Recent News

Your club was very pleased to support the Swiss Team in the recent World Rowing Championships held in Sarasota. Click the button below to download the PDF, and see page IV for the article.

About Us

We are an active group of Swiss, Swiss descendants and friends of Switzerland. The purposes of our organization are to cultivate friendly Swiss-American relations, to maintain the Swiss heritage and to provide a forum for cultural exchange and social gatherings.

Membership to the club is open to Swiss citizens, their spouses and others who manifest their interest in Switzerland, its heritage and culture.

Please browse our list of events on the right and fill out our membership application form. If you have any questions about our club or need other information, please send us an e-mail.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you as a new member or as a guest at a future event.

Helpful Links

Click here to jump to a web site where you can listen to Swiss radio live over the Internet

“The platform for the Swiss abroad”:

“Your gateway to Switzerland”:

“Switzerland Tourism”:


Facilitated Entry into the United States: Global Entry Program to Begin for Switzerland in February 2017

See this link for more info:


Sister City Project

Below are some documents related to our sister city in Switzerland, Rapperswil-Jona.

Swiss Review Article
Press Release, August 2016
Press Release, June 2016

Events - 2018

Jan 14 Annual Meeting Peridia Country Club
Feb 4Fondue Lunch 12pmSaltwater Café, Nokomis
Mar 4Picnic 12pmOscar Scherer State Park
Mar 15Dinner 6pmBangkok Thai Restaurant, Sarasota
Apr 8Picnic 12pmOscar Scherer State Park
May 6Picnic 12pmOscar Scherer State Park
May 17/24Dinner 6pmTBA
Aug 1Swiss National HolidayTBA
Oct 7Picnic 12pmOscar Scherer State Park
Oct 18Dinner Cruise on the Bay 5pmTBA
Nov 4Picnic 12pmOscar Scherer State Park
Dec 2Picnic 12pmOscar Scherer State Park
Dec 14Annual Christmas Party 5:30pmBird Key Yacht Club
Jan 20Annual MeetingPeridia Country Club

Click the button below to download a PDF version of the event list which is more suitable for printing.

Please note that all picnics will be held at Oscar Scherer Park, Pavilion #2, which is just to the right of the Nature Center. In addition to bratwurst, potato and green salad, the club will be serving some side dish with coffee. Napkins, plastic utensils, plates and cups will be provided. Anything else, please bring on your own.

Note: Dinner, lunch and other social events locations may change due to availability and conditions.

Discover Switzerland

Our Club has a new Student Initiative, to intermediate these excellent educational opportunities offered by the Organization of Swiss Abroad. Contact us if you are interested. Click on the Poster for more information.