This year we celebrated at the COMMONS CLUB @ THE BROOKS at Bonita Beach.  Thank you very much Werner Christinger, who made it possible for us to use the Club.

The 728th anniversary of Switzerland was a milestone to celebrate!

42 members and guests met at 4 p.m. for our traditional celebration. The Swiss canton flags were up and flying in the seabreeze. The apero was sponsored by the club and ready for the guests. Unfortunately it rained heavily when the guests arrived. But, thanks to the good spirit of everybody, it was not an issue.

Attending was the Honorary Consul from Miami, Mr. Ferdinand Kurt. At his arrival, our president, Maria von Atzigen, welcomed and introduced him to our Swiss Community.  She showed our appreciation that he came from Miami. He pledged that, in the future, we will be included in the affairs from our Consulate General in Atlanta.

The Bratwurst from Colorado was very good and the Grillmasters, Roman and Harry, made it perfect, despite the rain!  The official part of the party started with Maria von Atzigen greeted the members and new members.

We would like to thank the committee members for the work they did. Without them we would be not able to have such a great Swiss National Day party.

Text: Maria von Atzigen    Photos: Dori Moser