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It’s that time of year again! Please submit your dues for 2008 as soon as possible. You may send them to Jasper Deutscher Verein, Attn: Rita Egler, P. O. Box 15, Jasper, IN 47547-0015. Rita is also available at our meetings if you wish to contact her then.
Single membership is $5.00 per year and a couple membership is $10 per year. What a deal!!! What an opportunity to experience our German heritage on a monthly basis.
The Strassenfest is Coming!!!!
We will be taking signups at the May meeting and later, please call the Al and Judy Bennett at 482-4275, or Dan and Linda Wehr at 482-4432 to schedule your shift – and we really appreciate you scheduling more than one shift, which several members did last year.
This year we must spread our workload out a bit more to get the job done. We will be asking some of you to possibly take a different shift to match staffing with sales a bit better. Example; we really have way too much help on Thursday evening (our least sales day) and not enough on Friday and Saturday. We very much appreciate your cooperation and help!
This year’s theme of the Strassenfest is –
Strassenfest – July 31st to August 3rd
May Meeting – Thursday, May 15th, at the VFW
JHS German Exchange Program
Students of the Jasper High School German Club participating in the German Student Exchange Program and their parents will be selling hamburgers and bratwurst on May 23rd and 24th at the Buehler’s Buy Low in Jasper. They will offer their foods starting Friday afternoon at 4pm and on Saturday 10am-2pm. They also will offer Bueher’s Buy Low Coupon Books for $5 with a total savings offering of $50 included.
Remember to patronize these events as the students raise money towards their next trip to Germany in May of 2009. Your support is appreciated!!!
News from Norb Krapf
On Saturday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m., Norb and his pianist-composer collaborator Monika Herzig will give a jazz and poetry house concert in the Ferdinand area in the Queen Anne Series hosted by Rock Emmert. For more details and an invitation, contact Rock at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Norb and Monika’s CD Imagine – Indiana in Music and Words, go to http://krapfpoetry.com/herzig_krapf/herzig.htm. Both the CD and the memoir are available in the DCM gift shop.
German Heritage Day Program and German Heritage Award
The 10th annual German American Day Program will be held on Monday, October 6th, at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant. Social hour begins at 6:00 pm with the Program beginning at 6:30 pm. The tenth annual German Heritage Award will be presented.
Past recipients of the German Heritage Award are Mary Jo Meuser, Claude and Martina Eckert, Dave Buehler, Linus and Sally Lechner, Joe and Irene C. Eckerle, Danny and Linda Wehr, Leo and Lora Lou Eckerle, the late Lowell and Joan Glendening, and Dave and Janet Kluemper.
The Nomination Form for the 2009 German Heritage Award is printed on the back of this newsletter. Please nominate someone whom you believe has given what they can in order to make a difference.
Our guest speaker this year is Ron Flick, Registered Architect.
More details of the German American Day Dinner and Program will be available after the Strassenfest.
Address Changes for Newsletters
If a member has an address change, please notify Rita Egler at P. O. Box 15, Jasper, IN 47547-0015 or call her at 634-9068.
Any help you can give in maintaining postage costs is greatly appreciated!!!!
Raclette 2 (with a modern Raclette machine)
(Taken from www.derdeutschemichel-online.de)
Potential New Club Members
If someone knows of a potential new club member and would like information about the Deutscher Verein forwarded, please contact Ruth Wibbels at 482-5403 or Rita Egler at 634-9068.
Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit, der Gemut-lich-keit, Ein Prosit
Erinnerst Du Dich?
The following is from the pamphlet, The Pfaffenweiler Emigration by Gerhard Auer. This pamphlet was written in September, 1984 and the English version translated by Seiffert.
If someone had decided to emigrate, he had to take the following steps:
“The usual route went via Strassburg, via Le Havre to New York where some Pfaffenweilerians settled. The majority continued toward the center of the continent. Maria Anna Daeschle moved in with her two sisters in Philadelphia, Dionys Kiefer to his children and Wilhelm Wagner moved to his mother in Ohio: Ludwig Winterhalter stayed with his cousin in Indiana, Barbara Hanser and her one year old stayed with her brother in Weinsburg, Ohio, August Pfefferle, Andreas Gutgsell and many others moved to Jasper, Indiana. Johann Litschgi moved to a cousin in Mylsett, IL Adelheid Hauri and Kornel Schwab stayed with relatives in Louisville, KY. Other settlers went to Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.” Prienser, Pg. 64/65)
Jasper Deutscher Verein (German Club)
A donor-advised endowment to benefit generations in ensuring that our German heritage is preserved and enriched in Jasper and Dubois County.
Claude and Martina Eckert
A designated endowment to provide support to Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc. to support the Jasper/Pfaffenweiler relationship.
A gift to the Jasper Deutscher Verein (German Club) German Heritage Endowment or to the Claude and Martina Eckert Sister Cities Endowment is a wonderful way to remember that special someone. A gift in honor of someone or in memory of someone may be given. The Dubois County Community Foundation will send a letter of acknowledgment to the individual being honored or to the family of someone being remembered. Send your gift along with the appropriate information to the Dubois County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 269, Jasper, IN 47547-0269. Envelopes are also available at the greeting table at each club meeting.
Enclosed is my gift of $___________. Please direct my gift to the __________________________________ Endowment (Please specify appropriate Endowment).
I want my gift to be in memory of/in honor of:
Please acknowledge gift:
Sister Cities of Jasper
"Honoring those who promote our German Heritage"
The annual German Heritage Award is presented to an individual or group who has contributed generously his/her or their time, talents or resources to maintaining, improving or building upon our German roots in Dubois County. Sister Cities of Jasper and the Jasper Partnership Commission created the award in 1999. The Jasper Deutscher Verein is sponsoring the award.
This recognition is open to all individuals, not just residents of the City of Jasper, who give what they can in order to make a difference.
A committee, consisting of the Presidents of the Jasper Deutscher Verein, Sister Cities of Jasper, and the Jasper Partnership Commission, will judge all nominations. The Presidents will present the German Heritage Award during the German American Day Dinner celebration on October 6th at the Schnitzelbank.
How you can nominate:
The nominee must be an individual or group, nominated by any individual or group. Please submit the official form (copy is accepted), along with the following:
German Heritage Award
(Remember, nominations need to be postmarked to the address listed above by September 2, 2008)