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 350; many members being actively involved in the various activities organised by our committee of fourteen.  We offer small bore shooting, keglen (9 pin bowling), jassen (Swiss cards), and various social functions (Picnic, Fondue, Anniversary Shoot, Christmas Shoot and Swiss National Day celebrations).  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
16
Sun
1:00 pm Jassen @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Jassen @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jassen will be held today … come along and give this Swiss card game a go!!!
1:00 pm Small bore shooting @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Small bore shooting @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Small bore shooting will be held.  If you wish to play cards as well, please come early to get your shooting done!!!  Joe would love to attract more junior members, so please give him or Adrian (06 762 8757) a ring and they’ll be there at 11.00am for you.  This is a great Swiss sport.
Jul
7
Sun
1:00 pm Jassen @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Jassen @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jassen again at 1.00pm.  Join us for some games of cards, and some fun.
Jul
13
Sat
1:00 pm Anniversary Shoot @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Anniversary Shoot @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Anniversary Shoot is a terrific day, with participants able to shoot or skittle and everyone receives a small prize of cervelas!  The meal is certainly one not to be missed with sauerkraut, pickled red cabbage, potatoes, peas, pork and continental frankfurters … doesn’t that already make you lick your lips!!!  The shooting can be[...]
Jul
14
Sun
1:00 pm Jassen @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Jassen @ Taranaki Swiss Club House
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jassen for the final time … if you need one more good score, you had better turn up!!
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