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26. Gaufest: Exciting Music Workshops Planned

The Volksmusik Stube has become a popular place to gather at any hour of the day or night at Gaufeste. The room is open starting at 6 pm Thursday night until the weekend is over. Musicians, singers, dancers, and music lovers can be found there at any time. Go there to learn a dance, share some Volksmusik, or enjoy the Gemütlichkeit. This year the room will have a few scheduled events, but the rest of the time is unstructured. The Gaukapelle will have a rehearsal on Friday.

Remembering Carolyn Marquardt - update 5/27

The Gauverband Nordamerika is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Carolyn Marquardt, Ehrengaubeisitzer, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Carolyn was first appointed to the position of Gaubeisitzer in 1996 by 1. Gauvorstand, Walter Wieand. She was re-elected to the Gauausschuss in that capacity until 2016. She also held the position of Gau-Webmaster during her tenure on the Board. She was named an Ehrengaubeisitzer at the 2017 Executive Board Meeting.

Gaufest in 2021 -- How About on the West Coast?

Die Gemütlichen Schuhplattler of Anaheim, California, are beginning to investigate being the host for the 28. Gaufest in 2021! To that end, they’d like feedback from INDIVIDUAL Verein members as well as the Vereine themselves to gauge interest in three possible locations: Anaheim, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Open to any individual who typically attends a Gaufest, the survey is totally anonymous and asks only your personal site preference and what state/province you live in. You’re also able to leave a comment.

2017 June 3 - Edelweiss Passaic's 60th Anniversary

Edelweiss Passaic New Jersey invites you to its 60th Anniversary on Saturday, June 3, at the covered pavilion at Germania Park in Rockaway Township, NJ. The Austrian Boys will play from 6-10 pm. Bavarian dancers, folk dancing, Masskrugstemmen, and a Schnitzelbank will provide more entertainment. Plenty of German food and beverages will be available to purchase.  Take a look at the attached flier to get more details and see how to order tickets.

Help Wanted for Jugend Activities at Gaufest

Although it is only April, it is time to seek volunteers for the Gaufest in Buffalo in July. I am hoping to see Jugend (little and bigger) participating in the various offerings that will be at the Gaufest. However, in order to make this all successful, I will need help. Here is what I am seeking:

Jugend Einzelplattln Competition:

  • Judges (adults)
  • Critiquers (adults)
  • Helpers with paperwork (16 years old and older) (Community Service hours available)


2017 Gau-Ausschuss Minutes Available Online

The minutes of the Gau-Ausschussversammlung held in March 2017 are now available online.  Here's the link to go there directly:  2017 Ausschuss Minutes.  You can read the minutes online, download the file to your own computer, or print it (all 83 pages!).  Or go to About Us/Reports -- there you will find minutes to Delegates Meetings and Ausschuss Meetings from 2008-2017. 


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