published by Carolyn Marquardt on Sat, 04/12/2014 - 22:50
The annual Mittelwest Bezirksheimatfest was held April 5, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. This year it was hosted by Die Heimat Tänzer of Omaha. There were 307 people in attendance. As always, the morning was scheduled for Jugend Einzelplatteln. The winners are shown in the photo above. The afternoon is filled with workshops. The evening was a wonderful mix of Ehrentänze, music, dancing and good food. A wonderful time to visit with Trachtenfreunde from near and far.
published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 19:39
Edelweiss Chicago is the first Gauverband member Verein to turn 100 years old. To commemorate this milestone, Gauverband Nordamerika has designed a beautiful pin. Although Edelweiss Chicago is not specifically referenced, the Edelweiss flowers on the side and the Tracht worn both point back to the Verein.
published by Carolyn Marquardt on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:23
About a year ago, four Vereine in Califorina decided to explore the idea of forming a West Bezirk. Since that time two more Vereine joined. The decision was made to include Gauverband member Vereine as well as any organized Trachtenverein west of the Rocky Mountains. As of today, the West Bezirk member Vereine are (from north to south) Enzian Schuhlattler, Seattle, WA; Alpentaenzer Schuhplattler, Sacramento, CA; BHTV Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA; Tiroler u. Bayern Zither Club, North Hollywood, CA; GTEV D'Oberlandler, Los Angeles, CA, and Die Gemuetlichen Schuhplattler, Anaheim, CA.
published by Joe Hubner on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 19:08
Bids for the 2016 Delegates Meeting will be reviewed and voted upon at this year's meeting. However, no one has yet submitted a bid. Please do so as soon as possible. Because 2016 is the 50th anniversary of Gauverband Nordamerika, it was decided at the last meeting that the weekend be extended one day. Thus it will consist of a Thursday Ausschuss meeting; Thursday arrival of Delegates; a Friday & Saturday Delegates Meeting; and a Saturday night banquet (separate ticket because it is expected that people not attending the meeting will also attend).
published by Walter Kraft on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:58
Below are the preliminary items for the 2014 Delegates Meeting. A final copy will be emailed to the Vereine and posted on the website at the end of the month. Additional agenda items not requiring a Bylaws change can still be included. I have not received any bids for the 2016 Delegates Meeting and would appreciate receiving them as soon as they can be available. Officer reports will be available two weeks before the Delegates Meeting on this website.