The first meeting of the GAFC was held in the summer of 1984 in Englewood at the Little Bavarian Restaurant in Englewood, 77 people attended. At the second meeting in September 1984, the following Board was elected. Peter Schwender, Pres., Herman Paul, V.P., Herman Bolio, Treas., Otti Johnson, Sec. and they had their official address.
The club was chartered in 1986 by the State of Florida. The first Officers after the club was chartered were: Georg Pitthan. Pres., Gene Wolfzorn, VP, Ruth Weber, Treas., Marie Pitthan, Sec. In charge of entertainment: Sieggi Becker, Dinah Kohler, Peter Soehn.
American Legion, Post 159, 1770 East Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292.