Sunday, Sept. 11 -- Members Picnic 

Are you ready for a get together? Sunday, Sept. 11, is our annual picnic for members and their friends. It's at our usual Jaycee Park in Troy (Long Lake Road between John R & Rochester). We'll gather starting at 1 pm; have a short meeting at 2; then on to eating, drinking, and socializing. Brats, rolls, beer, soft drinks, and water are all included for $10/person that will be collected the day of the picnic. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share--our cooks always bring the best dishes! If you didn't already sign up, please let Annette know you'll be attending (248-840-1953).

News about 2022 Monthly Meetings 

January 9 Meeting & Dance Practice -- Cancelled!

2022 is going to be another roller coaster of a year thanks to the ongoing pandemic. At our committee meeting on January 5, we decided that each month's meeting and dance practice will be decided at the committee meeting held the Wednesday before. We'll be taking into consideration the latest COVID infection rates and whether it would be safe for us to meet. Our main concern is that no one get sick as a result of coming to a meeting or practice. This makes it a little difficult to plan your "second Sunday of the month" activities but we hope that it will keep us all healthy.  To keep you informed -- emails will be sent after the committee meeting; calls will be made to those without email; and the meeting decision will be posted here on the website. Feel free to call any of the committee members to check.

January is typically when we elect officers; February we swear them in and take a picture of the new committee.  At the next committee meeting we'll talk about how to proceed with elections. Please be patient as we continue to zigzag our way through 2022.

Remembering Johann "Hans" Waidelich 

Johann F. Waidelich was born on August 31, 1924, in Simmersfeld, Germany. He passed away at the age of 96 on Friday, August 27, 2021. A private service was held on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Hans was the beloved husband of Maria Waidelich and loving father of Irmgard Burkel, Lori (Dr. Richard Bernstein DDS) Waidelich, and Timothy Waidelich. He was the proud grandfather of Matthew (Casey) Burkel, Steven (Annie) Burkel, Henry Waidelich, and Amelia Waidelich; dear great-grandfather of Ellie and Zoey; and brother of the late Freda. Our deepest sympathy to his loving family and special condolences to our dear members Maria and Tim.

Hans was a highly skilled tailor at men’s fine clothing stores. He joined Edelweiss in February, 1966, and received the Goldenes Edelweiss in 1992. We will miss his warm smile and kind words that he shared.

Family request donations to American Cancer Society Metro Detroit Area Service Center-20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076 or American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674

Ruhe in Frieden, lieber Freund

2021 Events Schedule 

Keep your fingers crossed that the two events on this year's Edelweiss calendar can and will take place! The Gedächtnismesse is scheduled for Sunday, November 14, with a mass at 2 pm followed by a luncheon. Sadly, since our last memorial in 2019 we've lost ten members who will be included in the Messe that commemorates all our deceased.

The Weihnachtsprogramm is being planned for December 5, the first Sunday in December. The musical program is always a beautiful way to start our Christmas season. A dinner afterwards and visiting with friends and family round out a lovely day.

The Committee will be discussing the events in more detail soon and information will be available in the Wegweiser going out this month and on this website. Stay tuned! 



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