Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin
c/o Berlin Center
11248 Berlin Lane
Athens, WI 54411
This address is not located in the Village of Athens. It is located in the Township of Berlin on the corner of Naugart Drive and Berlin Lane.
The Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin exists to preserve the language and heritage of its member's ancestors who immigrated primarily from the Prussian Provinces of Pomerania, West and East Prussia, and Posen as well as Mecklenburg (not a province of Prussia); to record the rich history of the settlers; and to be a resource for genealogy research. A further objective is to provide opportunities for fellowship, friendship, and gemütlichkeit for members and the community at large.
The Verein has 4 membership meetings per year with a typical attendance of about 100, including a meal, group singing, a speaker or presentation of interest, and a business meeting. The current President is Ralph Sturm who conducts the meetings. he annual meeting is held in October and meetings in February and May. The summer gathering is a picnic called "Piknik im Busch". It is usually held at the Berlin Center in Naugart, Township of Berlin, Marathon County, Wisconsin.
The Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin is a non-profit 501(c)(7) heritage society.
Membership in the Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin can be an interesting, educational, and fun experience, depending upon your areas of interest and motivation. Membership is inexpensive and and easy to obtain. There are regular family and single memberships as well as associate non-voting memberships. Membership qualifies the member to a subscription of Dat Pommersche Blatt, our quarterly newsletter which contains information about upcoming activities and events, interesting articles about Pomeranian history, genealogy,and stories contributed by our members and friends at large, There are also 4 quarterly meetings which are typically attended by 100-plus people with a noon meal and with a featured speaker on a variety of topic, a Pomeranian Sing-a-long, and a business meeting which hears committee reports.. Once a year there is a Piknik im Busch (Picnik in the Woods)
Donald D Zamzow