Swiss People in Sacramento

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Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento
Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento
               Sacramento Helvetia Verein       
Founded in 1892

The Sacramento Helvetia
Verein's Monthly Meetings

First Wednesday of Every Month
(excluding February when we meet on Saturday - see
calendar; and in July we do not hold a meeting at all)

WHERE?  We meet at the Turn Verein Hall
3349 J Street,  
Sacramento/2nd floor

TIME: 6:45 PM arrival, 7 PM board meeting,
8 PM light dinner.

OTHER EVENTS: Visit the calendar page throughout
the year for current upcoming events.

Please Visit our Calendar Page
Calender of Events  
Sacramento's Monthly Men's and Women's Swiss Heritage Club

Founding of the Sacramento Helvetia Verein on
March 1, 1892.

    Three able, strong and healthy men with
    names:  Johann Schärer from the  
    canton Aargau;  Albert Bürgi from the
    canton Aargau; Karl Schilter from the
    canton Schwyz. They took the courage to
    gather signatures to establish a Swiss
    Club in Sacramento.  It took much effort
    and honor to find 20-30 signatures,which
    agreed to found a Verein.

    We are thankful, that these three Swiss,
    accomplished the founding of a club.
    Thereafter every registered candidate,
    was notified to have a small meeting on
    March 13, 1892 at Ebner’s Hotel to
    discuss any further business.
    LADIES' SOCIETY 1922 - 2011

    1922, May 11th the Swiss Ladies' Society
    officially opened their first meeting, to
    cultivate friendship and sociability and to
    strengthen the appreciation of Swiss
    heritage in Sacramento.  When the men
    and women's clubs merged, the society
    dissolved on December 7, 2011 when the
    Ladies held their last meeting at the Turn
    Verein Hall and joined the men for the
    first official Men's AND Women's Helvetia
    Verein Meeting.
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   President's Autumn Message
Promote and Support
SHV Fundraiser
Members - We are holding a very important fund
raiser.  We need your support. With your donation
we will offer you a SHV Promotional License Plate
Frame to show our appreciation.
Visit the Event Page
for Monthly Meeting
Information and
upcoming events.
                                 Looking at December and January:
     1)  December 2nd Monthly Meeting we will hold our
        Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange and
Canned Food Drive, "Spirit of Giving"  
    Be sure to bring your cookies plus boxed or canned goods (or a toy)
to the meeting.  We will deliver the collection of
canned goods to the
Sacramento Food Bank.  We are proud to give to this worthy local
service each year.

2) I am also excited to tell you about the Winter sport camps held this
winter in Switzerland. Take a look at the website: (Rubrik
„Angebote“) and (Rubrik „Jugend“).

Sunday, December 20th is our Annual Christmas Party!  
SAVE THE DATE.  It will be held at the Turn Verein, with appetizers,
lunch, Santa and music.  See flyer on the Calendar Page for more
information and registration form.
 Barbara and I look forward to seeing
you all there!

4) Friday, December 18th the SF, Swiss American Chamber will hold
a Traditional Christmas Lunch, Raffle and Fundraiser at the Westin St
Francis, San Francisco. 1:30 - 5:30 PM.  
Visit their website for more info.

5) At the January Monthly Meeting, 2016, we will celebrate with a Fun
Potluck Dinner.  Visit the calendar page for more information.

6) And because people start thinking about College Scholarships right
around this time of year, I'd like to remind you of the opportunities
below.  All applications are due by April 2016.

Is there a Swiss Scholarship?
Swiss Benevolent Society offers Scholarship Opportunities to those with Swiss
SBS Scholarship Info
Happy Fall!  

We always get busy around this time each
We enjoyed another nice Annual Fall
on November 7th!  It is always a
great pleasure to work with our wonderful
volunteers who all help to make this event
one of our very favorites.  As usual, the
food, music and warmth were all fantastic!  
Thank you all!

And don't forget November's Jass & Brunch!
It is time for new volunteers.  New Fiscal Year starts in February 2016.
We need board and officer volunteers and committee volunteers.  
Please contact me ASAP so I can review your interests & answer questions.   
SHV Sacramento Swiss NEEDS YOU