Welcome to the Swiss American Club of Southwest Florida!

Upcoming Events

All Events Cancelled or Postponed through April 30, 2021

The Board met on October 6, 2020 and decided to send out a survey to all members to get their opinion about future gatherings/events given the ongoing pandemic. The Board would like to thank the almost 40% of the members who responded. All (i.e.100%) of them supported the Board’s suggestion to skip all Club events until further notice.

The by-laws of the Club call for the Annual meeting to be held within 120 days from closing of the fiscal year (December 31). Therefore, we have until April 30, 2021 to hold our Annual meeting. Should the circumstances prevent safe physical gatherings of larger groups of people, the Annual Meeting will be held either virtually or by e-mail. A final decision as to which format we are going to chose will be made by the Board in due course.

We will communicate any further news as they are becoming available

Have a Joyous Holiday Season! Stay Safe and Healthy.


About Our Club

In 1998, Peter Zahner and Rita Rüedi took the initiative to found the SWISS AMERICAN CLUB OF SW FLORIDA. On November 25, 1998, the inauguration was highly successful and very dignified in a celebration at the “Kensington Golf and Country Club”, Naples. Over 130 Swiss, from Marco Island to Englewood, decided spontaneously to join the newly founded Club. In 2001, it was our Club who established the first Swiss Club web page in the US.

Today, members and their guests meet once a month for informal meetings. Our seasonal members especially appreciate learning about the Club happenings while abroad.

It is not a surprise that among the members of our still young Club many friendships have developed over the years, which have resulted in personal contacts and private parties. The successful mixture of the Swiss foreigners abroad with the so-called “snowbirds” has led to many interesting exchanges of information, as well as, good dialogues among the newfound friendships.

Latest Club News

With great sadness…

We have to inform you that our dear member RUEDY THUMENA has passed away on the August 22nd. Ruedy was a member who made everything positive. He will be missed ...
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Welcome Swiss American Club announcesto our Newest Members:

  • January 2020
    Hans & Donna Kessler
    Frederick Nydegger
    Lucienne Ramoni
    Gilberte Yarusso
    Heinz & Brita Rubin (returning former members)
    Kurt & Marisa Pfister (returning former members)

Contact Us!

Email: info@swissamericanclub.com

Phone: (941) 637-8484