Dank Erie

Hosted by DANK-Chapter 71 and Lake Erie Fanfare


By on May 23, 2016

  • Chartered in 1990, we are known as DANK Chapter 71, Inc., The German Heritage Society of Erie
  • Our goal is the preservation of our German heritage, the language, traditions, culture, and music.
  • Meetings are generally held the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at the Erie Mäennerchor Club, 1607 State Street. Erie, PA. at 7 pm.  Free and open to the public.
  • In 1996, the German Heritage Festival was established to provide more insight into the German culture through music, food and dance.

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Become A Member Of The Schmidt Familie

  • To help people identify with the German heritage, person who are 2nd or more generation of German Heritage (or of other ethnic backgrounds) are invited to become a member of the Schmidt Familie
  • In a special ceremony, held twice a year, the candidate is given a German first name and the last name of Schmidt (i.e. Beverly Pochatko is known as Klara Schmidt)
  • There is a “family song”, and a toast wishing them good health and long life.
  • It’s a lot of fun and provides Gemutlichkeit!
  • Applicants only need to make their desire known to any member of the Chapter Board. Not a member of DANK? Simply fill out an application and give it to a Board Member along with $30 head of household / $40/couple prior to the gathering.

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Would You Like More Information?

  • You are always welcome to stop by our meetings to see what we are about.
  • For a Membership Application, print the application form from our national website (http://www.dank.org) and send with check to DANK Erie, 750 East 10th St, Erie, PA, 16503
  • Call: 814-456-9599
  • Email: ErieOma@verizon.net

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