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Gauzeitung Christmas Greetings - Dec. 15

The November issue of the Gauzeitung is on its way. Time to turn my attention to the Christmas issue. Please let me know whether you or your Verein would like to take out a greeting to your fellow Gauverband members. The ads will be in color -- you can design your own ad or send me the outline of what you'd like in it.  Prices: $150/full page; $90/half page; $60/quarter page; $30 for 1/8 page. Deadline for notifying me of the space you'd like -- Dec. 15 (even if the actual ad doesn't arrive til Dec.

Results of Gaufest Survey Available

Thank you to those who took the time to answer the survey about the 25. Gaufest. Below is a link to the results of that survey.

2015 December 5 - Edelweiss Ball, NY

GTEV Schlierachtaler Stamm invited you to their 87th Edelweiss Ball on Saturday, December 5, 2015, a the Plattduetsche Park.  Music by Die Heimatklänge Orchestra; entertainment by the Bavarian Schuhplattler. Doors open at 6:30. A German dinner will be served. Advanced tickets only -- $50/person.  The flyer has contact information for tickets and questions.  Hope to see you there!

Bairisch -- A Great Language!

Bavarian isn't just a dialect, it's a language onto itself. One man, Otto Hietsch, loved it so much he wrote a Bavarian-English dictionary series that I have owned for many years already. Every once in a while, I quote some of Hietsch's entries in the "Gauzeitung" in the "Bayrisch G'redt" column.  The set has been added to and combined into one book.  The link takes you to an entertaining Bayrischer Rundfunk segment about the author and many of the amusing words contained in his book.

2016 April 1-3: Mittelwest Bezirksheimatfest

GTEV Edelweiss Detroit is hosting the 26th Mittelwest Bezirksheimatfest on April 1-3, 2016, and you're invited! Lodging and events will be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights, MI. Reservations can be made by calling the Wyndham at 586.979.1400 or toll free at 800.953.1400. Please reference GTEV Edelweiss when reserving your room to get the discounted room rate of $111.50. Access to the Indoor Water Park is included with room reservation.

2016 March 11-12: West Coast Bezirksfest

On behalf of the Vereine of the West Bezirksfest and the 2016 host Verein, the STV Alpentänzer Schuhplattler, I invite all Gauverband Member Vereine, their friends and supporters, and members of the German-American community to attend the 3rd annual West Bezirksfest in historic Sacramento, California on March 11th & 12th, 2016. The 2016 West Bezirksfest will be another opportunity for all of us to share our cultural heritage, build relationships between the Vereine, and enjoy a great time together.


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