Welcome to the Schwaben Verein of Chicago!
Founded in 1878, the Schwaben Verein of Chicago is one of the oldest German ethnic organizations in Chicagoland. While founded as a mutual aid society for the many emigrants from “Schwaben”, an area in Germany’s Southwest that is part of the contemporary German states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria, it continues to exist as a social and charitable club (Verein) for people with all kinds of middle European origins and connections.
Naturally, we emphasize our Swabian heritage, and corner stones of our annual calendar are the celebration of the Cannstatter Volksfest, now also know as the Schwaben or German-American Summerfest, in recognition of Germany’s second largest harvest festival in the Swabian capitol of Stuttgart, and a Schillerfeier, honoring the Swabian poet prince Friedrich von Schiller.
Our Vereinsheim (club house), shared with the Schwaben AC (Athletic Club) and with the Grove Banquets, the Schwaben Center, is located at 301 N. Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove, Illinois (one quarter mile north of Lake Cook Road). It is there where our events typically take place. There is free parking.
The 2014 Board of the Verein
||1st Vice President
||2nd Vice President
| Helga Zettl
||Corresponding Secretary /
| Erika Amling
| Otto Weber
| Helga Zettl
| Horst Langer
|George Boehm Jr
The 2014 Members of the Finance Committee
The 2014 Delegates to the Schwaben Center Board
The 2014 Delegates to the German Day Association
The 2014 Board Meeting Schedule
(All board meetings take place on the 1st Thursday of each month and start at 7:30 PM at the Schwaben Center, 301 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove)
July …no meeting
September …no meeting
The 2014 Membership Meeting Schedule
(All membership meetings take place on a Sunday at the Schwaben Center, 301 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove)
February 2nd, 2:00 PM
June 1st, 2:00 PM
August 10th, 2:00 PM
November 9th, 1:00 PM (with elections and Schiller Feier)
Our Connections and Affiliations
We share the Schwaben Center and many activities with our soccer crazy brothers and sisters of the Schwaben Athletic Club.
Schwaben Charity Fund
To honor deceased relatives and friends with a memorial or to make an endowment to the fund please contact the treasurer Anton R. Iberle (9534 S. Sawyer Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805, 708.499.2817)
The Schwaben Center for Your Parties
Always consider first the Schwaben Center for your social affairs such as:
- birthday parties
Banquets Catering and meeting rooms
Hanna & Adam Hryniewicki
301 N. Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
German Day Association (Deutsche Tag Vereinigung)
The Schwaben Verein is an active member of this umbrella organization