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Alpenrose Lancaster PA's 50. Stiftungsfest: Oct. 7-8

Alpenrose S.V. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, invites you to its 50. Stiftungsfest on October 7-8, 2023. Check out the Verein's website for all the information about the weekend, including tickets, hotels, schedule, and Festbuch. The email address for any questions about the event is A 50th anniversary is something special, to be celebrated with as many friends as possible. See you there!

Edelweiss Passaic's Strauss Ball, Feb. 25

Looking for an elegant evening out? Edelweiss Passaic's annual Strauss Ball is just the thing. Saturday, February 25, at The Tides Estate in N. Haledon, NJ. See the attached flyer for details. 

What says Happy New Year better than Cowbells?

Happy New Year, Allgäu-style!  The Allgäuer Gauverband has a fairly new tradition of ringing in the new year with cow bells, rather than shooting off fireworks.  It was a fun project started by their 1.Gauvorplattler Christoph Zweng.  They call it Allgäu Schealat. This year a few of our Gau-NA Vereine joined in (see this video link).  We hope that next year we'll have even more participation. Thanks to all that contributed.

2022 Preisplatteln Rules Available Online

We know that many Vereine are already beginning to prepare for the Preisplatteln at the 2023 Gaufest at the Kalahari and want to see the latest Preisplatteln Rules. The Preisplatteln Rules have been updated to include all the rule changes approved at the 2022 Delegates Meeting. The rules can be seen at THIS LINK or you can access them from the website home page under About Us/Bylaws. You can download them, view them online, or print them (26 pages). Questions can be directed to the Bylaws Committee (Karin Schwab, Paul Ulrich, or Karin Dean Kraft) or to any of the dance officers. 

Note that the Bylaws, Operating Rules, and Guidelines are still being worked on but will be available online within the next two weeks.

Bayerischer Löwe 2023 - Part 2

Part 2 -- posted Dec. 12, 2022:  The host Verein of the 2023 Preisplatteln um den Bayerischen Löwen, D’Würmlust Stamm Gauting, contacted me to confirm that plans for the 2023 Bayerischer Löwe are now official.  It will be held in conjunction with the 90th Isargaufest, which will take place in Gauting from Wednesday, May 17, 2023, to Sunday, May 21, 2023. The competition is on Thursday, May 18. Their published program was emailed to the Vereine the end of November.

Remembering John Schaefer

We are saddened to hear that John Schaefer, former 1.Vorstand of Gauverband Nordamerika, passed away on November 21, 2022.  John was elected as a Beisitzer at the Delegates Meeting in Denver in 1969.  He served in that role until he was elected to the position of 2.Vorstand in Milwaukee in January 1974.  John then served the Gauverband in this capacity until he was elected as our 1.Vorstand in Anaheim 2002.


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