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11th Annual Ex-Pat Christmas Gala! Proceeds go to Charity!

Here's an extra-special invitation to all new arrivals, new ex-pats in Lucerne, from the almost Swiss expats who have been here for years and years, to our annual Christmas extravaganza, kicking off the Christmas season with a bang and helping a charity at the same time! All proceeds to go to a local charity and the Queen Elizabeth Foundation in memory of our beloved Ex-pat friend Tom Lamb! Details from last year’s charities will also be announced on 7th December! We've decided to change venues due to space restraints at the golf club, so we'll be having it at the FCL stadium in the business lounge!

http://www.swissporarena.ch/dynasite.cfm?dsmid=107258&dspaid=651258

How do you get there?? Bus 20 (10mins) or the train (3mins) to Allmend/Messe. Come to the stadium - first door (when looking at the front - to the left)
See the restaurant? Turn there towards the stadium.
Should be the door closest to with a number big ol number 1 on it! 
You'll see the sign.

See you soon!!!!:30: Apero (1 prosecco, wine or beer per person)

NEW / Cabaret Singer from London www.graciesings.com

Enjoy some cabaret with Gracie! Gracie will bring a little vintage glamour and taste of the London Cabaret scene to Lucerne. With her sweet and soulful vocals Gracie will sing through a selection of jazz, swing and comedy songs to accompany your Christmas Gala Dinner! Check her out on www.graciesings.com. And that's on top of the fanatastic UK Cover Band we have for after dinner: the Growing Robots all the way from Newcastle, UK!

19:30: 3 course gourmet Dinner

Winter Cream of Tomato soup with Grappa and homemade Foccacia croutons 

Swiss Roast Beef with rosemary potatoes, and glazed seasonal market vegetables with a rich homemade sauce. 

Tiramisu served with fresh fruit 

Vegetarian Option is Safran Risotto with mushrooms and parmesan chips

The wine is KRIS Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir (half a bottle per person)Apero, coffee and mineral water also included per person.

Derrick Feole will be of course our official photographer at the Gala and will be taking loads of candids (see only some of them from 2012 below) and he will have an area set aside to take some portraits of couples, groups and it's the perfect chance to get a nice photo when everyone is so dressed up. It's 20 Sfr per couple and he'll send you a link with all the candids and your photos on there after the party. All he needs is your email address. Hope you're getting excited as we are.Christmas GreetingsMike, Lisa and Viki! http://www.feoleimages.com



Door prizes to be drawn between courses! Lots of great prizes! 

Wow, we now have over 3000 Sfr worth of door prizes for the big Gala. and there's still a few more to come. Take a look below. We still have a few tickets left so please let us know ASAP if you want to confirm for the dinner. We are already over the 100 mark for the dinner and over 30 more for the party. It will be an amazing night!Mike, Viki and Lisa



And 2 more amazing door prizes for Saturday:

12 Gourmet Cupcakes from Cakelicious https://www.facebook.com/#!/cakelicious.luzern compliments of Ex-Pat Angela La Porte from Canada

And 2 x 25.00 EURO  gift certificates from Stella & Dot https://www.facebook.com/stelladot compliments of Ex-Pat Laura Ege from the USA

 

Plus:

3 Vouchers for MTC/ Pieter Keulen, Outdoor Fitness Training (valued at 35.- Sfr per session) – compliments of ex-pat Pieter Keulen from the Netherlands who owns MTC

3 Vouchers for 50.- Sfr The Salon is Marianne Miller at Daniel's, Bundesplatz 10, 6003 Luzern[masked] – compliments of ex-Pat Marianne Miller from Norway who is a stylist there

3 Vouchers for free haircuts from Mark and Arnold for any new client – valued at 150 Sfr each (for any existing client it’s 50.- Sfr off your next haircut) compliments of ex-pat Michelle Heher from Australia who is a stylist there

5 pairs of free tickets for a FCL game compliments of Mike Hauser, President of FCL, valued at 35.- sfr each ticket

2 Free Rounds of golf for the Exclusive Lucerne Golf Club on Dietschiberg – valued at 150.- Sfr each compliments of Ueli Fassler – former President of Lucerne Golf Club

1 elegant woman’s silver watch, designer pens, 6 metal Thermoses – all valued at over 450. Sfr compliments of Casagrande souvenir shop Lucerne

Compliments Ex-Pat Luke Smith from England of  TEAM over 500 Sfr.- worth of Champions League Prizes: 8 full sized footballs (4 Europa League Winter balls, 2 Champions League Munich Final and 2 Wembley Final balls). 2 Large Adidas UEFA jackets (very thick and ideal for Winter). An XXL Champions League Wembley final wind cheater.  6 Champions League Munich Final rain jackets 3XL and 3S. 6 season Europa League rain jackets (3M and 3L). A champions league luggage bag and a silver champions league handbag.

1 Voucher worth 50 Sfr from Hip & Happy shop and compliments of Astrid Kobel-Lettinga from the Netherlands

4 massages (worth 60 Sfr each) from PhysioVital compliments of ex-pat physiotherapist Daniel Poeschick from Germany

Samesamebutdifferent – our children's charity will also have these door prizes                                             1 x fRank voucher CHF 503 x Rosie & Roses Nail Polish Sets CHF 15/each1 x MAC Cosmetic Nail Polish and Pigments Set CHF 501 x Victorinox Swiss Card Lite  CHF 351 x Royal & Republic Cooper Aims Neck Leather Keystrap  CHF 301 x Playboy Pin Up Collection (Women) CHF 251 x Replay Jeans Original Collection (Men) CHF 30Kiehl's Lotion Sets  CHF 10/each





Cash Bar after Dinner!



22:30: Live band



02:30: Taxis ordered



Dress: Semi-Formal



Cost: CHF[masked] per person - dinner and party



CHF 25.00 per person after 22:00 - party only



Payment deadline: December 4th for both (yes we need prepayment for the party as well this year!



Please pay your dues to the following account:

Bank Details : Luzern Expat Community



Zürichstrasse 28, 6004 Luzern



Post Account ; Kontonummer:[masked]



IBAN Nummer: CH[masked] 8963 4

We have had some fantastic times over the years. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to treat the event location and surrounding areas outside with the respect it deserves. For the upcoming event, we’ve been instructed to stick to one area on the Terraces for smoking and please make sure that all cigarette butts are place in ashtrays provided.

We would like to use this venue again, at least one of us works there!!

Mike, Lisa & Viki



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear Michael and all the organizers, thanks for the truly buzzing event last Saturday, we much enjoyed our time with excellent dinner, music and meeting new faces around Lucerne. I look forward to seeing you all again for the next event!

    December 13, 2013

  • Michael Patrick H.

    Hey, WOW! An absolute huge thank-you for everyone who came and supported our annual Ex-pat event on Saturday night. It was great to see many of you again but it was especially nice to see so many new faces, especially from Living-in-Lucerne (Charlie Hartman) and Meetup’s Lucerne and Central Switzerland’s Socializing (Leif Rasmussen). We hope you got to know lots of people as well. We really hope you had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and music (I sure did). Also , Thanks to Gracie for singing during the dinner, the band, the Growing Robots, for wowing us with their covers and Jason Aitken for organizing the music! Thanks to Derek for taking photos during the event and having the photo corner.

    December 9, 2013

    • Michael Patrick H.

      And congratulations to all of who won a door prize. Also a huge thank you to all our Sponsors for the door prizes. Angela La Porte (Cakelicious), Laura Ege (Stella & Dot), Pieter Keulen (MTC), Marianne Miller (Daniel's Hair Salon), Michelle Heher (Mark and Arnold), Mike Hauser (FCL), Lucerne Golf Club, Casa Grande Souvenir Shop, Luke Smith (TEAM marketing), Astrid Kobel-Lettinga (Hip & Happy shop), Daniel Poeschick (PhysioVital), Nu Hoai Nam Ton (Samesamebutdifferent), Philipp Getty (Shine Bar), and Heineken! We are interested in getting any feedback from you as to how we can make the event better. We know that it was a different venue from the Golf Club and this did come with challenges. If anyone would like to help plan next year’s 12 annual party, please let us know as we are only 3 and we can use the help.

      December 9, 2013

    • Michael Patrick H.

      Plus, for those of you were supposed to pay at the door thank you for coming up to Viki and paying the 25.00 Sfr. We know that we missed collecting from some of you as well so it would be great if you could forward the funds to Bank Details : Luzern Expat Community, Zürichstrasse 28, 6004 Luzern, Post Account ; Kontonummer:[masked], IBAN Nummer: CH[masked] 8963 4 as we were really counting on all the funds coming in for our three charities: the QEF, Samesamebutdifferent and our new project, the Lucerne Ex-Pat Community and Cultural Center. We really would appreciate it especially since it is not fair on the others who actually paid! We will announce all the donations very soon once we tally up the takings!
      Anyway, Thanks again and hope to hear from you soon!
      Have an amazing Advent, Christmas and a fantastic start to 2014!
      Viki, Lisa and Mike

      December 9, 2013

  • Leif R.

    Great fun

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Michelle J.

    Thanks so much for the great party!

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, we will join for the party afterwards, thanks a lot for the organisation. looking forward.

    December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't make it for dinner. Will attend the after dinner party. Looking forward to it!!

    December 5, 2013

  • strak

    hi can you pay on the door?

    2 · December 6, 2013

    • Michael Patrick H.

      for the party, yes you can. just ask for viki, lisa or Mike!

      1 · December 6, 2013

  • Hazel W.

    Hi Michael,
    Can you also confirm if payment was received for two (dinner and party) for Hans Peter Schmidlin and myself. Thanks for organizing and look forward to it.

    1 · December 3, 2013

    • Michael Patrick H.

      No problem - i'll check and come back to you. Cheers Michael

      December 4, 2013

    • Michael Patrick H.

      Hi Hazel, yes we received your payments. Thanks looking forward to meeting you at the Gala! cheers Michael

      December 4, 2013

  • maravillas

    Hello, I just make my payment by my e-banking!

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Gina

    hey, i signed up on fb, but just wondering, how do i prove i paid at the entrance? my beau is paying for both of us.
    thanks for the answer (and for organizing)

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • Gina

      for both the dinner and party, thx a lot!

      December 2, 2013

    • Michael Patrick H.

      payment received. You are both confirmed. see you saturday!

      December 3, 2013

  • Carlos

    I paid for Luke Bunnet and for myself Carlos Duran for the dinner. Can you please confirm us?

    December 2, 2013

  • Carlos

    I paid for Luke Bunnet and for myself Carlos Duran for the dinner. Can you please confirm us?

    December 2, 2013

  • Carlos

    I paid for Luke Bunnet and for myself Carlos Duran for the dinner. Can you please confirm us?

    December 2, 2013

  • Carlos

    I have the same question than Gina,

    December 2, 2013

  • Michael Patrick H.

    Hey,
    One more thing we would like to mention. Derrick Feole will be of course our official photographer at the Gala and will be taking loads of candids (see only some of them from 2012 below) and he will have an area set aside to take some portraits of couples, groups and it's the perfect chance to get a nice photo when everyone is so dressed up. It's 20 Sfr per couple and he'll send you a link with all the candids and your photos on there after the party. All he needs is your email address.
    Hope you're getting excited as we are.
    Christmas Greetings
    Mike, Lisa and Viki! http://www.feoleimages.com

    November 24, 2013

  • Derrick F.

    This is a great party (definitely the party of the year for the Expats, no-one will be left standing!!!! LITERALLY)

    November 24, 2013

  • Ahmed

    The event of the year that you don't want to miss, especially if you're an expat! You get to meet other expats and make new friends, and you're definitely guaranteed a fun time. It's a fantastic event with a great charitable cause. Highly recommended!

    November 24, 2013

  • Michael C.

    This is a fantastic Xmas Party but unfortunately Mike I cannot make it as doing some contract work in the UK

    November 23, 2013

  • Doug T.

    Can't recommend this enough. Great party every year, and great place to make new expat friends.

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • William C.

    Unfortunately I will be in China for business...

    November 20, 2013

  • Michael Patrick H.

    here's the Facebook event with all the photos from last year below. Take a look. Cheers. Mike

    November 22, 2013

  • Michael Patrick H.

    By the way, we've extended the payment deadline until 4 December! Looking forward to seeing you at the Gala!

    November 21, 2013

  • Michael Patrick H.

    Hey Everyone,

    Just wanted to extend an invitation to all Lucerne and Central Switzerland Socializing members on Meet-up, to our 11th Annual Lucerne Ex-Pat Christmas Charity Gala (see invite below).

    And some great news - We’ve decided to add a little bit more entertainment for the Christmas Gala – a Cabaret singer from London. Enjoy some cabaret with Gracie! Gracie will bring a little vintage glamour and taste of the London Cabaret scene to Lucerne. With her sweet and soulful vocals Gracie will sing through a selection of jazz, swing and comedy songs to accompany your Christmas Gala Dinner! Check her out on www.graciesings.com. And that's on top of the fanatastic UK Cover Band we have for after dinner: the Growing Robots all the way from Newcastle, UK!

    Plus, we have our first set of door Prizes from Casa Grande our sponsor (who have sponsored us for the past 11 years)
    -1 black and silver ladies watch valued at 350 Sfr.
    -6 high quality metal thermoses
    -3 designer pens
    Mike

    November 21, 2013

    • Viola

      I'd love to come, but will be in Geneva then....

      1 · November 21, 2013

  • Carlos

    Is the party going to Happen ? I only see 6 People attending

    November 11, 2013

    • Michael Patrick H.

      Hi Carlos, yes absolutely. this is not a Meet-up only party - it's an ex-pat party of old and new ex-pats and it's being advertised on meet-up, facebook, by email, etc. I think we have already about 80 who have paid up. Looking forward to meeting you there. Cheers Mike

      November 18, 2013

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