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 2012 Board of the Verein
The 2012 Members of the Finance Committee
The 2012 Delegates to the Schwaben Center Board
The 2012 Delegates to the German Day Association
The 2012 Board Meeting Schedule
The 2012 Membership Meeting Schedule
Our Connections
Affiliations

 

The 2012 Board of the Verein

George Boehm President
Mike Hartel 1st Vice President
Harry Vizethum 2nd Vice President
Joseph Arnold Recording Secretary
Helga Zettl Corresponding Secretary / Treasurer
Erika Amling Finance Secretary
Otto Weber Director
Helga Zettl Collector(temp)
Horst Langer Director
Vacant Director
Vacant Director
Ray Quitschau Director
Uli Senz Director/Editor
George Boehm Jr Director
Karl Hiller Director

 

The 2012 Members of the Finance Committee

Otto Weber
Anton Iberle
Karl Ritz

 

The 2012 Delegates to the Schwaben Center Board

George Boehm
Joseph Arnold
Gary Weiler
Frank Wimmer
Helga Zettl
Karl Ritz
Alternates:
Tom Engels
Jack Schleiss
Ray Quitschau

 

The 2012 Delegates to the German Day Association

Helga Zettl
Anna Reiter
Uli Senz
Marianne Wehrle
Joseph Arnold

 

The 2012 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)

January 5th
February 2nd
March 1st
April 5th
May 3rd
June 7th
July …no meeting
August 2nd
September 6th
October 4th
November 1st
December 6th

 

The 2012 Membership Meeting Schedule

(All membership meetings take place on a Sunday at the Schwaben Center, 301 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove)

February 5th, 2:00 PM
June 3rd, 2:00 PM
August 12th, 2:00 PM
November 4th, 1:00 PM (with elections and Schiller Feier)

 

Our Connections

Schwaben AC
We share the Schwaben Center and many activities with our soccer crazy brothers and sisters of the Schwaben Athletic Club.
http://schwabensoccer.lakecoastgraphics.com/index.html

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:

  • weddings
  • birthday parties
  • anniversaries
  • etc.

The Grove
Banquets Catering and meeting rooms
Hanna & Adam Hryniewicki
301 N. Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
PH: 847-229-1000
CELL:847.224.2084
FAX: 847-229-1240

 

Affiliations

German Day Association (Deutsche Tag Vereinigung)
The Schwaben Verein is an active member of this umbrella organization
http://www.germanday.com

© 2005 The Schwaben Verein of Chicago