April 2021

Dear Members, Guests and Friends of the German-American Club 1948 Stuttgart,

We hope you all had a peaceful, quiet and Happy Easter! The Easter message of hope is one that we can all use at the moment. April is well underway and we are still in lockdown. As a result, we have postponed the Annual General Membership Meeting, required of our club by German law, which was originally scheduled for 24 April. We have rescheduled the Membership Meeting to Saturday, 14 August, 2021. We have also cancelled the French Impressionism program scheduled for 8 May, as we would not be able to meet as a group and do tours together. If you are interested in Impressionism the exhibition is very good, and individual attendance by appointment may be possible in May. If so, we highly recommend it. As a substitute in May we hope to do an outdoor nature walk in the Stuttgart area on a Saturday in late May. We will keep you informed as we go along. Look for a program announcement at the beginning of May. We still hope to do the programs for June and later as scheduled, including a steam train ride to Welzheim in July and an outdoor wine festival at the Max-Eyth-See in September. As you can see, we remain flexible and will continue to do our best to resume activities safely when possible.

Here is our current revised schedule for 2021:

Saturday, April 24 Annual General Membership Meeting: POSTPONED
Saturday, 8 May French Impressionism – Staatsgalerie Stuttgart: CANCELLED
Saturday, ? May Outdoor Nature Walk in Stuttgart ?
Saturday, ? June Kelley Theater Matinee, “The Hello Girls” ?
Saturday, 19 June Classical Concert, Stuttgart Philharmonics, Liederhalle Stuttgart ?
Sunday, 25 July Schwäbische Waldbahn, Schorndorf-Welzheim, with Ost Kastell
Saturday, 14 August Annual General Membership Meeting, Alte Kanzlei, Stuttgart
Saturday, 11 September Wine Fest with Vineyard Tours and Tasting, Max-Eyth-See
Sat/Sun, 25/26 September Cannstatter Volksfest
Saturday, 16 October Police Museum, Pragsattel, Stuttgart
Saturday, 13/20 November Rilling Sekt Tour and Tasting, Bad Cannstatt
Saturday, 4 December Christmas Party, Alte Kanzlei, Stuttgart

On a sad note, two longtime members and great friends of the club have passed away recently. Consul General Fred Galanto was a retired diplomat, Arab scholar and a fine gentleman. John Gerrish was a founding member of the EUCOM (later Stuttgart) Harmonizers barbershop quartet, who performed for our club a number of times. We will miss both of them greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.

We thank all who, despite Covid, have paid their club dues for this year. We realize that this is a great vote of confidence in our club, and we really appreciate it! We promise not to let you down! Stay safe, healthy and hopeful. We look forward to seeing you all again and reconnecting, whenever we can resume our German-American friendship activities.

For the board of directors of the German-American Club 1948 Stuttgart,

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