On Saturday, April 14, 2018, AFS Switzerland held its Annual General Assembly in Zurich. The diversity of our organization was mirrored by the attendees: loyal donors, long-serving volunteers, newbies and also host students – all facettes of the AFS world were represented. We witnessed enthusiastic contributions by the volunteers, reflecting our move from a volunteer-based to volunteer-driven organization.

While long-serving and very deserved Iris Reber (Vice Chair, on AFS SUI Board since 2012) has stepped down, we have a new Board Member with Carla Kaufmann, a returnee from YPsc in Japan in 1997. Carla is an entrepreneur in various areas and will definitely make sure that AFS Switzerland will not run out of ideas. We welcome her warmly to the AFS Board community.

Suzanne Weigelt has been re-elected as Chair, and our new Vice Chair is Lisa Drössler, a former AUT returnee and volunteer, since long engaged in one of our most important chapters and elected to the Board in 2016.

The event was roundend off with dinner and the AFS Spring Party, musically accompanied by Robin Müller and his band – a perfect way to enjoy this lovely spring evening in one of the hipper upcoming areas in Zurich.

A copy of the minutes can be downloaded here.

All our best
Suzanne Weigelt,
Chair of the Board
AFS Switzerland


61st General Assembly on April 14th 2018 in Zurich

When: April 14th 2018
Where: F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Zurich

10-12 am                 Chairperson Meeting
12.30-1.30 pm        Budget Meeting with Members of the Board
1-2 pm                     Welcome, Registration & Apero
2 pm                         Formal GA
4.30 pm                    Activities organised by the Chapter Zurich
6.30 pm                    Dinner
9 pm                          #AFSeffect Springparty

*Times are subject to change last minute and places are limited

Please note that as of March 26 all relevant documents will be sent out to interested parties.


Springparty after the GA dinner in Zurich

When: April 14th 2018 after the GA dinner
Where: Zirkus Chnopf

9-11 pm                 Live Band
11 pm-1 am           DJ Duo Ren Foh Cab

Want to bring an AFSminded buddy?
Send him or her the registration link!

*Places are limited so make sure you register early
**Only share the link with people you know and who share our values

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