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On September 16 we will meet at Brasserie Montbenon to start the 2021-22 season with a Welcome Back Lunch.
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End 2020-21 ICL year
To mark the occasion and to catch up a little bit after so many missed events, we had two events in June. A visit to the exhibit of the two Forels Alexis and Emiline, and a lakeside terrace lunch in Morges. These events were well attended and enjoyed by all those who had a chance to participate.
All cancelled events below are only postponed.
Thus nothng is lost and you can look forward to attending them in the future.
April : The presentation on Alaska had to be cancelled.
February and March Events : Valentine Fondue and March event were cancelled.
New Year Brunch-Lunch : Cancelled, restaurants still being closed.
Christmas Dinner : Restaurants being closed our Christmas Diner had to be cancelled.
November : North Korea presentation is postponed
Membership renewal : All members have renewed. Thank you.
Welcome Back ICL
Thursday, September 16
Our traditional Welcome Back gathering, after the summer break, was held in Lausanne at the Brasserie Montbenon, formerly known as the Casino. The building was recently modernized with great care and respect for the art deco style of the place.
As the weather, to the joy of the farmers and home gardeners, was finally bringing the long awaited rain, we had to move from the garden to the inside and had our apéritif at the entrance bar. Lunch was then served at the brasserie and the time we spent was enjoyed by everyone.
Lakeside Terrace Lunch -
Due to popular demand, expressed at the AGM, to get together for lunch before the closing of the ICL year, we will organize a lunch at the Club Nautique de Morges. Their terrace is ‘pied dans l’eau’ and it is possible to order à la carte or choose the plat du jour.
Despite seating restrictions limited to four per table everyone enjoyed the time spent on the covered terrace with the spectacular scenery
Musée Alexis Forel Morges
Exhibition of paintings of Emmeline and Alexis Forel
Originally from Morges and Saint-
And like many of their peers, they made the trip to Brittany, then a major artistic meeting place, marked by the presence of Gauguin and the Pont-
The prints for Alexis, pastels and oil paintings for Emmeline -
After the visit we had time to sit together on the terrace on the main street in Morges. An afternoon that made everybody happy.
Annual General Meeting
Held on May 19, 2021
At La Longeraie, Morges
Half of our membership attended the meeting which turned out to be the perfect occasion to not only 'talk business' but also to get together again.
All reports were unanimously accpeted. It was agreed to lower the membership fee because of the ondgoing pandemic situation. The budget will for this reason be deficitary. This is no problem as the financial situation of the club is sound.
The ICL members were excited to continue the adventure and the standing committee was unanimously reconfirmed to stay for another year.
After the meeting ICLers were treeated to tea or coffee or wine, accompanied by delicious sweet or salted mignardises.
A Travelogue on Myanmar by Alicia Monachon
Thursday, October 15
Myanmar, formerly Burma, is located in Southeast Asia and is referred to as the “Land of a Thousand Pagodas”, which is an understatement. Since the easing of a tourism boycott in 2010, huge numbers of visitors have been attracted to visit this country.
Together we will discover some of the country’s beautiful sites, starting with the city of Yangon, with its vibrant street life and home to the most revered monument, the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda.
Then we continue on to Bagan region, with its archeological zone sprinkled with more than 2,200 surviving temples, shrines & stupas.
We move on to the region of Mandalay with its wood carvers and marble stone cutters, and the famous U’Bein (Teak) Bridge. And lastly, the Lake Inle region with the Intha fishermen, with their special technique of fishing, stilt villages and floating gardens.
General Meeting 2020
Held on September 23, 2020
La Longeraie, Morges
a) The reports of the committee, the treasury, budget and auditing were accepted.
b) The financial situation continues to be sound.
c) A breakeven situation is budgeted for next year.
d) Membership fee was accepted to remain the same.
e) The future of ICL was discussed. Merger with another Lausanne placed club remains an option.
f) Proposed constitution changes were accepted.
g) The actual committee has two elected officers, and two advisory members.
h) Membership has decreased by two. ICL has eleven nationalities.
The next meeting is planned to be held in May 2021
February 14 is Valentine’s Day and we wish to spend a nice moment sitting together around a table and sharing a fondue. Is there a better way to enjoy this day?
Where ? We have chosen la pinte ‘Au XXème Siècle’ in Morges, at Passage de la Couronne 5. It is near the postal office in Morges. Some of you remember the place because we've been there before.
This is a traditional Vaudois bistro, one of the few remaining and just visiting this historic place is worthwhile coming to Morges !
With the busy end-
We chose the Hotel Alpha Palmiers which with its tropical interior is just the right place to begin the year and get together in a cold winter month. It is located right in the center of Lausanne on Rue du Petit-
December 7, 2019
The International Club of Lausanne and the English Speaking and Anglo-
Welcome Back 2019
Sunday September 15
After the summer break that offered us great weather and long summer days we are back to resume our activities. And there is no better way to meet on a terrace in the shade of a pergola situated in a parc in the center of Lausanne to warm up friendship and begin with joy the new ICL season.
As we were at the Hermitage, a visit of the current exhibition was a must. The theme then was on shadows and the exhibition was called "Shadows from the Renaissance to the Present Day". Here is the link for information of the exhibition Shadows
ICL joins Federation of Anglo Swiss Clubs on boat ride
Saturday May 25
On May 25 the Federation of Anglo Swiss Clubs (FASC) held its annual general meeting, the AGM, in Lausanne. ICL is a member of FASC and is hosting the Federation for their meeting on that day. The AGM took place on the 'La Suisse', a beautifully restored veteran steam boat while cruising from Lausanne in the direction of Montreux.
The members of the FASC affiliated clubs were invited for the day and treated to lunch. ICL was well represented to come along on this cruise with views of the shores of the la Riviera and the UNESCO vineyards and its villages. Pictures
Le Parlement Vaudois, Lausanne
Thursday, March 14
The home of the Grand Conseil, the Parliament, welcomes the 150 deputies of the Grand Conseil vaudois. The place was ravaged by a fire in 2002 and the Parliament provisionally installed in the aula of the Palais de Rumine. It took 15 years to plan and agree on how to design and rebuilt the premises in a way that would honor its historic past.
Visit was in English and afterwards we stayed for coffee at the coffee shop of the parliament.
ICL New Year Brunch
At the Museum Olympique Tom Café
All the end of the year celebrations and festivities behind we have now an occasion to realize our new year resolutions ... don't drink, don't smoke eat right and be happy !
A brunch on Sunday at Tom Café is just the right place: the café is on the top floor of the Olympic Museum and has one of the most sought-
Presentation and talk on Australia
La Longeraie, Morges
More than just kangaroos, deserts and beaches
The speakers Annemarie Koelliker and Roberto Saibene will highlight together with a multi-
Talk on Venezuela
La Longeraie, Morges
Who knows Venezuela, the country in the north of South America ?
Learn about Venezuela, its geography and its history as well as the women of Venezuela. Discover its music which is a product of the cultural interbreeding between Europe, Africa and the inhabitant natives. Including details of the musical instruments which are used and in particular the national instrument of Venezuela which is the cuatro.
Assembly General Meeting
May 30, 2018
The meeting was held at La Longeraie. Major items were :
The meeting was followed by a short but interesting presentation by Paquita Aeschlimann about the origins of the city of Lausanne. A joyfull apéritif ended the evening.
In the eighties burning organic waste from agriculture and private homes was forbidden by law. This ended the area where quantities of potential energy and useful recuperation material was wasted, not to mention the pollution it caused.
This is when Luc Germanier, an established gardener in Lavigny, started the ambitous project to collect all green waste and recycle it into compost, fertilizer and bio-
Doesn't this sound like an interesting subject worth a visit on site ? The visit takes about one hour and a half.
It was a very interesting visit that revealed how much we can to to recycle just about anything organic we used to bury or burn in the past. We were eighteen.
The warm and sunny weather was just perfect to have a drink on the terrace at the lodge of the SwinGolf Lavigny and we stayed till five o'clock.
Photos will be posted soon.
Lecture on the discovery of the grave Philip II
Presented by Prof. Fabien Loizedda
Born in 383 BC, Philip was head of the Greek kingdom of Macedonia from 359 BC until he was assassinated in 336 BC in the town of Aegae by the captain of his bodyguards. Upon Philip's death, his son Alexander became king at the age of 20. In 1977 and 1978 two male skeletons were excavated in what were later dubbed royal tombs in Vergina, former Aegae, central Macedonia in northern Greece.
Nestle's 'Nest' on Sunday, September 24 Some photos HERE
Henri Nestlé (1814-
Visit and Brunch
Fondation Hermitage, Lausanne
The Bührle collection, brought together by the Zurich industrialist Emil Georg Bührle (1890-
Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy
Exhibition at Fondation Bolle
The man who for a long time refused an exhibition dedicated to him, considering that only Balenciaga -
This Morges event will play the card of intimacy. It will reveal a relationship that changed the codes of fashion and imprinted the style of future generations. No other exhibition in the world has presented such an overview of the great French fashion designer and the British actress. In total, more than fifty dresses, hats and accessories from Maison Givenchy, private collections and prestigious museums will be exhibited. Forty sketches made especially for the exhibition by Hubert de Givenchy will complement the pieces of haute couture.
Lecture on Afghanistan by Mr Hans Maag
Hans Maag will introduce us to Afghanistan as it was at the end of King Zahir Shah reign: a beautiful country with proud and respectful people. He lived and worked there from the 1970's and will explain how he came to his job in Kabul. According to the pictures of that time we will be able to see how things have certainly changed today.
Lecture on bio-
Prof. Sandro Carrera is a former professor of optical and electrical biosensors a the Department of Electrical Engineering and Biophysics of the Universiy of Genoa, and a former professor of nanobiotechnology at the University of Bologna.
His scientific interests are on electrical phenomena of nano-
What is nanotechnology
The National Nanotechnology Initiative, defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and suprmolecular scale with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. One nanometer (nm) is one billionth of a meter. To put that scale in another context, the comparative size of a nanometer to a meter is the same as that of a marble to the size of the earth.
Nanotechnology may be able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, biomaterials energy production, and consumer products. It may be used for coating oxidating materials.
An area of concern is the effect that industrial-
Lecture on Antarctica by Annemarie Koelliker
A three week expedition to the South Polar Sea has led our speakers from the most southerly tip of Argentina to the Antarctuc Peninsula. Millions of penguins, seals, whales, orcas, birds and countless icebergs have accompanie them during the voyages on the open seas.
The presentation gave us an impression of the incredible diverse beauty of this inhospitabe region.