| 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. We need your support. With your donation
we will offer you a SHV Promotional License Plate
Frame to show our appreciation.
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| Looking at December and January:
1) December 2nd Monthly Meeting we will hold our
Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange and
Annual Canned Food Drive, "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 canned goods to the
Sacramento Food Bank. We are proud to give to this worthy local
service each year.
2) 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“).
3) SIGN UP FOR A GREAT FESTIVE HOLIDAY SWISS FAMILY TRADITION
Sunday, December 20th is our Annual Christmas Party!
SAVE THE DATE. It will be held at the Turn Verein, with appetizers,
lunch, Santa and music. See flyer on the Calendar Page for more
information and registration form. Barbara and I look forward to seeing
you all there!
4) Friday, December 18th the SF, Swiss American Chamber will hold
a Traditional Christmas Lunch, Raffle and Fundraiser at the Westin St
Francis, San Francisco. 1:30 - 5:30 PM. Visit their website for more info.
5) At the January Monthly Meeting, 2016, we will celebrate with a Fun
Potluck Dinner. Visit the calendar page for more information.
6) 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
|CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
It is time for new volunteers. New Fiscal Year starts in February 2016.
We need board and officer volunteers and committee volunteers.
Please contact me ASAP so I can review your interests & answer questions.
SHV Sacramento Swiss NEEDS YOU