|The Sacramento Helvetia Verein's Monthly Meetings
MEMBER MEETINGS: First Wednesday of Every Month (excluding July)
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.
Calander of Events
|Holiday Greetings from
MESSAGE FROM THE
PRESIDENTSSAGE FROM OUR
Welcome to our website.
Glückliche 2013 Und
willkommen an alle Besucher.
Just as a weary traveler in the
mid 1840’s might find solace and safety at Sutter’s Fort, you
are invited to join the local Swiss community at the
Sacramento Helvetia Verein and enjoy the camaraderie. As
John Sutter might have said, “Grüezi, come in, stay a while,
make yourself comfortable, we are happy to see you. Perhaps
it’s a glass of wine, an authentic European meal or just good
conversation you seek; no matter what the reason, you are
Regardless what your age or profession, all Swiss Americans
are welcome to join and celebrate the heritage and traditions
of Switzerland. You are invited to join us!
SHV Membership includes monthly meetings with a light meal
and many events and activities including our Spring Picnic,
Summer August 1st Celebration (Switzerland’s Independence
Day), Fall’s Metzgete Dinner-Dance and the Winter Christmas
Celebration. Sprinkled throughout the year we also offer
hikes, ski/snow days, local tours, Schweitzerduetsch language
classes and if your Swiss grandfather ever mentioned playing
the card game, “Jass” (Jass, first mentioned in Switzerland in
1792) you will be happy to hear that we offer Brunch and Jass
every other month at Ettore’s Bakery & Restaurant in
Sacramento. Those of you with Swiss roots - we encourage
you to join! “The more the merrier!”
As I begin the second year of my two year term as your
president, I would like to express my gratitude and
appreciation to the membership of our club for their
encouragement and enthusiasm. I have met and come to know
the most gracious and interesting people who I am proud to
call my friends.
It is both an honor and privilege to serve as your president in
2013. I look forward to seeing you soon!
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION & APPLICATION FORM
|Sacramento Helvetia Verein
Sacramento's Monthly Men's and Women's Swiss Heritage Club
Founded in 1892
Founding of the Sacramento Helvetia Verein on March 1, 1892.
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.
December 4: Meeting, Cookie Exchange
and ANNUAL CANNED FOOD DRIVE
(Donate to the Sacramento Food Bank and bring
canned or boxed food with you to the meeting or Christmas Party)
December 14 Christmas Party and Annual Food Drive!
December 25 Merry Christmas
January 1, 2014 - no meeting / January 8, 2014 - Meeting and New Year Celebration
SEE CALENDAR PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION. Click Here for Holiday information
|Member's Cookbook ~ The Perfect Holiday Gift!
Click Here for Cookbook