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

Among Our Members – May-June 2017

Our Women’s Auxiliary has been busy.  They take care of our monthly Schnitzel Night with the help of some of our men and naturally many of the women and some dancers of our Cultural Group. They also support other German American clubs by attending their events.  We attended the Donauschwaben Penny Party in March, the … Continue reading Among Our Members – May-June 2017

The Founding of Our Cultural Group by Emily Fricker

by Emily Fricker, Founder In January of 1965, Antonia Kreutzer, Emma Muller, and Emily Fricker requested of the Board to officially found a Dance Group. Permission was granted and we began to search for dancers. This was done by word of mouth. As some children had performed in the previous year at either Kirchweihs or … Continue reading The Founding of Our Cultural Group by Emily Fricker

Introducing Michael Fricker by Emily Fricker

Our new president, Janet Malofiy, has appointed Michael Fricker to be the Editorial and Publicity Chairman beginning April 2014. Michael was born on December 21, 1992 in Abington, PA and is the second son of Werner Jr. and Lisa Hartmann Fricker. Big brother Werner III was four years old at that time and their sister … Continue reading Introducing Michael Fricker by Emily Fricker

So-Long but not Goodbye

In Volume 21, No. 3, the March 1966 Issue of the Monthly Progress, A column written by Rudy Rack appeared on page one with the above title. This column borrows that title to say quite prudently, thank you for your service and guidance Emily Fricker. She began her work with the newspaper writing the column, … Continue reading So-Long but not Goodbye

A Look to the Past by Emily Fricker

As I get older, it amazes me how fast time seems to fly. We are now in the year 2014!  It does not seem that long ago that we were beginning the year 2000 and it seemed amazing. Much has happened in these 13 years in the world, in our own lives and in our … Continue reading A Look to the Past by Emily Fricker

The Name’s the Same by Emily Fricker

Many of our members are fathers and sons and have been such over the years.   According to our past presidents list in our 100th Anniversary Book, our sixth president was Michael J. Stumpf. He was president from 1934 to 1936. I do not really know much about him, but he was alive when I was a young girl and … Continue reading The Name’s the Same by Emily Fricker