Here is Die Zeitung the Missouri Germans Consortium‘s Newsletter for August. We have lots to share this month! Lots of great programs and events!
WE ARE ST LOUIS – AND – GERMAN!
We all know that St. Louis has a strong German connection, but did you ever wonder why or how? On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm St. Louis County Parks is co-sponsoring with the St. Louis County Library a new series of programs called We Are St.Louis where you can learn more about all of the different backgrounds that make St Louis so great – starting with the Germans! Join us as Missouri Germans Consortium Director Dorris Keeven-Franke brings you the sites, sounds, people, events and places that make St. Louis so German! Call and register today as space is limited 314-994-3300.
LUDWIGSBURG PHILHARMONIC CHOIR VISITS SAINT CHARLES
In Saint Charles Missouri, on August 25, 2016, over 45 choir members of the Ludwigsburg Philharmonic Choir will arrive in Saint Charles. Hope Lutheran Church (1975 South Old Highway 94) in Saint Charles is hosting the Choir with the assistance of the Saint Charles Sister Cities Inc – the German Chapter – and the City of Saint Charles. The German Chapter in Saint Charles is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. The Sister Cities International network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers in 570 Member communities with over 2,300 partnerships in 150 countries on six continents every year. While visiting the Choir will perform in several concerts which are free and open to the public. On Sunday, August 28th at 4:00 pm they will perform with the choir of the First United Methodist Church at 801 First Capital Drive in Saint Charles. On Saturday, September 3, 2016 they will perform a public Concert, at 7:00 PM at Saint Charles High, 725 N. Kingshighway (1975 South Old Highway 94). They will have a Sangerfest – a song fest with the Hope Lutheran Choir on Thursday evening at 7 pm. to which the public is invited to meet and visit with our German guests. They have also been invited to sing “Take me out to the Ballgame” for the River City Rascals ballgame on Saturday, August 27th. While in visiting Saint Charles the Choir will shop on Saint Charles Main Street, sing in Hermann, and visit several other local attractions before returning to Ludwigsburg on September 4th.
MISSOURI HUMANITIES COLLECTING “YOUR GERMAN HERITAGE” STORIES
The Missouri Humanities Council has moved! Their new address is 415 South 18th St. Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO 63103 firstname.lastname@example.org and their phone is 314-781-9660. They are celebrating the recognition of the German Heritage Corridor and collecting stories of YOUR German heritage. Visit them today
INTRODUCING THE NEW HONORARY GERMAN CONSULATE IN ST.LOUIS
Paul Obernuefemann is recognized and respected as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of one of Missouri’s leading law firms, Lewis Rice LLC, with offices in both Saint Louis and Kansas City. He has been very active in area German-American organizations for the past 10 years, including the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, as well as the German American Heritage Society of Saint Louis, where Paul has actively served on their Board of Directors for the past six years. The Saint Louis office is one of only four mid-western German Honorary Consulates with the special capability to locally process German biometric passport applications and avoid a long trip to Chicago. This function represents 90% of the consulate’s activity. Based upon Paul’s extensive professional IT knowledge and skills, he is particularly qualified to effectively operate and maintain this special German computer system that captures and encrypts each applicant’s unique biometric data set. Paul is also been trained in providing basic signature certifications and notarized copies, which play an important role in many of the convenient, alphabetically listed, consular services on the website http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/03__Consulates/Chicago/03/__Legal.html
Paul’s new St. Louis German Honorary Consulate street address, telephone number are: Paul R. Obernuefemann, Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany, 600 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO. 63101, Telephone: 618-632- 1300. His Consulate office hours will be every other Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and every other Wednesday evening 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, starting on Wednesday 6 July. Please e-mail Paul to reserve a specific date and time for an appointment. His email is email@example.com
ST LOUIS GERMAN AMERICAN COMMITTEE HOSTS GERMAN AMERICAN DAY
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! The German-American Committee of St. Louis will host its Annual German-American Day on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from Noon until 5 pm in the St. Louis German Cultural Society’s Hall at 3652 Jefferson Avenue. A celebration of our German heritage with food, music and friends! Enjoy a visit in our old-fashioned biergarten, where you can listen to the music of Harry Wolf and his Alpenhorn, or enjoy the Cultural Society’s Jungend Gruppe and their German dances! You may visit one of many German organizations in St. Louis and Saint Charles and hear how you can become involved. There will be help with researching your German ancestry, and the Missouri Humanities Council will be there to share the German Heritage Corridor. Plan on spending the afternoon with some German Gemutlichkeit!