International Club of Berne


  • Friday, 5th February 2021 at 8pm
  • Friday, 12th February 2021 at 8pm
  • Friday, 19th February 2021 at 8pm

Location: At home and online

This event is in the past.

A typical Party evening: you cook what you like, select a wine, and then join us some time in the evening. We chat with Zoom

We discuss receipes and plan on the chat group. Join 


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Graham wrote
at 8:12pm on Thursday, 4th February 2021
Friday Zoom Party - each Friday, at 20:00, friends join in a Zoom meeting to say hallo.

Sometimes we cook a special dish for family and friends. Smetimes we choose special wines (or other drinks) to raise a toast to each other.

It is New Zealand's national day, see, celebrating the treaty between Maori tribal chiefs and the British government in 1840. It starts locally on 5 February at 5 am with a dawn and flag-raising ceremony, and continues all day. New Zealand is 12 hours ahead of CET so we will occasionally tune in our Zoom to see the entertainment as it is going on.

To find more information and get the link, join the WhatsApp chat group on

If you don't use WhatsApp, mail me for the details. We also have Threema and Signal groups so tell me if you prefer these. We will be losing the Webspaces provider soon, so we will put you on a Google Group which we use to send invitations. You should have a gmail account, and go to to join the new group.

Membership fees for 2021 are due: CHF 50 per person or CHF 60 for a couple or household. Add CHF 2 if you pay through the post - we prefer bank transfer (IBAN number CH95 0079 0042 3449 8516 7, please specify ICB and your name). Most of our events are open to members and friends, but others are for ICB members only. We welcome you to join us and receive our regular Newsletter.
Graham wrote
at 7:33pm on Thursday, 4th February 2021
February 5 TGIF + New Zealand day entertainment + wines
February 12 Valentines Zoom Cocktail Party
February 19 Carnival Zoom Masked Party
February 26 Theme not known

March 5 TGIF Marzili picnic or Zoom party
March 12 Theme not known
March 19 St Pats day + Irish stew? + Irish beers
March 26 Spring party

April 2 Good Friday no party
April 9 TGIF + Lebanese cooking + ? wines
April 16 Theme not known
April 23 Wine-Tasting Party
April 30 Walpurgisnacht Party
Graham wrote
at 7:29pm on Thursday, 4th February 2021
Friday TGIF and Zoom party with theme New Zealand!

Get your wine now (recommendation Matua and Tahuna from Denner or COOP)
Graham wrote
at 12:39pm on Friday, 29th January 2021
Friday 29 January: Online Zoom meeting with Whisky tasting. 8 to 11 pm

Jan 29 Room open from 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 829 2540 0883
Passcode: 493276
Graham wrote
at 4:57pm on Thursday, 14th January 2021
Friday 15 January: join club members in a discussion on cooking! You can try out a recipe and get help!

Join the chat group to talk and get the Zoom link.Or email Graham or Carla (see the Newsletter page 2) to receive it.

Most people will be "home alone" and perhaps testing out recipes. The zoom room will be open from early to late, and you can drop in for a quick chat at 6 or 7 pm before the main discussion at 8 pm. Have a glass of wine ready for toasting!

Graham wrote
at 2:36pm on Tuesday, 12th January 2021
Wine & Dine and Zoom Parties

Please join for further information

Friday, 15 Jan – Cooking (discussing is going well on the Wining and Dining chat)

Friday, 29 Jan – Whisky Tasting (celebration of Burns eveing possibly also with poetry and the cooking should be leek soup and haggis)

Friday, 19 Feb – Masked Party (celebration of carnival, although Fasnacht has already been cancelled for Berne)
Graham wrote
at 12:11pm on Monday, 11th January 2021
Wine & Dine and Zoom Parties

Please join for further information

Friday, 15 Jan – Cooking with Carla

Friday, 29 Jan – Whisky Tasting

Friday, 19 Feb – Masked Party

Graham wrote
at 10:01pm on Monday, 28th December 2020
Languages Dinner - Tuesday 29 December

Everybody welcome on Zoom. Please test before 8 pm
Graham wrote
at 10:46pm on Thursday, 17th December 2020
From Jillian: I don’t think you need zoom installed. I don’t have it, but have been in zoom meetings just by clicking on an emailed meeting link which then opens zoom in my browser.

From Graham: You are right. Zoom should in any browser, on PC or on SmartPhone or Tablet etc. It might not have all the functionality, but it is enough to see the others and converse.
Graham wrote
at 10:50pm on Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Friday 19 November
We have a group to organise a Wines & Wild Evening in November when we enjoy two or three different wines and some typical Swiss "Wild" specialties. We have a zoom call to compare notes. Anyone who actually would like to physically meet up should make contact and some people will get together. We can also swop food ideas.

From Lois: I have selected 3 wines, so you can choose any two. Or if a group is physically getting together, you could try all 3. All from the Coop. If you go tomorrow 30 October, it's 20%off.

Côtes du Rhône 2016. Full price CHF 13.50. Tomorrow CHF 10.80
Grand Barossa shiraz 2017. CHF 19.95. Tomorrow CHF 15.95
Zeni Amarone 2017. CHF 23.95. Tomorrow CHF 19.15

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Chat Groups

By Graham on 10th January

Here is the list of WhatsApp groups as printed in the January-February Newsletter
General Groups

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday)
    8 Jan at Schwellenmatteli
    5 Feb at Restaurant Da Vinci
General conversation and support                   

Discussion about corona, etc 
   Monday, 18 Jan – Current news

Discussion on communicating, health, etc ;  
   Monday, 15 Feb – Valentine’s Day

Discussion on global problems
   Monday, 4 Jan – Resolutions
   Monday, 1 Mar – Global warming

Discussion on politics and economics  ; Monday, 1 Feb – A new US

Language Cafés

Parla Italiano
   Tuesdays, 26 Jan and 23 Feb
Café Français    
   Wednesdays, 13 Jan and 10 Feb

English TeaTime         ;  
   Thursdays, 21 Jan and 18 Feb

German Conversation                  
   Thursdays, 28 Jan and 25 Feb

Café Español  
   Thursdays, 7 Jan and 4 Feb






   9 or 23 Jan – Lake Thun area
   6 Feb – Hike+BBQ
Walk & Talk       
   17 Jan –  Galeries in the Old Town
   31 Jan –  Aare walk or museums
     7 Feb – City East Hills
   21 Feb – Gardens walk
Rackets (tennis, badminton, squash)
   27 Dec and 7 Feb


Winter Sports
   2 or 23 Jan –  Snowshoeing Gantrisch
   3 or 10 Jan –  Schwarzsee
   24 Jan – Skating, KaWeDe
   14 Feb – Skating, Weyermannshaus
   28 Feb – Skiing

Special Interest Groups

Movies and videos     

Museums, Art and Nature  ; / Events

Musical Culture

Book Readers
   6 Jan, Haweswater, 18:00
   24 Feb, Jphn le Carré 18:00
   Also:   short stories and sci-fi and crime

Life-Long Learning   (we also have math and I.T. chats)

Gardening (see Walk & Talk events)   


Wine & Dine and Zoom Parties
   Friday, 15 Jan – Cooking with Carla
   Friday, 29 Jan – Whisky Tasting
   Friday, 19 Feb – Masked Party

Handcrafts, painting, etc


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