Suisse Romande


Welcome to Democrats Abroad Suisse Romande!

DA Suisse Romande is a chapter of DA Switzerland, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Switzerland. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Suisse Romande, please contact us.

New! Join our DACH Suisse Romande WhatsApp group! You can contact the Suisse Romande leaders to be added to the group. Note that by joining this WhatsApp group, all members of the group will have access to your phone number.

Emily T. Blitz and Peter Butterfield, Chapter Co-Chairs
Democrats Abroad - Suisse Romande
[email protected] and [email protected]

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DA Suisse Romande Leadership:

Peter Butterfield
| Co-Chair, Suisse Romande Chapter
Emily Blitz
| Co-Chair, Suisse Romande Chapter; Engagement Team Leader, Switzerland
Michael Williams
| Member-at-Large, Geneva Chapter; Media Relations Team Leader, Switzerland
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  • News

    Geneva Donation Drive

    November has two great holidays: one offers Americans an opportunity to honor our US servicemen and women and the other to give thanks for our good fortune. 

    Just a few hours north of us is the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the largest US military hospital outside the US. On any given week there are around 100 active or recovering soldiers there. Some quickly return to their duty station, others can be there for a lot longer. 

    The Wounded Warrior Project and fellow support organizations in Landstuhl work with the soldiers to make their unexpected stay in Germany as comfortable as they can. Simple pleasures like Crocs and cozy hoodies, or vitals like socks and boxers can make a difference. 

    The Geneva Chapter of Democrats Abroad is running a donation drive from Veterans Day to right after Thanksgiving. We warmly invite our members to RDV with us from 10:00-13:00 at any of the following locations:

    Saturday 13th Balexert, Geneva
    Sunday 14th Gare Cornavin, Geneva
    Saturday 20th La Combe, Nyon
    Sunday 21st Lausanne Gare, Lausanne
    Saturday 27th Aubonne Outlets
    Sunday 28th Belair Centre, Yverdon-les-Bains

    To get precise location on each day join the DACH-GVA Chapter WhatsApp group:

    The A, B, C’s of the items needed:  
    ALL NEW (for health reasons, used clothing cannot be accepted)
    Boxers, L 
    Briefs, all sizes
    Crocs or sneakers, all sizes
    Duffel bags (no logos)
    Long sleeve t-shirts, unisex
    Nothing 2XL or 3XL
    Pajamas (lightweight, S, M)
    Socks (black, all sizes)
    Sweatpants, M
    Sweatshirts (no logos, S, M)
    T-shirts (no logos, not white)

    Working together, we can make a huge difference in the lives and recuperation of our fellow Americans abroad!

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    Say Hello to the New Geneva Leaders!

    The Geneva chapter held their AGM on April 25 and elected a new slate of leaders:

    Office Name Email
    Geneva Chapter Co-Chair Emily T. Blitz [email protected]
    Geneva Chapter Co-Chair Peter Butterfield [email protected]
    Geneva Chapter Member-at-Large Michael Williams [email protected]
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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 06:30 PM Bern Time
    Mulligan's Irish Pub in Geneva, Switzerland

    Valentines Day for Dems at the Pub

    Mulligan's Geneva

    Bring your sweetie along for Valentine's Day drinks at Mulligan's. We think they have a red beer on tap. Look for us by the window or downstairs if we're numerous.

    This is a DACH 2023 regular event the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, at Mulligan's. Next round: Tuesday March 14th, to get an early start on St. Patrick's Day!

    Saturday, March 04, 2023 at 10:00 AM Bern Time · 2 rsvps
    Lutry train station in Lutry, Switzerland

    Walk through le Lavaux wine region

    Lavaux wine region 

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    A Saturday walk with Democrats Abroad through the beautiful vineyards and wine villages of the Lavaux region, from Lutry to Vevey. Justly designated a UNESCO world heritage site, the Lavaux is all steep south-facing vineyard-covered hillsides rising from Lac Leman, offering gorgeous views of the undulating countryside, the lake and facing Alps. We'll pass through centuries-old wine villages with their cafe terraces. This will be a 3.5-hour walk, approx 13km, plus an hour's picnic lunch pause. Those who want a shorter walk can stop at one of the eight train stations along the route. Wear layers and good walking shoes; we will not leave the paved roads. Rain date: Saturday March 11.

    Public transport: Train RE, S1, S2, S3 or S4 to Lutry, or bus 9 to Lutry-Rive.  Car: Paid parking at Lutry.

    RSVP, or contact Christine (email below or call ) to join the WhatsApp group for the Walk, for late details.