British Residents’ Association of Switzerland

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

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Our winter Bulletin now covers November, December and January. This is much easier for the Editors as they are able to get the Bulletin out in November rather than during the busy Christmas period. It also helps the regional Councillors plan their Christmas luncheons nearer to the date instead of in the middle of summer!

It has been most rewarding to see that all of our events have been taking place. People are being very sensible about presenting vaccination certificates to get into restaurants and museums etc. This ruling about certificates will be for all our indoor events especially during the winter months.

On Thursday the 11 November the BRA, on behalf of all its members, will be laying a wreath of poppies in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, located at St. Martin’s Church in Vevey for Remembrance Day.
Such a special occasion. I hope that as many of you as possible can buy a poppy and wear it with pride.

They shall not grow old, 
As we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, 
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, 
And in the morning, 
We will remember them

(Laurence Binyon, “Ode of Remembrance”)

The days are getting shorter and colder and in two months Christmas will be upon us.
At the beginning of December, we will be sending you all separately, by email or mail, your subscription invoice for next year. We decided that this was a better way than just Bulletin reminders.

Thank you to you all for being such loyal members and staying with us during these difficult times.
Please feel free to send us any comments about how we can further improve our programme for you.

Angela S. Meier-Jones
BRA Chairwoman