German American Friendship Society of Pinellas County. Membership in the Club
Are you German, or German descent? Perhaps you married a German or served time over in Germany in the military. We have all of those folks in our club, and even some folks who are none of the above but who enjoy German culture, food and dance. Joining the German American club is a process of finding a sponsor, filling out our application and being approved by the board. It is pretty painless, and membership fees are just $45.00 a year per couple and $25 per year for a single. For more information email our membership Chairwoman, Maria. Download our application and attend a meeting, we would love to have you!
Click Here for the Application
Club House Rental
Members and friends can rent Germania Hall or the Fest Hall for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, parties, memorials,meetings and other events. Hold your next gathering at the club!
For reservations or to see the halls
call Gordon Westermann 727-421-8516
♥ Germania Hall Seats 285
♥ Full bar, commercial kitchen
♥ Bier Stube – Seats 50, 3 big screen TV’s
♥ Kaffee Stube – Seats 55
♥ Wifi available through out the entire building
♥ Fest Hall – Seats 90 (kitchen)
♥ Outdoor grassy courtyard accommodates 400
♥ Can fit a 60 X 100 tent with dance floor and parking.
♥ For More information click Germania Hall
Just like any community association, we all volunteer to make our club, just the way we like it. People donate their time to decorate for the dances, to cook in the kitchen to sell food at the dances, to empty the trash, create the publicity, even to build this website. Our volunteers keep the club going. We are always looking for extra help, building maintenance needs to be done, cleaning now and then, and bigger projects. When Oktoberfest comes around there is even more to do. Why volunteer? It’s a great way to get to know people on a more individual basis. While it is fun to see folks at the dances each week and wave, it is the time you spend working as a volunteer that you really get the time to get to know each other better. If you would like to volunteer in the club, contact our president by emailing us: GermanClubPP@gmail.com
The German Club offer a collage scholarship every year to a deserving young person. To apply you don’t have to be a member or a relative of a member, but you be sponsored by a club member who is in good standing at the club. Click here for the application (application is not online at present the 2015 application will be up later this year)and return it to Vesta, the Scholarship chairwoman before May 31. Please call Vesta if you have questions at 727-559-0650.
United German American Society of Florida
Every year our club participates in the United German American Society of Florida’s Heritage Day. This day brings German clubs from all over Florida together under one roof to spend the day seeing friends from other areas of the state, celebrating our heritage and enjoying music and food. Many people will wear their tracht from their own home region.
|United German American Society of Florida, Inc.||Tracht of the
Heritage Day 2014
St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society
The German Club was a founding member of SPIFFs.
For 40 years SPIFFS has celebrated the diversity
in our community. They put on a Folk Fair every year that our club proudly participates in. Their website can be seen here, SPIFFS.