Behind Our Name: Part V, by Michael Fricker

In part IV, we discussed the various buildings that our club has called home and the names we gave them. Now this month we will finally tell the story of how our club went from the Banater Männerchor to the United German Hungarians of Philadelphia and Vicinity.

Behind Our Name: Part IV, by Michael Fricker

A club is not a building. It is not a field or a stadium. It is not a bar, a dance floor or a grove. A club is a social gathering of people around common feelings, ideas or goals. You, the members are and always were the club. Naturally, a club needs a gathering place and we have had a variety that we have given numerous names.

Behind Our Name: Part III, by Michael Fricker

In Part II, we expanded the definition of German-Hungarians as an ethnic group. With an eloquent passage from Rudy Rack we described the feeling of community these people gathered around in America. Then in 1922, our athletic club formed and in 1930, it took on the familiar name.

Behind Our Name: Part II, by Michael Fricker

Last week we discussed the Banat, the region that was once the home of our founders and many of our members. We ended on a note that after its founding in 1910, the Banater Männerchor became a rendezvous for all German-Hungarians in Philadelphia.

Behind Our Name: Part I, by Michael Fricker

This essay, originally printed in parts in 2014 in the "Monthly Progress," will take you on a journey to find out the true meaning of who we are and why our names are important. 

HK Night: A Review for 2022, by Michael Fricker

I’ve written a piece like this one before, so please forgive me for treading into the same waters. Each event we have is unique, no matter how much of it falls into the same comforts we all enjoy. The people, most of all are what contribute to this. People grow and change and with them our events do.

“Progress” Will Continue

Michael N. Fricker editorializes on the history of communication of the German Hungarians, the legacy of the "Monthly Progress," and the redesign of this website, ughclub.us

“Home Out of State,” by Sasha Malofiy Jr.

The atmosphere is also very unique. From hearing German music in the background, great competition, and our super fans always getting rowdy during games, it makes this weekend second to none. We can always count on our super fans to turn it into a “home game” for us.

“A New Standard is Set,” by Gabe Dwyer

As a player whose family has been part of U.G.H. for about 70 years, it is a great honor to play for the team and to play in competitions like the US National Donauschwaben tournament.