American Women's Club of Basel
Basel Childbirth Trust
The Basel Childbirth Trust BCT is an English Speaking Non-profit Voluntary Organisation that gives help, support, and information to expectant parents and families with young children to enable them to make informed choices about birth and parenthood.
Raising a family is an exciting adventure, but it can be challenging and overwhelming, especially in a foreign environment, far from family and friends. The BCT offers English Speaking families a warm welcome, friendly encouragement and a chance to connect with others in similar situations through the following;
- Regular Antenatal Classes and First Aid Courses,
- Postnatal Support Group,
- Parents/carers with 0 - 1 year olds Playgroup,
- Parents/carers with 1 - 4 year olds - Playgroup in a large venue,
- Working Mums Group,
- Attachment Parenting Group,
- A monthly newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest events.
- Contact with a BCT Social Services Co-ordinator, a BCT Postnatal Support Co-ordinator, a BCT Twins & Multiples Co-ordinator, BCT Breastfeeding Counsellors, a BCT Antenatal Instructor.
For further information on Basel Childbirth Trust please visit us on www.baselchildbirthtrust.com.
BaselConnect is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and exchange between expats and locals in Basel, Switzerland. For more information, please go to www.baselconnect.ch.
Basel Mingles Social Club
Interested in meeting other single, English-speaking professionals in the Basel region, aged 30-something to 50ish, who might share interests in cultural arts, food & wine, networking, social and/or outdoor activities?
Basel Stadt Hash House HarriersBasel
Tel: 076-394 5007
The Hash House Harriers is a running/drinking/social club which was started by bored expatriates in Kuala Lumpuer, Malaysia in 1938. ("Hash House" is the nickname of the restaurant/bar to which they retired for food and beer after a run).
Hashing is based on the English schoolboy game of "Hare and Hounds"; a Hash is a non-competitive cross-country run set by one or more runners called hares. The hares run out in advance of the other runners (the pack of hounds), and set a course marked by white flour.
Established in 1996, Basel Stadt Hash runs the second Saturday of the month. Check our website for details of venues.
We welcome people of all running ability from "none at all" to top marathon runners.
We endeavour to make our routes child and pushchair-friendly thus making for an ideal family day out.
Im Lohnhof 8
Tel: 061 261 2002
Centrepoint is a non-profit organization run by over 60 volunteers for English speakers of all nationalities in and around Basel, with over 500 family members. Its attractive and central Basel location is an excellent place to meet old friends and new, whether at members coffee mornings (Friday 10.30 – 12-30), or through one of many Centrepoint programmes. Centrepoint’s weekly conversation classes provide an opportunity to improve German, Basel-Deutsch, French, Spanish, and Italian. TGIF on Friday evenings (18.30 – 21.30) gives members the chance to meet and unwind in bars and restaurants. Non members are welcome to attend advertised programmes at a small fee.
The Open Door
The Open Door provides a meeting place in Basel for English-speaking parents and their small children. We offer a variety of classes and activities for families with pre-school and school-aged children to age 8.
Professional Women's Group of Basel
Im Lohnhof 8
The Professional Women's Group of Basel (PWG) is a not-for-profit organisation with the goal of bringing together women of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month (see www.pwg-basel.ch) and offer a warm and welcoming English-speaking environment in which women can share their experiences, learn from each other and from speakers at the monthly meetings, build friendships and professional relationships and have fun together. Since the PWG was founded in 1990, we have grown to more than 125 members from over twenty-five countries. Most members live and work in the Basel region, including neighbouring communities in France and Germany. They have a wide range of hobbies and interests and most speak more than one language. Our members have established careers in pharmaceutical research, biotechnology, marketing, communications, medicine, law, banking, finance and accounting, information technology,hotel industry, day care, education and cultural heritage conservation. Several women are successful authors and publishers, free-lance journalists, dentists, psychologists, business or fashion consultants, translators, artists and musicians. Other members are taking time to further their university education, master a foreign language, seek new career opportunities or raise their families.
Toastmasters of Basel
Imagine speaking confidently in public, sharpening your listening and evaluation skills, improving your communication skills, becoming a successful leader and being more effective! Join Toastmasters of Basel !
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organisation with clubs around the world which are dedicated to improving the public speaking, listening and leadership skills of its members. Toastmasters of Basel meets twice monthly and has members of diverse nationalities. English, as a mother tongue is not required. Join us for a meeting – there is no obligation.
English and German: Zurich
English only: Zug, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne
updated: 23.11.04, 14.02.08
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American Citizens Abroad www.aca.ch
Federation of Anglo Swiss Clubs www.fasc.ch
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas www.fawco.org