Greetings, Ladies  – from your Co-Presidents:
The Merry Month of May is now upon us and many of us have been enjoying the vagaries of Spring in Switzerland with abundant Spring flowers to be admired lakeside and at a slower but enchanting pace  – up in the mountains too. Others have ventured outside of the country during the Easter period and have been enjoying a second round of viewing forsythia and other Spring delights that appear later in the season elsewhere.
Time now to get to our IWC news!
While we will certainly miss Lynn Denton who so skilfully fulfilled her role as Vice-President of the IWC over the last two years, we are delighted to welcome Shelly Winzeler to our Board. Thank you to everyone who voted! And thank you to Lynn.
We have appreciated Mary Foley (and her warm sense of humour) in her role as Secretary over the past two years but now we need A MEMBER TO STEP FORWARD and take over this position and join the Executive Team, as the two-year mandate has now been fulfilled.
It really is a time of transition right now. We will soon be bidding farewell to Lidy Lakerveld who has provided us with a lively and interesting monthly roster of guests and interviews. Beverly Grahame has kindly offered to take over this activity for us.
And on the topic of Monthly Meetings – after undertaking considerable effort and coordination, Lidy organized a very special meeting on April 26 when we had a zoom meeting with:
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, former CEO of Nestlé spoke about the motivation behind his book “Ascensions” which dealt with the rise of his career and of course, the positive subsequent developments for Nestlé itself. A wide range of topics was discussed ranging from his personal history with the organisation to ongoing pertinent subjects that included water-management issues and future developments in the business world.
And it is also THAT time again when we will be gathering information to put into our Guidebook for 2022-2023. An important area is of course – photographs, so if you have photographs of an activity you took part in and would love to share them – make sure they are good quality 300dpi and send them to us via the Presidents email: with the title – Photo Submission Guidebook 2023


 We are pleased to welcome three new members this past month.
Jan Anderson, Trish Akens, and Florence Brandi.
We hope that you will find lots to enjoy with our Club!
And join in as Volunteers where you can.
And there you have it!

Enjoy this bountiful month of beauty.                     

Jennifer and Gill


REMEMBER TO PURCHASE our member-inspired, all-season cards to raise funds for our charity:

Please sign up for the May monthly meeting on Friday, May 6th at

Come along to the Clubhouse and enjoy a coffee/tea and cake in the Grand Salle at 9.30 am. This monthly meeting is not available on zoom.

Do you sometimes feel that there is a part of you that is preventing you from moving forward?
Save the date of Friday, May 6th, the Monthly meeting with Daphna Daily.
Daphna is a mind-body coach, certified by The International Focusing Institute in New York. She uses several techniques such as Focusing, Somatic Experiencing, and the understanding of our nervous system and the brain’s plasticity. 
She is also a certified architect, which is a major factor in how she perceives the body in relation to space and movement. 
With a diverse professional and personal background, nowadays she offers coaching sessions for emotional eating, chronic pain and disease, architectural projects, and self-care while she facilitates a deeper connection with one’s body wisdom to allow a shift and a moving forward movement.
Check out Daphna’s website and we look forward to seeing you on May 6th……Maison de la Femme, Avenue Eglantine at 9.30.
from snowy mountains to the management of Nestle, conquering heights.
Last Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, we had an inspiring talk on the IWC Zoom with Ex-CEO of Nestle Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe about his book “Ascensions”.

We were very happy and excited that around 30 people took the time to be at this  Zoom meeting; it was amazing that Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe spent more than 1,5 hours with the IWC.

Our own IWC legal officer, Mr. Sasha Kemball, took the initiative last year to translate the book “Ascensions”, from French to English.

I would like to thank Linda Richards for helping me during the Zoom Event and also to give a short summary of the book. I would also like to thank Isabelle Wagon, who suggested trying to invite Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe to talk about his book and about Nestle. Most of our IWC members are living and working in the Morges-Lausanne-Montreux area and Nestle is a big and important employer in the area!
The French version of the book “Ascensions” can be bought in every bookstore or online in the Canton of Vaud; however, the English version is only available at the business school San Telmo in Sevilla in Spain. Their website is and their email address is   
** (The Spanish version is also available at San Telmo)!

(During the Zoom Event Gill Foyle, IWC Co-president, suggested that perhaps she could donate her copy of the book to the IWC library so more people may read the English version).

The Zoom Event with Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe was recorded and if you would like to watch the recording please log onto:
and enter the passcode: 
The April Monthly Meeting was the last (Zoom) Event that I set up/organized/hosted for the IWC.
It has been a pleasure to set up/organize/host so many (Zoom) Events for the last 1,5 years for the IWC.  I have always tried to look for subjects and events that might be interesting for our members coming from all around the world and living in such a beautiful and peaceful country as Switzerland, more specifically the Canton of Vaud.
Looking forward to meeting and talking to you in all kinds of different activities organized by amazing IWC volunteers!
Lidy Lakerveld
IWC Events coordinator.
Our volunteers' lunch will take place on Tuesday 17th May at the clubhouse.  Please let us know if you can attend.

Our final event in this year's calendar is our Ladies Lunch to be held at Hotel des Trois Couronnes in Vevey. We will be sending a special newsletter to all members later this month with details of how to sign up to attend this fantastic event.


Dear Members,

Subject: If It Smells Fishy, it is Probably Phishing

In the last couple of weeks, the IWC has received several emails that look like they have been sent internally within our organisation, however, on closer inspection the sender’s email address does not match who they claim to be. So, with data breaches on the rise, I wanted to take the chance to remind you to stay vigilant against phishing attempts.

Hackers use fraudulent practices, email phishing, to spoof people into giving up their data. Hackers send messages that appear legitimate or look like they are from someone you trust within the IWC so that you engage with the message or click on malicious attachments.

I am afraid there is little we can do as an organisation to prevent these types of emails, as spam filters only work so far. The real trouble with this, in general, is that it erodes our trust and forces us to be suspicious, questioning ourselves because we do not want to get anything wrong and get into trouble for deleting an email that is genuine.
Our biggest defence, as individuals, is if in any doubt to simply delete the email and to consult someone else within the IWC. I must stress that if an email is unsolicited and has shock value i.e., asking for any kind of request to do something, usually reset a password, ask for a payment, etc. then please delete it and pat yourself on the back for taking that action.

Here are some tips to keep in mind so that we can protect the IWC and its data:

  • Double-check that the sender's email address matches who they claim to be
  • Do not click a link or download from someone you do not know, or were not expecting
  • Do not reply to a suspicious email or message from an email you do not recognize
  • Sometimes it is easier and better to ask someone else referenced in the email by phone or text to verify if something is true or not
  • And lastly, inform someone within the IWC so that we are aware of any potential attempts
Thank you for reading this and your continued vigilance,
Heidi Bezzant
Communications & Tech Team

News from Charity

Call for charity nominations 2022/23:

We´d like to send out this little reminder to encourage all members to think about an i
nternational charity project they`d like to support during the coming club year. The deadline for nominations will be May, 15th and you are kindly requested to fill in the charity nomination form which can be found here.

The final result of our fundraising efforts in favour of this year`s charity MalleyPairie will be announced at our summer event on June 10th.
Finally, we are very happy to announce that Kristine Simmons has kindly volunteered to become a charity co-coordinator.

Best regards,



Membership Matters corner – news, views, and welcoming new members.

Well here we are – the 1st of May and we are looking forward to receiving your dues for 2022-2023.  You will certainly already have heard details of the amounts payable and strong advice to pay the Early Bird rate of Frs 135.- before the 30th of June! In fact, some of you have paid already, thanks. To review how to pay please click here

Once again the Board has decided to include a special offer so please make sure to let your friends know!
New members joining in May and June 2022 - for just Frs 155 they can become members for the rest of this club year and the whole of 2022-2023 but they must pay before the 30th of June. 
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 about 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 few members have already told us they will not be renewing for 2022-2023  for which we thank them. 
 Our membership is currently standing at 246.  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
Mar 18, 2022 - May 8, 2022

To find out more, click link below
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. »


Dear Ladies,

It is with great pleasure that I will introduce you to the family Gaillard Wine Domaine in Epesses in the Lavaux region.

This estate is located in the heart of the Lavaux vineyards on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). Since 2007 under the mention of "Lavaux, vineyard terraces" it has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Gaillard family has been present in Epeesses for four generations. When you cross the terraces of the Lavaux vineyards between Lausanne and Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva, you pass through typical villages that bloom with the seasons. The estate is at the top of the vineyards facing the lake.

In 1989, the domain was developed in the south of the southern Rhône by the acquisition of "Château de Farel", supplier of the Pope when he was staying in Avignon. Unfortunately following the death of Pierre Gaillard on January 20, 2018, they decided to sell it on July 25th, 2020 to their neighbour and winemaker friend Oliver Rigal.

Domaine Gaillard continues to collaborate with him and they remain the only Swiss supplier of the Château de Farel brand. For more information click on the link:

CHF 15.- per person wine tasting - 3 glasses
CHF 10.- per person for a plate of cheese, sausage, and crackers.

Please sign up by clicking the button below to send an email

You pay on arrival at the Domaine.

                                 Open to all interested members
                                                                        Dear Club Members,
It has recently come to our attention again that while there are a plethora of activities available during the week – very little is on offer for those members who search for Weekend Activities.
What we propose is that you come up with ideas and implement them yourselves under the umbrella of a new activity group entitled “Weekend Activity Group”. We suggest you consider:
A walk/hike on a Saturday or Sunday morning or afternoon.
A lunch get-together either day.
An evening dinner at a restaurant on Friday also.
A cultural activity such as a small concert in a church, an outing to a jazz festival.
Or just about anything else where you can exchange friendship, company, and ideas.
This is open to everyone who is keen to join other members on a weekend. Some of you cannot participate during the week because of work commitments, while some of you simply want to have more FUN! – Now is the time to RESPOND!
While one person will need to take the lead – this can be a flexible group effort.
Please email Lynn:



Restaurant du Tennis Club de Pully

48, Avenue Rochettaz 
1009 Pully 


The Pully tennis club restaurant offers a beautiful view from its terrace, a cosy atmosphere, and simple but much-appreciated cuisine with relatively few but varied dishes. Hopefully, we’ll be lucky with the weather and can sit outdoors. 

Limited parking by the restaurant, a large parking lot a short distance away, and bus Nr 49 stop Centre Sportif Rochettaz.


**Strict Maximum of 12 for the reservation.

**Please rsvp on Friday 27th May latest

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


Please sign up below by clicking the button

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

Free Spirits


Our Outing on Wednesday, May 11

Guided tour in English Villa Le Lac Le Corbusier in Corseaux


The architect Le Corbusier built this private villa by the lakeshore for his parents. It is an early example (1923) of minimalist architecture using modern materials and is only accessible by guided tour. The building is one of Unesco’s World Heritage Sites. ( )

We will meet at the Villa Le Lac at 10 am, the guided tour in English starts at 10.15
Villa « Le Lac » Le Corbusier, Route de Lavaux 21, 1802 Corseaux


By public transport:

Lausanne, IR90, platform 4, dep. 9.21,
Vevey arr. 9.35, then Bus 213 on the street near Vevey gare, stop C at 9.39.
Vevey Bergère: 9.40, then 5 minutes’ walk to the villa “Le Lac”.

By car:
There are parking lots along the street, next to the museum

CHF 12.00 per person and the share for the guided tour, cash only!
Guided tour in English (one hour): CHF 150.00, the price per person depends on the number of participants. Annulations only until 5 May.

After the visit, we will have lunch at the “Café Littéraire”, Quai Perdonnet 33 in Vevey around 12.15 (

We hope you can explore this architectural landmark with us and are looking forward to seeing you

Marianne and Sonja



As announced in April, Art Appreciation’s next outing is taking place on Wednesday, May 4 at 2 pm.
We will meet directly at the Musée d’art de Pully, Chemin Davel 2, 1009 Pully.  

The center of Pully can be reached by public transport- train, buses 25,8, 9, 85.
Parking is at the train station or nearby lot on Av. Samson-Reymondin.
Price is CHF10, and AVS CHF8.
Afterward, for those interested, we could go to a local café for coffee or tea.

To let us know you are coming, or to contact us for any other reason, please use the button below to send us an email

La Belle Epoque de l’Art Nouveau au temps de Bonnard et Mucha

The Belle Époque of Art Nouveau presents, through a selection of works from a prestigious private Swiss collection, several aspects of a major artistic movement that shaped the face of Europe between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

Between the end of the 19th century and the First World War, Europe experienced years of peace that favored economic prosperity as well as the development of numerous scientific and human advances. Artists participated in the revival of society, in Paris of course, but also in Vienna, Munich, and Brussels. Born of the upheavals produced by the industrial revolutions, Art Nouveau rejects the forms of the past and challenges classical culture by proposing a new way of perceiving and feeling the world in the beauty and unity of art and life.

Far from being limited to aesthetic and formal changes, Art Nouveau is thought of as a cultural and social phenomenon, an innovative artistic movement that marked the entry into the 20th century. In search of reform of society through the beauty of objects accessible to all, it is widely distributed thanks to posters, magazines, and prints.

From Jules Chéret to Edvard Munch, via Pierre Bonnard, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, many artists participated in the creativity of this revolution.


We are currently looking for a new volunteer to head our IWC Golfing Group
If anyone is interested in taking this on to keep this group going, please contact Lynn Denton for more information

We need a new leader  for our English Conversation group
If anyone is interested in taking this on to keep this group going, or discuss what is involved in leading this group please contact Lynn Denton for more information

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

We are finally able to get back together in person for a French-English Language Exchange with our partners from Lausanne Accueil! 

For our final event of the year, we are planning a walk along the lake starting at  2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 (weather permitting—we will send an email if we need to cancel). We will meet at the entrance to the Ouchy Metro stop and match up partners for a half-hour walk along the lake. We’ll then switch partners and head back to Ouchy.

If you are a fluent English speaker, please sign up by clicking the button below to send us an email with your name and phone number.  (French speakers need to be members of Lausanne Accueil and sign up through their website).

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for a lively exchange. Now that many of us know each other (some just through Zoom over the last two years), it would be fun to stay and have coffee together after the walk and reignite friendships so we can stay in touch over the summer!

A bientôt!

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 the 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.



Our cycling group is heading out every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. If you are interested in joining us, please click the button below to send me an email!

Most rides cover a distance of about 40-50km and are best suited for road bikes and e-bikes. We typically take a train to arrive at our starting point around 9:30 am and then ride back toward Lausanne/Morges/Vevey on national, regional, and local cycling routes.

In May, our outings will be on May 5 and May 19! 




In principle we are walking every Monday afternoon, weather permitting! 
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, please contact Beverley or Nuala by clicking on the button below.


The Hiking Group

The Hiking Group has resumed activity and we will be hiking every Tuesday (weather permitting ) until the end of October. Details of each Tuesday’s hike are sent out on Monday afternoon to everyone on our mailing list. If you would like to join us please click the button right below to send us an email.

 You will be very welcome to join.




Each season in Switzerland offers us a particular reason to go out and about to discover the delights of the Swiss countryside! Springtime is a delight for enjoying the flowers coming into bloom. Last month we had hikes to see the daffodils, the tulips, and the blossom, this month we may enjoy narcissi and irises in addition to the wild meadow flowers.

Join us on one of our weekly forays into the countryside for a reasonably brisk hike of about 8- 10 km, to experience the beauty of nature in our region.

To sign up for our mailing list just click on the button below and send us an email.

Hope to see you this month.
The Fit and Fun team.


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For more information, contact Susanne McMillan

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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

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

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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!
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Lausanne (LSN)

The 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, May 4th 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, our next meet-up will be on May 18th  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, May 18th  at 10.30. As always at the Morges Casino

Lavaux/Riviera (LR)

The LR coffee morning will be on Wednesday, May 4th, 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.

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