No more e-mail newslettersAs
we decided during our last membership meeting, the GAMC will no longer
publish and mail a regular newsletter as in the past years. Our
communication platform of the future will be the Internet. The
membership and our corresponding members will be informed about changes
in our homepage by short e-mails.
Next Events:10 July 2016 - Family Picnic
"Facebook Site Delights Americans" -
A Facebook group for the Kalb Housing area was founded by our President Marco.
Article in the "Fürther Nachrichten". from 2 February 2015.
Past events (see also Newsletter/
13 May 2016 -"How was it back then?"
"Löwenbar" had been a hot and dark place with heavy fights among GIs in
the fifties, before in 1955 the Gustavstraße was declared "Off Limits"
for all Americans. Now more than 50 people showed up and contributed as
contemporary witnesses to the discussion
about the presence of Americans in Fuerth
between 1945 and 1995.
8 May 2016 -Season Opening of the Fuerth Pirates
As GAMC members we visited the season
opening of the Fuerth Pirates at their first game in the 2. Bundesliga.
Our Board Member and President of the Fuerth Pirates, Georg Barth, welcomed the guests.
18 January 2016 - Membership Meeting
welcomed 28 Members of our club in the restaurant "Zur DJK" in Fürth.
After a delicious buffet our president Marco explained the reduced
activities of the GAMC due to less participation of our members. We
decided to open the Board meetings to all members ("Open Board
Meetings") to increase the number of social contacts and to be open for
new ideas. In the future our members will be informed about events only
by short e-mails referring to more information on our homepage and a
letter note for those few without Internet. The dues will be 20
Euro per person and year from 2016 on. Norbert
Friemelt as treasurer submitted his report on the figures of 2015.
Dietmar Lehmann confirmed the correctness of the balance. The report
was accepted by the audience unanimously together with
authorization for both to continue these tasks for 2016.Our Board members recommended
for re-election, Eva Flasche, Heinz Stahlschmidt and Bernd Jesussek,
were accepted unanimously.
26 October 2015
were guests of the DAI (German-American Institute, Nurnberg) on a bus
tour to Vilseck and Grafenwöhr. Franz Zeilmann from the Public Affairs
Office presented us the 2nd ACR with the Reed Museum and a M1126
Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle. At the airfield we could inspect a
UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Thank you to our organizer Friedrich Geyer,
our guide Franz and the many soldiers who answered our many questions.
(Photo: the GAMC board members Peter and Georg, together with Franz
10 July 201612.30 hrs.
Family Picnic at the home of Uli and Norbert.
15 October 201618.00 hrs.
Wine tasing at the home of Uli and Norbert.
of the GAMC|
chaining between the United States of America
has been grown in centuries. It withstood the conflict of the Second
and has increased during the Cold War and the partnership in the NATO
Globalization and shifting alliances, changing ruling parties and their
may threaten the friendship between both nations. So it has to be
and strengthened by perpetual efforts.
German-American Men’s Club of Middle Franconia wants to bring people of
nations together to promote and foster greater appreciation of both
traditions, customs, history and culture. It wants to promote good
neighbours and create improved mutual understanding and
German-American Men’s Club of Middle Franconia was founded in 1970 by
Americans and members of the area’s Military Communities and is one oft
prestigious clubs in Franconia.
has matured over the years, but the overall purposes have remained the
desire to bring together Germans, Americans, and English speaking
other nations for educational, recreational, and social activities
years, the Club has visited museums, churches, palaces and castles, and
wine growing areas of this wonderful region of Northern
Bavaria. The goal of the German-American Men’s Club
is to continue
in this tradition, increasing its membership, and continuing to add
contributions to International understanding. English speaking men and
all nations are invited to join. Club Members may sponsor applicants for membership
applicants may contact the
club secretary directly if they are