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We invite you to our events and to experience German culture which plays a large part in Dayton's history. Once you've experienced the Gemütlichkeit (hospitality, warmth and friendliness) enjoyed by our members, you'll want to be one, too! 

Your Membership Provides

  • Critical financial and personal support for the Liederkranz, our historic Klubhaus and German heritage – a legacy of language, song, dance, culture, and traditions.
  • A robust and varied year-round slate of activities; open Klubhaus most Thursday evenings. 
  • The foundation of the Annual GermanFest Picnic, one of the region’s top festivals. 
  • Reduced event and hall rental prices, free member appreciation activities.
  • Scholarship and education grant eligibility for high school students and continuing education students. 
  • Opportunity to participate in Liederkranz German language, travel, and other programs. 
  • Support for youth, World Affair, and Sister Cities programs. 
  • GermanLife Magazine Subscription at a discount rate. 
  • Membership privileges at many German clubs across America.

Membership Dues

There are several different Membership Categories available to fit your needs as an individual or as a family. Membership dues can be renewed on yearly, every two years or every three years. 
  • Patron – includes subscription to German Life - $100 (one year), $190 (two year) $270 (three year) 
  • Family - $55 (one year), $105 (two year), $150 (three year)
  • Individual - $35 (one year), $66 (two year), $95 (three year)
  • Young Adult (Ages 18 - 25) - $20 (one year), $38 (two year), $54 (three year) 
  • Lifetime Membership - See Below 
  • German Life Magazine Subscription ($7 Savings) - $18 
SPECIAL – A Lifetime membership is available for a one-time payment of $1,500 Family or $1,000 Individual. Dues can be waived or reduced for a member needing help.

Membership Applications

Membership Applications now available on-line! Download a copy of our membership application. Contact John Koerner, our Membership Chairman if you have questions or need more information. Phone: 937-429-9251

Member of the Year

Nominations are being prepared for our annual Member of the Year Award for 2015. We are all waiting to see who the winner of this coveted award will be. Stay tuned!

Previous Awardees are
2005 - Jerry Schenking
2006 - Dave Pepiot
2007 - Trudy Campbell
2008 - Carol and Herman Sagasser
2009 - John Koerner
2010 - Ida Knopp
2011 - Uli Gaertner
2012 - Judy Schneider
2013 - Kathy and Chuck Dulaney
2014 - Louise Gaertner
2015 - Uli Gaertner and Debbie Venys 

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