Jasper Deutscher Verein

The Deutscher Verein met May 19 at Buehler Plaza. President Paul Siegel opened the meeting by welcoming 101 members and guests. He led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, “God Bless America,” and the Ein Prosit. He then introduced the four German exchange students who have been studying this past year/semester at Jasper High school.

​President Siegel and VP Landen Weidenbenner presented Al and Judy Bennett with the German Heritage Award for their contributions to the club. Van Ziegler was also presented with a gift for his tenure and contributions as the most recent club president, and Barb Schmitt received a gift for her tenure and contributions as the club’s preceding secretary.

​Mike Ackerman gave the blessing before dinner.

​Dinner was provided by Schnitzelbank Catering and Mark Wolf of Carroll Spirits invited attendees to sample the new Pfaffenweiler wines that will be available this fall. Members provided the desserts.

​Mike and Ann Ackerman started taking sign-ups for the Strassenfest booths. If you are able to volunteer to work in a booth this year, please do so. It is only a couple hours and a lot of fun. Sign-ups will also be available at our June meeting. Please look for Mike and Ann Ackerman or Bridgette and Mike Bartley to claim your time slot in the booth.

​Attendance prizes were won by Dave Wehr and Matt Hulse.

​The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, at the Jasper Moose Lodge. The club will furnish chicken breasts and mashed potatoes. Members A-H bring a vegetable, I-Q a dessert, and R-Z a salad. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

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