2019 Events Calendar Updated 

The "fridge" edition of the Edelweiss calendar has been updated to include a couple of added events.  These are -- June 1, Schuhplattler Tanz with BSC Holzhacker Buam in Toledo (Siasswasser is playing!); August 18 -- Club Picnic at Spindler Park.  The May 18 Maifest with the Isartaler in Pittsburgh is a firm date now.  Dance practice start time for non-meeting days has been changed to 11 am.  Our email address has also changed. (If you use the "Contacts" on the website, you'll automatically get the right email address.)  To download the 2019 schedule, click on the first item under "Newsletters" on the right hand column.  Will it change again?  Ha!  What do you think?

Irish? Bayrisch? Spend the Day with Us! 

Sunday, March 17, is St. Patrick's Day, favorite day of the Irish and the Irish-Wannabes. But YOU can come spend the day with the Bayrisch! It's Edelweiss's dance practice and general meeting day. There will be fun and beer (hmmm, probably not green though) and friends. Come to the GACC room at the Carpathia Club and see what we're all about.

To those going to the Gaufest, bring along your check made out to GTEV Edelweiss to pay for your tickets ($225 per person). 

Carpathia Hall -- 38000 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48312.  Practice as 12:30; meeting at 3.

Who's Going to Toledo on Funday, Feb. 24? 

OK, so it's really on Sunday, Feb. 24.  But "Funday" is a much better description of what our Frühschoppen with the BSC Holzhacker Buam is all about.  It starts off with a traditional Bavarian breakfast of Weisswurst, Weissbier, Brezen, and lots more great food at 11 am.  After that, we'll be dancing Schuhplattler, Boarischer, and Volkstänze together. Our friends from Bavarian Club Chiemgau in Windsor will be along for the fun, too.  Each club will teach the others a new dance.  Of course, plenty of visiting with friends is a must.  It'll be fun, so don't miss out!  The day is at the Bavarian Sports Club Hall, a great place with reasonably priced drinks, a delicious breakfast, and a fun atmosphere. 

Bavarian Sports Club, 2102 LaGrange St., Toledo, Ohio


2019 Committee Members Sworn In 

At our February meeting, the Committee Members elected in January were sworn in. Many thanks to our outgoing officer: Trustee Roger Kraft served for nearly two decades and the committee depended on him for diligence, level head, and humor. Welcome to our three new members: Mark Wajer was elected to the office of Bar Obmann, a job that has been open for the last year. Sonja Bresset is our new Ticket Obmann, replacing Sharon Walker who had been fulfilling the role well on an interim basis.  Heather Wajer was elected to the 3-year term of Trustee.  Welcome to the three of you!  The other officers remained the same. Fred Walker and Roger Kraft switched appointed roles of GACC Delegate and Alternate. Our Committee Members are:

  • 1.Vorstand Erwin Rauschendorfer
  • 2.Vorstand Fred Walker
  • 3.Vorstand Rick Michel
  • Secretary Rita Dziersk
  • 2.Secretary Mike Campbell
  • Treasurer Colleen Michels
  • 2.Treasurer Sharon Walker
  • Ticket Obmann Sonja Bresset
  • Bar Obmann Mark Wajer
  • Trustees Heather Wajer (3 year); Alex Lamerand (2 year); Annette Edelhauser (1 year)
  • Sachenverwalter Chrissy Walker
  • Historian & Pressewart Karin Dean Kraft
  • GACC Delegate Roger Kraft; Alternate Fred Walker

Our dance officers stayed the same with the exception of the secretary.  Thank you, Janet Seefried, for filling that role so well the last couple of years! Welcome to Megan Lepkowski as our new secretary.

  • 1.Vorplattler Eric Walker
  • 2.Vorplattler Alex Lamerand
  • 1.Vortänzerin Chrissy Walker
  • 2.Vortänzerin Anni Porter
  • Secretary Megan Lepkowski
  • Sachenschlepper Annette Edelhauser

Dance Practice Jan. 27 -- Time Change! 

We have dance practice twice a month -- on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.  The second Sunday we start dance practice at 12:30 pm and dance until the 3 pm Membership Meeting.  No change to that day!  But starting this year our fourth Sunday practice start time is being pulled ahead to 11 am, dancing until 1 pm.  This will give our dancers a nice long afternoon afterwards. This new time starts this Sunday, January 27.  If you're interested in dancing, come and try us out!  No experience necessary!


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