History of the German American Club 
of Spring Hill 
1982 - 2002


                 Our Club was founded in 1982 when Christa and Fritz Neumann  thought it would be a good idea to start a German Club in this area. The first social meeting was held by Friedel Rohn  at her home on January 1982 with 10 people present. 
            The first official meeting was held in June 1982 with 22 members present. Norman & Doris  Armonat, Jacob & Charlotte Eidenschink, Bernd & Margarethe Grabert, Chris & Erika Hohwald, Donald & Ruth Hughes, Hermine Jones, Fritz & Christa Neumann, Walter & Else Niemeier, Luke & Maria, Reinhardt, Friedel Rohn, Karl & Kaethe Schlange and Walter & Emma Schmall. 
            The first officers installed were Friedel Rohn as President,
Margarethe Grabert as Vice-President, Norman Armonat as Treasurer and Ruth Hughes as Secretary. 
            By March of 1983, the membership had increased to 60 members, with the club hosting many functions and socials throughout the year, including our own Octoberfest. 
           As the years passed, more dances and social events were added to the calendar and our  membership continued to increase. 
           In 1992 we celebrated the 10th. Anniversary of our Club with 170 members.  We now are proudly celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a membership that has increased to over 235.
          Many faces come and gone but the spirit of upholding our German culture, tradition and heritage remains strong. 
        With the continuing support of our membership we look forward to celebrating many more Anniversaries in the future. 

Gala Evening
20 Year Anniversary, 2003


 


Year 2004 Board


2004 Board,  from left to right:
Peter Meier, Ralph Fobel, Joachim Stimmel, Herb Heise, Eddie Jost, Klaus Horstmann, Alice Benoit,
 Heinz Thies,
Rosemarie Koenig, Ken Benoit,
Still gong strong.
from right to left. Hermine Jones, Toni Gerdes.
Both attended the founding of this Club 1982.
We are approaching the 300 membership mark.




2005 board and committee members from left to right.
Joachim Stimmel, Herb Heise, Eddie Jost, Peter Meier, Alice Benoit, Klaus Horstmann,
Heinz Thies,  Ken Benoit, Cathy Glandorf, Rosemarie Koenig.




2006 board and committee members from left to right.
Joachim Stimmel, Herb Heise, Rosemarie Koenig, Klaus Hortmann, Heinz Thies, Claus Glandorf,
 Alice Benoit, Ed Van Dyken





2007 board and committee members from left to right.
Klaus Hortmann, Eddy Yost, Ed Van Dyken, Herb Heise, Joachim Stimmel, Rosemarie Koenig,
  Heinz Thies, Claus Glandorf, Lisa Yaskulski, Jack Yaskulski, Cathy Glandorf,
Claus Wutherich, Lilo Hories, Jake Eidenschink.


Gala Evening
25 Year Anniversary, 2007


From left to right start back row.
Jack & Lisa Yaskulski, Heinz & Ruth Thies, Hans & Rosemarie Koenig, Ann & Herb Heise, Cathy & Claus Glandorf.
Waly & Ed Van Dyken, Ursula & Klaus Horstmann, Rosemarie & Ed Jost, Renate & Joachim Stimmel.



2008 board and committee members from left to right.
Jake Eidenschink, Herb Heise, Claus Wutherich, Ed Van Dyken, Eddy Yost, Heinz Thies,
Lilo Hories, Klaus Hortmann, Rosemarie Koenig, Claus Glandorf,
Lisa Yaskulski, Jack Yaskulski,
Cathy Glandorf, (Joachim Stimmel missing).




2009 board and committee members from left to right.
Klaus Horstmann, Edy Jost, Jack Yaskulski, Herb Heise, Joachim Stimmel, Rosemarie Koenig,
Cathy Glandorf,
Lilo Horeis, Lisa Yaskulski, Heinz Thies, Claus Glandorf,  Claus Wutherich,
Jake Eidenschink.



2010 board and committee members from left to right.
Klaus Horstmann, Edy Jost, Herb Heise, Joachim Stimmel, Rosemarie Koenig, Heinz Thies,
Claus Glandorf,
Cathy Glandorf, Lisa Yaskulski, Jack Yaskulski, Lilo Horeis,
Claus Wutherich,
Jake Eidenschink.



2011 board and committee members from left to right.
Klaus Horstmann, Ed Jost, Jack Yaskulski, Herb Heise, Joachim Stimmel, Jake Eidenschink,
Rosemarie Koenig, Claus Glandorf, Lisa Yaskulski, Heinz Thies,
Cathy Glandorf, 
Claus Wutherich, Lilo Horeis, 


2012 board and committee members from left to right.
Klaus Horstmann,
Ed Jost,
Jack Yaskulski, Herb Heise, Rosemarie Koenig,
Heinz Thies, Claus Glandorf, Lisa Yaskulski,
Cathy Glandorf, 
Claus Wutherich, Lilo Horeis, Jake Eidenschink

30th. Club Anniversary November 16, 2012

More details of the Anniversary party click here.




Jake Eidenschink, last member of the original founding group.



2013 board and committee members from left to right.
Jake Eidenschink, Joachim Stimmel, Herb Heise, Edie Jost, Rosemarie Koenig,
Klaus Horstmann,
Lisa Yaskulski, Jack Yaskulski, Heinz Thies, Cathy Glandorf,
Claus Glandorf, Claus Wutherich, Lilo Horeis,




2014 board and committee members from left to right.
Jake Eidenschink, Cathy Glandorf, Claus Glandorf, Heinz Thies, Joachim Stimmel,
Lisa Yaskulski
, Jack Yaskulski, Klaus Horstmann, Heribert Thomas
Herb Heise, Rosemarie Koenig
, Claus Wutherich, Lilo Horeis.


Anniversary poem by Ann Heise





2015 board and committee members from left to right.
Jake Eidenschink, 
Heinz Thies, Herb Heise, Rosemarie Koenig, Jack Yaskulski, Lisa Yaskulski,
 
Joachim Stimmel, Klaus Horstmann, Heribert Thomas, Claus Glandorf,  Margaret Gimigiliana, Claus Wutherich.
Claus Wutherich   ,  (Lilo Horeis. missing)




2016 board and committee members from left to right.
Claus Glandorf, Jake Eidenschink, Heinz Thies, Herb Heise, Heribert Thomas,
Klaus Horstmann, Jack Yaskulski, Lisa Yaskulski, Rosemarie KoenigMargaret Gimigiliana.    
(Joachim Stimmel, Claus Wutherich, Lilo Horeis. missing)


2017 Board and Committee members from left to right. 
Rosemarie Koenig, Heribert Thomas, Klaus Horstmann, Jack Yaskulski, Herb Heise,   
  
  Joachim Stimmel, Heinz Thies, Claus Glandorf, Lisa Yaskulski, 
Claus Wutherich, 
Margaret Gimigiliana and Lilo Horeis.
Klaus Hortstman 16th. consecutive years as President.

 
US. National Anthem
German National Anthem
                                       O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
                                       What so proudly we hailed,
                                       at the twilight's last gleaming.
                                      Whos broad stripes and bright Stars,
                                      through the perilous fight,
                                      O're the ramparts we watched
                                      were so gallantly streaming?
                                      And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in the air,
                                      Gave proofe through the night,
                                     that our flag was still there;
                                     O say, does that star-spangled-banner yet wave
                                     O're the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

                        Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
                        Fuer das Deutsche Vaterland
                        Danach lass uns alle streben
                        Bruederlich mit Herz und Hand.
                        Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
                        Sind des Glueckes Unterpfand,
                        Blueh' im Glanze diese Glueckes,
                        Bluehe deutsches Vaterland.
                        Blueh' im Glanze diese Glueckes,
                        Bluehe deutsches Vaterland.

 
 
Da waren Deutsche auch dabei
Konrad Krez



                                   Als Bettler sind wir nicht gekommen
                                            Aus unserem Deutschen Vaterland.
                                            Wir hatten manches mitgenommen,
                                            Was hier noch fremd und unbekannt.
                                            Und als man schuf aus dichten Waeldern,
                                            Aus oeder, duestrer Wuestenei
                                            Den Kranz von reichen Feldern.
                                            Da waren Deutsche auch dabei.

                                          Gar vieles, was in frueheren Zeiten
                                           Ihr kaufen muessted ueberm Meer,
                                           Das lehrten wir euch selbst bereiten,
                                           Wir stellten manche Werkstatt her.
                                           Oh, wagt es nicht, dies zu vergessen,
                                           Sagt nicht, als ob das nicht so sei,
                                           Es kuenden's tausend Feueressen,
                                           Da waren Deutsche auch dabei.


    
                    Und was die Kunst und Wissenschaften
                                  Euch hier verlieh'n an Kraft und Staerk',
                                  Es bleibt der Ruhm am Deutschen haften,
                                  Das meiste war der Deutschen Werk.
                                  Und wenn aus vollen Toenen klinget
                                  ans Herz des Liedes Melodei,
                                  Ich glaub' von dem was ihr da saget,
                                  Ist vieles Deutsche auch dabei.

                                  Drum steh'n wir stolz auf festem Grunde,
                                  Den unsere Kraft der Wildnis nahm,
                                  Wie waers mit eurem Staatenbunde,
                                  Wenn nie zu euch der Deutsche kam?
                                  Und wie in Buergerkriegestagen,
                                  Ja schon beim ersten Freiheitsschrei;
                                  Wir duerfen.s unbestritten sagen,
                                  Da waren Deutsche auch dab



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