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 serves the English speaking community in Canton Zug and environs. It provides a platform for newcomers, residents and those who work here to meet regularly and take part in various activities. Above all, we want 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 Gotthardhof between 18:00 and 20:30 hours, every Thursday. This is our weekly Stammtisch. We generally have a "Special Stammtisch" once a month, during which a function takes place. Usually a speech or a presentation is given but sometimes we have a wine or whisky tasting. Members of our sister club, the Zug International Women’s Club (ZIWC), are generally invited to the Special Stammtisch events. Additionally, we try to "Meet & Greet" members of the ZIWC around three times a year. We also throw a "New Members’ Reception" once or twice a year, depending on the influx of new members, where all members are invited to snacks and drinks on the house.
To top it all of we have a Summer Party (usually in August) and a Burns Supper 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.