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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 open now for our annual Member of the Year Award for 2017.
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 
2016 - Jacob Hellickson

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