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 .................
Vice President...........  
Recording Secretary..  
Financial Secretary....
Trustees ..................
Bob Blattler
Erick Duringer
Karleen Darr
Gabriela Wackerli
Barbara Blattler
Annaliese Kaelin
Martha Friedrich
Marta Allegrini
2015 SHV Officers
May 2015

Did you know that May was National Bike

And it just so happens we have a Bike
Event all set up in honor of Bike Month.  Of
course our fun evening event is really a
good excuse for us all to get together and
have some fun.  We're Jumpin' on the
Brew Bike, May 22nd.  I'm looking forward
to it.  Should be fun for those who like to
taste good local beers.

Everyone had a wonderful, mellow time at
our Annual Spring BBQ April 26th!  It was
a perfect way to spring into this new
season!  I want to personally thank
everyone who helped plan, executed and attended.  It was such a pretty day,
with great Swiss music and good food that was shared by an awful lot of great
families.  Thank you all again for adding such warmth and spirit to our club.

The first Wednesday of every month we hold a meeting at the Turn Verein
and we socialize afterward over a hosted meal.  I always look forward to
seeing you there as well as at our events.  If you missed the Spring BBQ,
there is always the Summer Swiss National Day Celebration, the Fall Metzgete
and the Winter Christmas Party to look forward to, too.  And you can always
count on a 10 AM Brunch and Jass at Ettore's every other month, which is a
great way to start a day!

Please check out the Calendar Page for details and updates about all these
and other fun events we have arranged for your enjoyment.

Today, I'd like to recommend that you take a look at the following article
featuring our very own SHV Historian, Ferdy Morant:
Valley News

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.  
President's  Message