Zug International Women’s Club Interest Groups
Make & Create
Knit and Natter
Knit and Natter
This is just the group for those interested in knitting and crochet. You will have fun, find encouragement, get professional advice, learn new ideas, and make new friends.
People wishing to learn are very welcome.
It is very fascinating to learn and try recipes from the other group members’ home countries and then share the delicious food with them. You can prepare anything from a main course, baking item or even a 3-course meal! The beauty of these groups is the flexibility – cook whatever you want. No pressure on anybody or expectations – even a salad is fine. The idea is to get new recipe ideas and meet up once a month with people to share the food. If you get different nationalities in a group, it’s really nice if they prepare something from their own countries.
Learn how to grow your own vegetables in an easy way on your balcony or terrace.
You learn all about how to plan, sow, grow and harvest. The Group leader dedicated her terrace to growing her own vegetables and loves to share her passion, knowledge, and expertise with you. You do not need “green fingers” because this group is for everybody passionate about food, vegetables, and herbs from beginner to seasoned gardener! The Group meets twice a month, from February to November!
Book Reading Morning and Afternoon Groups
All women wishing to participate in book reading and discussion are very welcome to join our morning or afternoon Book Reading Groups! Both Groups meet once a month in the morning and in the afternoon and discuss the books agreed withing the Groups in advance
Business & Volunteering
Business Networking Group (BNG)
Accountability on Tuesdays
Business Networking Group (BNG)
The group focuses on women who are interested in business topics, who are working, managing their company, intending to start up a new company, or are changing their working life.
This group shares knowledge, experiences, information, ideas, and techniques. The program includes speeches, brainstorm sessions, workshops, and coaching sessions. This group meets once a month in the evening.
Accountability Tuesdays Group
Do you work alone in your business or at home and would like the support of virtual colleagues to keep you focused? Then join our Accountability Tuesdays Group, twice a month via Zoom! This group is suitable for members who seek the accountability that comes from committing to a fixed time to get their work of preference done in a group setting. Members who work in an office environment on solitary tasks are also welcomed to join.
Members of this group discuss a topic through questions in a friendly atmosphere. Through our discussion we distinguish strong points and difficulties in the language and at the end of the lesson, important notes and grammar are analyzed. This intermediate group is led by a native speaker and certified English teacher. The Group meets on a weekly basis virtually via Skype.
If you are a fan of Italy’s food, wine, fashion, and culture, here is your chance to learn the nuances of its beautiful “singing” language. Our Group Leader is native Italian speaker and is looking forward to welcoming new ladies!
Are you confident on speaking the Italian language and you want to keep on learning? If you want to advance your conversation skills join this advanced conversation group.
They meet twice a month on a Thursday afternoon of the month for 1 hour.
This is an intermediate to advanced German conversation group led by a German native speaker and teacher. This group is for those of you who have mastered the basics of the German language and now want to practice conversation. Members of this group must have mastered more than the basics of the language, they should be at least at level B1, however all are welcome to come and try it out. The Group meets twice a month!
If you want to enjoy a coffee with a Psychological Astrologer, learn more about Astrology and have your chart interpretation done, then join the Astro Coffees Group!
The Astro coffees were always overly exciting for the members in the past and lots of fun! The meetings take place on the 2nd Monday of each month. While having your coffee, you would discuss the sign of the month, like January the Capricorn’s, February the Aquarius people etc. The Astrologer would also explain certain aspects or planet positions in the charts of the ladies who are attending or for their children, husband, or parents! Anyone interested in the sign of the month could join in!
Tandem Language Conversations
Tandem is a method of language learning based on mutual language exchange between tandem partners, where ideally each learner is a native speaker in the language the other person wants to learn. Both partners can meet in person and the aim is for participants taking part to learn each other’s languages. Time must be equally divided so that the exchange of language learning is distributed fairly.
Therefore, if you are interested in learning a new language or improving an existing one, then you can post in the New Tandem Conversations Blog we have created on our Website under “Happening Now”. There you can post which language you wish to learn more and which language you are offering for conversations. Through the postings in the Blog, you can find your Tandem partner and arrange where and when you will be meeting!
The Club will also advertise in the upcoming Newsletters the members requests that are posted in the Blog and through our website Membership details you will be able to communicate directly! So, please enter your interests under your Membership profile, section About, ‘Tell us something about yourself’.
Out & About / Fun
Last minute outings
Girls in Town
Bar & Lounge
Monthly Dinner Club
Monthly Lunch Club
Italian Wine Tasting
Spotlight Events are member organized experiences created for other members. Exhibitions, movies, concerts, sightseeing, day trips and business presentations are examples of what a Spotlight Event may be. Ski trips, wine tasting, cooking lessons, direct sales parties, the possibilities are endless!
Last Minute Outings WhatsApp Group
If you are interested in receiving spontaneous invitations to various outings as proposed by the administrator, please join this group. This group communicates only by WhatsApp and its members reply only if they are joining the outings.
Girls in Town WhatsApp Group
“Girls in Town” will embrace and encourage spontaneous outings suggested by any member, such as a Ship Cruise, going for a drink or a stroll to the lake, watching a movie etc. The suggestion to be communicated can be as “It’s a nice evening and I’d love to have a drink and/or stroll by the lake, would anyone like to join me?” or “I’m planning to visit the Art Museum Kunsthaus Zug on June 23, would anyone like to join me?”
When a member of the WhatsApp list has a suggestion for such an outing, they can send a message to the group recipients and inform them as to what the details of the outing suggestion are. From then on, only whoever is interested in joining, can either turn up or communicate together with the member suggesting the outing if they want to go together.
These outings will operate only through the WhatsApp. If time permits, the proposing member/organiser can post or ask the Web Editor to post on the Website ‘Happening Now’ section.
Bar & Lounge
Join us for an apéro after work or a long day. Meet up with other members and share your stories. The Bar & Lounge Group meets on a Tuesday once a month and is welcoming everyone for a relaxing drink and chat after work.
Monthly Lunch & Dinner Clubs
The Monthly Lunches and Dinners are hosted by our members in the wonderful restaurants available in all areas of Zug. Get to know your fellow Club members in an enjoyable and social environment over a wonderful dish at lunch or dinner! You get the opportunity to visit many different places that you were not aware of, meet as many interesting new ladies as possible and have new chapters unfold with lifetime friendships ahead!
Italian Wine Tasting
Are you a fan of wine? Do not miss this opportunity!
Join this group for a tasting tour through Italian wines with the Group leader being a certified Sommelier.
Fitness & Health
Intermediate Walking/Hiking Group
Zuger Troophy Walking and Running Group
Badminton is a great way to have some exercise and fun at the same time!
The badminton group plays every Tuesday morning. New members are always welcome! Some previous experience is recommended. The Group meets on a weekly basis!
This is a sport fitness hiking group. The group walks with a speedy pace in the mountains around Zug. Please show up FIT for the hike. Every session will take around 2 hours and the Group meets on a weekly basis!
New Intermediate Walking/Hiking Group
If you want to exercise and make new friends at the same time do join our new group! There may be some hikes in the mountains, but they will be done at an intermediate pace, with short stops if necessary. The group members will take turns in choosing and leading a walk. Every session will take around 1.5 to 2.5 hours and the Group meets on a weekly basis!
A social walk for members who enjoy walking at a leisurely pace. The walk is n a weekly basis for approximately 7km/90 minutes (plus a coffee stop!). It is a great way to make new friends and exercise at the same time!
Last-Minute Tennis WhatsApp Group!
Do you love playing tennis? Do you have difficulty in finding a co-player? Would you like to be spontaneously invited to play? The Leader of this group, who loves playing tennis, would like to invite you to the Last-Minute Tennis WhatsApp Group.
The group members must be intermediate and/or high-level players (not beginners) who will enjoy practicing their beloved sport and at the same time making new friends within the Club community! This group will communicate only by WhatsApp, so if you are interested in being part of it, please join!
Zuger Trophy Walking and Running Group
Are you looking for a walking or running partner? We will be taking part in the Zugerberg Finanz Trophy this year. There are 6 stages, with each starting place offering a short, middle or long distance. You can walk, nordic walk or run, the choice is yours. For those who register with ZIWC as their “verein”, you can win prizes both through direct registration and competing or by winning a raffle of any prizes won by the club. We look forward to hearing from you.
Future Proposed Groups
Cinema and Theatre
Sewing and Dressmaking
German beginners’ conversation