La rentrée, or the return, is upon us.  This period, from the end of August through the beginning of September, corresponds with the end of summer holidays for children and adults alike.  At the AIWC, we have begun preparing for two of our biggest annual events – the Fall Open Houses.

Like Swiss clockwork, the Open Houses are held on the 2nd Wednesdays of both September and October.  For 2014, they will take place in the Club’s front rooms on September 10 and October 8 from 10:00 – 12:00.  

If you have yet to attend an AIWC Open House, we look forward to welcoming you to one of these busy and fun events.  What can you expect?  Sign-in to win one of several door prizes, and then over steaming cups of fresh-brewed coffee and plates of delicious home-baked treats, you will meet many of the Club’s 40+ activity leaders.  Each leader will have a reserved place at a table, where they can answer questions about their activity, introduce themselves to prospective members, and provide additional details about the AIWC.

View of Geneva's Jet d'Eau from our clubrooms

View of Geneva’s Jet d’Eau from our clubrooms

From language lessons to hiking, bridge to photography, the AIWC blog to jewelry making, all of these activities and more will be represented at the Open Houses.  In addition, we will highlight new activities ranging from Ikebana flower arranging, a re-launched Creative Kids group and upcoming life coaching workshops.

These events are designed for everyone to enjoy, from newcomers to long-time AIWC members.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends after summer holidays; learn more about new AIWC activities, events, excursions and volunteer service; and to meet new friends and share perspectives about the AIWC and Geneva in general.  Children are welcome to attend and babysitting will be provided in the kids’ playroom.

As always, delicious complimentary food, coffee and refreshments will be served.

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Where to find us

The AIWC is located at 11 Route de Chêne, fourth floor in the Eaux Vives neighborhood of Geneva. The nearest public parking is at Villereuse (Rue de la Terrassière 32). The nearest public transportation access is the Amandolier stop on Tram #12 and Bus #21.

About the American International Women’s Club

We are a group of 500+ women living in or near Geneva, Switzerland. You do not need to be an American to join – our members represent more than 40 nationalities!

We participate in a wide variety of activities including Volunteer Services, scrapbooking, hiking, photography, cooking, canasta, quilting, baking, skiing, language lessons, jewelry workshops, blogging workshops, book and movie discussion groups, children’s play groups, and more. We also hold special events throughout the year, such as book readings and our Classical Music Concert Series.

Visit us online at www.aiwcgeneva.org

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