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Visit at WGCU

Visit at WGCU

Today was a great day for the Swiss American Club of Southwest Florida. Our visit to the studio of WGCU (local NPR and PBS affiliate) on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University was wonderful. Our one-hour tour included visits to the radio and TV studios as well as...

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Swiss National Holiday 2021

Swiss National Holiday 2021

August 1st

On August 1st, our club is celebrating the 730th Swiss National Holiday in our most traditional way. Bratwurst, Buerli and Senf will be aplenty. Of course, the appropriate decorations along with our national anthem and first of August address by the President of the Confederation will also be present.

We look forward to seeing all of you on this special day!

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Switzerland vs Spain Watch Party

Switzerland vs Spain Watch Party

Oh what a game. If you were watching, you must have been so nervous. Our National Team showed a lot of spirit and resilience. No way was this a red card! Our watch party was great fun. Small but mighty! We sat there and admired our players and we yelled, screamed,...

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2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club in North Fort Myers. President Maria von Atzigen opened the meeting at 5:15pm by welcoming 49 members and 4 guests in the main dining room of the Club which...

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Fondue Party 2020

Fondue Party 2020

The Fondue Party is traditionally one of our most popular events, hence President Maria von Atzigen could welcome 53 members and guests (from far away as Canada). The beautiful location was very nicely decorated under the leadership of Ursula Nussbaum who was again...

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January 5th Brunch

January 5th Brunch

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, President Maria von Atzigen, welcomed 49 members and guests to our traditional New Year's Brunch at Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club in North Naples. The Club Restaurant presented a huge Buffet with (too) many things to chose from. The...

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2019 Traditional Chlaushock

2019 Traditional Chlaushock

This year we were able to use the Lakehurst Court. Markus Albrecht was our savor! He made it possible to use their Clubhouse which was nice and convenient. 42 members met on a great sunny day. Eggnog with Rum and a platter of cold cut made the spirit happy. Ursula...

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Sunset Cruise at Good Time Charters

Sunset Cruise at Good Time Charters

Come and join us for a beautiful Sunset Cruise Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:30pm at Good Time Charters, 4765 Estero Boulevard, Ft Myers Beach.
Cost: $35 per person, guests welcome. We will cruise through calm backwaters to discover the beauty of Southwest Florida. RSVP ASAP!

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Tour & Lunch at Mr. Tom’s Distillery

Tour & Lunch at Mr. Tom’s Distillery

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, 26 members gathered at Mr. Tom's Spirits, a distillery devoted to the craft of distilling and creating the best spirits possible, located at 3680 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers.After everybody had arrived, Brady and Holden, two of the...

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Bundesfeier (Swiss National Day) ~ August 1, 2019

Bundesfeier (Swiss National Day) ~ August 1, 2019

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...

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Golf Scramble at Myerlee Country Club – May 5th

Golf Scramble at Myerlee Country Club – May 5th

On a beautiful, breezy Sunday May 5, 2019, 12 players from the Swiss-American Club of SW Florida met at the Myerlee Country Club for our annual golf tournament. The format was a 4-player scramble.Congratulations to the winning team of Hans-Peter Christ, Roman...

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