Taranaki Swiss Club

The Taranaki Swiss Social Club Incorporated was formed in 1952 “to conserve, promote and advance the cultural standards of citizens of Swiss blood living within New Zealand“.  It would also provide opportunities for the meeting together of citizens of Swiss blood in social, cultural or sporting gatherings.  The club would assist persons of Swiss blood to understand the obligations of New Zealand citizenship and to help introduce new settlers of Swiss blood into the New Zealand way of life.

Taranaki

In 1981 our Club house at Grace Avenue, Kaponga, was officially opened, and we are thankful that our members had the foresight and determination to build such a beautiful Club house.  The Club house had been planned and built over several years, and is situated on 1.5 hectares of land.  Our grounds are well maintained and have many trees and gardens adorning its land.

Currently our membership stands at just over 325; many members being actively involved in the various activities organised by our committee of fourteen.  We offer shooting – small bore and karabiner (big bore), keglen (9 pin bowling), jassen (Swiss cards), and various social functions (picnic, meals etc).  We have several sporting activities including Swiss Society competitions, Schwingen (swiss wrestling at our picnic) and the Cowbell Competition.  Our Club is very fortunate to have a Singing and Entertainment group which provides a varied programme for other clubs and organisations from New Plymouth to Waverley; we have also provided lunch and entertainment at our Club house for various groups who have enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food!!!  Our many talented musicians happily entertain at our various functions, and we are so lucky to have them!  We are thrilled that many younger people have joined the Taranaki Swiss Club over the past few years, and we look forward to seeing them at our many events.

See our upcoming events and venture out to Kaponga to participate in one of our many functions!!!

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Upcoming Events
Jun
14
Sun
1:15 pm Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jun 14 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Well, Jassen is on again at 1.15pm.  Come and enjoy a few rounds, a delightful afternoon tea and then a few further games of cards if desired.  Walter looks forward to seeing you all … the more, the merrier!!!
Jun
21
Sun
1:15 pm Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jun 21 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Jassen … a favourite Swiss pastime!!!  Come and enjoy some games, have a chat and socialise.  We really appreciate the regulars, but would love to see some new faces!!!
Jul
4
Sat
1:00 pm Anniversary Shoot @ Swiss Club
Anniversary Shoot @ Swiss Club
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Anniversary Shoot will be held today.  Shooters can participate between 1.00pm and 3.00pm, with keglers starting at the same time and competitors must be finished by 5.00pm (so please don’t wait until the last minute to come!!).  Mark has this day super well organised.  The fabulous dinner of Sauerkraut, pickled red cabbage, potatoes, peas,[...]
Jul
12
Sun
1:15 pm Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jul 12 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
The last month of the competitive round of Jassen, so please be at the Club house for a 1.15pm start.  Walter is looking forward to greeting you!!!
Jul
19
Sun
1:15 pm Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jassen @ Swiss Club
Jul 19 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
The VERY LAST day of the competitive games will be held today from 1.15pm … please come along and participate.  Please tell Walter if you wish to participate in social games at the Club house after the end of the competition … last year he organised a further eleven card afternoons … Walter would be pleased[...]
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