News & Events at the Swiss American Club

Our Past Events

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Great PicNic by the Beach

Great PicNic by the Beach

We couldn't have asked for a better day! No lingering effects from the tropical depression. In fact, the storm seemed to have cooled down the air just enough for all of us to really enjoy this beautiful venue. 24 of our members joined us today for our annual picnic....

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Mini Golf 2022 was great

Mini Golf 2022 was great

17 of us met at 10 am on a hot and steamy Wednesday May 18. It was definatly a hot day and we were all dripping but that did not hold us back from hitting these balls and having a fabulous time. Popstroke is not one of the typical Minigolf Courses. There were  two...

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Naples Zoo Visit 2022

Naples Zoo Visit 2022

The Zoo visit was another highlight in 2022 and 23 members and guests took the opportunity to learn a bit more about the history and occupants of the Naples Zoo. The tour was about an hour long and our guide did a great job talking about many fun facts. For example,...

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General Assembly 2022

General Assembly 2022

Saturday March 12 @ 16:30 (4:30 pm)

The moment for a bit of official club business. We are announcing our General Assembly for 2022. As is customary and directed by our statutes, we will hold the official business on this day and review the activities of 2021 as well as an outlook to 2022. All members are encouraged to participate as this is an important element of the health of our club.

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Fondue Night 2022

Fondue Night 2022

Saturday February 12 @ 17:00 (5 pm)

What could be more traditional than a Fondue dinner? The answer, of course is, nothing. Fondue has to be my all time favorite Swiss Food. I am sure you have many fond memories of Fondue nights but there is always room to create another memory. Come and join us for this typical Swiss meal and Swiss evening.

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New Years Brunch 2022

New Years Brunch 2022

On Sunday, January 9, 2022 we gathered for the traditional New Year's Brunch, this time around at The Shadow Wood Country Club in Estero. Werner Christinger made it possible for us to use this beautiful facility which was complimented by everybody. 37 members and 8...

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Chlaushoeck 2021

Chlaushoeck 2021

OMG! So many cookies! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the bakers in our club. You are the best. I am sure everyone got a chance to taste many or even all of the cookies. In case you have forgotten, check out the pictures below. They looked amazing. How about...

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Sunset Cruise to welcome back our snowbirds

Sunset Cruise to welcome back our snowbirds

Saturday November 20 at 4pm at Sight Sea-R Cruises

We can’t wait to welcome back our snowbirds from other parts of the country and from back home. To welcome all of you back to Southwest Florida, we are scheduling a sunset cruise to show of the best that our region has to offer. With luck, the dolphins will come out to play and gift us with their happy faces.

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Bowling Until the Pins Drop

Bowling Until the Pins Drop

17 members gathered at 4pm for the bowling event at the Gator Lane Bowling Alley on Crystal Drive in Fort Myers on Thursday, October 14. A quick "survey" revealed that the last time the individual participants were bowling went back about 35 years on average! After...

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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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