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Volume 16, Issue 8

December 2011, January 2012

WAC on Track

Womenâ€&#x;s Activity Club The Club is a multifunctional organisation whose purpose is to meet the social, educational and personal needs of its members. The Club is designed to encourage international friendship, support and sharing.

Winterthurerstrasse 18 8610 Uster 043 305 9250

www.wac.ch


Editor‟s Note WAC Board of Directors Good

communication

between

the

board

members and the membership of the WAC is important

for

the

continued

improvement of the club.

growth

and

If you have any

concerns or questions, please feel free to contact President Carol Conzelmann

044 940 02 93

carolconzelmann@gmail.com Vice President April Koller

078 839 01 62

Secretary Susan Junod

043 266 92 89

Treasurer Susan Keller

044 822 3246

Activities Chairperson Heike Adler

044 793 13 80

Marketing Chairperson Angie Menendez

079 258 53 18

Membership Chairperson Ana Wyman

055 534 00 58

acledesma3@gmx.ch

Nancy Dodds

November was such a gorgeous month, such a long dry sunny fall, it was a true gift. Unfortunately not all were able to enjoy it fully as our family was struck by a long and rather nasty strain of flu, which has made us coverts to those very Swiss, Humidifier machines. With Thanksgiving just over and Christmas around the corner, it is a time for an annual retrospective. I was blessed this year with the constant help of many people to make this Newsletter happen. Thank you Barbara Duss for posting promptly the WAC on Track on the internet, thank your Muriel Borter sending our Newsletter copies. Carol Conzelmann and Sharon Warthmann, special thanks for the vote of confidence and giving a lot of your time to make our Club the place it is. Nilsa Stettler-Padilla, Sima Xie, Swapana Padil, Anouk Kummer-Wehli, Judy Burckhardt, and Alice Knöpfel thank you for keeping us inspired and aware of any new experiences to live, read or watch. A big thanks also go to our wonderful board members and their constant stream of personal recipes. Dana Levy and Zurigirl in making the playgroups happen and her words of wisdom to keep our toddlers happy. Last but not least, Ida Imbach and Jennifer Langkjaer for being the solid back bone to our Club School. Thank you all for your generosity and commitment. Thanks to all our contributors. Happy New Year.

WAC Office Club Office Manager Jennifer Langkjaer office hours:

043 305 9250 com@wac.ch

Advertising Rates

Mon, Wed & Fri: 9:15-12:15

Full page ad: 150 SFr Half page ad: 80 SFr 043 305 9250 Quarter page ad: 50 SFr LTCSchool@wac.ch or Inserts: 150 SFr

Learning Tree School School Director Ida Imbach imbach@gmx.net office hours:

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 - 12:00

WAC Notice board (one month / max. A5 / members: free* *give to COM to add date & place on the board.

“WAC on Track” Deadlines and Contributions The “WAC on Track” is also a means for members communication. If you have a story to share, a fun experience, a recommendation, a joke, or anything else you would like to share with other members, please email it to

dodds@dodds.ch You can also place ads, classifieds and use notice board (free one line ad for WAC members) in the WAC on Track.

the

WAC

Deadline for the November 2011 edition is October 20th 2011. Page 2

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President’s Note

Carol Conzelmann

Dear WAC Friends,

last month. It was a chance for the Board team to The festive season is almost upon us (or indeed has say thank you to our Chairpersons, who do so been for some time, if the shops are anything to go much of the valuable work at our club, and also for us all to enjoy some social time together, and rather by!) I hope you all have Sunday, December 11th a lot of cheese (we had raclette). Thanks to our marked in your diaries, as this is the day of our Secretary Susan Junod and her husband Stephane, much loved annual Christmas party at the WAC. This is your chance to celebrate Christmas the Eng- who hosted the lovely evening. lish-speaking way, with a visit to Santa‟s grotto, car- Our WAC on Track editor Nancy wasn‟t able to ol singing and of course the usual fun activities and join us that evening, but I wanted to take the opcrafts for the kids. We hope to see you there! portunity in this note to say a big THANK YOU to Although we‟ve yet to see any snow this year, you her for all her hard work editing our monthly magazine over the past year. I know just how much hard may already be looking forward to the first foray into the mountains and some skiing, sledging or win- work it is, and Nancy never misses getting an editer walking. If you need any clothing or equipment, remember that as a WAC member you can benefit from a 10% discount at the Time Out sport shop in Uster on all purchases and rentals.

tion out on time, despite occasional illness and of course being a very busy mom. Thank you Nancy, you do an outstanding job and we appreciate it!

Finally I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, and The WAC volunteer team had a great get-together look forward to seeing you all in 2012.

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School News

Ida Imbach

December already?!?!? Time flies by so fast! As I write this, I am thinking of all the fun we had this year in school and all that we have to look forward to this month and in 2012. In two weeks, we will have a big USBORNE book sale. This will take place at the WAC on December 7 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome so bring your friends along. Usborne has a wide selection of quality books for children of all ages! We will also have our traditional WAC Christmas party which is a wonderful way to end the WAC year. Do come and enjoy the Christmas spirit in a warm and fun environment.

belongings that are left in the hallways like their indoor shoes, extra clothes etc. You may bring them back next year but it is better if we can keep our hallways empty. Thank you for your cooperation. The teachers and I would like to bid ‘adieu’ to all the families and children leaving us at the end of this year. We wish you all the best and are always happy to see you when you come back. We are also looking forward to meeting all the new families and their children coming in the new year. We hope you will enjoy being with us and we will enjoy having you.

I would like to thank all the teachers for the wonderful team you have been this year. I After that we will have our Christmas break. would like to thank all the others who have During this break, there will be work done in also supported us (the teachers and me) – Jen, Sharon, Kristina, Carol and your whole the school. The doors of our classroom, clubroom , library and cellar will be replaced. board, the parents and of course, those delightful children that make it all There will be a general cleaning done by our worthwhile!! new cleaning company. With this in mind, I would like you (the parents) to please make I wish you all the best this Holiday Season sure you take home all your children’s and a great 2012!!

Christmas party 2011 Don’t forget:

More volunteers = more fun we can organise for your children Looking forward to hearing from you: Mirjam, m_eglirohr@yahoo.com

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“Ask

not what your [club] can do for you - ask what you can do for your [club].” – John F. Kennedy It’s ELECTION time. Yep, it’s time to pencil in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is on Tuesday, 27 March 2012, but also time to reflect back on your membership and how you see yourself in the big WAC picture. Would you like to show the old and new board your support and appreciation? This is your chance to get to know them a little better, so please do save the date! Have you ever considered helping out at an event or party at the WAC? Did you hesitate before saying “no, sorry” when asked to help out, when you actually considered for a split second to maybe say “yes”? Are you happy with your role in the club? The nominations committee would like to encourage all of you who have once considered, even for just that split second, doing something for the WAC. The club functions as a volunteer club, it’s just not possible to run anything without volunteers, so please think twice before you walk in and walk out of the place again… take 5 minutes and empty that dishwasher, take home those tea towels and throw them in the wash, take the PET bottles with you to Migros, take the cardboard/glass to the recycling centre if you’re headed there anyway. So many odd jobs need someone to take over… it’s all possible if everyone lends a hand. There are board positions for all types of people who want to be a part of the decision-making, so please consider stepping up to the plate and grabbing hold of the baton. Some board members will be staying on and others will be moving on, feel free to contact the Nominations Committee or any board member for more information regarding a board position. We are all trying to make the club a fun place for our children to be, a place where parents can connect with other parents, and importantly, we want to support the school’s growing numbers and function. We all came here for either the school or the club, now what can we do to give back? Think about it…. th

Thanks for reading, NomCom

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SHARON„S TIPS FOR EXPATS

Sharon Warthmann

Fun things to do before Christmas The Singing Christmas Tree is something really fun to watch. It does sound a little strange, but it truly is quite fascinating. Various children‟s choirs, youth choirs and groups that don‟t fall into any particular category, put on a mini Christmas concert all while in the shape of a giant tree. Every afternoon until 23rd Dec. there are 2 or 3 concerts, and every day a different choir performs. Check the website for times, and also which group is performing on which day: www.singingchristmastree.ch. You will find it at Werdmühleplatz, near Zürich Hauptbahnhof. A personal tip: Dress VERY warmly!! Märlitram (Fairytale tram). This is a tram, decorated all Christmassy and cosy, that takes kids on a ride through Zürich. Two angels tell stories and fairy tales (in German!) to kids 4 – 10 years old during the 20 minute ride. The tram runs every day, at 25 minute intervals from 13.35 -19:00. Tickets can only be bought in advance at Jelmoli (downtown Zürich), in the Children‟s section on the 1st floor. Tickets cost Fr. 8.- each. Beware: kids rave about it, so it is very popular and as a result usually chock-a -block! You must buy tickets very early! Some (very necessary) Swiss sayings: As the New Year approaches, many of you will hear locals wishing each other “En guete Rutsch”. This literally means “have a good slide”. It is considered polite in Switzerland to wish this to neighbours and friends in the days and hours leading up to midnight of 31st December. However, as soon as midnight is passed you will hear everyone, and certainly for some weeks into January, saying “Es guets Nois” (pronounced “noise”), translated, “A good New [Year to you]”. You had better learn these phrases quickly, so that you can impress your Swiss neighbours and friends by wishing them all the best in December, and once again in January! . And now from me to you, wishing you all a very merry Christmas, and en guete Rutsch!

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WAC IN MOTION

Swapna Padil

WAC Halloween 2011 A very big THANK YOU to each and everyone who helped in making the WAC Halloween Party 2011 a great success. Special thanks to Nilsa for taking time out for helping and guiding us put up the decorations during the Fall Break and also days before the party giving the WAC a spooky look. Many thanks to Ana Wyman for patiently answering our umpteen number of Halloween queries, sharing her previous experience and also for helping out with the haunted house tours and volunteering wherever she could at the day of the party. Loads of thanks to Farooq for the wonderful photography. Check the photos at the WAC and get your own copy. There was lots of fun and excitement at the party with crafts, games, movie hut, story telling, haunted library, pumpkin carving contest (thank you Judy for the DVD vouchers), Trunk or Treat (thank you Jessica Bachofen) and the yummy food. Once again thanks to Susan Junod, April, Raquel, Mo, Faisal, Kalpana, Kristina, Heike, Bridget, Sarah, Nancy and girls and all the volunteers who helped out before, during and after the party. It would not be possible without all of you. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Warm Wishes, Special Events Team (Swapna and Natalie)

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LIBRARY NEWS

Judy Burckhardt

Dear Members, Unfortunately, some of the doors in the Library need to be renovated Dec. 19 & 20. The Library will be already closed for the Christmas Holidays when the renovation occurs. So hopefully it will not affect you (our customers) much. On a happier note: just in time for the Christmas Holidays, Usborne Publishers will be selling a huge array of their English books in the WAC on December 7, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. (Thank you Ida for setting that up.) And we have some blockbuster DVD‟s coming your way for December including Cars #2 (will be in the library by Dec. 10), Kung Fu Panda #2 (already in library circulation), Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows --- part 2 (in the library Dec. 1), The Smurf Movie, No Strings Attached, Thor, etc. We also have the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book and a few more Frances books (by Hoban) in the Library. For a full listing of our new acquisitions, see our Movie Flyers hanging around the WAC. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Warm Regards,

RESIGNATION LETTER

Nilsa Stettler-Padilla

How long is long enough? My dear WAC members I ask myself that question a lot. How long is long enough to wait for a daughter to clean up? How long is long enough to practice for a competition? How long is long enough to be so fully involved at the WAC? For me the answer has always been: as long as it takes to get the job done! In my case after 15 years at the WAC, the job has been done. The Girls Club is solidly part of the WAC and the Decoration Committee successfully revamped the Halloween and Christmas parties. There are many wonderful Moms and Dads with younger children ready to step up to the WAC plate. Decorating the WAC for events, running classes and yes even my most loved Girls Club. It is time for me to step back and aside. It‟s time to pass the baton on to the next generation of Moms and Dads. I pass my baton to Jana Parkin. She has offered to run the Girls Club. Jana‟s family includes Ted and three bright eyed girls Aubrie, Kaitlin and Lexi. The first two are already in the girls club. Do extend every helpful hand to Jana as you have done to me over the years. The Girls Club program for 2012 is chuck full of discovery and even plans for a camping adventure. So in the tradition of the Girls Club: Celebrate, integrate don‟t isolate, enjoy everything this amazing club and land have to offer.

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WOMEN’S ACTIVITY CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM 2010/11 Welcome to the WAC.. You have indicated a desire to be a member of this cooperative club which provides families with social and educational outlets. Please fill out the entire form .

1.

Personal Information Your Last Name __________________________

Partner’s Last Name __________________________

Your First Name __________________________

Partner’s First Name __________________________

Your Nationality __________________________

Partner’s Nationality __________________________

Current/Previous Occupation ________________

Partner’s Occupation __________________________

Children: Their Last Name: _________________ First Name: __________________ Birth date_________ First Name: _______________ Birth date__________ First Name: __________________ Birth date_________ First Name: _______________ Birth date__________ Street Address ___________________________________________________________________________ Postal Code _________ Town _________________Phone# __________________ Fax# ________________ Cell phone __________________________ Email ______________________________________________ Hobbies and talents that you may like to share with other members _________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ How did you hear about the WAC? ____________________________________________

2.

Membership Fees* (non-refundable): please tick the appropriate box: 

WAC Full Membership WHOLE year (1st January— 31st December)

SFr. 160.-

WAC Full Membership HALF year (Jan—June, OR July—Dec) 90.-

SFr.

WAC Associate Membership full year (Library use only)

*Note:

SFr.

90.-

The Membership fees are neither prorated nor refundable. A payment slip (Einzahlungsschein) will be sent to you. Please use this, as it allows our data system to accurately identify your payment. Membership is automatically renewed unless a written

cancellation is received. cancellation is received by

Cancellation or queries must be received by 10th December, via email to our Club Office Manager com@wac.ch. If no this date, your membership will be automatically renewed for the following year. Cancellation from the school is not an automatic cancellation from the Club. Contact com@wac.ch or write to: Women’s Activity Club Winterthurerstr. 18 8610 Uster

Tel.# 043 305 9250

Membership at the WAC allows for:  participation in our club activities ranging from a Preschool, Reading and Writing after school programs to kids social as well as educational programs. Depending on member requests and staffing, there are also adult education, social events and community activities*.  Newsletter 10 X year  Rental of designated club rooms *The fees for such activities are posted in our newsletter, on our communication board, website or available from our Club Office Manager. No-show cancellation policy applies to events with posted deadlines. Social events and extracurricular courses are available to non-members at double the posted fee. Use of WAC premises is at your own risk, refer to WAC Handbook for details.

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Disclaimer: Members, their families and guests are reminded that participation in WAC activities is entirely on their own discretion and/or risk. Neither the Women’s Activity Club nor its representatives shall be held responsible for damage, injury or loss incurred by the use of Club property or participation in club events.

Cancellation Policy: WAC's goal is to provide as many cost conscientious events and courses to our members as possible without incurring financial losses. Except where specifically stated, a No-Show Policy is in effect for all courses and events at the WAC. Please observe the deadline and cut-off dates before canceling or withdrawing from such activities. Cancellations after the deadline will be charged in full.

Playgroups

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Courses @ the WAC

English

Belly

Dancing

Ladies

Swimming

Ballet/ Tap

Kids 3 – ca. 10 yrs old

Kids

Beginner / Intermediate Swimmers

For Current Schedule check the WOT Calendar! Disclaimer: Members, their families and guests are reminded that participation in WAC activities is entirely on their own discretion and/or risk. Neither the WAC nor its representatives shall be held responsible for damage, injury or loss incurred by the use of Club property or participation in club events.

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For Info on Swimming contact Debbie at wacswimming@yahoo.com For other Info contact Jennifer at com@wac.ch or 043 305 9250

Cancellation Policy: WAC’s goal is to provide as many cost conscientious events and courses to our members as possible without incurring financial losses. Except where specifically stated, a NoShow Policy is in effect for all courses and events at the WAC. Please read the terms and conditions of your contract and only sign if you agree to them.

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English children„s books at very Mothering Matters

affordable prices. See the brochures

is a non-profit, bi-monthly journal for Englishspeaking parents living in Switzerland with articles and information on child-rearing topics, suggestions and practical tips for child-related activities.

in the clubroom. Orders are processed on the 10th of every

A year‟s subscription costs SFr. 33. For more information, or to subscribe, go to

www.mmjournal.com

month. All orders help us get free books and learning material for our School. All enquires to Helen Mylius 044 915 4962 myliushinardi@hotmail.com

ROOM RENTALS THE WAC DAY EXCURSION BOOK

For

information on renting the WAC„s facilities, please contact:

COM 043 305 9250 com@wac.ch

For all those excursions around Zurich and beyond, don„t forget the revised WAC Excursion Book, listing great days out in and around the Zurich ar ea.

Available from the office or library for just 15 SFr.

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BOARD SEASON„S GREETING RECIPE

April Koller, Susan Junod

Hello Everyone! We’re enjoying our trip home to the States. My mom served up a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Sticking with tradition, I completed a shopping marathon on Black Friday. I’m still recovering from both! I have discovered that one of the best ways to burn off holiday calories is to jog while Sara zooms around on her scooter. She’s fearless and crazy fast for a 2 year old. We look forward to seeing all of you at the WAC Christmas party. In fact, we scheduled our flight so that we’d be back just in time for the festivities. Hope you can make it too. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and safe travels! Let there be snow! April Koller PS: One of our favorite holiday treats are Buckeyes. Here’s the recipe in case you’d like to try them: Ingredients: 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter 2 ½ cups powdered sugar ½ cup (approx. 125g) margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla Milk or dark chocolate bar Mix peanut butter, sugar, margarine and vanilla until semi-dry and crumbly. Shape into bite size balls. Place balls on parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour. Dip into melted chocolate, leaving the top slightly uncovered. Freeze until serving.

Makes about 50 250g Butter, softened 1 cup icing sugar, sifted 2 cups plain flour, sifted ½ cup cocoa, sifted Here’s a recipe for chocolate shortbread that my twins really love. They are very chocolatey and can be left plain or decorated with icing or melted chocolate. Preparation time

1. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla. Fold in sifted flour and cocoa; mix well. 2. Press dough into a ball. On a floured surface, roll out dough to a 5mm thickness. Cut into fingers, small rounds or other shapes.

Cooking time

Place on well greased baking trays. Pierce well with a fork. Bake at 150degreesC for about 25 minutes.

25 minutes

Susan

20 minutes

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GIRLS„ CLUB NEWS

Nilsa Stettler-Padilla

Our November continued to be a string of

and ovens get turned on, we will bake and try

beautiful days, sunny, filled with autumn col-

our hand at decorating. Laurie Theurer, a

or. This year the harvest has been particu-

clinical researcher and passionate baker has

larly bountiful and in that spirit of plenty our generously offered to teach our girls the art theme this month was Sharing.

of decorating. We’ll keep you posted on our

Sharing: Do you know that Bonobo apes, vam- creations in Feb. pire bats, meerkats and even ants share

Girls bring your aprons, singing voices and

their food? Traditions of sharing exist in cul- smiles on Dec 3rd 2011. We will meet at the tures all around the world from Japan to Pe-

WAC 9:30 to noon. 6 SFr members, non-

ru. Whether it is a Thanksgiving turkey in

members 12 SFr, snack provided.

the USA or Canada, or Moon cakes in China

WAC Christmas Party on Dec 11th will in-

each culture has one thing in common being

clude the Girls Club. We look forward to see-

thankful. The blessings of bountiful families, ing you there! food or good weather are celebrated through In January 2012 we will meet on January special dishes, dance and prayer. 14th for winter outdoor fun. Details on JanuIn the spirit of sharing the girls decorated votives and shared them with one. We took

ary’s meeting will be posted on the WAC

Board and through Jana Parkin. full advantage of the rich color spectrum the Note: At the moment both groups are full. leaves provided this fall and used them as We will gladly add your daughter to the waitthe motives. Crafts of this kind are time in-

tensive and would not be possible without the generous help of Maria, Jessica, Jennifer and Judy. Thanks to these ladies we were able to seamlessly complete all our activities. Our singing skills continue to be tuned by

ing list and contact you as soon as we can. A special thanks to Maria Frost and all the Moms who generously donate their time to our girls. May your Christmas holidays be blessed with

Laura Ann who very kindly joined us again for love and family fun. Happy New Year the Christmas carol rehearsals. For December: Artistic Cupcake decorating, Boas and singing.

Nilsa Stettler 044 991 07 89 nilsa@e-wideweb.com Jana Parkin 044 836 3461 jtparkin@msn.com

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Alice Knöpfel

READERS GONE WACky

In October the Readers Gone WACky read When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle. Once again the author has taken history and built a compelling narrative around it. This time the subject is the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, California; the land is turned into a battlefield between the Forest Service and animal rights activists. Although both want to save the island‟s wildlife, the government believes in careful scientific control, while the activists believe that human interference is wrong. Through the story we see the impact of this conflict on the sheep (which were first farmed on the island) and in the plight of the native bald eagle, dwarf fox, wild pigs, rats and rattle snakes.

His singer girlfriend Anise, grew up on the islands protecting the native sheep from raven and joins her passion for the native wild life with LaJoy‟s overzealous radical animal rights movement. The story is filled with drama and disaster and the California coast comes alive as the characters battle over the future of the island. The Readers Gone WACky questioned the motives of the leaders and discussed wildlife evolution vs. wildlife preservation. Members also compared the novel with other Boyle books which have been read in the group. Although the subject was different, the narrative was again lively while the ending was unsatisfyingly left open. In addition, the group discussed California immigration and puzzled over the characters‟ names and how they reflect the current population. Members concluded that Boyle had constructed a purpose-charged tale to lead the reader through the arguments of both sides, leaving us at the end with a bleak and unresolved question about the future of our earth. The group gives this book a thumbs up as a thought-provoking, dramatic and well-written historical novel.

The Readers Gone WACky will meet on December 14 to discuss Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls and hold the annual White EleThe protagonist of the story is Alma Takesue, a levphant Holiday celebration. In January members el-headed, committed employee of the government. will discuss Cleopatra:A Life by Stacey Schiff. All meetings are at 20:00 in the WAC Lounge. She owes her life to the islands because her pregNEW MEMBERS WELCOME! Please call Alice nant grandmother washed ashore on the Channel Knöpfel 044 912 2326 aknoepIslands, the single survivor of a shipwreck. Her op- fel@swissonline.ch for more information. ponent is Dave LaJoy, a violent and inept fanatic.

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BUSINESS After two months in China, we came back to Uster 3 weeks ago. When I brought Anaïs to WAC again, I realized some changes took place during this time. The gate has been changed to a much better position to protect our children from the cars; and two new round tables in the clubroom make the room friendlier. Thank you Maria! This year Anaïs has moved to Ms. Mahjabeen’s class. She didn’t want to go back to school after a cultural shock in Chinese‘s Kindergarten, that was a very upsetting experience. After a few days at LTCS, Anais was quickly back to her happy self again. She adores Ms. Mahjabeen as well as she likes Sangeeta and Heather. Ms. Mahjabeen gives her enough understanding, attention and patience. Just like Ms Sangeeta and Heather when she joined the preschool last year. These helped her come back to school again. Thanks a lot to all the teachers, because of your great work our children like school and have fun at there!

Sima Xie Jessica, you organized the things so well. The club room was transformed into a lounge cinema! I was moved by Swapna. Her little daughter fell in sleep when she came to serve the movie night. She left her in the baby carriage to sleep, and continued to take care of other children. Her daughter could sleep on the comfortable bed at warm home, but Mum decided to give up own comfort in order to bring others more fun! These are our volunteers! They give up a lot in order to make others happier! No words can express our thanks to all volunteers! On the 17th of November all the board members and chairpersons were invited to Susan’s home. That was an excellent evening: beautiful home, tasty food, and good company! Susan and her husband Stephane did everything for the fantastic evening, even though Susan was sick that day. Many thanks to dear Susan and Stephane!

Because of a new job, my co-chair partner Eleonore could not continue to work in WAC. It was a pity for Anaïs likes to dance. This year she happily joined me! She is a good business partner and did lot for the ballet course of Ms. So-Young on Friday our club. Thanks Eleonore for all you have done! afternoon. She loves the dancing hour! Thanks to We wish you a big success in your new job! our ballet teachers, you not only teach our girls how Time runs so fast. Soon will be the end of 2011. 11th to present the beauty, but also enhance their self- of December WAC’s Christmas Party will come to confidence! stage. Don’t forget to buy the tickets early enough, On the 18th of November Anaïs joined the movie you will have fun with Santa together! night for the first time. Even though she could not At the end, I would like to wish you all: Marry finish the whole movie, that was far too long for her, Christmas and Happy New Year! but still she had fun. Many thanks to Swapna and

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The WAC 2011

Christmas party

Sunday, 11th December, 1.30 to 4 p.m. Join our traditional family Christmas party. Give the children the chance to visit Santa in his Grotto, enjoy seasonal stories, crafts, games and Carol Singing around the Christmas tree. Then round off the afternoon with GlĂźhwein and cake, (perhaps juice for the children ;-). We have limited space available as Santa is known to be extremely busy at this time of year. Tickets are only on sale from Monday 21nd November until Wednesday 7th December. (check the notice board as for where to buy them) Adult/ child Sfr. 6.- (2 years and under are free) Every adult ticket will be entered into the prize draw. Any queries, please contact: Mirjam Egli-Rohr: m_eglirohr@yahoo.com or Monique Shroff: moniqueinba@hotmail.com

You will be asked to contribute to the afternoon tea and volunteer for the event when you are buying your ticket. Volunteering as little as about ½ hour of your time will make the party successful and ensure everybody enjoys their time with their family too.

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1

2

3

PLAYGROUP

BALLET

BALLET

9.30-11.30 am

4-5 pm

10-11 am

ENGLISH

BOY„S CLUB

9.15-10.45 am

9.30-12.00am GIRL„S CLUB 9.30-12.00 am

4

5

6

BELLY

SWIMMING

DANCING

3.30pm

6.30-7.30 pm

7

8

9

10

USBORNE

PLAYGROUP

BALLET

BOYS„ CLUB

9.30-11.30 am

4-5 pm

TBA

BOOKSALE 8.30-17.30 ZUMBA

ENGLISH

BALLET

9.15-10.45 am

10-11 am

7-8pm 11 WAC XMASS PARTY

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14

15

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BELLY

SWIMMING

ZUMBA

PLAYGROUP

BALLET

3.30pm

7-8pm

9.30-11.30 am

4-5 pm

BOOKCLUB

ENGLISH

@ 8pm

9.15-10.45 am

21

22

DANCING 6.30-7.30 pm

1.30-4.00 pm

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19

20

17

23

24

30

31

WAC CLOSED FOR 25

26

27

28

29

THE HOLIDAYS„ SEASON

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

SWIMMING

ZUMBA

PLAYGROUP

BALLET

BALLET

3.30pm

7-8pm

9.30-11.30 am

4-5 pm

10-11 am

15

GIRL„S CLUB

3 –5pm

9.15-10.45 am

TBA

17

18

19

20

21

BELLY

SWIMMING

ZUMBA

PLAYGROUP

BALLET

BALLET

3.30pm

7-8pm

9.30-11.30 am

4-5 pm

10-11 am

6.30-7.30 pm

PLAYGROUP

ENGLISH

3-5pm

9.15-10.45 am

23

24

25

26

27

28

BELLY

SWIMMING

ZUMBA

PLAYGROUP

BALLET

BALLET

3.30pm

7-8pm

9.30-11.30 am

4-5 pm

10-11 am

DANCING 6.30-7.30 pm

29

ENGLISH

16

DANCING

22

PLAYGROUP

PLAYGROUP

ENGLISH

3-5 pm

9.15-10.45 am

30

31

BELLY

SWIMMING

DANCING 6.30-7.30 pm

3.30pm PLAYGROUP 3-5pm

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