The North Wales Swiss Society was created after Beatrice Schlegel, a Swiss in Caernarfon, came across the Swiss in Wales website and contacted Ruth Thomas, the Honorary Consul, at the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff in Cardiff. To Beatrice surprise, she learnt that she wasn't the only Swiss in Caernarfon and in North Wales, and that other Swiss have settled in Anglesey, Flint and Conway. When Ruth asked Beatrice if she was interested in starting a very first Swiss Society in North Wales, Beatrice didn't hesitate and the first North Wales Swiss Society, the Caernarfon Swiss Club, was launched on 16 May 2009 by the Honorary Consul . Since then Beatrice has been organising gatherings for the growing North Wales Swiss Society ever since.
In 2015 the Consul General at the Swiss Embassy in London, Hermann Aebischer, was the guest of honour at the annual summer event. It was the first time the North Wales Swiss were visited by a representative of the Swiss government.
The North Wales Swiss usually meet twice a year. In the summer to celebrate the Swiss National Day and in early December, for a St Nicolas Day Raclette and Fondue event. All gatherings are for all the family, including the children.
The North Wales Swiss Society is a very informal group of Swiss in North Wales. There are no no joining up and membership fees nor any formal regulations. The costs of each event of the North Wales Swiss are shared amongst participants. The Society is not affiliated to any other organisation, but keeps in close contact with the South Wales Swiss Society.
North Wales Swiss Society Mailing List
Should you wish to receive regular information about events of the North Wales Swiss and wish to add your name & e mail address to the mailing list, send an e mail to the co-ordinator of the North Wales Swiss Society Beatrice Schlegel.
Swiss Consulate Newsflashs
You can also register for the Swiss Consulate Newsflash sent from time to time to all signed up Swiss in Wales by the Honorary Consul in Cardiff. Register by sending an e mail to the Swiss Consulate in Cardiff
Respect of Privacy:
In accordance with the Data Protection Act, e mail addresses held by Beatrice Schlegel of the North Wales Swiss Society and and the Honorary Consul in Cardiff will not be passed on to any third parties without your consent.