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  • Annual Meeting 2022

    The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein.

    Due to the ongoing pandemic we will update members should there be any change in location or possible cancellation.

    Information will be mailed or emailed to members in late February 2022.

  • Annual Meeting 2020 Cancelation

    Due to the public health concerns around the coronavirus, the Annual Meeting has been canceled for this year. An information package will be mailed to all members. We extend our best wishes for your health, and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting next year, scheduled for Saturday, March 27th, 2021.

Meetings

  • Annual Meeting 2022

    The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein.

    Due to the ongoing pandemic we will update members should there be any change in location or possible cancellation.

    Information will be mailed or emailed to members in late February 2022.

  • Annual Meeting 2021

    Due to the Coronavirus situation and the safety of our members the board of directors decided to cancel the Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2021.

    Members will receive an information package including the Annual Report (Booklet) and a ballot.

    We contacted the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein in Philadelphia and booked the 2022 meeting for Saturday, March 26, 2022.

  • (Canceled) Annual General Assembly Meeting

    Saturday, March 28, 2020

    at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein in Philadelphia

    Download Invitation (pdf)

  • Annual General Assembly Meeting

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein in Philadelphia

    Download Invitation (pdf) 

  • Annual General Assembly Meeting

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein in Philadelphia

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Transitions

  • Mr. Erhard (Hardy) Hoegger (1924 – 2021)

    Our society mourns the passing of our Life Member Mr. Erhard F. Hoegger, who passed away in Wilmington, DE on May 24, 2021.

    Hardy had joined our society in 2009 and became a Life Member in 2017. He was also a member of the New Helvetic Society since 1982.

    On behalf of our board and all members I extend deepest sympathy to the Hoegger family and may Hardy Rest In Peace.

  • Mr. Klaus Mueller

    Klaus Erich Mueller of Levittown passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Crestview Center. He was 82.

    Born in Dresden, Germany, Mr. Mueller has been a long time resident of Levittown. He was a brick layer with Union Local 1 of PA for over 50 years until retiring. Mr. Mueller was a member of the Erzgebirge German Club, the New Helvetic Society and the Swiss Benevolent Society of Philadelphia. He also enjoyed trips in his RV and had traveled across the country three times.

    Beloved husband of Annemarie for 53 years, Mr. Mueller was the loving father of David Mueller (Debbie) and Christine Mueller and the devoted grandfather of Madeleine and Markus. Klaus will also be missed by his sisters, Karin and Renate and his nice Monika (John).

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Benevolent Society of Philadelphia, c/o Hans Huber. Financial Secretary, 213 Abbey Lane, Lansdale, PA 19446.

    May Klaus Rest In Peace!

  • Mrs. Henriette Imesch

    Born on July 19, 1955 in Schaffhausen. After graduating from the University of Zürich, she became an attorney. She met her husband, Albert, in 1982, while being on a special project at the company he was an executive with. They both moved to the US in 1992, as he got transferred from Switzerland. His job led them to live and make friends in different places: New York City, Cincinnati, OH, Wilmington, DE, and then Salt Lake City, UT, and Oakley, UT, where they retired.

    She had a passion for languages and taught at OLLI, the academy of Lifelong Learning, in Wilmington, DE, and provided private lessons to teenagers helping them to develop their skills.

    She passed away peacefully at home in Oakley, UT, on December 4, 2020 surrounded by her husband and friends.

    Henriette and Albert joined the our society as well as the New Helvetic Society in 2006.

    On behalf of the Swiss communities we extend heartfelt condolences to the Imesch family and May Henriette Rest In Peace.

  • Mrs. Angela Von Arx

    The Swiss Societies mourn the passing of Mrs. Angela Von Arx who passed away on October 21, 2020 in Shillington, PA. Angela and her husband Franz joined our society in 1977 and were also members of the New Helvetic Society since 1974. Angela also served on our board from 1984 – 1990.

    On behalf of the Swiss communities we extend heartfelt condolences to the Von Arx family and May Angela Rest In Peace.

  • Mr. Max Hess

    The Swiss Societies mourn the passing of our long-time member Mr. Max Hess who passed away on September 12, 2020 in Albrightsville, PA. Max and his wife Lydia joined our society in 1994 and became members of the New Helvetic Society in 1997.

    On behalf of the Swiss communities we extend heartfelt condolences to the Hess family and May Max Rest In Peace.

  • Mr. Kenneth A. Sturzenegger

    It is with sad hearts we inform you that our Life-Member Ken Sturzenegger passed away on June 6th due to complications from brain cancer. Ken joined our society in 2009 and was also a Life Member of the New Helvetic Society.

    On behalf of our Board and all Members we extend deepest sympathy to Veronique, Jessica, Leila, Laura and all Friends of the Sturzenegger Family.

  • Mr. Walter Wasem

    Our member Walter Wasem passed away on February 20, 2020 after a brief illness.

    Our membership extends deepest sympathy to the Wasem families.

    A celebration of Walter’s life is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 starting at 12:00 PM at the Haddon Fortnightly, 301 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

    Obituary

  • Mr. John Aegerter

    Our long-time Member Mr. John Aegerter passed away on July 12, 2019 just short of his 90th birthday.

    Our membership extends deepest sympathy to Mrs. Helen Phillips who cared for him for many years.

    Obituary

  • Mrs. Dorothy D. Brandenberger

    Our Member Mrs. Dorothy D. Brandenberger passed away on June 4, 2019 at age 90.

    Mrs. Brandenberger joined our society in 2007 and was also a longtime member of the New Helvetic Society.

    Our membership extends deepest sympathy to the Brandenberger families.

    Obituary

  • Mr. Alden Leavenworth

    Our Long-Time Member Mr. Alden Leavenworth passed away on April 13, 2019.

    Our board of directors and all members extend deepest sympathy to Mrs. Jeannine Leavenworth and her family.