Canberra Swiss Club Inc.
Minutes of committee meeting, Tuesday 14th November 2006
at the home of Heinz Buettikofer, 27 Spalding Street, Flynn
Present: Heinz Buettikofer, Gaby Hoffmann, Alice and Hans Bruengger, Robbert Veenendaal,
Toni Buechi, Chris Mill, Sonja Gasser, Werner Albrecht (arrived few minutes later), Maria Reed
Apologies: Heidi Veenendaal, Lino Rovere, Ursula Conan-Davies
The president opened the meeting at 7:40 pm.
Heinz welcomed the new committee members Sonja Gasser and Chris Mill.
The minutes of the last meeting were accepted.
Samichlaus 3rd December
Marcel Jud will be Santa this year and Alice Bruengger will be the “Schmutzli”.
Hans and Lino will be at Weston Park earlier to reserve the BBQ area,
Heinz - to call Lino to remind him
Alice - to organize the Santa suit
- to organize the Santa bags (lollies, Lebkuchen etc.)
- last year were just around 12 children at the Samichlaus Picnic
Gaby provided the treasurer report:
AGM dinner: there were 34 dinners paid for, 15 dinners were paid by the club.
$ 435.00 loss for the club at the AGM dinner.
Gaby forgot to bring the account statement to the AGM dinner, which will be sent out with next
It was forgotten to appoint the auditor Mr. Cossart at the AGM.
Robbert Veenendaal handed over the responsibilities of the Membership Secretary to Sonja Gasser.
Events for the year 2007
February/May Film evenings (to be announced)
March 9 – 11 Coastal Weekend at Durras North
Sunday 22 April Bushwalk
Friday 15 June Fondue evening (at Alliance France)
Sunday 8 July Wood collection
Sunday 29 July National day Celebration
August Jass course for 3 evenings (Wednesdays at the Austrian club?)
(to be announced)
September Trivia night (Saturday 8th or 15th, to be announced)
Sunday 14 October Jass tournament
Friday 2 November AGM
Sunday 2 December Samichlaus
Winzerfest: The last winzerfest wasn’t really successful. Next time it should be called Family
BBQ, so more families with kids would attend.
No wine bottling, as it is a lot of work and wine wasn’t that good. Werner says that the German
club has a wine/”Sauser” tasting at “Helms” winery.
Other possible events to have during the year 2007: Heinz got approached to organize
something for young Swiss club members. As we don’t know how many young members are in the
club, which would attend these events, the decision is made, to organize a kids movie night.
Other possible events: Minigolf, Risotto night, Blueberry picking (Maria to call the Blueberry
farm, to ask when the Berries are ripe)
Kids Film evening at around 6 pm:
Maria - DVD Madagascar, Lars der kleine Eisbaer
Heinz - DVD Globi and old Car race
possible films: “Herbstzeitlosen”, “Grounding”
Chris Mill will see Ursula Conan-Davies in December to take over the responsibilities of the
In next Newsletter -include a small statement of the new committee members
-the names of new members
-Web address for the new social security agreement
Chris -next newsletter out before Christmas, as the bookings for the coastal
weekend has to be early
-to redesign the newsletter heading and layout
Gaby -to send the Web address for the new social security agreement to Chris to put
in the next newsletter
Maria -to send Chris the addresses of the last coastal weekend accommodation
Heinz -to book the Alliance France venue for the Fondue night
-to ask Regula and Roger Neilson if they would be interested to `
organize the Trivia night.
At the next meeting organize the dates for the future meetings, every 2nd month.
Sonja asked Heinz why the Swiss club has no Club house: There are not enough members and the
club house would have to be run as a business.
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 9:50 pm.
Next meeting: Tuesday 6th February 2007, 7:30 pm at Maria’s place, 4 Fred Williams Cres, North