After 6 months of ordering pandemic restrictions, Gov. Sisolak allowed bars to reopen Sept. 21, which means we're back in business at the German-American Club. We're starting with card night on Sept. 25 and brat dinner with entertainment on Sept. 26. Limited to 50 members by reservation only. In other news, about 20 hard-working members dismantled the sheds and cleaned up the fire damage caused by transients who occupied our property during the shutdown.
As if the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the club wasn't bad enough, we have to endure the passing of Erika Gries (center), club member since 1986 and "driving force" at the club, one member noted. We're not sure when we'll be able to reopen, but one of the first gatherings will be a memorial for Erika and Rita Taschner, who also passed during the pandemic. Let's pray for brighter days ahead.
After about a month of limited activity, the German-American Social Club of Nevada has once again closed in accordance with Gov. Steve Sisolak's orders on July 10. The Phase 2 reopening of businesses in Nevada resulted in an increase of COVID-19 cases, higher hospitalization rates and more deaths related to the virus, which stood at 579 in Nevada as of July 10. We did our part adhering to guidelines, wearing masks and checking temperatures at the door. The membership meeting scheduled for July 25 has been postponed. Continue to follow the club's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GASCONVegas for updates.
The club opened with limited attendance for lasagna dinner on June 6. Social distancing, no ordering drinks at the bar, masks worn by cooks and servers, and other health and safety regulations were in place. Voting ballots were counted, and new officers, members at large and trustee were appointed to office.
Incoming President Gary Blanton set the next board meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the club. If you feel you are at risk of the virus, we will continue to broadcast the meetings on Zoom.
Items for discussion:
1. Community service setup
2. Dinner schedule for the next couple of months
3. Reopening/restructuring plan
4. Entertainment plan update
The June calendar is online at the following address:
German American Calendar
The GASCON board met May 14 and determined that the club is licensed as a bar business, not a restaurant, and therefore does not meet Gov. Sisolak's Phase One guidelines for restaurants reopening with reduced capacity and strict health and safety requirements. The good news is completion of the kitchen renovation project, including a new stove and oven, which was a struggle to bring through the back door.
The German-American Social Club of Nevada remains closed during the corona virus quarantine, following the guidelines of Gov. Sisolak and the CDC, though there's some talk of opening in late May. We could have a "Lasagna Fest." Meanwhile, it's the perfect time to renovate our kitchen, starting with a fresh coat of paint. A new stove is scheduled for installation by the end of April. We hope to be up and cooking soon.
In order to protect our members and guests and to assure the future of our club, we will be temporarily closed due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Please follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GASCONVegas) and visit this website for updates. We hope to reopen in May, but our annual Maifest celebration has not been planned.
Make your reservations now for March Madness Bavarian evening featuring haxen cooked by Silvia and Haxenmeister Skip and his crew.
Haxen was specially requested for the March 7 dinner, but rouladen is also available.
The German-American Club dance group will perform, and Ginger Bruner will provide great German music.
Don't miss this special evening! Make your PREPAID reservations (rouladen $15, haxen $18) by Feb. 29 either by mail or at the club since the dinner is expected to sell out.
German-American Social Club of Nevada
Our purpose is to educate and preserve our German traditions, culture and heritage and to regularly meet in friendship welcoming both German and non-German speaking individuals to