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Matthias Raab, "der Kalendermacher," Died Suddenly

Many of you have been enjoying the Oberbaierische Festtäg- und Alte Bräuch- Kalender for some or all of the last almost 30 years of its publication. You may not know that the beautiful large format calendar is the inspiration of a great couple, Matthias “Hias” and Brigitte Raab. The whimsical artwork throughout the issue is thanks to artist Hias; the couple’s love of Heimat shows through on every page. They travel all over to get many of the wonderful photos, participating in Feste throughout Bayern.

Time to Apply for the 2017 Paul Ulrich Sr. Scholarship

The Gauverband Nordamerika established the Paul Ulrich Sr Scholarship Program at the request of and support by the Ulrich Family and other contributions to provide financial assistance through annual scholarships to university, college, trade school, or independent study to students involved in the promotion of Bavarian and Tyrolean cultural heritage.  If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please review the eligibility guidelines on the attached document and, if eligible, complete and submit the attached Application Fo

2016 Nov. 19 - D'Fröhliche Schuhplattler St. Louis, 40th Anniversary Celebration - Update

Come celebrate with us!  GTEV D'Fröhliche Schuhplattler, St. Louis, is hosting a 40th Anniversary Celebration with live music and dancing, dinner, and drinks. The date is Nov. 19, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 11 pm at Stegton Regency Banquet Center, 1450 Wall Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63303. The $35 ticket includes dinner and open bar. Read more about the celebration and what's happening for those arriving the day before at this link.  Accommodations will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, St.

Article about Gau-NA in Bavarian Journal

“God Bless Bavaria: Trachtler in Amerika” is the title of a 7-page article in the Summer 2016 issue of the Bavarian journal MUH. Remember the Bayerischer Rundfunk radio article about our Gaufest last year done by Barbara Leidl? That was the start of the MUH article, with Editor Josef Winkler augmenting the text with information gleaned from the Gaufest issue of the Gauzeitung.

Gau-NA Did Us Proud at the Bayerischer Löwe!

Results from the Bayerischer Löwe are in! Full results of the competition are now available at this LINK (added on 7/31 from Rudy Leschke).

Group: SVEV D’Oberlandler Milwaukee – 9th

In the 14-16 age group:

  • Caleb Weber, 14th
  • T J Jenssen, 3rd
  • Aana Rase, 2nd

In the 17-34 age group:

2016 Delegates Meeting Minutes Now On-Line

The minutes to the 2016 Delegates Meeting held in May in St. Paul, Minnesota, are now available at this link:  2016 Delegates Meeting Minutes.  An email was sent to the Verein addresses of record notifying the Vereine that the minutes have been published and are available on the website. The minutes can be downloaded, read on-line, or printed.

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