American Women's Club of Zurich

Transitioning Into Zurich

482252781Transitioning Into Zurich Coffee Klatsch brings together established expats with folks new to the area, even if you aren't yet an AWCZ member. We offer monthly informal presentations on topics relevant to living in Zurich with plenty of time for questions and discussions. Our membership remembers the challenges of being new in town and wants to pay forward the help we were all given. Come share a nibble with us, ask your questions and bring suggestions for future discussion topics. Upcoming topics include Settling in with Children, How to Connect and Get Involved When You Aren't Working and Recycling.


Book Club & TIZ: Potluck Luncheon with Clare O’Dea

JuneBookClubClare O’Dea the author of the best-selling The Naked Swiss: A Nation behind 10 Myths, will be our guest speaker at a potluck luncheon at the AWCZ Clubhouse to talk about all her book. Clare O’Dea promises to change the way the world thinks about modern Switzerland. In ten chapters O’Dea dismantles the most positive myths of modern Switzerland (The Swiss are Rich/Brilliant/Have the Perfect Democracy) and with the same sharp journalistic eye she assesses the negative one (The Swiss are Crooked Bankers/Xenophobic/Helped the Nazis). It is a Switzerland of the twenty-first century – a Switzerland of working mothers, banks gone bankrupt, multicultural football teams. It is a book that isn’t afraid to address past shame, present national crises and even the Swiss sex life. In fact-based chapters O’Dea presents a Switzerland that will surprise even many Swiss readers. O’Dea speaks five languages, has visited all 26 cantons, and is the mother of three Swiss children; her deep knowledge of the country is on display page after page. (Of course, she'll also have copies of her book for you to buy.)

When: Friday, June 2, 12.00
Where: AWCZ Clubhouse
Cost: Free, but please bring a dish to share
Deadline: Sunday, May 28, 18.00
Cancel: Sunday, May 28, 18.00
AWCZ No Show/Cancellation Policy applies
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