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Gauverband Announcement

Gau-NA "Family Tree" Ready to View: Vote for your Favorite

Remember the Family Tree project from last summer? The purpose was to build a “Family Tree” that would show how the Vereine within the Gauverband fit together – who is Patenverein or Patenkind. It’s turned out to be quite an eye opener of relationships! We received many answers to our online survey and also looked through the Gau-Chronik and Gauzeitung articles. Artist Fritz Sheffler compiled those answers into three different visual displays. Many Gauverband Vereine don’t have a flag, so there is no Patenverein. However, these Vereine are still shown on the designs.

Gau-NA is invited to the Lechgaufest!

The Lechgau-Verband sent an invitation to 1.Vorstand Tom Vogt and Gau-NA to the 94. Lechgautrachtenfest in Reichling on July 14-16, 2017.  There's a Tanz-Abend with terrific bands, a Heimatabend with performances from all over the Lechgau, and the Festsonntag with parade. If you'll be in Bayern, it'll be a wonderful weekend. Take a look at the invitation:  Link to Invitation

Communication/Education Committee's Survey

A survey from the Communication/Education Committee has been sent to each Verein asking for specific information on how you and your members purchase Tracht. It is our hope to use this data to learn from one another and help each other grow. The survey was sent to the email address provided by each Verein. If you did not receive it or have any questions, please contact Christine Ott at Thank you in advance for your participation!

Fritz Sheffler is new Gau Webmaster

Gauverband Nordamerika has a new Gau Webmaster.  Fritz Sheffler has been appointed by 1.Gauvorstand, Tom Vogt.  Fritz is a member of  B.H.T.V. "Golden Gate" in San Francisco, CA.  He was elected Gaubeisitzer at the Delegates Meeting in May 2016.  He is an enthusiastic Trachtler.  Fritz is also very creative and artistic so I think he will do very well with the website.  Congratulations Fritz!

Gauzeitung Deadline - Feb. 1. What's New in your Verein?

The next deadline for the Gauzeitung is February 1. What's going on in your Verein: upcoming events in the April-August time period? Articles about an event that happened in 2016? Gauzeitung readers what to hear your news. Send your articles and photos to me at

Jugend Page Has More Info!

The Jugend (Youth) page has more info on it than ever before! Gaujugendvertreterin Diane Meck is working on finding more resources for the Gauverband's young people. Take a look by clicking on Resources/ Jugend from the tool bar or click here. The page will be updated as often as new material becomes available. 


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