This year, with respect for Indigenous Peoples, we are celebrating Friendsgiving, a new American tradition focused on friendship and gratitude. DA Zurich will provide the main entree (vegan and traditional) and the drinks - you bring a side dish or a dessert to share!
Spouses/Partners, non-Americans, and children are welcome! Please sign up and indicate what side dish or dessert you will bring when you confirm your payment. We look forward to spending time with you during this season of reflection and gratitude.
- Turkey entree (adult): CHF 25
- Turkey entree (child, age 6-12): CHF 15
- Vegan entree (adult): CHF 18
- Vegan entree (child, age 6-12): CHF 9
- Children under 6: Free
- Optional additional donation: CHF 10 per US citizen (aged 18+)
We have room for 50 guests and tickets are first come, first served, so buy soon!
Tickets can be purchased at our Eventzilla page. In addition to submitting proof of payment via email, please indicate your potluck contribution as well.
Please join our Monthly Meeting to discuss chapter business, upcoming events, and politics!
Are you interested in helping with the Global Presidential Primary?
DACH Basel will have another planning meeting for our GPP online via WebEx. Please email Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org for the WebEx invitation.
Join fellow American Democrats in Basel for a Thanksgiving potluck in one of Basel's famous Clique Kellers, the Sans Gêne. Spouses/Partners, non-Americans, and children are welcome! We look forward to spending time with you during this season of reflection and gratitude. Check out what dishes are being brought here and sign up to bring your own dish here.
Tickets include entrance and turkey and mashed potatoes (CHF20 for adults, CHF10 for children 6-12) or stuffed squash (vegan) and mashed potatoes (CHF15 for adults and CHF7 for children 6-10). There will be a cash bar for drinks or you can bring your own wine with a CHF 10 corkage fee.
Room for 50 and tickets are first come, first served so get yours now!
There are three options for our December meeting:
- Read Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society by Nicholas A. Christakis
- Write to Sam for a copy of the article Deliver us from Evil: How Biology, not Religion, Made Humans Moral
- Watch #1 - Metacognition in the Anthropocene
All three deal with how our human interactions in today's society, which has existed in its present form for +/-350 years, are driven by brains which have evolved over 10,000s of years.
Come join us, whether or not you read or watched any/all of the above!
Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.
The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne. That's near all the CEVA construction close to the Eaux-Vives railway station. There isn't any easy parking (you can take your luck on the street), but the #12 tram is convenient (walk downhill from stop Amandolier or uphill from stop Roches). If using a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car). Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.
NOTE: The #12 tram is running again after having a bus substitute this summer for construction work. And starting in January 2020 the Leman Express will be running to the Gare des Eaux-Vives.
Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.
Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly business meeting! This month's meeting will be back at Paddy Reilly's. The business meeting will start at 7 PM, but you are welcome to join us for the social hour beforehand from 6-7 PM. Everyone is welcome!
Can't make it this month? We have business meetings regularly, usually on the 1st Monday of each month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett, at email@example.com.
Join DA Zurich for a stroll around the Christmas Market at Münsterhof!
DA Discussion is back! Join us at Oelist Finkmüller Coffee in Markthalle. This month our theme is:
Partisan Tribalism, Impeachment, and the 2020 Elections
Suggested Readings: Coming soon! Keep an eye on this space.
About DA Discussions:
We examine various facets of democracy in group discussions facilitated by political scientist Michael Contarino, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire.
Contarino founded and directed the Politics and Society program at UNH-Manchester, the UNH-in-Italy program, and the UNH-Manchester Florence program at Palazzo Rucellai. He has taught World Politics, US and World Affairs, International Relations Theory, Politics and Society, Dictatoriship and Democracy, Politics and Propaganda in Film, The Politics of Food, and Business, Government, and Society, among other topics.
Each event will cover a different topic and offer complementary readings. The readings are intended to provide insight into the topic at hand but are completely optional.
All are welcome!
This event is free of charge, but we will gladly accept cash donations from any US citizens who attend the event. Democrats Abroad Switzerland is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services.
Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly social hour! This month's get-together will be at Paddy Reilly's, upstairs. Feel free to drop in for a drink, a bite to eat, and some great conversation! After the social hour, we will have our business meeting from 7-9 PM. Everyone is welcome!
Can't make it this month? We have social hours regularly, usually on the 1st Monday of each month. Or, if you want to get involved outside of this event, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for the last Wine Whine of 2019!
Sommelier Steph will lead us through a tasting of harvest time/autumnal foods and the wines with which to pair them.
Snacks and wine tastings included in the CHF 25 entry.
- Americans: CHF 35 (CHF 10 donation to DACH included)
- Non-Americans: CHF 25
A private residence in Bruderholz.
The address will be sent to you upon registration/proof of payment.
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 is currently a member of the sommelier team at Les Trois Rois, a 5-star hotel in Basel, where she serves as the bar sommelier and bar supervisor.
She lives in Muttenz with her husband Richard, her dog Gracie, and her super adorable kitty Ophelia.