Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in Sacramento

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento Swiss
Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in Sacramento

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento Swiss
Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in Sacramento

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento Swiss
Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in
Sacramento

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento
Swiss
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Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in Sacramento

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento Swiss
Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in Sacramento

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento Swiss
Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in Sacramento

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento Swiss
Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in
Sacramento

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento
Swiss
Sacramento's Area  Swiss Club
1892   Sacramento Helvetia Verein   2017







    Looking Back

     What a wonderful year we had in 2016.  Thank you all for
    your support and I can't thank our volunteers enough!  We all
    count on so many people to make our club "work" ... Every
    month at our meetings I count on my officers, I count on the
    food, bar and music to be ready and I count on members to
    show up to enjoy a good meal and share their opinions and
    concerns.  Throughout the year I count on the membership
    dues being collected and the books balanced.  I count on
    insurance and rent being paid, I count on venues to be found
    and I count on information being shared.  At our events I
    count on decorated halls, food being served and the clean up
    done.  I count on all SHV members to have a good time, show
    support and to count our blessing that our ancestors started
    this club 125 years ago!  

    125 years ago Swiss immigrants of the area got together to
    socialize with those people with whom they had a lot in
    common.  They wanted the state of California to recognize the
    club as a Swiss men's non-profit fraternal organization.  From
    there it grew to over 300 members.   In the 1922 the Swiss
    Ladies' Society formed as club for Swiss ladies to gather and
    embrace their Swiss heritage as well.  The two clubs worked
    together to plan fun events for the Swiss community.

    As the 1950s rolled in the club was changing, the majority of
    the 1st generation members had joined in the 1920s and 30s.  
    The membership was aging but remained strong.  The "need"
    for a social and fraternal club was also changing.      

    As the age of the club grew older so did the members.  
    Numbers started to dwindle dramatically.  All the members had
    other means of socializing and fewer started participating in
    the monthly meetings.   In 2011 the ladies' and the men's
    clubs decided to merge to become one stronger club.  It
    carried on the name of the original 'Sacramento Helvetia
    Verein'.  We now have 99 men and 94 women members, which
    is 193 total members and thirty two of those members are 50-
    year honorary members.  

    Our club is still strong.  We welcome and embrace people from
    Switzerland who move to our area and yet our membership is
    now full of successor-generations.  We now meet to feel
    connected with our families in Switzerland and because we are
    proud of our roots.  Our heritage is important and I appreciate
    our membership for keeping Swiss pride alive.      
      
    We will be celebrating the club's 125th Anniversary on
    Saturday,  March 25, 2017.  It will be a dressy dinner-dance
    full of celebration and fun.  I hope to see everyone there.  I
    am happy to say that the club is helping with expenses,
    therefore all members get a 50% discount. You should all get a
    formal invitation in the mail.  Martha Friedrich is the chair this
    year and you can contact her if you would like to help or have
    questions.   

    I look forward to seeing all of you at this year's special event,
    Saturday, March 25th.  Hopp Schwiiz !

     
                     Save the Date: March 25, 2017.  
       BIG PARTY!    FORMAL CELEBRATION!   125 YEARS!
Anita Kassel
Sacramento Helvetia Verein
President
Help Support
the Club

1. Purchase a SHV
Cookbook

2. Purchase a SHV
License Plate Frame
Buy Your
Sacramento
Helvetia Verein
License Plate
Frame Here

THE PERFECT GIFT






Sacramento Helvetia Verein's Member
Cookbook

Full of authentic recipes you'll love !  
$12 plus s/h

Contact us at
sacramentoswiss@yahoo.com
to order your cookbook.

Or Contact Ernie Gudel
       President's Message
                                                                                        2017