Saying goodbye to Mike Billo 

Our wonderful, long-time members Marianne Billo and Christina Billo Winquest are mourning the loss of their son and brother, Mike Billo.  Although Mike was never an Edelweiss member, we all got to know him because he and his beautiful family were often at our events.  And, of course, we have all followed his 15-year battle against a brain tumor.  Our hearts go out to Marianne and Christina as well as the rest of the family members who loved Mike.  The family has invited their Edelweiss family to come to the memorial service: 

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, Memorial Mass - 10:00am (in state at 9:30am): St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 21100 Madison Street, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
  • Luncheon following to celebrate his life from 12-5 pm at: Fraternal Order of Eagles 23631 Greater Mack Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Ruhe in Frieden

2019 Events Calendar Updated 

The "fridge" edition of the Edelweiss calendar has been updated to include a couple of added events.  These are -- June 1, Schuhplattler Tanz with BSC Holzhacker Buam in Toledo (Siasswasser is playing!); August 18 -- Club Picnic at Spindler Park.  The May 18 Maifest with the Isartaler in Pittsburgh is a firm date now.  Dance practice start time for non-meeting days has been changed to 11 am.  Our email address has also changed. (If you use the "Contacts" on the website, you'll automatically get the right email address.)  To download the 2019 schedule, click on the first item under "Newsletters" on the right hand column.  Will it change again?  Ha!  What do you think?

Irish? Bayrisch? Spend the Day with Us! 

Sunday, March 17, is St. Patrick's Day, favorite day of the Irish and the Irish-Wannabes. But YOU can come spend the day with the Bayrisch! It's Edelweiss's dance practice and general meeting day. There will be fun and beer (hmmm, probably not green though) and friends. Come to the GACC room at the Carpathia Club and see what we're all about.

To those going to the Gaufest, bring along your check made out to GTEV Edelweiss to pay for your tickets ($225 per person). 

Carpathia Hall -- 38000 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48312.  Practice as 12:30; meeting at 3.

Who's Going to Toledo on Funday, Feb. 24? 

OK, so it's really on Sunday, Feb. 24.  But "Funday" is a much better description of what our Frühschoppen with the BSC Holzhacker Buam is all about.  It starts off with a traditional Bavarian breakfast of Weisswurst, Weissbier, Brezen, and lots more great food at 11 am.  After that, we'll be dancing Schuhplattler, Boarischer, and Volkstänze together. Our friends from Bavarian Club Chiemgau in Windsor will be along for the fun, too.  Each club will teach the others a new dance.  Of course, plenty of visiting with friends is a must.  It'll be fun, so don't miss out!  The day is at the Bavarian Sports Club Hall, a great place with reasonably priced drinks, a delicious breakfast, and a fun atmosphere. 

Bavarian Sports Club, 2102 LaGrange St., Toledo, Ohio

 

2019 Committee Members Sworn In 

At our February meeting, the Committee Members elected in January were sworn in. Many thanks to our outgoing officer: Trustee Roger Kraft served for nearly two decades and the committee depended on him for diligence, level head, and humor. Welcome to our three new members: Mark Wajer was elected to the office of Bar Obmann, a job that has been open for the last year. Sonja Bresset is our new Ticket Obmann, replacing Sharon Walker who had been fulfilling the role well on an interim basis.  Heather Wajer was elected to the 3-year term of Trustee.  Welcome to the three of you!  The other officers remained the same. Fred Walker and Roger Kraft switched appointed roles of GACC Delegate and Alternate. Our Committee Members are:

  • 1.Vorstand Erwin Rauschendorfer
  • 2.Vorstand Fred Walker
  • 3.Vorstand Rick Michel
  • Secretary Rita Dziersk
  • 2.Secretary Mike Campbell
  • Treasurer Colleen Michels
  • 2.Treasurer Sharon Walker
  • Ticket Obmann Sonja Bresset
  • Bar Obmann Mark Wajer
  • Trustees Heather Wajer (3 year); Alex Lamerand (2 year); Annette Edelhauser (1 year)
  • Sachenverwalter Chrissy Walker
  • Historian & Pressewart Karin Dean Kraft
  • GACC Delegate Roger Kraft; Alternate Fred Walker

Our dance officers stayed the same with the exception of the secretary.  Thank you, Janet Seefried, for filling that role so well the last couple of years! Welcome to Megan Lepkowski as our new secretary.

  • 1.Vorplattler Eric Walker
  • 2.Vorplattler Alex Lamerand
  • 1.Vortänzerin Chrissy Walker
  • 2.Vortänzerin Anni Porter
  • Secretary Megan Lepkowski
  • Sachenschlepper Annette Edelhauser

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