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SCNSW August Newsflash

Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Grüezi members and friends!

"Bonfires, mainly on hills and other elevated spots, commemorate the expulsion of foreign bailiffs in the fourteenth century, the news of which were spread in this manner in those days." ― extract from

Schöne 1. August! Gratuliere to the Swiss Yodelers of Sydney and Swiss Folkdance Group Alpegruess for organisation a fantastic Swiss National Day Picnic again for this year. Over 1,000 people attended and were treated by a vast range of Swiss stalls, food and beverages, and entertainment for the whole family. The SCNSW would like to thank the support of the Swiss Consulate-General of Switzerland in Sydney, Mr. Ernst Steinmann, and all the businesses with stalls. This year, we decided not to organise a 1. August Dinner function, like we normally do each year; and instead, next year we will organise a larger function to celebrate. The Board is in the process of organising possible events and outings for the months of September to November – we will keep you posted on our Facebook page and website.

Feeling peckish for a hearty meal on cold winter nights? Then check out our blog page for a winter warmer and one-pot wonder chorizo recipe by our very own President, Daniel Frutiger, and an article about the history of chorizo.

Upcoming Events in Sydney:

  • Playgroup: Sydney Aquarium (Darling Harbour) on 15 August, 10:00 to noon. See details below.
  • Playgroup: Play Park OR FLIP OUT in Brookvale on 22 August, 10:00 to noon. TBC at a later stage.
  • Schwyzerduetsch for Kids: Blue Mountains Bushwalk on September 14. Details TBA at a later stage.
  • SCCS: Swiss Community Care Society AGM on 28 August.
  • Playgroup: Father’s Day Craft on 29 August, 10:00 to noon at North Sydney Community Centre. See details below.


  • Important Notice: Jessica Steiger-Thorpe, our Editor-In-Chief, has written the Minutes from our 46th AGM 2014 in June. You can download the document here (76KB PDF)

Schweizerdeutsch Tutoring Wanted

We are looking for enthusiastic people with a passion for teaching language to offer private tutoring lessons in Schweizerdeutsch for all age groups within Sydney, NSW.

  • Fluent in Schweizerdeutsch, Hochdeutsch and English
  • Flexible hours
  • Able to offer structured lessons with a clear teaching/learning scheme
  • Able to tutor a large range of age groups
  • Living in Sydney, NSW
This would be a great opportunity to become involved within the Swiss community and also make some extra earnings on the side. Several families and individuals in the community have already expressed interests in seeking private lessons. If you are keen, please send us an email.

Entertainment Book Memberships
Entertainment Memberships are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more! Order your new '2014-2015 Sydney and Sydney North' Entertainment Book online by 15 August for free delivery! All purchases goes towards our fundraising; please help us achieve our goal by sharing the link below with your friends and family.

You can purchase the Entertainment Book here. Thanks for your support! 

Die Woche SCNSW AGM Article

Nadine Halberkann from Die Woche in Australien published a wonderful article about our AGM in June. You can download and read the article here.
SCNSW Membership Renewal 2015
Dear members, we would kindly ask of you to renew your SCNSW membership (if you have not done so already) for 2014/2015. Please download the document below and follow the prompts. Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.

Membership Renewal 2014-2015 (14KB DOCX)

Swiss-Australian Artifacts Find a Permanent Home

Bettina Boss, President of the Swiss Historical Society, is delighted to announce that the State Library of New South Wales has kindly taken all their historical Swiss documents and photos, which were previously held by Schweizer Kobras. In due course, these materials will be catalogued and made available to interested readers. Read more on our blog page here.
Swiss Playgroup Sydney Events
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Where: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, 1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney NSW 2000
When: Friday, 15 August 2014. Meet at the entrance at 10:00 am. How to get there.
RSVP: Noemi Bangel by Wednesday, 13 August or SMS to 0416 160 919
Play Park OR Flip Out Trampoline Arena (TBC)
Where: Play Park OR Flip Out Trampoline Arena, Unit 1-2, 10 Short St, Brookvale NSW 2100
When: Friday, 22 August 2014.
RSVP: Noemi Bangel for further details by Wednesday, 20 August or SMS to 0416 160 919.
Father's Day Craft
Where: North Sydney Community Centre220 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060 
When: Friday, 29 August 2014 from 10:00 to noon
RSVP: Noemi Bangel by Wednesday, 27 June or SMS to 0416 160 919

Seminar on Health & Wellness Within

Would you like to improve your eyesight, ability to hear, increase your vitality, maintain or regain your youth and health, find set goals or improve your intuition, and train and strengthen your immune system? This seminar will be a great opportunity for you.

Seminar brought to you by:

Tatyana Jerkova and Georgi Jerkov, Muenchen, Germany

Comprehensive Seminar:

Level 1, 27-31 August 2014

Level 2, 12-21 September 2014

Contact: Martina 0410 731 782 or Peta 0413 993 494


Runterladen Sie Flyer in Deutsch (583KB PDF).

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