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Gauverband Announcement

Gauverband Announcement

Request for Delegates Meeting Proposals

The following letter was mailed to the Vereine in late November by the Gauschriftführer:

Dear Friends:

As a reminder, the next Delegates’ Meeting will be hosted by the Bayern Verein Newark and will take place from May 5 – 6, 2012 at the VFW hall in Kenilworth, New Jersey.  To prepare for this meeting, please:

2011 Gaufest Questionnaire Summary

The summary of the responses to the 2011 Gaufest questionnaire is available.  We had 22 Vereine respond to the paper copies that were sent out and 40 entries on the online survey.  Comments on each survey have been summarized and arranged to provide a better flow and eliminate redundancy.  A number at the end of each comment indicates that the particular comment (or similar comment) was submitted by multiple respondents.  From the comments, there were certain particular items that seemed to be important to people as they were mentioned in several sections of the questionnaires.  We feel the online survey worked very well for the first time we used it and the way the results were presented made it very easy to create that particular section of the report.  Click on this link to read the summary:  2011 Gaufest Questionnaire Results

Otto Dufter Retires as Vorsitzender

After 17 years as Landesvorsitzender of the Bayerischer Trachtenverband, Otto Dufter has chosen to retire. At the elections conducted at the Trachtenverband’s Jahresversammlung (Delegates Meeting) today (Sunday, Sept. 25), Max Bertl of the Oberer Lechgauverband was chosen to be Otto’s successor.

Otto has been a friend to Gauverband Nordamerika, and we join the delegates at the Jahresversammlung in the standing ovation given to this dedicated and hardworking Trachtler. For nearly 50 years, the 76-year old has served in various offices within his Verein, the Chiemgau-Alpenverband, and the Trachtenverband; he has earned dozens of well-deserved awards and done enormous good for the Trachtenbewegung. He thanked his wife of 47 years, Hilde, for her never ending support. We look forward to many more years of friendship with Otto and Hilde and wish them both well in what will surely be a busy retirement.  Vergelt’s Gott, Otto!    (continued....)

New Reference Material Added!

New content has been added to the website!  Under Resources/Jugend -- the handout from the excellent workshop taught by Vroni Menzinger at the 2011 Gaufest has been added. Vroni is Gaujugendleiterin of the Huosigau Gauverband in Bayern.  She taught a workshop on how to conduct a youth practice. Included in the workshop were tips for a successful practice and three fun game dances to do with young people (although the adults enjoyed it just as much!).

2011 Gruppen- and Einzelpreisplatteln Results

Submitted July 11, 2011, by Mark La Course, 1. Gauvorplattler   The results of the 2011 Einzelpreisplatteln and Gruppenpreisplatteln are available at the links below. 

Heimatabend Program - Friday 7 p.m.

Submitted June 28, 2011, by Richard Michels, Gaumusikwart   (Link is fixed!)  The Heimatabend is scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, July 1.  This wonderful event features the musical talents of our Gauverband Vereine, as well as some of the friends who are visiting us from Bavaria. Afterwards, join in the Boarischer Tanz with music by D'Waidler Musi from the Bayerischer Wald. Ehrentänze will round out the evening.


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