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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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  
New Year Message
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 held our Christmas Party on
Saturday. Dec. 12th.  It was a very nice group of people all relaxing and
sharing their goodwill.  The decorations, food and entertainment were top
notch!  Thanks to all who helped and all who joined in the festivities.  Here
is a slide show of the party you may want to see.  It may take a minute or
so for your computer to load -
  Auto Photos of Christmas Party

Last February, 2014, when I took office 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 February,  we will hold our 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.  I have
one more year left to fill as your president but I will be installing a lot of
new officers this year!  I'm very excited to introduce you to our new crew
and sad to say goodbye to the out going crew:  Louie Muller, Bob
Achermann and Gabi Wackerli.  Louie has been SHV's Recording Secretary
for 20+ years.  Can you imagine?!  It won't seem the same without Louie
by my side.  Gabi, our Financial Secretary and Bob Achermann SHV's
Treasurer,  have both volunteered and performed those duties for just
about 12 years.  Ernie Gudel and Kathy Omlin are also stepping aside, so
we're getting quite a face lift, that's for sure!  I hope you will all come and
show your support, by not only thanking these dedicated officers but also
I'd like you there to applaud and show our appreciation to the new
leadership we will be installing.   Once you are there you will be happy you
came.  It is a convenient time for you to pay your annual fee, see everyone
and catch up, enjoy a good hardy lunch and help get the new year started
off in style.  I encourage you to join us, Saturday, February 7th at Noon, at
the Turn Verein.

Merci vilmal, Bis spöter
Bob Blattler -