaces just in front and the bus Nr 9 stop Paudex Village is a short walk away. 

**COVID rules for restaurants … at present 

  • Covid certificate + identification document
  • Mandatory mask except when seated 

**Strict Maximum of 8 for the reservation.

**Please rsvp on Monday 11th February latest

**To ease payment of the bill at the end, each person will be responsible for paying for what they order. 


Please sign up by clicking button below!



Death by Chocolate is the theme for the  Vevey Cookery Group February lunch!


NEW DATE- Tuesday, February 8, 10 am.

We propose to start the art calendar with a big splash- we will go to a unique multimedia exhibit at the Palais de Beaulieu (see below)

When:  February 8th, meet at 10 am
Where: Palais de Beaulieu
Cost: CHF 28 or CHF 24 if AVS or group (minimum 10)

Covid Pass required

Please click here if you are interested in attending.


Van Gogh Alive

The most visited Multimedia Exhibition in the world comes to Lausanne!

Van Gogh's life, figures, and landscapes are the absolute protagonists of this immersive Multimedia Exhibition, dedicated to the great Dutch painter who, with his unique and incomparable style, laid the foundations of modern art.

Synchronized with a piece of powerful and suggestive music, more than 3000 images in high definition, projected thanks to the innovative SENSORY4™ solution, will create an electrifying decor that will fill the giant screens, walls, and columns, from ceiling to floor, completely immersing the visitor in the vibrant colors and intense details that characterize Van Gogh's style.

It will be possible to explore the life, artistic evolution, history, and works of the great master during the period from 1880 to 1890, understand his thoughts and emotions, accompany him in his wandering between Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, the places where he created several timeless and unlimited masterpieces, and discover the techniques of his painting in an explosion of animated details which made the exhibition Van Gogh Alive the most viewed in the world with more than 7 million visitors.

Join us on Tuesday, February 15th at 6.30 pm at Caveau des Vignerons de Lutry Grand-Rue 23, 1095 Lutry. Attendees pay for their own drinks and food (planchette of dried meats and cheese) on site. 
Partners, spouses, and friends of IWC are very welcome to join

Train direct from Lausanne and Bus no.9 from Lausanne. Parking by lake close-by.
For attendance numbers to reserve tables and if you require planchette, please click the button below


Bonjour! Comment allez-vous?
If you know the next line, or would like to learn, join us for Beginning French Conversation, led by native speakers Brigitte Loones and Sophie Guillemin.

This new group meets at the IWC clubhouse (Avenue Eglantine 6, 1006 Lausanne) on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30, and on Thursday afternoons from 13:30 to 15:00.

Come to either or both days at your convenience to practice A0 to A2 French in a friendly, no-pressure environment. Contact Brigitte at 076 202 25 94 to RSVP
Nous espérons vous y accueillir!

Sophie Guillemin                                           Brigitte Loones
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Leader: Bettina Rickmers
When & Where: 2x a month
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30, at the clubhouse,
Neuer Anfang im Jahr 2022!

Come and join us to speak German. 
We are a group of ladies who like to speak German. We choose different topics for fun and lively discussions.
If you want to contact me to ask about this offer, please click button below


Leader: Aminia Bruggemann
When & Where: Every 2nd Friday of the month,
14:00, on Zoom or at alternating members’ homes
For anyone interested in reading and discussing contemporary literary fiction.
Our monthly discussions are frank, yet friendly, reflecting the diverse backgrounds and viewpoints of our group members. Currently, we meet on Zoom, but we are looking forward to meeting again in person in spring.


Creative writing group

We have started our Creative Writing Group Zoom meetings - what better way to spice up the long winter evenings than to use your imagination to write stories and share them.

We are currently meeting by zoom every other Thursday at 5 pm. Contact us by clicking the button below if you’d like to join us.

Best wishes 


Cross-Country Skiing

Our CROSS-COUNTRY SKI GROUP will meet on the 3rd and 20th of February
We had two fun outings in January, exploring different loops at Marchairuz. For February, I am planning outings to Mollendruz and Les Mosses (both TBC based on snow conditions).

If you are interested in joining us, email me (Bettina Y) so I can add you to our email list. Anyone - classic or skating technique - is welcome; we have a wide range of skill levels from complete beginners to advanced intermediate skiers.



We ski weekly on Tuesdays through to April.

We are enjoying the snow & the blue skies in the mountains.
Come & join us.

For further information & to be added to our mailing list  please contact us
Jane Miners 0795499529  or
Judy Lister   076 615 37 25 



In principle we are walking every Monday afternoon, weather permitting! 

Although many of our group members have now received their 2 injections we still need to exercise caution.  Social distancing should still be observed during our walks.  Please feel free to wear your mask if you would feel more comfortable. We will continue to concentrate on walks where the path is wide enough to allow the 1.5 metres between us and room to pass others safely.
Group members watch out for a WhatsApp message before 10.00 each Monday morning.  Normally we meet at 14.00   If there is no official walk on a particular day members can always use WhatsApp to contact each other and arrange their own walk and meeting point.  Have fun!

Potential new members should contact us by clicking on the button below.


Fit and Fun are back to hiking, however, February is an unpredictable month weather-wise, plus some people are away so if you are available to walk with us locally and/or interested to travel further to find some snow for snowshoeing, please let us know if you have not already done so. Equally,
we may need some people to lead walks, either of their choosing or we can propose options. You can contact the Fit and Fun team at

Hope to see you on one of our outings soon.

The Fit and Fun Team


Highwood - Interior renovation and architecture

Are you planning to renovate your house or build a new home? Let us help you. We will translate your needs and wishes into a unique and harmonious design fitting the lifestyle of you and your family.

Interior design, architecture, and project management for renovations. We promise to make your home a more exciting place! Please visit our website for more info, or call Sedef, 079 697 9786

La Côte International School Aubonne, Switzerland | Nord Anglia Education
At La Côte International School Aubonne, we tailor our teaching to your child's personal needs so that they leave our school with everything they require to succeed and flourish - whatever they choose to be or do in life.

Buying or selling a home, happy to help you.
At your disposal for a relaxed meeting.

Beverly Grahame +41 79 212 29 45
Chemin du Chêne 15
1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne

Garden Design & Coach
You want to change and improve your garden, but don’t know where to start…
Whatever the size of your project, we are there to guide you!
Or contact: Nicolette Van Solingen
079-196 62-10 to learn more


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You don’t need to be a celebrity to have your own wellbeing team who plans and executes all for you. Join our 28 days wellbeing program and finally get the support you deserve.
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We offer a selection of beautiful rental properties, located on the popular island of Mallorca.

For more information, contact Susanne McMillan

Chevalley Automobiles – Your garage partner for Fiat, Jeep, and Honda on the Riviera.

We serve you in French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.





Lausanne (LSN)
Lausanne area coffee meetup has moved from the first *Monday* of the month to the first *Wednesday* of the month in order to reduce conflicts with other IWC events. Please join us at the Lausanne Palace ( Rue du Grand-Chêne 7-9) at the back of the hotel lobby on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 14:00 to 15:30. No need to RSVP and all are welcome!

West Riviera (WR)
The West Riviera (WR) Area group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the 
Restaurant du Port de Pully, Pully from 9:30 to 11:00. Everyone is welcome.

La Cote (LC)

We are looking forward to seeing you again on Wednesday, February 16th at 10.30. As always at the Morges Casino

Lavaux/Riviera (LR)

The LR coffee morning will be on Wednesday, February 2nd, at Hotel Astra opposite Vevey station from 9.30 - 11.00. The time and place will be as usual from 9.30 -11.00 at the Astra Hotel in Vevey, opposite the Vevey station. Weather permitting outside, if not, inside but with proof of a Covid vaccination and an identity card.

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