Published January 1, 2019
On October 18, 2008, Ambassador McMullen attended a gifting ceremony in the Swiss mountain village Melchsee-Frutt, where he received a framed copy of the Swiss Federal Charter. The Federal Charter is Switzerland’s oldest constitutional document, in which the central Swiss communities Uri,
On Saturday May the 13th, 2017 the Società Patriottica Liberale Ticinese, Montevideo, celebrated the 139th anniversary of its foundation, which took place on May 12th, 1878. Their group took this occasion to unveil to its membership the reproduction of the Bundesbrief document which is in possession of a
The pictures illustrate some moments of the ceremony such as left to right Secretary to the Board Estela Fagúndez/Beat Presser/Ambassador Pfirter/Jose Hernandez who is telling the attendance about the International Bundesbrief Society/President Ms. Nora Induni and the wife of Jose/member Renée Fernández/VP Maria Thut.
It must be noted that prior to the unveiling of the poster, Ambassador Pfirter t
The very nice reproduction of the Bundesbrief is now on permanent display with great pride at the Ticinese house in Montevideo.
Many thanks go to our member, José Luis Hernández, of Montevideo, Uruguay for creating such a special and important unveiling. Feel free to reach to him for news of Swiss events in Uruguay.
Should you know of others who wish to join the Bundesbrief Society who shares in our
A Report from Jim Scherrer on Society Meetings in Bern
Today I write to give you an update on my meetings and travels on behalf of the Bundesbrief Society in support of our mission. I’ve engaged with the meeting events here in Bern, Switzerland at the 100th Anniversary meeting of the Auslander Schweitzer Organization (ASO) of expats traveling to the capitol for a Congress at the Bundeshaus and nei
Joining in on our week of Bundesbrief Society activities were our distinguished members Fred Jenny and Richard Golding. These members played a valuable role in representing the Society among attendees at both the Museum of Swiss Abroad in Geneva and for the ASO meetings in Bern this week. Numerous networking contacts were made, and good deeds done to spread our Society message to prospective new m
For more background on these meetings see these valuable web sites:
This marketing, sales and educational outreach trip was made possible by the generous donation of our Bundesbrief Society members, especially Sherry McVickar of Chester County, Pennsylvania. I was proud to represent our Society at these two congresses during the past week, and believe w
Published August 16, 2016
Bundesbrief Society President, Jim Scherrer, recently presented USA Ambassador to Switzerland, Susan LeVine, the famous Bundesbrief Poster at their recent meeting at Domaine de Penthes, Museum of the Swiss Abroad, Geneva.
This gifting ceremony was part of the closing gala at the Gallatin House at Domaine de Penthes, Geneva. See www.penthes.ch (Center for Swiss Abroad). Plans were discussed to bring our own Albert Gallatin (Ron Duquette) next summer for scholarly discussions on immigration, treasury and USA/Swiss relations. Our members might be interested to know that Suzi LeVine, United States ambassador to Swit
Published December 7, 2015
In October 2015 three members of the Society attended the installation of the new Honorary Consul of Delaware, Mario Brossi, by the Swiss Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Martin Dahinden.
The Bundesbrief Society participated in the formal part of the otherwise informal gathering as the presenter of an award to Amb. Dahinden. The three Society attendees were Vice President Franz Portmann, Ron Duquette (aka Albert Gallatin) and President Jim Scherrer.
International Bundesbrief Society Attends to Opening of Ambassador Residence in Washington, DC on September 16, 2006
The Swiss opened their new US Ambassadors Residence to select guests on Saturday, September 16th, 2006. Attending were International Bundesbrief Society President and founder Jim Scherrer and his fa
This picture was taken in the Gallery of Art at the occasion of the opening of the new residence for Swiss Ambassador to the United States, Urs Ziswiler. The weeklong program included a display of the Sister Republics exhibit and the display of the Bundesbrief Poster created by the International Bundesbrief Society.
Published June 10, 2006
Philadelphia – The National Constitution Center – To commemorate the momentous occasion of the display of the Bundesbrief, the International Bundesbrief Society (IBBS) was formed. The six new officers gathered at the Bundesbrief to hear remarks from founding IBBS member Jim Scherrer on the history of the Swiss Declaration and the aff