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You are the Swiss Center of North America
You are the Swiss Center of North America
Swiss Center President Beth Zurbuchen observed the U.S. Independence Day celebration at the American Embassy in Bern this past month.
Pictured to the left is American Ambassador to Switzerland Suzi Levine. 
Today, we look forward to the celebration of Switzerland's independance and Swiss National Day on August 1st. 
This is one of the Swiss Center's most important fundraising seasons and this year an anonymous donor has pledged $10,000 to attract donations in a 1 for 1 match.  Please consider giving a donation in honor of Swiss culture, heritage and roots.  Your donation will be matched up to $10,000.
Please visit our on-line secure donation page here.  Or mail your donation to Swiss Center of North America-507 Durst Road-New Glarus, WI 53574.

We thank you for your support and am excited about hitting that $10,000 match in support of the programs that allow the non-profit Swiss Center to continue to grow and keep the flame of Swissness alive in North America.

The Swiss Center of North America hosted a reception for Ambassador Andre Schaller, Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, Thursday April 28.  Schaller was joined by Fabian Stiefvater, Head of the Swiss Business Hub USA, New York, Daniel Freihofer, Director of Economics and Finance at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. and Claudine Haeni, Advisor Swiss Business Hub USA in Chicago.
Schaller and company met with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that morning; toured biotech Promega in Fitchburg and Emmi in Monroe. 
Those in attendance were Dept. of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel; Deputy Secretary Cate Zeuske; Beth Zurbuchen, President Swiss Center of North America; John Etter, Swiss Center Board Chair; Guy Moret, Swiss Center Board; Professor Wesley Smith, U.W. Department of Physics who works at the CERN Laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland; Professor Michael R. Sussman, U.W.Biotechnology Center and founder of NimbleGen; Professor Thomas Rockwell “Rock” Mackie, U.W. Dept. Medical Physics, Human Oncology, Biomedical Engineering, Founder of Tomo Therapy; Tom Hefty, Chairman Artisan Partners Funds; Tom Sylke Board Member WEDC; Master Cheesemaker Bruce Workman.

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For those of us who love all things Swiss--there are 5 signed copies of Swiss Watching remaining for sale.
It's a GREAT read about a great country filled with tradition and amazing people--purchase Swiss Watching today. 
Proceeds support the programming of the Swiss Center of North America. $30 includes shipping and handling.

When we say "YOU" are the Swiss Center of North America, we mean it.  The Swiss Center is a mix of your search for Swiss roots, personal stories and our committment to make sure Swiss heritage doesn't disappear in North America.
Our work includes the preserving and the recounting of the unique stories of people who built communities with distinctive history in the United States and Canada.
The Swiss Center of North America celebrates Swiss heritage and culture.  We interpret, collect and promote the Swiss-North American experience through events, social media and our belief that collective pieces of our past truly enriches our understanding of today.
Our Donald G. Tritt Library and Archives holds more than 9,000 books, magazines and other printed materials published in the four national languages of Switzerland and English.
You'll find historic records from organizations and individuals including a nearly complete North American Swiss Singing Alliance Saengerfest collection beginning in 1897.
We welcome guests from around the world and work to promote appreciation for and awareness of Swiss heritage, culture and pride.
You don’t have to be Swiss to enjoy the Swiss Center.
We invite you to explore the Swiss story to learn about people and organizations that helped built North America.

Hours and Location
Normal Hours: Monday - Friday   9 AM to 3 PM  
Please e-mail or call ahead to ensure the Center is open when you would like to visit.
Other hours by appointment:          
To schedule a visit:     
507 Durst Road - New Glarus - WI - 53574

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