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

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  Message
President .................
Vice President...........  
Recording Secretary..  
Financial Secretary....
Trustees ..................
Bob Blattler
Erick Duringer
Karleen Darr
Sandra Wipfli
Gabriela Wackerli
Barbara Blattler
Annaliese Kaelin
Martha Friedrich
Marta Allegrini
2015 SHV Officers
April, 2015 - already!

Right now it is a beautiful
time of year in Switzerland.
 If we were
there we'd find a
lot of festivals in
Switzerland that you may find interesting
to read about.  There are Cow Fighting
Events, Schwingfests and of course

To read about Switzerland in April,
may enjoy
this great sight: Festivals in

But right here in Sacramento, we have the
German Club's
April 10th and 11th
Bockbierfest at the Turn Verein, which
should be fun.  It is open to the public
And our ANNUAL SPRING BBQ PICNIC is Sunday April 26th, held in Woodland
at Nelson Grove.  Always a great time!  BBQ Ribs and Chicken are on the
menu.  I'll be barbecuing and hope to see you there!
 Registration form and
information about this event is on the calendar page.  Sign up early!

Every year I look forward to the events ahead.  I encourage you to make it to
at least one if not all four of our Annual Events which include: 1) Spring BBQ
Picnic, 2) Summer Swiss National Day Celebration, 3) Fall Metzgete, and 4)
Winter Christmas Party.

Each year we add additional fun events scattered throughout the year.  You
can always count on Brunch and Jass at Ettore's every other month and this
year we have a couple of other enjoyable events scheduled.  Please check out
the Calendar Page for details and updates.

Our membership continues to grow and that is what our club needs to survive.
Please continue to encourage all those you know with roots in Switzerland to
become members.  There are three membership categories and an application
here on our website (Contact/Membership) that makes it very easy to apply.

If you have any concerns, questions, recommendations - - - please don't
hesitate to contact me!  Visit "About Us" for contact information.

 Merci vilmal,  
  Bob Blattler, President
  Sacramento Helvetia Verein

Please visit "About Us" to see who to contact about joining one of our club's
volunteer committees.  They only meet about 2 or 3 times a year but they are
very important to our club and we need more members to participate.