Pictured: 23 of our 34 GFS Board Members of 2021
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Ladies Group President
Kinder Group Leaders
Jr. Youth Group Leaders
Youth Group Leaders
Assistant Sports Director
Website & Social Media
Our Board of Trustees are made up of volunteers who oversee all areas of interest for the Akron German Family Society and oversee all aspects and management decisions. Each member is expected to carry out responsibility for their position at all times, including during all events. Many of our board member have personal ties to the organization whether it be family, founding, or growing up through our dance groups. It is not an expectation for our members to have German Heritage, but we do implore that our members take the Donauschwaben heritage and historical significance that our club was founded on into all decision-making. We are grateful to all of our members who volunteer their personal time in making sure our organization is here for many more years to come.
Each year, members are elected to their positions annually in November. Only active members of the German Family Society may vote, but all are encouraged to attend.
Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, an Elections Committee was formed in 2020, tasked with conducting our first elections via mail. We saw greater response from the mail in ballots than our turnout to in person elections in recent years.