AHSGR KANSAS ROUND‐UP OF CHAPTERS Hosted by the Golden Wheat Chapter Hays, Kansas – October 11, 2014 Dear AHSGR Chapter Members: The Golden Wheat Chapter of Wichita is hosting this year’s Kansas Round‐Up of Chapter in Hays, Kansas at the Whiskey Creek, 3203 Vine, on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The registration begins on Saturday morning, October 11, at 8:00 a.m. with the meeting commencing at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and rolls will be served. All members are encouraged to bring homemade pie, kuchen, noodles, breads, jellies, and sauerkraut for the bake sale. The banquet begins at 6:00 p.m. Hotel accommodation information and banquet menu is on the back of this page. OKTOBERFEST ACTIVITIES: We encourage you to arrive in Hays early Friday morning to take part on the Hays Oktoberfest with the tapping on the keg ceremonies beginning at 11:00 a.m. There will be many food booths, speakers, presentations and plenty of music for dancing. A trolley will be available to take people down to the Oktoberfest at 10:45 a.m. leaving in front of the Days Inn and returning back to the hotel in two hours. There will also be a “Gathering of Round‐Up attendees” in the back room of Whiskey Creek beginning at 5:00 p.m. for sandwiches, snacks, desserts/kuchen and drinks. Please use the North side door of the restaurant. The Wichita Chapter has a full slate of interesting speakers for the day’s event. Speakers include: NE Kansas Chapter History & Celebration Eileen Davis, NE Kansas Chapter AHSGR’s Online Access to AHSGR Records Mike Meisinger – AHSGR Technology Board Member Seed of the Volga Author, Karen Schutte Germans from Russia in Argentina and Brazil Speaker: Eric J. Schmaltz, PHD From Kazakhstan to Lincoln: How Germans from Russia Helped Me to Feel at Home in America Yulia Tsymbal – AHSGR Dust in the Wind Chasing Genealogy by History and DNA – Several Case Studies Frank Jacobs – NE Kansas Chapter The Key Note Speaker for the banquet, which will begin at 6:00 p.m., will be Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz, Associate professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, where he teaches Modern European and World History. Both sides of his family claim some Black Sea German ancestry. Dr. Schmaltz has produced a variety of articles and German and Russian language translations for publications in the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) in Lincoln, Nebraska, the German from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection at the North Dakota State University (GRHC NDSU) Libraries in Fargo. His talk will be, “Coming Full Circle: South America’s Germans from Russia and other 21st Century Reflections on Our Global Diaspora.” All Present and past members are encouraged to make a special effort to attend. Guest are welcome, but must register and make the necessary arrangements. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 11, in Hays, and hopefully on Friday for the Oktoberfest. Sincerely, Kevin Rupp, President AHSGR Kansas Round‐Up of Chapters AHSGR KANSAS ROUND‐UP OF CHAPTERS Hays, Kansas – October 11, 2014 Hotel Information DAYS INN (Next to Whiskey Creek) 3205 Vine Street, Hays, Ks. Phone: 785‐628‐8261 ROOM: $53.00 inclusive, including a continental breakfast. Room reservation Deadline – Friday, September 26, 2014. Please be sure to mention “Kansas Round‐Up of Chapters” when you make your reservations. FUND RAISER TICKETS Please return your check for donations (made out to the Kansas Round‐Up of Chapters) and/or unused tickets to Denise Grau, 3916 SW Windsor Ct., Topeka, Ks. 66604. Enclosed is an envelope for this purpose. Money and unused tickets may be turned in on the day of the Round‐Up. Additional tickets will be available at that time. If you are a Village Coordinator and have a display, please bring it to the Round‐Up. Lunch includes: Bake Potato Soup, Salad, Cheeseburger or Prime Rib Sliders, drink Banquet Includes: Barbecue Pork or Brisket, Salad, Grilled Vegetables, Barbecue Beans, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Bread, Drinks (This is a buffet, so it is not necessary to indicate meat choice) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ KANSAS ROUND‐UP OF CHAPTERS RESERVATION SHEET Registrations due by September 26, 2014 Please clip and send to: Denise Grau, 3916 SW Windsor Ct., Topeka, Ks. 66604 Name(s): ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________ State: ____________________ Zip: ____________________ Registration Fee (Members) (Non‐Members) Lunch & Banquet Number Attending # of people using trolley to attend the Oktoberfest _____ _____ _____ Cost $10.00 $15.00 $25.00 Total $ ________ $ ________ $ ________ _____ (Friday Morning) ‐ Free Check # ______________ Total: $ ________ Searching Ancestral Names: ___________________________________________________________ Searching Villages: ___________________________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________________________________ Additional registration forms can be downloaded from our website at: