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Herzlich Willkommen!

All meetings are virtual and or by newsletter until further notice. If you want to be added to the newsletter, send an email to:
              [email protected]

    . . .  for more details, check the Calendar
           or the NEWS tabs. Topics are subject to

For other local (Portland/Metro Area) German Events, check the event calendars for:

 American Historical Society Germans Russia   (AHSGR - Oregon Chapter)

German American Society - (GAS)

Genealogical Forum of Oregon - (GFO)

You may want to take this time to catch up on some meetings you may have missed. Some of our meetings we're able to record, some of those videos are posted in Facebook (Germans from Russia - Oregon & SW Washington), while others are on YouTube (Germans from Russia Oregon Washington) our nickname is GROW Chapter. You might find some are duplicates. To see upcoming videos as they post, please subscribe to our YouTube channel &/or "like" our Facebook group!  Thank you!


1. A US selected YouTube 2021 NEW YEAR song with many good wishes:


2. A GERMAN selected YouTube 2021 NEW YEAR (NEUES JAHR) song with the shortest, good wishes translated from this nice musical video:


                                  A new year means new hopes

                                  A new year brings new thoughts/ideas

                                  A new year brings new perspectives

                                  A new year offers new ways to reach your goals

                                  A “Prost” (toast) to the New Year!!!

3. Below is the 12/22/2020 Mollie B & husband Ted YouTube virtual Christmas music video program with 2 guests musicians. Mollie & Ted are two nice & very talented musicians do these YT video shows every Tuesday evening from their Ohio home studio for 1.5 hours. Both are from musical families, with Czech ancestry, and so play all kinds of music. Mollie sings & plays 15 instruments with Ted being an exceptional accordionist plus singing fairly well. Their nice, young guest musician Alex looks like Tom Cruise & has an excellent singing voice.


4. Below is the 12/29/2020 Mollie B. & Ted Tuesday weekly YT virtual music video program. It is a festive & interesting show because 3 younger musicians are participating. Note, Mollie & Ted were to play at the 2020 Oregon Mt. Angel Oktoberfest & the Wallowa Alpenfest but were canceled. They sing my favorite waltz “Fliege mit mir in die Heimat”. This famous German song is @ the 20 min. spot on the below YT video. Barb & I used to dance to this waltz many times while my brothers played it in their IV Tempos Band at the Pythian Hall.



German American Society
5626 NE Alameda St
Portland, Oregon


GROW's President
Adi Hartfeil


Events held
     on 4th Sunday*
     from 2-4pm
*Unless otherwise noted

Library 1:15-1:50pm on the same day as the meetings
OR by appt


5626 NE Alameda St Portland, Oregon 97213

YouTube - Please subscribe to our channel Nickname: GROW Chapter or search "Germans from Russia Oregon Washington" .