This event is in the past.
The Switzerland of Central Asia
Cheminee Room of the Bruder Klaus Church (tram 7 stop Burgernziel)
Tuesday 26 November, 19:00 - 21:30
In 2017, Pierre-Yves Schütz spent two months in Kyrgyzstan in order to improve his understanding of its language and culture. This former Soviet republic – sometimes called the 'Switzerland of Central Asia' in reason of its mountainous terrain – remains relatively unknown to most Europeans. Through his memorable trip, Pierre-Yves helps you discover this beautiful country, and explains you how he fell in love with its people, landscape and traditions.
Pierre-Yves is Swiss-Romande, a Toastmaster, and has spoken to us before, on his cycle trip to Norway. He grew up in Geneva and works as a software engineer in Solothurn, where he lives with his family. At home, beside French and German, he mostly hears Russian as it is the language that his wife uses to communicate with their daughters.
We will also have another speaker who will lead a discussion on data privacy, and we could also discuss the themes we would like to hear in 2020. Please inform Graham if you have a topic which you would like to speak or hear about. We prefer discussions and commented slide shows, rather than presentations.
The Club Meeting is an opportunity to chat with other members. Graham is also starting a WhatsApp group "Agora" for planning such discussions - tell him if you would like to join it.
Please register on this event page. You are welcome to add a comment for instance about discussion themes. Non-members are welcome and are asked to pay CHF 5. We provide snacks and drinks.
Mark the date of Saturday 7 December for a Party celebrating the Festive Season!