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* Vaccination Certificate is required after September 13 *
If you are vaccinated but do not have a 'Certificat Covid' (Pass sanitaire), here is how you can obtain your certificate :   LINK
You will need it to visit exhibits, museums and restaurants.     


Welcome Back ICL                                 September Monthly
Thursday, September 16   12h30

ur traditional Welcome Back gathering, after the summer break, will be 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.

We will have first
a welcome drink outside in the garden, fair weather permitting. Lunch will be served later inside the brasserie where we will have one or two tables just for ourselves. As the restaurant limits groups to 20, we must apply a first-come-first served rule.

The menu is 38 francs, not including beverages. There is an entrée of mesclun salad, a good choice of meats, fish or vegetarian followed by a choice of three desserts. You decide on the day and at the table your choice for the main dish and the dessert.     Menu

Venue : Brasserie Montbenon, Allée Ernest Ansermet 3, 1003 Lausanne (beside de Palais de Justice)    
Date   /   Time   :  
Thursday, September 16   at   12:30  
Deadline  : Monday,   September 13
Cost :  CHF 38 lunch plus your personal consumption
Apéritif :  ICL invites everyone for a welcome drink in the garden
Contact :  or  Alicia 021 617 96 73 (leave message)


Turbo-hydroelectric Powerplant
Wednesday, October 20

We will visit a most unknown place situated just opposite to the well-known Château de Chillon.
It is an underground powerplant that produces electricity from water stored 900 m higher up at Lac de Hongrin. One of the halls is bigger than the Cathedral of Lausanne. But this is not all … on this visit you will have a chance to discover more of this unusual place. After the visit we will have time to stop for coffee or tea.

Date :
Wednesday, October 20 afternoon
Cost :
Visit is free

Hydro-electric Turbine


Alaska for beginners     
November 2021   


After covid-19 has won over our determination to have an event in January and February, and again in March we are counting on April to be back again after the government announces the set of rules on April 14.
Planned is to have a presentation on Alaska by FASC speakers Annemarie Koelliker and her husband. They use dual projectors and digital sound tracks to make their presentation as realistic as possible.

Only the future will tell whether reunions of twenty persons are again possible by the end of April. But information will be sent out ahead of time, all depends on restrictions at the moment. We all have learned to be flexible and live with information on short notice.

Deadline : to be announced
Cost : 30.-- includes fingerfood-cocktail
Sign-up : or Alicia Monachon 021 617 96 73 (answering machine).


(On the waiting list)  
From North Korea with love by Chris Wegelin
     This November event was cancelled due du corona restrictions
     If possible, it will be presented in autumn 2021

Chris will present a picture tour and some insights into controversial North Korea, named the ‘Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’, a country that is criticized and isolated economically by western powers for its unyielding dictatorship.

The presentation is a non-political narrative with pictures of a trip thought to be a short stop-over on the way to Japan. It was a voyage to an unknown country with no particular expectations, no preconceived ideas and prejudices.  For Chris and his wife Midori it turned out to be a surprise discovery and a pleasant and relaxing adventure on unknown territory.   

The picture tour will take you North, East, West and South. Every day the two discovered new places, saw a new country-side, visited cultural sites and also hiked into colorful mountain valleys.  

Hearing about the ancient and modern history of Korea, the immense hardship for the Korean people that started one hundred years ago and still continues today, prompted understanding and sympathy for the people they met.

<-- Reunification Arch, Pyongyang

Cost :          SFr  25.00  (includes drink and snack)     Sfr 30.00 for non-members


New Year Brunch 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021          
At Tom Café at the Olympic Museum.  


We absolutely want to have soon a get-together and so we hope our traditional New Year Brunch will be possible. The challenge is that there remain restrictions on gatherings, like the limit of four people per table only. We think that this is acceptable and better than no get-together at all. The other limit is that buffet meals are not allowed and only table service is possible.  

But TOM Café will serve us a menu with various choices. The final menu can only be communicated to us on Friday before the weekend.
To give you an idea, here are two menus they proposed in the past   MENU-1   MENU-2  

Signing up : Mark the event in your agenda. During January an update on the covid restrictions will be announced. We will then let you know on the state of the event.  
Meeting will be at noon and cost is 45 Sfr


Christmas Dinner   
Saturday, December 5   19:00  Cancelled
Restaurant du Port, 1009 Pully

Due to the actual pandemic situation, the restaurants remained closed on December 5.  For this reason our Christmas Dinner had to be cancelled.

Below what you missed

This year’s Christmas party is to be celebrated jointly, like last year, between ICL & English Speaking/Anglo-Swiss Club of Lausanne at our own room

As usual, please bring along a nicely wrapped present for Santa’s sack (something around CHF 10 will be fine) so that everybody receives a gift. We’ve assured Santa that if his sack is too heavy we will gladly provide an elf or two to help. Rudolph, always trying to find a way of eating his dinner with us and not outside in the cold/rain/snow with all the other reindeer!!   

At popular demand there will be the least challenging Christmas quiz ever ;-)

December Monthly   






     June 16 :   Visit Musée Forel
     June 30 :   Closing Lunch
     July-August :  Summer Break     
     September :   Welcome Back Event

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