events held for the members, and occasionally for outside
guests, most often take
place at one of the historic Swiss Avenue homes. The charities
that the Guild supports play a
major part in many of these events.
The New Neighbor Brunch, a highlight of every year, is
a signature event honoring all of
the new neighbors who have purchased or moved into a Swiss
Avenue home during the
previous year. The brunch is a springtime “welcome”
prepared entirely by Guild members.
This elaborate event exemplifies our members’ generosity
and talents as they
create all of the decadent dishes and fabulous table settings.
This gathering allows both new
and old neighbors to exchange stories, become better acquainted,
and plant the seeds for
new friendships to grow during years to come.
The Thanksgiving Food Drive, Santa’s Toy and Clothing
Drive, the Easter Egg Hunt and
Easter Basket Drive, and the School Supply Drive are some
of the Guild’s annual charitable
events. The weekend before Thanksgiving, the Guild traditionally
gathers hundreds of
pounds of food as members socialize over morning coffee.
We delight the children of Swiss
Avenue as they experience the gift of giving to those
less fortunate during the Christmas and
Easter holiday events. A hug from Santa and an exciting
Easter egg hunt make for some
great family fun. An end of summer school supply drive
gives members a chance to catch up
and give the Guild’s charities the items they will
need throughout the year.
Other entertaining, informative and very fun events have
been a Hawaiian Luau, Mardi
Gras Party, Spa Day, Book Signing, High Tea, Estate Jewelry
Lecture, 4th of July Ranch
Barbecue, Wine Tasting, and the ever popular Veranda Parties.
The Guild is also proud to be a
part of the Swiss Avenue Historic District Home Tour where
the Guild hosts a booth in the
park to sell tour tickets and Guild items (mugs, driving
and walking tour tapes, magnets and books).
The Guild ends its year with the Annual Meeting at the
Aldredge House where we share the
memories from our scrap book and welcome in the new Board
of Directors. The Guild looks
forward to many years of creative events and continued
growth in friendships with all members.