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The latest news from your Swiss Club of WA

Hello everyone.... Gruezi / Bonjour / Ciao / Allegra

It was great to see so many of you at the recent Fondue. Those that made the journey to our property were rewarded with a fabulous fondue with a mix of gruyere, tilsiter and a mature cheddar cheese. It was a lovely evening and some of us enjoyed a stroll around the block to work up an appetite. 

Please see below the latest information about your club!
  • New Committee
  • Annual Picnic
  • Samichlaus / Pere Noel
  • Membership 
  • Swiss Network of Entrepreneurs and Professionals (SNEP)

New Committee

As the new committee, we wish to thank the previous committee who spent a lot of time organising events.
Some of us on the committee have been previously involved and we are aiming to bring you all the favourite Swiss events as well as hopefully some new ones. Our names and contacts are below!
We want to keep Swiss Traditions alive so you can either share them with your children or, as adults, you can relive them from your youth or your time in Switzerland. 
Social media and the ease of communicating with family in the home country has made cultural clubs redundant in some ways. However, it is still not the same unless you participate at the Samichlaus/Pere Noel or a bonfire or a fondue and meet people of the same spirit.
If you have any ideas of events, please let us know so we can try to incorporate that into our annual calendar.

Annual Picnic

The annual picnic is held on the property in Gidgegannup on Sunday the 15th of November. This is an informal event where you bring your own food and drinks and catch up with others. 

We have the traditional 'Stei-Stosse' (Rock throwing) and other games.
Please come along for a day of fun...arrival is from 11am.

Samichlaus / Pere Noel

The Samichlaus / Pere Noel is held on the actual day (6 December 2020); the Mothers Group has gracefully taken on the organisation of the event. 

Venue:    Whiteman Park (exact spot will be communicated a little later)
Time:      9.30am      Arrival and Nussgipfel / cake bar open
               10.00am - 10.30am Games for kids (soccer, musical statue, etc)
               10.30am    Group Photo
               10.30am - 12.00pm    Santa Claus visit
               11.00am    Start of sausage sizzle (Cervelat and Bratwurst)
Please bring along:   Picnic blanket, sunscreen, hats, cash
We would also appreciate donation of a cake / biscuits / savory for the cake stall

Things to buy at the event:    Water bottles, juice boxes, sausages and bread, cake, coffee, Nussgipfel

RSVP is by 20th of November via this form. Please return the form to

Cost is .... free for members and $15 per child for non members; a Santa bag with goodies and Lebkuchen / Pain d'epice is included.
For those wanting to become members, please see membership information below.


The club wants to grow its membership and the engagement. We can only exist if we have an active membership. If there is no club, there will also not be any functions.
For every event we offer, there are discounts for our members and additionally you get to enjoy camping at the property in Gidgegannup. 
For instance, the children of members are getting a free bag at the Samichlaus / Pere Noel, compared to the cost of $15 per child if you are a non-member. At most events, we offer a $10 discount for members, so by paying your annual fee, you are benefiting greatly.

Since half of the club year has nearly gone, we are offering a discount for people who decide to sign up now - the membership will last until 30 June 2021:
Family Members - $55 (instead of $75)
Single Members - $35 (instead of $50)

Please complete the membership form and return to us!

End of Year Network Event - SNEP
Join likeminded Swiss Entrepreneurs and Professionals for the End of Year Network Event.
This is an informal catch up to make relationships and share ideas.


When:     19 November 2020 (5.30pm to 8.30pm)
Where:     Rosie O'Grady's, 205 James Street Northbridge
Cost:        $10 per person (paid on arrival), drinks at own cost, light food provided
RSVP:      Pedro Wittwer - by 12 November 2020

Staying in touch with Covid in Switzerland
Switzerland is currently going through a difficult time with Covid-19 infections; it is sometimes hard to find information that is not sensationalised. We have come across an independent organisation that sends out a daily update at 7pm Swiss time. For those that are interested, it is free to sign up to the 7pm newsletter, unfortunately it is in German language only - Republik.

If you have any further queries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us

Kind regards

The Committee of the Swiss Club of WA

President - Adrian Lehmann                                         
0423 254 646

Vice President / Property Manager - Andre Villemin   
0432 675 560

Treasurer - Philippe Bossert                                         
0424 068 141

Secretary - Karin Villemin     
General Committee - Fiona Lehmann
General Committee - Peter Abplanalp
General Committee - Rene Henzen

Upcoming events:
15 November 2020             Annual Picnic                       Our property in Gidgegannup
6 December 2020               Samichlaus / Pere Noel       Whiteman Park

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