INVITATION TO YOU!
Join the International Bundesbrief Society
Showing the Way To Constitutional Democracy with the Bundesbrief as Messenger
Dear Friend of Democracy,
I am writing to invite you to become a member of the highly regarded International Bundesbrief Society whose mission is to foster constitutional democracy worldwide. You may know the Bundesbrief of 1291AD (sister of the Magna Carta of 1215AD) as the founding document for the nascent Swiss nation and today it is a beacon of light to countries worldwide who seek liberty.
The priceless 715-year old Bundesbrief document left Switzerland for the first time on June 10th, 2006 and was displayed at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia— birth city of the United States— and triggered the founding of our International Bundesbrief Society. Honorary members of our International Bundesbrief Society include Joseph Deiss, President of the United Nations General Assembly 2011, Faith Whittlesy, former US Ambassador to Switzerland, Arnold Koller, former Swiss Federal Councilor and “father of the modern Swiss Constitution”, Honorable James Gerlach and Joseph Pitts, members the U.S. House of Representatives, Swiss Senator Filippo Lombardi, from Ticino and Representative Thomas Aeschi, Nationalrat, Canton Zug.
Billions of people around the world yearn for the freedoms we all enjoy in countries like Switzerland, the United States, Great Britain, Canada and the other great constitutional democracies. Yet, strive as they may, a mountain of barriers exist; barriers built by time and tyranny. However, we can help break these barriers by showing the way to constitutional democracy with the Bundesbrief as the messenger. Join our International Bundesbrief Society and pledge support for our world-wide mission of freedom, liberty, education, democracy, ethics, federalism, rule-of-law and fair dealing.
As background, I am a dual US and Swiss citizen and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Public and Urban Policy in 1981 and a life member of our local New Helvetic Society. My relationship with family in Switzerland and America have inspired me to share with the world our unique and powerful democratic heritage. Your membership would accelerate a rapidly growing local, national and international membership drive for patriots and law-abiding people with an affinity for Swiss-style democracy.
There are 6 Membership Levels
Benefits of membership are broad and include collegial relations with other members at a high level, invitations to contemporary political, scientific and cultural events, solidarity with international peers, family genealogy discoveries, and extended family unions. Those who join our society include proponents of constitutional liberty, worldwide Swiss patriots, scholars of democratic form, as well as embassy and consular leadership.
Too few people know the fundamental truth of the Bundesbrief and the great Swiss republic, and your support will help empower our work. Your membership will help us reach out to school children, to scholars, to average citizens and to seekers of truth from foreign lands. Because of your membership we can be stronger… without you we cannot be as effective. Democracy is to be vigorously protected if it is to survive, and your membership makes a difference.
At certain points in our lives, many of us feel the need to reflect on what it takes to lead a life that is good, useful, worthy, and meaningful. Bundesbrief Society seminars, programs and initiatives offer a chance for restorative reflection on the meaning of the good life, leadership, and sound public policy based on nonpartisan principles and timeless ideas. We face a world in which the biggest threat, to nations and to communities, is a lack of tolerance and understanding.
In our lifetime, we have a chance to raise the world to a new standard of human excellence. There are eloquent democratic voices within the European Union, India, Japan, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, South Africa, Israel and in the newest democracy of Bhutan. Our goal is to lead by embodying and educating people everywhere about the virtues of freedom and democracy, by defending the rules of international civilized society and by supporting the new international institutions which are so necessary to advance the peace and freedoms we cherish.
Our core mission is to foster enlightened democratic leadership and open-minded constitutional dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and initiatives, the Society and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values.
Our rapidly growing professional membership now exceeds 100 people and is located on 3 continents (Europe, North America, South America) in five countries; USA, Switzerland, Germany, Russia and Brazil; and in 10 states: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming. Our membership grows by referral from our current members, and should you become a member you are encouraged to bring forward to the membership committee those who you feel would enjoy our comradeship, conviviality and mutual shared pursuit of constitutional liberty.
Included in a new membership is delivery of the famous 1291 Bundesbrief Poster designed by Clement Smith, and the high resolution photograph taken by member Gary McKinnis. Also included in new membership and special donations is the informative Helvetica America Map, a large-format poster map depicting cities in America based on Swiss names designed by our member Erdmann Schmocker. We ship them fully protected in a tube and priority mailed to your home. If you wish, we can also frame either or both of these treasures and ship it framed to you, at our expense, for a generous donation.
In closing, let me say how pleased I would be to bring your name forward to the membership committee. Become a Democracy Ambassador! To join, simply indicate your membership level of interest and provide your contact details; we will welcome you with open arms!
Jim Scherrer, President and Founder
International Bundesbrief Society
A Worldwide Force for Constitutional Liberty, Democracy, and Scholarship with The Bundesbrief As Messenger
International Bundesbrief Society
West Chester, PA 19382-6735 – USA
Phone – 610-793-4600
The Society is a 501(c)3 Public Charity
Membership is open to all by invitation and sponsorship by a current member. If you wish to be introduced to a current member, contact us for introduction at info@Bundesbrief.org.
Dues and Fees
Your membership is guaranteed upon receipt of the initial membership fee with a $50 annual optional donation. Other donations can be earmarked to specific projects which are underway.
There are 6 Membership Levels:
Chapters are being organized in each country around the world. We seek Chapter leaders for each country.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve democracy, constitutional liberty and scholarship. Your generous donation will fund our mission. Membership contributions and renewals can be made here.
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