Events

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 02:00 PM Time
    EPFL Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland

    Request Your Absentee Ballot @ EPFL Lausanne

    Photo: Morgan Gray

    Come meet our team and get registered to vote or request your absentee ballot for the upcoming 2022 midterm elections! It's a quick and easy process, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about voting or being politically engaged from abroad.


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  • Monday, May 30, 2022 at 01:00 PM Zurich Time
    Kleine Freiheit in Zürich, Switzerland

    Request Your Absentee Ballot @ ETH!

    Get registered to vote or request your absentee ballot for the upcoming 2022 midterm elections! It's a quick and easy process, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about voting or being politically engaged from abroad.

    We have a table reserved at Kleine Freiheit, located very near the main ETH Zürich campus. We look forward to seeing you!


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  • Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 07:30 PM Bern Time · 3 rsvps
    Zoom in Bern, Switzerland

    Caring for Our Mental Health While Living Abroad

    Join us for a discussion on the mental health issues commonly faced when loving abroad with Caitlan Siegenthaler, MA, LPC, NCC.

    Our team of mental health professionals has experience working with adults and young people both in the US and in Switzerland, and will be providing insight into their own work helping Americans both at home and abroad to address the feelings of loneliness, isolation, culture shock, and other obstacles that come with starting a new life in a new place. After presenting some background information on their professional histories and on these themes, we will be holding a Q&A session with the audience.

    This event is a collaboration between MeWell Community and the Global Youth Caucus at Democrats Abroad.

     

    About Caitlan Siegenthaler, MA, LPC, NCC

    Caitlan is an ex-corporate marketing manager turned licensed therapist who is passionate about making mental health more accessible. She specializes in anxiety, stress & burnout and has helped hundreds of clients across the globe find ease and clarity again. She primarily works with expats and lived abroad in Switzerland from 2019-2022.

    Caitlan received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado while working full time in marketing. 

    Caitlan also loves speaking on mental health topics to help remove the stigma around mental health. She has been invited to speak at companies like Salesforce and FlyVictor. 

    When she isn’t guiding clients or speaking about mental wellness she can be found somewhere outside in search of sunshine. After three years abroad she now lives in Virginia Beach, VA USA (originally from Denver, Colorado) with her husband and their dog, Henry.


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  • Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 06:00 PM Bern Time · CHF35.00 CHF

    Bacchus Caucus: Old and New World Red Wines

     
    Sommelier Steph is back with an exciting wine tasting featuring Old World/New World wines! Join us for the second in a 2-part series of tastings comparing wines produced in traditional wine growing areas in Europe with the same type of wine produced in a New World growing area in the Americas, Africa or Australia. Enjoy great wines, great food (each set of wines comes with a hand-picked food pairing) and a fascinating exploration of terroir! This last session will focus on red wines.
     
    About Sommelier Steph:

    After devoting 17 years to emergency and critical care veterinary nursing, Steph decided to leave medicine and turn her much loved wine hobby into a second career. She began working at a Finger Lakes winery where she immersed herself in every aspect of wine making: vineyard experience, harvest and crush, and the tasting room where she honed her skills in food and wine pairing. While working in the winery, she joined a company which provided small, semi-private, educational wine tours within the FLX region. Within this time she also became beverage manager and wine captain of a high-end catering company, where she was able to continue her work with local winemakers in putting together tasting menus for private events.
     
    She obtained her sommelier training through The Court of Master Sommeliers and is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers. She worked as a member of the sommelier team at Les Trois Rois, a 5-star hotel in Basel, where she served as the bar sommelier and bar supervisor, before the COVID-19 pandemic led to a return to veterinary medicine. 
     
    She lives in Muttenz with her husband Richard, her dog Gracie, and her super adorable kitties, Mister, Montgomery Albert and Minerva Jane.
     
    Due to Federal Election Commission regulations, all tickets for this event must be purchased by a US citizen aged 18 years or older. Any other attendees must be guests of a US citizen. In order to purchase tickets, you must agree to all statements in the Donation Declaration below. If you cannot purchase tickets with the ticket purchase link, please contact us, and we will arrange an alternate payment method.

    Donation Declaration

    1. I am a United States Citizen; and
    2. This contribution is not made from the general treasury funds of a corporation, labor organization, or national bank; and
    3. This contribution is not made from the treasury of a person or entity that is a federal contractor; and
    4. This contribution is not made from the treasury of a joint account for which one or more account holders are not US citizens; and
    5. The funds I am donating are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution; and
    6. I am at least 18 years old, the funds I am donating are my own personal funds, and I am donating these funds knowingly and voluntarily.

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services. With the critical nature of the 2022 midterms, we need to raise funds to allow us to reach, register, and motivate as many American voters living in Switzerland as possible.

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 07:00 PM Time
    Schützenmattpark in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Annual General Meeting 2022

    Please join DACH Basel members for our 2022 annual general meeting! All are welcome at our meetings, and if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!

    The first part of our meeting will be an overview of our 2021 activities. The second part of the meeting will be planning to Get Out the Vote for the upcoming midterms!

    We plan to meet at Schützenmattpark, weather permitting. We will meet via Zoom in the event of adverse weather..

    Can't make it this month? We generally have planning meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. If you can't make our regular meetings and still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].


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  • Sunday, July 03, 2022 at 02:00 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp
    TBA in Bern, Switzerland

    4th of July - Together Again!

    Join Democrats Abroad Switzerland for a nationwide celebration of 🇺🇸 Independence Day 🇺🇸! 

    We are securing an indoor/outdoor space near Bern for a potluck cookout and we would love to see you there!

    We will provide soft drinks and grill(s). Bring something to throw on the BBQ and a side or dessert to share.

    Plan for fun and games for the whole family, as well as some brainstorming on how to Get Out The Vote for these all-important 2022 Midterms!

    More details will be announced soon, but please mark your calendars 🗓️!


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