The International Club of Berne was founded in 1991. It is a non-political organisation open to all men, women and their families, interested in meeting for social and cultural activities.
The aim of the International Club of Berne is to facilitate a better understanding of and integration into Switzerland. This is achieved through a variety of services and programs for our members, and through joint exploration of this country and its people.
We welcome people from all corners of the world. Our common language is English, though among our members many different languages can be heard. The club currently has about 150 members (and their families) from over 30 countries. New members and newcomers to Berne are assured the warmest of welcomes.
A club meeting is held each month with a presentation by a guest speaker - we look for diverse topics of interest. We hold weekday events and classes and family activities on weekends. Above all, we offer the opportunity to meet and make new friends.
Annual membership dues are only SFr. 50.- for singles, 60.- for a family.
A newsletter is mailed out regularly informing members of Club news, events and activities. Our club address, contact names and telepone numbers are listed on the inside front cover.
We would be delighted to have you join us. We are waiting to welcome you!
The approximately 150 members come from over 40 nations. Half are Swiss or binational, the next largest groups are from the U.K., U.S., Germany and France. There are members from most other countries in Europe and many countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australasia.
Join the club! Just send your (paper) mail address to Graham Tritt. You will soon receive a newsletter and a membership form. We also ask you to fill out a form to tell us your interests, so we can plan events which appeal to you!
Monday 20 at 6:30pm - Burns Night at the Pickwick - Sorry the pub is full, and also on 27 January. Next year I must remember to try to book 2 months in advance. Reserve by 16 January for the Burns Supper of the Swiss British Society (CHF 50) which is on Saturday 1 February.
Instead, on Monday 20, attend the Light Festival of Murten. Meet at 6 pm at the Berntor gate of the town (30 minutes by train from Berne) and at 6:30 pm for an Apero on a boat in the lake. For details see www.icberne.ch/item/1245069