No, We Don’t Have a “Kindergruppe.” by Michael Fricker

I don’t know how many are really familiar with our club By-Laws. What today encompasses our dance groups of any and all ages is outlined near the end of the document under Article XVII. The subtitle of that article is “Children’s Cultural Group.” This article includes six numbered by-laws outlining the purpose, function, and coordination … Continue reading No, We Don’t Have a “Kindergruppe.” by Michael Fricker

The Trenton Treffen, by Emily Fricker

Emily Fricker tells the story as she sees it of the Trenton Treffen!

“Mutti, When Are We Ordering the Wurst?”, by Werner Fricker Jr.

Werner Fricker Jr. tells the tale of our favorite Hungarian Smoked sausage. Is this story the definitive end of that tale? Who knows, after all everything has an end but the wurst has two.

The German Hungarians & The Schuhplattler

Recently a question came to my committee about how the German Hungarians got to be dancers in the Schuhplattler style and members of the Gauverband Nordamerika. Below are selections from our various written histories telling that story.

The Beginnings of Tradition (Part II), by Mike Stirm II

As a new member of our Cultural Group, I wanted to learn a bit about the history and how this amazing tradition began.

The Beginnings of Tradition (Part I), by Mike Stirm II

As a new member of our Cultural Group, I wanted to learn a bit about the history and how this amazing tradition began.

Speaking about 110 Years!

This article features a series of quotes from our members, guests, friends and families about our Gala Anniversary celebrating 110 Years!

Among Our Members – Nov. 2018

Recently heard from Frances Hellmann, the daughter of our late president, Frank Kirsch, and the late Theresa Kirsch, president of our Ladies Section under our former constitution. Our present Women’s Auxiliary would like to thank Frances for her donation and wish her a speedy recovery on her shoulder operation. Congratulations to our own editor, Michael … Continue reading Among Our Members – Nov. 2018

Among Our Members – Mar. 2018

We mentioned last issue that John M Blank and Katie Palnik had various illnesses. They are both better now but have to take care in the future. We look forward to seeing them at the club and wish them both well.  Guenter Magin, Adam Herbert, and Florian Kempf all spent time in various hospitals with … Continue reading Among Our Members – Mar. 2018

In Memoriam: Josef Hartmann

August 16, 1933—April 3, 2017 It was the mid 1950s, (around 1956, I think) all the young girls were excited even those who had boyfriends, because Heidi Hartmann’s handsome cousin Joe was coming from Austria. (Joe was born in Kikinda, Banat, Yugoslavia and with his family in the aftermath of WWII had fled the communists … Continue reading In Memoriam: Josef Hartmann