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2018 Feb. 24: Edelweiss Passaic Strauss Ball

Time to put your finest clothes on and dance the night away at Edelweiss-Passaic's annual Strauss Ball.  The date is Saturday, Feb. 24, in Wood Ridge, NJ.  Take a look at the flyer for more information.

2018 April 21: Trachtenfest with Alpenrösl St Catharines

The time for GTEV Alpenrösl's annual Trachtenfest in St. Catharines, Ontario, is just three months away--Saturday, April 21. Every year the Verein welcomes Trachtler and Trachtlerinnen from the US and Canada to a fun-filled evening with lots of dancing, good music, good refreshment, and Gemütlichkeit at the beautiful Club Heidelberg. See the flyer for more detail on time, place, and how to make reservations.

Reminder to Members of Gau-Vereine Flag Committee

This is a reminder to the members of the Gau-Vereine Flag Committee about paying their 2018-2019 dues. Please send your $100 dues check (payable to Gau Vereine Flag Committee) to Paul Stanavage at 58 Melvin Drive, Leola, Pa. 17540. Official dues notices will be sent to the member Vereine by the end of January, but due to club Officer changes, sometimes it is hard to track down the proper contact in the member Vereine. There are currently 13 member Vereine in the committee.

Interested in Hosting a Gaufest? Here's How!

Has your Verein ever had an interest in hosting a Gaufest? Was the idea of being a Gaufest host something that your members kicked around over a Weißbier? Now may be a great time to think about that again. The Gauverband Meetings Committee is actively searching for a Verein (or Vereine) to serve as the host of the 2021 Gaufest. The Meetings Committee has a wealth of knowledge in preparing for a Gaufest and can assist with determining the feasibility of serving as the host, putting together the bid, and all planning for the big event.

2018 June 15-16: 2nd Gebietsfest in Altoona, PA

The second Vier Länder Gebietsfest will be hosted by the Almrausch Schuhplattler of Altoona, Pennsylvania, on June 15-16, 2018.  See the flyer for more info and be sure to save the dates on your calendar.  Email Shari Oberneder at smoplustwo@yahoo.com for more information. As the date gets closer, the post will be updated.

Kulturzentrum Holzhausen: Doors have been installed!

I am happy to announce that the Schranktüren for the Gauverband Nordamerika Zimmer are installed. I received an email from Wolfgang Gensberger who is the Archivar for the Bayerischer Trachtenverband and Curator at the Trachtenkulturzentrum in Holzhausen that the doors are installed and ready for viewing. The only item left is installing the locks and hardware. Now when people stay in the room and take a tour through the Bildungshaus, they will see the doors proudly displayed to tell the story of the Trachtler in Nordamerika.

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