Our last club meeting was in March 2020. Far too long ago! Our beautiful Christmas program video event was a big success, but it doesn't take the place of seeing one another in person. Definitely time for face-to-face socializing! So.... Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 12, 2021, to get together for a brief meeting followed by a member-only (and friends) picnic. You remember how the picnic works--call and let Annette know you are coming so she can plan the grill selection and Bar Obmann Mark can plan the beverage selection; bring a side dish or dessert to share; come to the park; pay $10/person; enjoy the day with fellow members. We'll be back at the Jaycee Park in Troy. A Wegweiser newsletter is coming out shortly that will have more details in it, including Annette's phone number.
Elizabeth (Betty) Werner -- July 2,1933 – April 14, 2021
GTEV Edelweiss would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Elizabeth (Betty) Werner. She passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the age of 88, just 11 months after the passing of her husband of 68 years. Betty was born in Yugoslavia in 1933.
She was the loving wife of Andreas "Andy" Werner Sr., former Edelweiss 1. Vorstand. She was the mother of two children Andy (Pam) Werner and Michael (Gretchen) Werner. She was Oma to one granddaughter. She will be dearly missed. May her family have peace and comfort in their heart during this difficult time.
Betty joined Edelweiss in May 1954 and was awarded Ehrenmitglied for her contributions to our Verein. She served as a Schuhplattler, Jugendleiterin, and Sachenverwalterin. In her spare time, she loved to bake. She and Andy moved up to Sand Lake in northern Michigan after their retirement in the 1980s.
Enjoy this lovely old photo of Betty and Andy from their active dancing days.
Ruhe in Frieden
It's been almost a year since Edelweiss was able to meet in person. At our January meeting we always elect our committee members; in February we swear them in. Of course, that was not possible this year. The committee met via Zoom to talk about the election. We decided that we would extend the terms of our existing committee and dance officers for a year. Work-wise, it's been a pretty easy year since there were no events or Fests or meetings to organize. Spirit-wise, it's been a pretty tough year because we all miss each other. We hope that 2021 will bring us opportunities to see one another again, say Prost!, and sit and quatsch to our hearts' content.
Bleibts Gsund! Stay well!
Let's face it--everyone needs a night off from cooking! Carpathia makes it easy to have something delicious every Friday. Open THIS LINK to see what's being served on Friday, January 22, and how to order and pick up your perch, cod, or chicken tenders meal. You won't regret it!