Late Breaking News

 

January 12, 2018

The following table shows the projected calendar for 2017 as determined by the board for your planning purposes.  Some dates still need to be confirmed.  All of these items will be loaded into the Events Calendar as well.


PVCW 2018 Calendar

December 4, 2017

Platt Tied (Ugly Sweater)

Bull Falls

2 pm

January 3, 2018

Platt Tied

Pine Ridge

9 am

January 8

Board Meeting

Berlin Center

7 pm

February 3

Fasching:Andrew Graveen

Rib River Ballroom

1-5 pm

February 5

Platt Tied

Bull Falls

3 pm

February 11

Quarterly Meeting

Rib River Ballroom

 

12 Noon

February 15

Dance

Hawthrone Hills School

5:30 pm

 

February 24

Marshfield Cultural Fair

UW Marshfield/Wood County Campus

10-4:00 pm

March 5

 

Board Meeting

Berlin Center

7 pm

March 7

Platt Tied

Pine Ridge

9 am

March 10

Card Party

Berlin Center

1-4 pm

April 2

Platt Tied

Bull Falls

3 pm

April 8

Quarterly Meeting

Rib River Ballroom

12 Noon

May 2

Platt Tied

Pine Ridge

9 am

May 5

Max Kade Annual Meeting

Fromm’s

 

May 12

Portage County Cultural Fest

Stevens Point Area High School

10 am-5 pm

June 4

Platt Tied

Bull Falls

3 pm

June 11

Board Meeting

Berlin Center

7 pm

June

Pommerntag, Pommerscher Verein Freistadt

Mequon WI

Noon – 5:30 pm

July 15

Piknik Im Bush

Berlin Center

12 Noon

July & August

Platt Tied Vacation

 

 

September 5

Platt Tied

Pine Ridge

9 am

September 10

Board Meeting

Berlin Center

7 pm

September 14-16

Oktoberfest

Chippewa Falls

 

October 1

Platt Tied

Bull Falls

3 pm

October 14

Annual Meeting

Rib River Ballroom

12 Noon

November 5

Organizational Board Meeting

Berlin Center

7 pm

November 7

Platt Tied

Pine Ridge

9 am

December 3

Platt Tied White Elephant

Bull Falls

2 pm

 

Meeting dates at Rib River confirmed with Jack.

Pommerscher Verein Library is open the second Saturday of the month, 9am-4pm.

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                                                                                      PVCW ANNUAL MEETING

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017

BERLIN CENTER

11:30 Registration – 12:00 Dinner

 President Lyle Krohn opened by welcoming everyone, including guests and new members, to the Berlin Center. He also remembered Verona Braatz, who died this past week. She and her husband Emil have been members of the PVCW since it’s beginning and were both members of the Board all that time, also. She will be missed by all who knew her! Our deepest sympathies to Emil and his family.

 To begin the meal DuWayne Zamzow sang the table prayer to the tune of Edelweiss. Jack Kramer and his crew catered and served a very delicious buffet German meal. Thank you Jack and crew!

 After the meal DuWayne led us in a sing-long of two silly songs, in Plätt, which were: “Ick kann min Fru im Berr nich finne” and “Anna Susanna”. We then stood and joined in singing the closing “Das Pommernlied”, which is the National Anthem of Pommerania.

 Reinie Lenz introduced our speaker, Gary Hess, who was a former barrel maker (cooper) in a family business that existed for over 60 years that was started by his grandfather, Frank J. Hess, in Madison. They supplied white oak barrels for breweries all over Wisconsin and five other states. They also made and repaired wine and whiskey barrels. He mentioned that this is the 207th presentation he has given on this subject. He had some of the tools along that were used in the barrel making business. One of the tools cut the white oak into staves. Metal hoops are put around the barrel so it stays together. Cattail leaves were gathered to put between the staves so the barrel wouldn’t leak. The whiskey barrels were charred inside, the beer barrels were pitched inside and the wine barrels were left plain inside. He also had copies of the book he wrote, “Roll Out the Barrels” that includes the history of barrel making and also about his family and the business. He auto-graphed any books he sold.

 President Lyle called the meeting to order and we all stood for the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

There was a motion and second to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the last meeting. Motion was carried. Treasurer Cindy Braatz presented the treasurer’s report. There is $13,908.95 in the Endowment Fund and $22,302.36 in the Immigrant Marker Fund. The Operating Fund stands at -$1,667.65. There was a motion and second to accept her report. Motion carried.

 COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Programs: Marlene Lenz reported that she and Reinie are working on the next program.

Library & Genealogy: Laurel Hoffmann told us that Debra and Linda Wiederhoeft donated two books to our Library. Also, Joan Zahrt has donated a book and several other German items. Laurel also told us about two books that she read about Martin Luther and said they were both excellent reading.

Language: DuWayne reminded us of the next two Plätt Tied gatherings. The first one will be at the Pine Ridge Restaurant, in Merrill, on Wednesday, November 1, for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Willie Schult brews different flavors of wine and has permission from Pine Ridge to have a wine tasting for our group. The annual Christmas Party will be at Bull Falls Brewery on Monday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater, if you have one. There will also be a White Elephant gift exchange.

Membership: Ellen Krohn reminded everyone that it is time to pay the 2018 dues. She also reported that we have 452 members.

Music & Dance: DuWayne reported that the Danz Grupe performed at several events over the summer and right now they are not scheduled for any events.

Dät Blätt: Gary Klingbeil said that there are lots of articles in the last issue and that everyone should keep them coming in.

 OLD BUSINESS:

Immigrant Marker: DuWayne reported that he and Lyle have put more sand in the spaces between the bricks and sealed it.

Roots/Reformation Tour: Tour was in August and everyone that went really enjoyed it.

 NEW BUSINESS:

Election of Officers: Board members terms that expire this year are: Tim & Bev Baumann, Emil Braatz, Bob & Eppie Gruling and Lyle & Ellen Krohn. The Baumann’s and Emil Braatz are retiring. Thank you for serving! The Grulings and the Krohn’s will continue on the Board, if re-elected. Janie Braatz & Tom Bogren and Gary Gisselman agreed to have their names on the ballot. There being no other nominations, there was a motion and second to accept the above mentioned. Motion carried.

Other Business: Lyle commended Carol Uekert on the fine job she does on the photo albums that she keeps up to date.

Plätt in a Bag: DuWayne had Thanksgiving and Christmas/Winter items in the bag. Inge Hawks took the items out of the bag one at a time and the audience had to say the Plätt word for each item. That is always a fun way to learn new Plätt words.

Lyle then welcomed Randy Braatz as our new President and then passed the gavel to him. Randy then announced that the PVCW Organizational Board Meeting will be held on Monday, November 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Berlin Center.

There was a motion and second to adjourn. Motion carried.

Jalaine Woller, Secretary

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