The International Men’s Club of Zug (IMCZ) has a long history. It was founded in 1979, yes we have been around for quite a while. Foremost, the club has been and still is actively serving the English speaking community in Canton Zug and environs. It provides a platform for both residents and newcomers to meet regularly and take part in various activities, and above all to make it easy for newcomers to network and find their way around and integrate readily in the new environment.
The official language of the Club is English, so for non-native speakers who want to maintain their command of English and for the newcomers who want to network in the new environment, it provides an ideal platform to do so.
We meet weekly at the City Garden Hotel bar between 18:00 and 20:30 hours, every Thursday. This is our weekly Stammtisch. Once every month, we have a ‘special Stammtisch’, during which a function takes place, usually a speech or a presentation is given. Also once a month, normally on the third Wednesday of the month, we have a bowling session for members and their guests and spouses and a few members have been getting together to play pool occasionally on the second Wednesday of the month. Additionally, we plan to "Meet & Greet" members of the Zug International Women’s Club (ZIWC) in the evening once every quarter; the day will be chosen ad hoc depending on the slots available on the calendars of both clubs. We also throw a "New Members’ Reception" twice a year, usually in May and November, where all members are invited to snacks and drinks on the house.
To top it all we have a Barbecue in August and a Burns' night dinner in January. Both events are open to members' families and friends, and are subsidised by the club.
Apart from the regular events mentioned above, we also organise events ad hoc, depending on the season and the interests of members. Past examples include easy hikes, ski weekends and visits to Seleger Moor to see the Rhododendrons in full blossom, as well as behind-the-scenes visits to technically interesting installations, such as factories, power plants, railway stations, research institutions and water plants.
August 2017: Once more it is packed with interesting articles and hilarious jokes. The Health section covers the so called Energy drinks and their significance. The Science and Technology section covers the talk of town "Virtual Reality" and some of the ramifications it will bring with it. Under Travel Leisure, our President concludes the interesting series of articles covering his trip to the Canaries. A new section was added this month, "Current Affairs", in which our co-editor covers the very controversial subject of Brexit. Last but not least, our Sports' editor gives advance notice of a planned presentation in October covering all aspects of skiing. As usual the popular Humour section is packed with original and funny jokes.