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|Posted by [email protected] on July 10, 2017 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
A Special thank you to the Hartfeil Brothers for your stories of your journey to America. We enjoyed laughing & crying with you about your experiences both here & abroad. We were blessed to have you be able to tell your stories from your heart and enjoed seeing the many pictures that helped us get a sense of what it must have been like to come to America at such a young age. If you are willing, we're sure to enjoy more stories again some day!
If you were unable to be present, check out the NEWSLETTERS & MEETINGS tab for a recap of their photos that went along with their stories in the June Meeting Summary.
|Posted by [email protected] on May 31, 2017 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by [email protected] on April 2, 2017 at 7:55 PM||comments (1)|
On Sunday, April 23 at the GAS Deutsches Haus, GROW and AHSGR will hold a JOINT meeting with Lea Duda giving a presentation of "My Donau Schwabian Family". Steve Schreiber, the AHSGR President, will introduce the speaker.
|Posted by [email protected] on April 2, 2017 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by [email protected] on March 20, 2017 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by [email protected] on December 10, 2016 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
Thanks so much to Allen and Nancy White for putting together another wonderful Christmas program for us!
|Posted by [email protected] on December 10, 2016 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
Thank you to Fran Maddox and Joe Baney for playing their accordions for us during our November meeting as well as to GROW's new president, Adi Hartfeil, for his presentation on German music. You can play all the videos he showed by clicking on the links on this page.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
Many thanks to Joe Baney for sharing his life experiences growing up in Germany! You can read an overview of his story in the October meeting summary.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 10, 2016 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
In loving memory of former GROW President Roger Haas, who passed away on 23 July 2016:
|Posted by [email protected] on October 21, 2016 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
Thank you to all who came to our September meeting! You can view Larry Kuntz's presentation on the 2016 GRHS Convention here.
|Posted by [email protected] on June 25, 2016 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
This Sunday Sheila Winkler will be giving a presentation on Germans held in Russian work camps by Stalin during and after WWII. We hope to see you there!
Post-Meeting Update: Thank you to Sheila for putting together a fascinating presentation! Here are some resources which she has provided us with:
|Posted by [email protected] on May 13, 2016 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
This Sunday Larry Kuntz will be showing us the best of the 2015 GRHS Convention presentations.
Post-Meeting Update: You can find the PowerPoint on the convention here. Thank you, Larry!
|Posted by [email protected] on April 22, 2016 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
Bring your appetite to the chapter meeting this Sunday, as Jane Radtke will be giving a presentation on Speckkuchen (bacon quiche). Also on the agenda is our annual election of directors. See you there!
Post-Meeting Update: Vielen Dank to the Radtke, Hartfeil, and Schlapps families for the recipes they contributed to Adi's slideshow, which you can find here as a PDF, and to Larry for presenting it and adding a couple more recipes (see last two slides)!
|Posted by [email protected] on March 18, 2016 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
The first day of spring is this Sunday, and so is our chapter meeting! Ron Schauer and Kurt Radtke will be giving a presentation on Latvia and its unique relationship with Germany (research provided by Adi Hartfeil). See you there!
Post-Meeting Update: Thank you, Ron, Kurt, and Adi, for the great presentation! For those who missed it, here is the slideshow they presented.
|Posted by [email protected] on February 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
This Sunday come and enjoy a mouth-watering presentation by Ron Schauer and Renate Berry (info provided by Kaye Kuntz-Igoa and Adi Hartfeil) on German wurst as well as wurst products from Edelweiss Sausage & Delicatessen and Original Bavarian Sausage Delicatessen.
Post-Meeting Update: A big "Thank you!" to the owners of Original Bavarian Sausage for their exhibits and samples and to Edelweiss for sending their samples with Adi Hartfeil. The slideshow presented by Ron Schauer and Renate Berry can be viewed here.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 24, 2016 at 2:55 AM||comments (0)|
For those who missed the email, please note that our chapter meeting today begins at 1:30pm, as we have the pleasure of having the European Take-Out Band come and perform for us from 1:30 to 2:00. Afterwards, our guest speaker Honorary Consul Robert Manicke will give us an update on German minorities in Russia and Ukraine. See you at 1:30!
Post-Meeting Update: In addition to Robert Manicke's PowerPoint slideshow from last Sunday, which you can view here, below is a list of websites, video clips, and articles which Robert showed us at Adi Hartfeil's recommendation (Adi has also noted the times of some particularly interesting segments of the videos):
New York Times articles:
|Posted by [email protected] on November 21, 2015 at 2:25 AM||comments (0)|
This Sunday GROW is holding its annual Christmas program, featuring plenty of music and food (including a goodie sack for each attendee courtesy of our very own Weihnachtsmann) among other festivities. So bring family, bring friends, and come celebrate this special holiday with us.
Cookie Exchange Fundraiser
Please bring five 3-lb. or 1-gal. coffee cans wrapped prettily for filling with Christmas cookies to be sold for $5 as a fund raiser. Also bring assorted four dozen cookies to eat and sell with each of the cans.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
This Sunday at our chapter meeting (the first of two this month) we're having our Oktoberfest celebration, so come on over a join us for some good German music and food!
Post-Meeting Update: For those who missed the meeting, Adi Hartfeil has provided this list of links to and descriptions of the 15 Oktoberfest music video clips we watched.
|Posted by [email protected] on August 9, 2015 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
In a couple weeks we'll be having our annual GROW picnic at Willamette Park. Please bring along your best food and drinks (alcohol permitted) for us to enjoy while we listen to live music from the European Take-Out Band and share in some GROW Gemütlichkeit. From the park description, you can see that there are a number of things you can do with the little ones when they want to share in the fun.
Time: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Location: Willamette Park • 1100 12th St. • West Linn, Oregon. Our exact location at the park will be the Wetland Shelter (far right on this site map), right by the parking lot.
Once you get to the park, take the main entry road all the way down into the park until you get to the main stop sign in the park (fairly close to the boat ramp to the Willamette River). Turn left and then go for about a block past a large restroom to get to the Willamette Wetland Shelter with its covered cooking and sitting area. You can park right next to the covered sitting area.
See the park description for more information, including the park's amenities, directions, and maps.
|Posted by [email protected] on June 18, 2015 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
This Sunday at our chapter meeting, GRHS and AHSGR members Alex & Nancy Herzog will be giving us their eyewitness accounts of the Nazi Occupation of Ukraine (1941–1944). Remember that after this, we won't be meeting until our August picnic, so we hope to see you this Sunday!
Post-Meeting Update: Many thanks to AHSGR Oregon Chapter President Steven Schreiber and other AHSGR members for joining us on Sunday. It was wonderful having you! Also thanks to Karla Haas for helping us incorporate a celebration of Father's Day as well as to Joni Jundt for crafting a splendid cake featuring the Haas Coat of Arms as a surprise in honor of GROW President Roger Haas and his wife Roberta's 60th anniversary. To those who were absent on Sunday, you can read a summary of the meeting here.