That word, from the Terre Haute German Oberlandler Klub’s perspective, serves as a summary of our Club’s origins and purpose. Our Club was founded over 50 years ago by German immigrants, their American spouses and friends as a way to gather to enjoy Gemütlichkeit, that is, good-natured geniality, and friendship (Gemeinschaft). Our Mission Statement summarizes our goals and activities:
. . . celebrate our togetherness as German-Americans. This is accomplished by educating the community to our love of food, music, and language. The Club is a place to come and have fun through dinners, dances, travel, scholarships, and festivals. The club is inclusive and for all peoples to come together and celebrate life.
Willkommen, also indicates our eagerness to share this heritage bequeathed to us. Germans love to gather around food and drink Bier (of course!) and have a good time talking, dancing, seeing friends and making new ones. We cordially invite you to browse our website and see what activities we have planned. We also invite you to consider joining us as a member of our Club. That inquiry can be made by contacting any member of the Board of Directors or by submitting a request for more information.
1616 Lafayette Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804