German-American Club of Binghamton


218 Loughlin Road, Binghamton, NY 13904    (607) 775-5265
Open Fridays at 6:00PM

  The German-American Club of Binghamton is a social organization of people who like the German culture and enjoy its celebrations.  You don’t have to be German to join We welcome all Americans who want to share good times (Gemütlichkeit!).  We are a full-service not-for-profit social club set up to benefit members and their guests.  We do have the occasional public fundraising event that our supporters in the community are welcome to attend.  Our membership meeting is held every month although the night varies to accommodate our busy social calendar.  

  We formed over 100 years ago to preserve the German’s perennial love for music, sociability, and conviviality. Since singing is a main feature of the culture, our club is home to one of sixteen German Singing Societies in the New York State Sängerbund. Under the direction of local celebrity Randy Messing, chorus membership is open to anyone interested in singing.  We meet generally every Friday evening for at least 10 months of the year.
For summer and fall 2010 we will be rehearsing Friday evenings July to September from 7:00 to 9:00 pm working on our Volkslieder (folk songs) repertoire and preparing for a clubhouse Konzert in November.


April 2014 Schedule


2014 Events

Please keep our bar manager and good friend, 
Frank Rothemeyer, in your prayers. He sure
could use some right now.

April 26 - Annual Banquet & Choral Program 
5 pm - Cocktails ~ 6 pm Dinner

You are cordially invited to attend our annual banquet on Saturday April 26. There will be a cocktail hour from 5:00-6:00 pm, followed by a dinner buffet (roast beef, chicken marsala, potatoes, carrots, salad, dessert, etc.) catered by Rolando’s catering of Endicott.

Following dinner, club officers and guests will offer brief remarks chronicling events of the past year. There will be a service of remembrance for those club members that passed in 2013, followed by a performance by our choir, as well as entertainment by other musical ensembles and skits by our German language class.

New members that joined the club in 2013 are strongly urged to attend, as you will be recognized and introduced.

The cost is $25 per person. If you volunteered for two or more events during 2013, the club will subsidize your dinner with a $10 credit and a complimentary beverage at the bar.

Reservations may be made by calling 775-0002. When submitting reservations, please indicate if you are a volunteer, and also if you are a new member. Reservations are required no later than Tuesday April 22.

May 2 - Brats 'n Brews 6 pm - midnight
May 26/Mon - Breakfast in the Woods 8 am - 11 am

Open for the Season!!

Available Brews: Paulaner Weizen, Spaten, 
Becks, Yuengling, Coors Lite, and more.

This Friday - 21 March - the club will be having a baked haddock dinner.
We will have food for more than the typical 20 meals we usually provide.
Frank will be in the kitchen and promises a nice meal.
The food usually is ready by about 6:00 pm and served until it is sold out or around 7:00 pm.
It is also a good time to pay your dues ($25 per member) for the year.
This is an important meeting, as it is our election of officers.
GERMAN LANGUAGE CLASS - remember the class meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 5-7 pm. The classes will resume in September.
Contact George Karius for more info - geokarius@hotmail.com

* When paying your dues. *
Please be sure to include the names of everyone covered in your payment.
Your membership and patronage is greatly appreciated.

2013 annual dues are $25 checks payable to the German-American Club
(Click HERE for a printable dues form.)

>Member Code of Conduct<

If you haven't been up in a while, it's high time 
to stop in some Friday and say hello!

Frank will be glad to see you
and tend to your thirst-quenching needs.
Bis bald!

Contact Brian Skadowski for a mailed copy of our Newsletter
Click Here

HERE for some great German American history.


Weekly Rehearsals
Friday evenings September through June
Adult Chorus 7 PM to 9 PM
(Cocktails to follow!)

Monthly Meetings
Third Sunday of every month at 2:30 PM
except for December and January
subject to periodic change.

Next Meeting: May 18th

Singers Welcome
Please call us (775-5265) if you are interested in singing German folk
songs and choral arrangements.  No knowledge of the German language is necessary, you can learn as you go!  We can even teach you to read music!  No audition, no qualifications, no hassle, just fun for all with a super leader who is a great talent – Randy Messing.

2013 Events 
(updated 1/18/13)


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