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SCNSW November Newsflash

Saturday, 1 November 2014


Grüezi members and friends!

Fun Fact: "If you are visiting Zürich for the first time, you will undoubtedly notice the many fountains with crystal clear drinking water. As it turns out, with no less than 1224 fountains, Zürich is one of the world's most fountain-friendly cities.extract from:, image credit: Steffi's.

Photos from the Swiss Club Presidents' Conference have now been uploaded and can be viewed on our Facebook page. We hope to see a few of our members and friends tomorrow at the always popular Buure Zmorge at the Austrian Club in Frenchs Forest. We will be sending out our next issue of the SCN (No. 223, Christmas Version) in late November. All contributions for the SCN are to be emailed to by tonight. Thank you for your cooperation. We are pleased to announce that Alois Smiath has joined the Board of Directors and appointed as Club Secretary. We wish Alois all the best in his new role with the SCNSW and hope you will welcome him to our club too

Upcoming Events in Sydney:

  • SCNSW: Buure Zmorge on 2 November, 10:00 to 13:00. See details here.
  • Cercle Romand: La Fondue Vigneronne, 2 November from noon at Fagan Park, Galston. Visit their website for more details.
  • Schwyzerduetsch for Kids: Sculpture by the Sea. See details below.
  • SCCS: Luncheon at the Concordia Club on 29 November from noon.
  • Playgroup/SCNSW: Children's Samiclaus on 6 December from 10:00 to 13:00. See details below.
  • SCCS: Central Coast Cruise on 11 December.
Children's Samiclaus

Children will meet Samichlaus and Schmutzli in a traditional way similar to how their parents did when they were children. Samichlaus will read a personal message to each child from his Goldenen Buch and every child will receive a small säckli. The SCNSW will organize a BBQ and parents can purchase bratwurst, cervelat and fleischkäse. All children will be given a wienerli and bread roll. Adults are to purchase food and drinks as they go.

Where: Forsyth Park Community Centre, Neutral Bay NSW 2089
When: Saturday, 6 December 2014, 10:00 to 13:00
Cost: Child fees (see below) include entry, sausage, drink and säckli. Adult fees (see below) include entry only. Food and drinks are to be purchased as you go.

  • Member Child $15.00
  • Non-Member Child $20.00
  • Member Adult $2.00
  • Non-Member Adult $5.00

Food and drink for adults:

  • Bratwurst, Cervelat, Fleischchäs $5.00
  • Nussgipfel $4.50
  • Café Creme $3.00
  • Espresso Coffee $2.50

RSVP: Online via TryBooking, please click on the link and follow the prompts:

DISCLAIMER: there is no guarantee food and säckli provided were not exposed to nuts/other allergens. For further information, please contact Noemi Bangel (0416 160 919;

Schweizerdeutsch Tutoring in Sydney

Are you or your children interested in learning or keeping up Schweizerdeutsch here in Sydney NSW? It is never too late to learn a new language – all age groups are more than welcome to participate; do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Private and group tutoring lessons are available (subject to attendance rate). Learn Swiss German by experienced and fluent-speaking individuals living here in Sydney in a fun and interactive teaching environment.

Visit the blog section of our website to see more information.
Members and affiliates - please be advised that we have changed our PO Box address. All correspondence from here on should be addressed to:

The Swiss Club of NSW Ltd.
PO Box 3292
Bangor NSW 2234

SBS The World Game

Earlier this year, Sydney's very own Swiss Folkdance Group 'Alpegruess' performed live on the SBS TV Show, 'The SBS World Game' to celebrate Switzerland's advancement into the Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. We would like to congratulate the Folkdance Group for their amazing performance and support for the Swiss community in NSW. Photos courtesy of Astrid Perry.

Arcadian Artists Demonstrations
Long-time members and supporters of the SCNSW, Ulric Steiner (pictured) and Evelyne Zuercher Hadfield will be displaying their beautiful and unique works of art via the Arcadian Artists 2014. Viewings will be held on the weekend of 8-9 November from 9:00 to 18:00. For further information about Ulric and Evelyne or the event, please visit the Arcadian Artists' website here

You can also download a brochure (2.29 MB online PDF) from Arcadian Artists.

Sydney Theatre Company: Switzerland
The Sydney Theatre Company by special arrangement with Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, presents the Co-World Premiere of ‘SWITZERLAND’ by Joanna Murray-Smith. Switzerland is an original thriller inspired by renowned master crime novelist Patricia Highsmith by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. It kicks off with a knock at the door and spirals into a calculated contest of wits and words.

Further Information available here.
YouTube Video: Switzerland Trailer.

Swiss Community News Magazine
The newest edition (No. 222, October 2014) of our SCN Magazine is now available online for free.

You can download the eMagazine here.

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! For further information, you can download a flyer here (265KB PDF). 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. Thank you for your support!

The Swiss Down Under is a practical and easy to navigate online platform that provides reliable information and helpful links on all things Swiss here in Australia. The platform is ideal for Swiss people emigrating to Australia or just visiting for a fantastic holiday.

For further information, check out their website and Facebook page.
Schwyzerduetsch for Kids Events
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to Tamarana Walk
Where: Bondi Beach, NSW 2026.
When: Sunday, 2 November. More details to follow. Sculpture by the Sea.
RSVP: Beatrice Sidari or SMS to 0418 280 178.
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