We are a non-profit, volunteer organization hoping to pass down our ethnic heritage, family values and culture to others.
2021 Events information & Newsletter coming soon!
Dear GFS Members and Friends,
This past year has been a challenge for us all. The pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our daily lives. The financial impact and loss of lives here and around the world has really been unbelievable. It has impacted the GFS too by shutting us down in March and eventually for the rest of the year.
This coming year we have hope, and I know it will be better. We have two vaccines approved, so far, for use, and they are being distributed throughout the United States and Ohio. The vaccinations are in progress and should allow us to get back to normal, but at this point we do not know when that might be, or what normal might look like. I am certain things will be different than before, not necessarily bad, but different. We will be looking at ways to allow everyone to get back together, safely. Stay tuned to our social media news reports and our website as we announce our up-coming events in 2021.
I would like to ask you and your family to continue to make the German Family Society a priority in your lives and your children's lives. The camaraderie, friendships, and teaching we provide cannot be found anywhere else and last a lifetime; just look around our club to see the examples. The dances we teach, the songs we sing, the traditions we share and the enjoyment we provide really make the GFS special. Our organization cannot survive without your help. Keeping our children active will only help to strengthen us for the long term.
We do have our calendar set for this year, the bands have been selected, and we are anxious to see you all again. Our board is eager to get things moving and we cannot wait to see you all in person. We will be working hard to get organized, coordinated and procedures/policies in place to allow us to open and keep our people and guests safe! We will be trying new things this year to allow us to bring in some funds in addition to our festivals and usual functions.
The board and I would like to wish you a Happy New Year (Frohes neues Jahr)! We hope 2021 is filled with joy, health and prosperity. I look forward to seeing you all at our up-coming events.
President Awald Langenfeld and his wife, Carolyn, Jr. Jugendgruppe Co-Leader
The German Family Society Heritage Charity Board of Trustees are thrilled to announce applications for their 2021 Youth Scholarships are being accepted February 1st through May 1st, 2021. Individuals who apply could be selected to receive an educational scholarship.
The GFS facility, events and more are ran entirely by volunteers and members.
See our upcoming events and details.
Our Hall is perfect for many occasions such as weddings, receptions, parties and more!
All German Family Society groups of all ages and interests.
Our club's history and the Donauschwaben.
All German Family Society Events photographed by our members David and Joan Hall.