Founded in 1946, the British Residents’ Association of Switzerland (BRA) is a non profit organisation, for British, Commonwealth and Irish Citizens.
The Association organises numerous cultural, recreational, and social events in each of its regions for the benefit of its members.
The BRA also promotes friendship between its members and the people of Switzerland, helping the membership to know Switzerland’s different regional cultures and assisting them to integrate into Swiss life.
We look forward to meeting you soon at one of our regional events.
Around Europe, all countries have been implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection. Please click on the blue link below to find the latest restrictions introduced by the Swiss Federal authorities. New coronavirus Remember: Your local canton or commune might introduce further measures which affect you. You will find a separate message on this site giving information on the responses by the UK and French authorities. BRA will provide additional information on this Website when it becomes available. Graham Robertson, BRA Chairman
BRA POLICY ON COVID-19 VIRUS
BRA is monitoring the propagation of Covid-19 in our area and taking seriously the effect that it could have on our members and BRA activities. Based on Swiss government advice, there are currently no plans to postpone or cancel any upcoming BRA events but we need to keep the situation under review in case that advice should change. Although the Federal Government has published its restrictions on gatherings, each Canton, Commune or Municipality has the authority to decide more stringent regulations of its own. Both the Canton of Bern and the City of Coire (Chur) have done so and others are likely to follow. Therefore, it is important that BRA Regional Chairmen remain aware of regulations in their area and comply with any restrictions imposed when planning, organising or cancelling events. In line with WHO advice, all should accept that some attendees may be reluctant to greet by shaking hands or with gestures involving physical contact. Members are advised to monitor the BRA diary on the website in case the authorities advise that an event must be cancelled. Any member who decides that it would not be sensible for them to attend an event is requested to inform the organiser in sufficient time to […]
Date for your diary….
New Concept for a National BRA Autumn Lunch. We are aware that some members have difficulty travelling long distances to attend a national event at a central location. Hence, we decided that it would be good for us to travel out into the heart of our different regions to enable more members to meet others from outside their region. We are aiming to start by holding an autumn lunch on Saturday the 24th October in Lugano in the Ticino. More details will be printed in the next Bulletin. In the meantime, please pencil the date into your diary.
Advertisement for Secretary BRA
Secretary, British Residents’ Association of Switzerland (BRA) The British Residents’ Association of Switzerland (BRA) is looking for someone to join the central management team as the BRA Secretary. This part-time post would suit someone who wishes the benefits of dealing with members throughout Switzerland while working from home. Information about the BRA can be found on the association’s website www.britishresidents.ch. Role: The BRA Secretary acts as a focal point for the BRA and provides administrative support to the Council and Members of the BRA. The appointment is for a part-time post of about 2 days per week. In particular, the Secretary is responsible for; Maintenance of a membership database including subscription renewals. As directed by the Treasurer, managing routine accounting, contracts, and financial receipts and payments. Support to the Council, including arranging Council and general meetings, recording of minutes, follow-up actions and assisting with events. Assisting editors with production of a quarterly Bulletin, a Website and information in electronic form to members. Managing BRA correspondence, records and archives. Reports to: National Chairman, BRA. Requirements: This part-time appointment is the sole employee of the BRA and should be resident with the right to work in Switzerland. Although the Secretary will normally […]
BRA Subscription Dues
Subscriptions are due January 2020 The different subscription rates are as follows: > Single member: CHF 65 per annum > Couple or Family living at the same address: CHF 90 per annum Payments can be made via e-banking: CH38 0900 0000 1705 5708 4 If in the past you were entitled to a reduced rate of: CHF 40 per annum for a Single member or CHF 60 per annum for a Couple living at the same address This rate still applies to you, but is no longer being applied to other Members as of 2019
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