August 1st Celebration

Finally – after a long time waiting to see some familiar faces the Swiss Society of Charlotte invited to the traditional August 1st Celebration to the RedFez facility on Lake Wylie.


All participants really enjoyed the traditional Cervelat/Bratwurst/Fleischkäse and the tombola. As usual also the kids had a lot of toys to play with.

Imagine the most seen color was actually ‘red’ with a well known ‘white’ positive plus (+) sign.

Big thanks to everyone organizing and helping to get the tradition rolling. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon again.

Bob Gerber

Bob Gerber passed peacefully in his sleep on March 4th, in Durham, North Carolina.

He was 88 years old and was a long time member of our society.

Our condolences go out to his wife Carol and his family.

Angelika Brunner


Raclette evening held on February 15th

Last Saturday we met again at the Sardis Club for our annual Raclette. We had a good turn out with 67 attendees. Raclette started being served at 7 o’clock and there was more than plenty of cheese, salads and potatoes to be had. All could fill their belly with delicious desserts after the Raclette and a good time was had by all attendees. We are looking forward to next year’s Raclette.

Unfortunately some people didn’t get the emails sent out, rather, they went directly into the junk/spam folders due to embedded links. Everybody, please add the to your “White List” or “Approved Sender List” to guarantee you receive all Newsletters from the Swiss Society.

If you have any suggestions for the next Raclette, please write to Thank you!

Markus Bersinger on behalf of the Board

Annual Meeting 2019

Last Night we have been able to enjoy the 33rd annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Charlotte. It was a festive event and we all enjoyed the great food prepared by the Chef Mario Thom.

We would like to thank all the volunteers, especially the members of the board, which are working very hard and diligently to make all those events a memorable and enjoyable event.

If you missed it, please take a look at the Event Calendar and mark every single day already now in your calendar. You wont be sorry!

Looking forward to seeing you at the next celebration of the Swiss Society of Charlotte.

Jassen 2019

The annual Jass Event took place on April 13th, 2019 and we are proud to announce that we have a new Jass Champion:

We congratulate Albert Hess to his first Champion Title – at the end – he had almost 100 points more as our defending Champion from last Year, Heinz Roth.

Our Champion 2019

The biggest trophy this Year went to our long term member, Lisa Siegenthaler – and she promised to train much more this Year to get ready for next Year.

Championesse 2019

see below the complete ranking list:

Annual Meeting 2018

For this years annual meeting we welcomed 48 members at the Da Vinci restaurant in the Hilton Executive Park Hotel.  Prior to feasting on delicious appetizers and an exquisite meal prepared by Swiss chef Mario Thom, the president, Markus Bersinger, held the meeting.  After a quick review of the past year’s events, the finances were presented and unanimously approved.

Unfortunately we had to say goodby to two board members, Manuela Corbetti our treasurer and Corinne Staub our secretary.  In their place we elected Ingrid Sapene as treasurer and Christian Hidden as secretary.  The two vacant board positions are filled by Lorena Riedener and Arnold Bucher, both as members at large.  We thanked Markus Bersinger our president for staying for another year, Maggie Deller-Haight as Vice President starting her second year of her fist term  and of course Marco Deillon our long term member at large and bar man at every event.  The entire board was confirmed with loud applause.  After adjourning the meeting the president opened the appetizer buffet, which was followed by an exquisite dinner selection.

As in past year’s Christian organized a super raffle with prizes like a fondue pot, liqueur and many other good prices to be won.  The income of the raffle topped $ 700.00, which entirely benefits the club.

A good time was had by all in attendance  and the crowd started thinning after 10pm and the meeting was officially closed at 11pm.

Fall Hike

For this year’s hike we gathered at Latta Plantation.  Unfortunately not as many folks attended, though the weather was perfect!  The hike was very nice and we have great picture as well, visit our gallery to view them.  After the hike those who wanted could go kayaking which was super with only one down side, kids under 16 weren’t allowed to join.  We grilled sausages and had lots of other goodies to feast on.  Even though we were only about 20, all had a good time and I would say those who missed it missed a fun afternoon with great comradery.

Congratulation to our New/Old Jass Champion 2018

Say Congratulations to our New Jass Champion 2018 Heinz Roth. It’s needless to say, but he managed now to take the trophy home for the second Year in a row.

We congratulate as well our second trophy winner, Jeanette, which has been

honored taking the last place trophy from our friends far far away. We are sending greetings as well to our friends “The Trinklers”.

Thanks to Marco Deillon and Markus Bersinger and their helpers, for organizing this annual event.

If you like to train your Jass abilities – there is a great application in the google app store swissjass which will help you getting better.

There are some more pictures in the Gallery 2018.


Raclette Evening 2018

Liebe Mitglieder der “Swiss Society of Charlotte”,

Herzlichen Dank für Euer zahlreiches Erscheinen an unserem Raclette Abend. Wir durften so viele Gäste willkommen heissen! Speziellen Dank auch denen, welche Salate und Desserts mitgebracht hatten!

Und natürlich auch ein Danke an alle Board Members für ihren grossartigen Einsatz! Von Tischdekorationen, welche Corinne liebevoll mit Hilfe von ihren Kindern und ihrem Mann verrichtete, zu Christian, welcher die zahlreichen Tombola Preise organisiert und die Gewinner hiermit erfreut hat, hin zum Marco, unserem tollen Barkeeper, so dass keiner verdursten musste!

Auch ein ganz herzliches Dankeschön an Reto, unserem Fotograf, welcher den Abend in Bildern festgehalten hat. Und auch an Gino, welcher die speziellen “Käse” Namensschilder wochenlang auf seinen 3D Printer ausgedruckt. Besten Dank für Deinen Einsatz! Eine ewige Erinnerung an diesen Event.

Ich möchte auch noch erwähnen, dass dank der Initiative unseres Präsidenten Markus die Swiss Society auf “green” umgestiegen ist. Der Klub hat nun wiederverwendtbares Geschirr, Gläser, Tassen und Besteck.

Leider mussten wir uns an diesem Abend von Rahel als VP verabschieden, da sie mit ihrer Familie in die Schweiz zurückziehen wird. Wir wünschen ihr und ihrer Familie einen guten Übergang zurück in die Schweiz.

So durften wir aber Ingrid Grosjean als neues Board Member at Large willkommen heissen und Maggie, vorheriges Member at Large, ist als neue Vize Präsidentin nun eingesetzt worden. Herzlich Willkommen!

Gerne erwarten wir eure Anregungen und Kommentare um unsere zukünftigente Anlässe noch besser gestalten zu können.

Besten Dank an Alle!


Dear members of the “Swiss Society of Charlotte”,

Thank you for the large attendance at our Raclette Evening! We were able to welcome so many guests! Special thanks to those that brought salad and desserts.

And a very big thank you for all the board members and their help organizing the event! From the beautiful table decorations that Corinne, with the help from her children and husband, affectionately did, to Christian, who organized the bountiful raffle prizes and delighted the winners, all the way to Marco, our awesome bar tender who made sure no one was left thirsty!

Also a big thank you to Reto, our photographer, who took memorable pictures of our wonderful evening. And a thank you to Gino, who 3-D printed our special “Käse” name tags over multiple weeks. Those will be memorable for the event.

I would also like to bring up that, thanks to Marcus, our club has become green! The Swiss Society now has reusable plates, silverware and glasses.

Sadly we had to say goodbye to Rahel as our VP since she and her family will be moving back to Switzerland. We wish them all the best and hope they have a safe journey back.

Through this, we are able to welcome Ingrid Grosjean as a new board member at large and Maggie, former member at large, as our new VP! Welcome to the “Club”!

We are looking forward to hearing from you, our members, on comments and ideas to improve our upcoming events this year.

Thank you all!