German-American Men's Club of Middle Franconia
|23 January 2019 - Membership Meeting|
Although we had bad weather with heavy snowfall 25 members attended the meeting. Our president Marco reviewed the last year's activities and gave a preview about the plannings for 2019 (details and dates will follow). After the treasurer's and the auditor's reports the elections of the Board followed which brought no changes. We enjoyed excellent food and service at the DJK Fürth Gaststätte.
|21 November 2018 - Thanksgiving Dinner|
At Rainer's Restaurant in Boxdorf. We had pumpkin soup, turkey with stuffing, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and cranberries. As dessert cakes and coffee were served.
Here you can see the slideshow: GAMC2018Thanks.
|21 and 22 September 2018|
Guided tours "Klein-Amerika" in line with the "Stadt(ver)führungen".
|13 September 2018 - "Die Amerikaner in Fürth"|
Vernissage of the exhibition "Die Amerikaner in Fürth" -
Many people were interested, when the Lord Mayor of Fürth, Dr. Thomas Jung, and the commander of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Col. Thomas Hough, opened the exhibition. Report on "Fürther Nachrichten"
17 July 2018 - 4th of July, a little later
|7 July 2018 - Family Picnic|
The Friemelt family hostet us for our traditional picnic and served food and drinks. We had a great time in their cozy pergola.
|5 June 2018 - Social get-together|
We met at the "Grüner Brauhaus" in Fürth and had a delicious dine-out in this unique restaurant.
|6 May 2018 - Fuerth Pirates- Season Opening|
The Fuerth Pirates and their president Georg Barth welcomed us to their Baseball Season Opening. Hamburgers, coffee and beverages were served for our members who attended. The Pirates won their two games - congratulations.
24 January 2018 - Membership Meeting
|22 November 2017 - Thanksgiving Dinner|
We welcomed 25 members and guests at Rainer's Restaurant in Boxdorf for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. We had an excellent turkey and cakes. Thank you to all who supported this evening.
|21 October 2017 - Wine Tasting|
We tasted excellent wines from the Peter Götz winery, presented by our Board member Norbert. He and Uli had prepared an excellent meal with cheese and sausages. Thank you very much to our hosts.
14 October 2017 - German-American Day Bamberg
September 2017 - Tour through Darby
5 July 2017 - DAI Reception 4th of July
1 July 2017 - Family Picnic
3 June 2017 - Invitation by the testimon Verlag
11 May 2017 - Social Get-Together
9 April 2017 - Fuerth Pirates - Season OpeningWe joined the Season Opening of the Fuerth Pirates Baseball Team. The weather was excellent, food and beverages were served by Ingrid, Georg an their team.
7 February 2017 - Exhibition Karl IV
Emperor Charles IV is one of the most important and multi-faceted rulers in Bohemian and German history. To mark his 700th birthday, the Germanisches National Museum is holding an exhibition, that more than 20 of our members and friends visited. The interesting guided tour was followed by a social get-together at the "Barfüsser" (Mauthalle).
23 January 2017 - Membership Meeting
|23 November 2016 - Thanksgiving Dinner|
Cécile Schuknecht has managed that the local celebrity chef, Rainer Mörtel, created a Thanksgiving Dinner exclusively for us. We enjoyed a delicious turkey with lots of side dishes, and excellent cakes, prepared by our ladies.
15 October 2016 - Wine TastingFranconian wines and Häckerbrotzeit were served by Uli and Norbert. We had a nice and "gemütliche" evening. Thank you very much to our hosts.
8 October 2016 - AmerikahausThe GAMC has a long lasting connection with the DAI. During their Open-door day "70 years Amerikahaus Nuernberg" we presented a lecture about the first ten years of the US Army in Fuerth.
30 September 2016 - Social Get-Together
|16 September 2016 - 70 years DAI|
The GAMC cngratulates the DAI for its 70th anniversary. As sponsors we were invited to the Gala Abend at the Heilig-Geist-Saal. We enjoyed an excellent mixture of history, future aspects and entertainment, organized by Kathleen Röber, Prof. Andreas Falke and their team.
10 July 2016 - Family Picnic
|5 July 2016 - Independence Day Party |
The GAMC joined the Independence Day Party of the DAI at the Tucher Schloss in Nuernberg with the U.S. Consul General from Munich, Mrs. Gavito.
|13 May 2016 -"How was it back then?"
The "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 PiratesAs 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.
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.
18 January 2016 - Membership Meeting
26 October 2015
12 September 2015 - "Weinprobe" with "Häckerbrotzeit" at Norbert's and Uli's garden in Stadeln
|28 July 2015 - Book presentation at Monteith Barracks|
Mrs. Kerstin Trimble presented her book "Transgression" at Chong's Restaurant at the Golf Park Fürth. T he story tells about an unequal German-American couple fighting for their difficult love around the Merrell Barracks in the 1950s, and a gang of genuine Nuremberg "Frecker" whose forays into the post-war city engage them in precarious cloak and dagger operations.
19 July 2015 - Visit of O'Brien Barracks Schwabach
Our president Marco guided 20 participants (only two of them were GAMC members) through the converted post of the US Army and explained the changes, adding some private experiences. After the tour we saw a very interesting demonstration of a gold-beater in the Stadtmuseum.
|13 June 2015 - Family Garden Party |
The picnic was hosted by the Friemelt family in their garden. Thank you very much for the excellent evening.
|19 April 2015 - G.I. Joe liberates Nuernberg |
70 years after the US Army reached Nuernberg, we followed a guided tour by Susanne Rieger who told us at the original locations about the last three days of fighting in Nuernberg. Later in the evening we participated in a commemorative meeting at the Soldier's Field where we remined of the American soldiers who were killed here during these days (above: our board member Georg Barth). More photos on our facebook entries.
28 March 2015 - Discussion "Ways out of the Ukraine crisis"
Two of our members followed the invitation of Consul General William E. Moeller (left) for a discussion forum together with Dr. Shetsova (Brooking Institution) and Mr. Voigt (former MdB). Many detailed aspects of the crisis and positions of the governments involved were discussed.
20 January 2015 - Annual Membership Meeting
10 December 2014
23 November 2014 - Thanksgiving Dinner
5th of October 2014 - Ansbach Kaserns
|25th to 27th September 2014 - Berlin|
On the first day we were invited by the US Embassy. John Kastning of the political section discussed with us several items of the US-German relationship. The day ended with a meeting with "Hauptmann Voigt" at the Ratskeller Koepenick. The second the GAMC visited the "Alliierten Museum" in Dahlem. Then the 18 participants were welcomed in the "Bayerische Landesvertretung". After lunch there we visited the Deutsche Bundestag. On the way back at the 3rd day we enjoyed the nice weather at the "Gartenreich Wörlitz", a UNESCO world heritage.
|12 July 2014 - Family Picnic|
For the first time we celebrated the traditional Family Picnic in Uli and Norbert Friemelts roomy garden in Stadeln. Our host supplied us with delicious hamburgers, corn on the cob and coffee and cakes. Not to forget beer, wine and softs drinks. Thank you very much, Uli and Norbert.
5 July 2014 - Reception of the DAI at the Tucher Schloss Nuernberg
Fourteen members of the GAMC listened to the speeches of Prof. Falke (Director of the DAI) and US Consul General Moeller about the German-American relationship.
|14 May 2014 - Leonardo da Vinci Nuernberg|
We visited the most interesting exhibition and met afterwards for a social get-together.
27 April 2014 - Season Opening of the Fürth Pirates - Despite the rainy weather nine members joined the season opening of the pirates - well organized by Georg Barth (our Board member, who is also president of the Pirates) and his team. The host team was very sucessful and won its two games that afternoon.10 April 2014 - Seven members listened to the lecture of US-embassador John B. Emerson at the Amerika Haus in Munich about
"The German-American Relationship - Why they are more important than ever" and the discussion that followed.
25 February 2014 - Visit to the power plant in Nuernberg-Sandreuth
21 January 2014
|3 December 2013 - Christmas Tree Lighting|
After the speeches of different commanders, the mayor from Grafenwöhr and the bilingual translations by Franz Zeilmann (PAO) two school classes were performing and singing. Then St. Claus arrived in a fire truck and presented the kids.
19 October 2013
19 September 2013 - US Consulate Munich
29 August 2013
5 July 2013
As in the past years the number of assistants in our traditional "Family Picnic" (since 1972) almost came close to the decreasing number of appearing members, we decided this year to take part in the BBQ of the KONTAKT Club instead. Because of rainy weather we had to stay inside the AWO-Heim and had plenty of food, drinks and candy. A well arranged exhibition (thanks to Edith and Marco) displayed the past of the Nuremberg Military Community.
5 May 2013
|20 April 2013 |
Schwäbisch Hall - We saw an interesting mixture of young history (German Luftwaffe and US Army at the "Flugplatzmuseum"), old history (city center, saltern) and Swabian beer and food ("Zum Löwen"). Photos see on Facebook.
|26 March 2013 |
Stuttgart - More than 20 members of GAMC and KONTAKT joined the event. We visited Patch Barracks and the Panzerkaserne with the PX and the officers club, where we enjoyed an excellent lunch. Photos see on Facebook.
|22 January 2013 |
Membership Meeting -The annual General Membership Meeting was attended by 25 members and 3 guests. This is almost half of all our members. The Board thinks our membership deserves a big hug for such vivid participation in the club´s activities. It is also a great encouragement for the Board to continue their activities in organizing this year´s events.
It was a great pleasure for Marco to appoint on behalf of the membership Franz Zeilmann to a Honorary Member of the GAMC. As Public Affairs Officer at Grafenwöhr he opened us many doors.
The following Board Members are in the middle of their two-year term and will continue to serve on the Board: Eva Flasche (Board Member), Helmut Humm (Board Member), Bernd Jesussek (Vice President), Heinz Stahlschmidt (Secretary), Peter Wahl (Board Member). The following Board Members were re-elected unanimously: Norbert Friemelt (Treasurer), Marco Frömter (President). The following members were unanimously elected as additional Board Members: Georg Barth (Board Member), Peter Baumann (Board Member).
|Newsletter November 2012|
29 November 2012
We enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet at the Hotel Mercure. A cordially "Thank you" goes to our board member Helmut Humm, who had organized it and to Cécile Schuknecht who suggested some typical American recipes to the cook.
|25 October 2012|
We visited the "Stadtmuseum Ludwig Erhard" in Fürth. After a short introduction in Fürth's history the 22 members strolled through the interesting and informative exhibition. The evening ended in a dine-out with spare-ribs and hamburgers at the American-style restaurant "Our Place" in downtown Fürth.
|Newsletter September 2012||9 to 11 September 2012|
Baumholder Garrison and Mosel Tour
Due to circumstances beyond our control the visit to Spangdahlem AFB had to be cancelled. Instead of that we were cordially invited by the U.S. Army to visit Baumholder Garrison.
|Newsletter June 2012||
1 July 2012 - Pleikershof Picnic
|Newsletter May 2012|
31 May 2012 - Guided tour at the Dürer exhibition.
To 27 members and family the Dürer Exhibition proved that it is worth it´s international attention. They had a fascinating tour, given by Frau Dr. Reiss of the Germanisches National Museum. She explained with competence and great engagement background and subtleties of the „early Dürer“-masterpieces. After the tour we gathered at the nearby restaurant „Zum Gulden Stern“, the oldest Bratwurst-place in Nürnberg. So its historic interior was the suitable note on which to end this fine event. Our Board member Eva Flasche had the idea and did the arrangements. Thank you, Eva!
On 6 May
21 members and friends travelled to Garmisch and stayed overnight at
the Hotel Obermühle. The following day we visited the Edelweiss Lodge,
a recreation center of the US Army, the Marshall European Center for
Strategic Studies and the Artillery Kaserne, where we had a delicious
lunch. Thank you to our friendly and supportive hosts and to our
president Marco, who had built up the contacts and who had organized
|Newsletter April 2012||
On 29. April, more than 10 members and their families
followed the invitation of our member Georg Barth to the opening event of the
2012 baseball season at the Burgfarrnbach grounds of the Fürth
Pirates. It was
fascinating to watch this typical american sport and to see the great
engagement of all participants of this event. Our thanks go to Georg, his wife and their team for the cordial
reception and hospitality they gave to our club members. Photo 1, photo 2.
On 6./7. May, 21 members and friends travelled to Garmisch and stayed overnight at the Hotel Obermühle. The following day we visited the Edelweiss Lodge, a recreation center of the US Army and the Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies, which is usually not open to public visitors. A stroll through the Artillery Kaserne followed, where we had a delicious lunch. Thank you to our friendly and supportive hosts and to our president Marco, who over a long time had built up the contacts and who had organized everything. Photos on facebook.
|Newsletter February 2012||On 24 March 2012 a bus brought 22 members and guests to the Black Horse Museum
at Fulda. We were introduced in the history of the 11th ACR. Afterwards
we had a delicious lunch at the Brauereigasthof Wiesenmühle followed by
a guided tour through "Barockstadt Fulda". |
The day before Marco had found out that "Point Alpha" would be close by. So we skipped the shopping-hour and with the cooperation of the bus driver visited the observation point of the 11th ACR directly at the former German-German border, the center of the "Fulda Gap". Photos on facebook.
|Newsletter January 2012|
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 at 18:30 hrs
|Newsletter October 2011||AFN Vilseck|
The foggy weather didn't stop us from visiting AFN EAGLE at Vilseck. More than 20 Members of the GAMC, the KONTAKT Club and friends received interesting informations about the radio and TV studios. After lunch we were kindly offered a first insight in the new museum of the 2nd ACR that will open next year.
Thanksgiving Dinner 20 September 2011 at Hotel Mercure, Fürth
Follow the traces of the Americans in Nuernberg - Second Tour (under the responsibility of transiturs)
|Newsletter September 2011||Garden Party in Stadeln|
In spite of the cold weather on 27 August we gathered in the cozy arbor of the Friemelts, where Uli and Norbert had prepared excellent food (Bratwürste, Hamburger and Chili) and drinks. Thank you to our hosts.
(Photos by Marco Frömter). Photoshow Garden Party by Marco Frömter
|Newsletter August 2011||Tour to Ramstein|
This was the absolute highlight of our season. Thirty people, members and guests, from 4 to 87 years of age, started on August 7 from Nuernberg via Würzburg and the lovely Neckar valley to Kaiserslautern. We stayed at the Seehotel Gelterswoog, where we enjoyed an excellent dinner.
The next morning we entered Ramstein Air Base for a two hours bus tour through the post, supported with many details by our guide Elke. We got the chance to enter a C17 Globemaster and could investigate it from the tail to the cockpit. The tour ended with a typical Schnitzel lunch at the "Deutsches Haus".
In the afternoon we headed back to Nuernberg.
Many thanks go to our guide Elke and to our board members Marco and Peter who not only organized the complicated tour but also took care of us during the two days. More photos see Newsletters/ Archive.
Photoshow Ramstein by Bernd Jesussek
|The German-American Men's Club mourns the death of Gen. John M. Shalikashvili. He died on July 23, 2011. As a Commanding General in Fürth between 1985 und 1986 he was a member of our club and was dedicated in his support of the German-American friendship.|
|Newsletter June 2011||
on June 24, 2011
Picnic at Pleikershof on 3rd of July 2011: Despite the cold and rainy weather about 60 people took part in this years GAMC Picnic. Norbert and his team had organized everything very well and we enjoyed the "Spanferkel" from the Hornig family, the hamburgers and coffee and cake. The barn was an excellent shelter against the bad weather conditions. See Photos by Norbert Friemelt). Photoshow Picnic by Norbert Friemelt
|Newsletter March 2011||Photoshow by Marco Frömter and Norbert Friemelt|
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