The Volunteer Services team of the American International Women’s Club of Geneva (AIWC) are excited to present two upcoming events open to both members and non-members.

Old Town Walking Tour: Over 2,500 Years of History in Two Hours

Join us for a two hour historical walking tour of the Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville). Susan, an AIWC member and certified Geneva guide, will be regaling us with fun facts and the history of Geneva. We will begin in the heart of the Old Town at Place Bourg-de-Four and then make our way to Place Molard, the Reformation Wall, and end near Place de Neuve and Parc des Bastions.

Old Town's charming Place Bourg-de-Four is a hub of activity no matter the season

Old Town’s charming Place Bourg-de-Four is a hub of activity no matter the season

Parc des Bastions

The Reformation Wall in Parc des Bastions

An optional lunch will follow, at one’s own expense, at Cafe Restaurant de Parc des Bastions. This historical restaurant opened in 1882 and is situated in the heart of Parc des Bastions.

100% of the proceeds of the walking tour will benefit the AIWC Container Project (more information below).

  • Date: Monday, March 10
  • Time: 10:00-12:00 (optional lunch to follow)
  • Meeting Place: Place Bourg-de-Four
  • Cost: CHF 25 AIWC members, CHF 30 non-members
  • Sign Up: In person, at the AIWC Welcome Desk (11 route de Chêne, 1207 Geneva); by phone, +41 22 736 01 20; by email, aiwcingeneva@gmail.com

More about the Carrefour Rue Container Project: The AIWC raises money to fund a Carrefour Rue container project for the Geneva homeless. The charity plans to create a association-carrefour-ruecommunity oriented lodging for those most at risk of isolation and homelessness – a “Hameau de Studios Mobiles.” This idea shall become reality in transforming 20-foot shipping containers into 14m2 studio homes which will host two persons each. But rather than stack one container on top of the other as other cities around the world have done, Geneva wishes to create an open space conducive to socialization, respect, and responsibility. Organizations like the AIWC are raising money to sponsor the transformation of these containers into homes. Click here to learn more about Carrefour Rue and its projects in the Geneva community.

Red Cross Lecture & Luncheon March 25, 2014

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the American International Women’s Club of Geneva (AIWC) has the pleasure to welcome Stephanie Lambert, head of communications of the Red Cross Geneva, on March 25, 2014 as part of the AIWC Volunteer lecture series. Mrs. Lambert will give a presentation about the history and the volunteer opportunities of the Geneva based branch.

imagesWhen Henry Dunant and Gustave Moyrier founded the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863 to protect the life and dignity of the victims of international and internal armed conflicts they inspired people in many countries to establish a local branch. The initial conference in Geneva was attended by 36 delegates only and represented 13 countries. Both founders died (1910) before receiving the most distinguished Nobel prize in 1917. This prize was awarded two more times to the organization in 1944 and 1963. Today the ICRC as an impartial, neutral and independent organization is the “Lead Agency” of the Movement of conflicts.

Celebrations of the ICRC’s anniversary have included the reopening of the Red Cross Museum in Geneva in 2013 and continue into the year 2014.

If you would like to attend the lecture and find out more about the history and the volunteer opportunities the ICRC in Geneva offers, you are welcome to join us on March 11, 2014. An optional luncheon will follow in the AIWC clubrooms.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 25
  • Time: 11:00-12:30 (luncheon to follow)
  • Location: AIWC Clubrooms (11 route de Chêne, 4th floor, 1207 Geneva)
  • Cost – Lecture: The lecture is free of charge for members of the AIWC Geneva; there is a minimum donation of CHF 10 for non-members. The donations will benefit the work of the AIWC volunteer team and the team’s charities.
  • Cost – Luncheon: CHF 20 per person
  • Sign Up: In person, at the AIWC Welcome Desk; by phone, +41 22 736 01 20; by email, aiwcingeneva@gmail.com

We are a group of international women living in Geneva, Switzerland.  If you would like to join the AIWC, please visit our website at http://www.aiwcgeneva.org/.

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