March/April 2019 Newsletter

and… Annual General Meeting Notification

In April ~ we have a very busy month beginning with our Spring Dance on April the 13th,

followed by our Easter Brunch April 21st, and then our Annual General Meeting on April 28th

Dear Members ~ We have had a great beginning to what will certainly be an exciting year with the scheduled completion of our elevator project as well as many wonderful planned events, including celebrating The German Canadian Harmonie Clubs 55th Anniversary! Wow! Totally Amazing thanks to the support of you our members and the many volunteers that keep our Club going strong! It is time again for our Annual General Meeting (April 28th), where our current Executive will be dissolved and a new Executive team will be voted in. We ask that every member try to attend and that anyone interested in joining the Executive please review the duties of each position outlined on the reverse page. We very much need your involvement in order to keep our club flourishing. I also sincerely wish to thank our terrific 2018/2019 Executive Team for all of their hard work, heart, and dedication to our Club. I have truly loved working with you all! 

Best wishes, Frohe Ostern, and hope to see you all at our events and Annual General Meeting!!

Sincerely, Christa Gendemann, President


April 13th  Spring Dance with the Europa Band… $15/members, $20/guest Doors open at 5pm


April 21st  Easter Brunch $18/person. Doors open at 11:30 – 3pm, Food will be served 12 – 2 pm

April 28th Annual General Meeting ~ Doors open at noon, meeting begins at 1 pm.

For Tickets please Call Alice at 250-860-1425, or purchase at the Club on Sundays between 1 and 4 pm.

**Please also note:

Movies – are back - please check the bulletin board for titles and dates.

Card Night – is being held Wednesdays only 4pm – 8pm

*** 2019 Membership Fees – Are being accepted at the Club on Sundays between 1 – 3pm.

If you would like information about the Liedertafel contact Luther at 778-484-1770

If you would like information about the Shooting Club contact Leni at 778-484-0844

If you would like information about the Ogopogo Skat Club contact Manfred at 250-768-9982

Executive Responsibilities

President - The President shall supervise all the business of the Association and be the presiding officer of the Board of Directors. He/She shall be a member ex officio of all Committees and perform such duties as the office requires.

Vice President  - The Vice President shall assist the President and in his/her absence shall take their place.


Treasurer - The Treasurer receives and keeps true record of all monies of the Association and deposits in the bank. He/She is responsible for the payment of all accounts, and shall be a signing officer, together with the President.


Second Treasurer  - The Second Treasurer assists the Treasurer and receives and keeps true record of monies of the Association as per the direction of the President.

Secretary - The Secretary keeps a true account of the proceedings of the monthly meetings and carries on correspondence for the club.

Directors  - The Directors are members of the Board and Vote in the meetings. They assist the Executive in their duties of managing the affairs of the club.

In addition to these specific duties….. The members of the Executive meet for a monthly meeting and volunteer their time approximately every nine weeks for Sunday Cake and Coffee, and for our Dances and Events.

***** Please remember that 2019 Membership Dues must be paid at least one week BEFORE the Annual General Meeting. Please see below the official Agenda of the Annual General Meeting. *****


Annual General Meeting

German Canadian Harmonie Club

April 28th, 2019  -  1:00 pm



1.  Establishment of quorum.

2.  One minute of Silence observed for Members Passed.

3.  Reports read:    - Secretary’s minutes of last Annual General Meeting.

                                 -  Presidents Report.

                                 -  Treasurers Report.

                                 -  Book proofers Report.

4. Presentation of 25 Year pins and 50 Year pins.

5. Dissolve present Executive

6. Election of new Board – Chairperson – Annemarie Phillips

7. Introduction and Installation of new Executive

8. New Business

9. Proposed expenditures - Vote may be required.

10. Meeting adjourned    (coffee and cake to follow meeting)