Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento
                     Sacramento Helvetia Verein
                               Founded in 1892
Swiss People in Sacramento

People from Switzerland living in

Sacramento Swiss   Sacramento

The Sacramento Helvetia
Verein's Monthly Meetings

MEMBER MEETINGS:  First Wednesday of Every
(excluding July)

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.
See the president's contact information and all 2014-2016 officers and
volunteers by visiting the "ABOUT US" tab above -
(or click here).
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Attention potential members

For those in the Sacramento area with roots in Switzerland, I invite
you to join us for one of our events.  Hopefully you will find the
company to your liking and will become a member.  Please visit our
Contact/Membership page for more information.
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The Holiday Season is here with Thanksgiving  
right around the corner.

It is hard for me to believe my first term is
almost over.  I feel like we have accomplished
a lot and I am happy to say our membership is
growing.  This is certainly important if we hope
to keep our Swiss Pride and our club alive and

Please continue to spread the word that The
Sacramento Helvetia Verein is working!  We
are a successful club with enthusiastic and  
active members.  I could not be more proud of our endeavors and all we
do to  keep united as we celebrate our heritage and many of Switzerland's
festivals and traditions.

Speaking of festivals and activities, we're holding our First Annual Fall
Classic Golf Tournament this fall.  All you golfers be sure and sign up.  
We're starting with a 9-hole tournament for members and friends ....
should be great fun.  We may offer 18 holes in the future, depending on a
successful turnout and your input.        

And it is also time to start thinking about Christmas.  Because we heard
from many of you that Sundays were not convenient, this year our Annual
Christmas Party is being held on Saturday afternoon, December 13th.  I
am happy to say we are holding the event at the Turn Verein again.  As
children many of you told me you remember sitting on Santa's lap here at
the Turn Verein.  Well, we're baaaaaack! Check out the Calendar Page for
more information.

At the beginning of the year I asked that members try and volunteer and
help out as much as possible.  Boy have you!  
Many of you have  offered
your time and energy and on behalf of the entire club, THANK YOU!  We
couldn't do it without you.  And the truth is, those who participate get the
most from the club.  It becomes more meaningful to be a member, there is
more to appreciate and a bond is formed.  The time you volunteer is
shared with others of Swiss ancestry and becomes a nice, positive
addition to your life.  I guarantee it.

This year I'll share my holiday wish with you .... I wish for "Peace on Earth
and Goodwill To All".  I know it is an old cliché, but just imagine if that one
simple wish could come true ...

Merci vilmal, Bis spöter
Bob Blattler -
President's Holiday