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Oceania Swiss Club Presidents’ Conference, Sydney 2018

About the SAA

The idea of creating an Australian counterpart to the Swiss Society of New Zealand – an umbrella organisation that has been serving the Swiss clubs in New Zealand since 1935 – was first presented and discussed at the Sydney Oceania Swiss Club Presidents’ Conference in 2018.


Since then, the four Australian delegates to the Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA Oceania) have established the Swiss Alliance Australia Inc. (SAA), to be unifying voice for large or small Swiss associations in Australia.

The SAA also supports the aims and objectives of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) through feedback and representation by the four Australian Council delegates.

Aim and Role

  • Promote and encourage exchange

  • Maintain and foster close relationships with official channels in Switzerland

  • Organise biennial Swiss Club Presidents’ Conference

  • Inform about events, news, legislation of interest

  • Guide members on organisational and administrative matters

  • Carry through democratic elections for the delegates to the Council of the Swiss Abroad

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 Swiss National Day, Melbourne
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Benefits

  • One strong voice in Bern – one contact for Bern

  • Support through shared content that is relevant for all (magazine articles, new legislation etc.)

  • Exchange on events and member attraction and retention

  • Group insurance benefits, group discounts on services

  • Promotion of Australia-wide activities

  • Connecting and strengthening of Swiss Community

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The Committee

Claude Alain Staub

Roland Isler

Martin Scarpino

Katja Wallimann Gates

Carmen Trochsler

Beat Knoblauch

Silvio Gmur

Regula Scheidegger

Marianne Pearson

Philippe Coquerand
Christian Dubois

President
Vice-President
Treasurer
Secretary
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee
Committee

Swiss Society of Victoria
CSA Delegate VIC
Swiss Yodlers of Sydney
CSA Delegate QLD
CSA Delegate SA
CSA Delegate NSW
Swiss Club of NSW
Swiss Community Care Society
Swiss Community Care Society
Swiss Society of Queensland
Cercle Romand

For more information please contact us, or download the SAA Constitution.

To apply for membership of the SAA,  please complete the Application Form.

Acknowledgement of Country

 

Swiss Alliance Australia Inc. acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, sea and waters on which we work, live and engage. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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