I was born in Oberrueti, Canton Aargau, and I immigrated to New Zealand in 1962 with my parents and siblings. I farmed all my working life, and moved to Hawera in 2011 where we have a lovely house with a superb 180 degree view of Mt Taranaki. I joined the Taranaki Swiss Club committee over 20 years ago, and have been the small bore rifle master for most of that time! I have enjoyed helping with maintenance and upkeep of the grounds at the Swiss Club, and am a keen participant in the Karabiner Shooting and the Keglen. I was the rifle master of the Swiss Society for ten years, and look forward to serving this Club for a further four years.