Members of the German American club met on Wednesday, July 19th, to begin planning our support for Oktoberfest events in the Las Vegas valley. These events are scheduled from late-September to mid-October.
About 17 members were present to discuss the dates, events, expenses, menus and workers for each activity. There was a positive response as the President outlined each event, and the activities that need support. Several members have already volunteered to lead these special "Booths" or activities.
The planning committee will meet most Wednesdays at 6:00 pm thru September 27th, 2023, to discuss next steps and to receive progress reports from our Booth leaders. We will also be signing up activity volunteers, and cooks, for these events.
Interested people are welcomed to attend the weekly planning sessions, which follow our Open House hours. Membership is not required. Please call 702-201-1448 to leave a question, or just join us at the meetings.
The German American Social Club of Nevada is an association of people committed to the preservation and sharing of this culture. To welcome interested people, the club is always happy to receive phone calls, emails, and walk-in guests.
To share the history of our club, and to foster visits, the Clubhouse is open each Wednesday, from 4:30-6:30. Since July, 2023, this "Open House" event has increased our walk-in traffic, and many guests have elected to join our association.
Visitors often brought stories of their family, or their own visits to Germany. Each is a fun tale, and we often share laughter as we learn about their experiences. If you have questions, or if would just like to tour our traditional decorated Hall, please call 702-201-1448, or stop in at the next Wednesday "Open House".
Mike Sipes has prepared a reception and remembrance for Erika Gries, on Sunday, July 23, @ 2:00. Erika brought life and laughter to the Club. Several speakers will share stories of her care, kindness and humor. There will be photos sharing the many days, and events, that Erika brought both life and fun. Everyone is welcome and a hosted reception will follow.
July 1st, 2023, will see a large expansion in the number of days that members can visit the Club. The Club, and the bar, will be open every Wednesday, from 4:30-6:30, to receive members after work, and to encourage visitors. Our "Open House" Wednesdays are intended to provide quiet hours that allow visitors to tour our Hall, learn about our 50+ year history, and to consider whether they might like to join us in celebrating, and preserving, German Culture in southern Nevada.
The Club will also open each Sunday morning to quietly enjoy Silvia Brunn's live radio program, "The Las Vegas German Show". The "German Music Sundays" are a simple time to chat, share lite food, laugh with each other, and enjoy traditional music in the wonderful ambiance of our Hall. We can listen as Silvia shares personal celebrations, Club news, and the current good work of our many member volunteers. Hooting, and teasing these announcements seems appropriate! The bar will be open for your Sunday morning "reinforcement" of "Mimosas" and "Bloody Marys."
Members will also have opportunities for more live entertainment as our Tuesday nights expand.
For all of the above, we encourage everyone to keep the Club newsletter and calendar on the 'Fridge. Of course, we will need more member volunteers and more trained bartenders to sustain these increased Club hours. Can you help?
and current opportunities for service...
Our Club is special - Since 1971 - our members have volunteered for every duty needed to keep our Hall, our kitchen, our festivals and our business records all properly maintained and ready. Each meal, and the actual dinner service, is a gift from fellow members. If you would like to help, with festival design, with cashiering, with event service, the membership needs your good efforts. If you want to learn about the club's tasks, you can "shadow" working members and get a feel for the duties. Most tasks are "One Time", not a permanent obligation to repeat your service. Dinner service, table centerpiece construction, decorating days at the Hall, participating in festivals, joining the dance group, walking in parades, and simply welcoming guests at the door, are all helpful, and they keep our Club SPECIAL.....
The Club website was unavailable from May 5th to June 30th. During that time, our site security certificate expired, and guests would have seen a warning message. On June 26th, the website was restored and our security certificate was renewed. With the update, Google Chrome and MS-Edge browsers restored safe navigation to the GASCON site.
The "lock" graphic, seen to the left of our page address on your browser, assures you these pages are secured. You can "click" on the lock to see information about the current security certificate.
To our visitors, Welcome Back !!
Monk and the Po' Boys gets the crowd up and dancing at Tuesday Bluesday, held every third Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., at the German-American Club. Next gig is April 18. Free admission, cheap drinks and Philly cheesesteaks for $10.
German folklore has half-man, half-goat Krampus scaring children who misbehave during Christmas. Robert will be cooking kapustnica (Slovakian soup) for dinner.
Monk and the Po' Boys play harmonica-based blues on Dec. 20, 6-9 p.m. Free admission, cheap drinks and sloppy Joe sandwiches for sale.