Our Annual Family Picnic over time has become one of – if not THE – highlight(s) in the Swiss Australian Community Life, bringing together many friends and rare, even first-time visitors from near and far away.
Whereas previously we were honoured to welcome “some special guests” (we remember e.g. the visits of a member of the Swiss Federal Council (Bundesraetin) in Plumpton, or more recently The Swiss Army (with the Australian Navy) Bands, this year would have to stand out for the unexpected () number of loyal followers, friends, “fans” and new faces , who all turned out to enjoy a Perfect Winter’s Day after the cancellation of 2 previously planned outings. The preceding gusty winds on Saturday and rain periods in the weeks leading up to “our Big Day” gave way to pleasant Sunshine warming our hearts and minds. The seemingly unending stream of people queuing up for Food and Drinks (and Amusement Rides for our Children) kept our Helpers on their feet all day long.
It is with gratitude that we wish to thank all those who assisted with the work and many tasks leading up to and on the day …. we call them “Our Willing Hands” , and in this place – for fear not to forget anyone as important as they all are for whatever help they assist with – we just say ‘A BIG THANK YOU” including our Leader(s), their Spouses and Partners and friends they “invite” for and encourage to help. Thank you also to our numerous Sponsors and Donors (listed in this Website), all proceeds will allow the Club to participate at the Swiss Eidg. Jodlerfest in Zug in June 2023 (an event to be held in Basel also cancelled twice) – We say Thank You also the Members of The Swiss Australian Community and their friends for being part of this great day. We look forward to saying “Hello and Gruezi” (and “Bonjour, Salute and Viva La Grischa”) again next time around.