| 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,
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.
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Calender of Events
|Sacramento's Monthly Men's and Women's Swiss Heritage Club
Founding of the Sacramento Helvetia Verein on
March 1, 1892.
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
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| President's Autumn Message
|Promote and Support
|Members - We are holding a very
important fund raiser.
Information will be sent to will be
sent to those without email
addresses. We need your
support. With your donation we
will offer you a SHV Promotional
License Plate Frame to show our
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|I am also excited to tell you about the Winter sport camps held this winter in
Switzerland. Take a look at the website: www.aso.ch (Rubrik „Angebote“)
and www.swisscommunity.org (Rubrik „Jugend“).
And at our December 2nd Monthly Meeting we hold our Christmas Cookie
Exchange and we also encourage the "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 goods to the Sacramento Food Bank. We are proud
to give to this worthy local service each year.
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
descent: SBS Scholarship Info
Beautiful fall leaves at the
Valle-Verzasca in Ticino,