2017 Officers Elected 

At the January meeting, the members elected the 2017 officers. While most incumbents were reelected, a couple decided not to run. Ticket Obmann Renee Edelhauser and Bar Obmann Jim Green did a fine job for the last few of years, and we appreciate their work. Sharon Walker is our new Ticket Obmann and Dennis Hoshield will be taking over as Bar Obmann. Thanks to all for stepping up to fill the offices that keep our club running!  Here's a picture to enjoy! (Do you like the ladies' new aprons? They made their debut at the February meeting!)  Read the names and offices of all the committee members by clicking on Home/Officers.


2017 Will be a Great Year! 

Dates for upcoming Edelweiss events in 2017 have all been added to the Upcoming Events list on the right side of the screen. There's the usual dance practices and meetings, but there's also the Bezirksfest in Milwaukee, the Gaufest in Buffalo, NY, and our "Beer, Brats & Brass" Bavarian Night with our friends who are coming from Rottenbuch. The 40-piece brass band is fantastic -- they've played at the Munich Oktoberfest, all over Bavaria, and multiple times in the U.S.  They'll be our guests here for a few days (anyone want to host a couple of guests??), play for us on Saturday, then leave for Los Angeles to play for another Bavarian club there.  Every time we've hosted Rottenbuch here, we've had a blast and made long time friendships. We from Edelweiss have visited our friends in Rottenbuch a number of times, as well, always leaving with terrific memories.


Weihnachten at Edelweiss is Beautiful! 

Sunday, Dec. 11, is the Weihnachtsprogramm at Detroit Edelweiss! Time to pause, enjoy beautiful music, share time with friends, and eat cookies! Here's how the day goes:

  • 1 pm Hall opens, Musicians have a final run-through
  • 2 pm Short meeting & a little mingling
  • 3 pm Musical program
  • 4:30-ish Dinner (did you make your reservation??)
  • After dinner, Santa arrives to distribute gifts to the "littles" & we have our fun raffle

If you're bringing a little one, sneak your present under the tree for Santa to pass along. Bring a raffle price -- chances are, you'll win one back!  Oh, and the goodies... bring something yummy to share at your own table and/or the dessert table.

You'll leave the Carpathia Hall with a smile on your face and a feeling of Christmas inside.



Annual Gedaechtnismesse - Sun., Nov. 13, 2016 

The annual Gedächtnismess (memorial mass) is an important part of our Vereinsleben (club life). Each year we give honor to all our deceased members, but especially to members who have passed away since the last mass. Our friends from the Austrian Society join us for a special mass that includes music by Edelweiss's wonderful musicians and singers. After the mass, we gather in the fellowship hall for a few hours to eat and socialize (yes, a little music happens, too!). The mass is open to anyone who would like to attend. The luncheon is $10 to cover the cost of beer, wine, soft drinks, bread, and meat trays, as well as the donations to the church. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The result is about 20 feet of lunch and dessert buffet! So much good food. And so much good fellowship with people we know. If you've never been, please consider attending this lovely afternoon.

Held at St. Clement Church, 343 South Main Street, Romeo, MI - Mass at 2 pm, luncheon following



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