We hope this letter finds you in good health. We know it has been difficult not spending time with friends and family.
Over the years our club has been many things to us: a place to enjoy good food and drink; to listen and dance to great music; to cheer or play for our soccer teams; to learn about our language and heritage; or just a place to connect with friends and family.
For the past several months our soccer fields were empty, the Schlachtfest and our Bierfest were cancelled, and our bar is quiet, losing revenue totaling more than $50,000.
While we are waiting for our club to reopen, we are continuing to maintain both the grounds and the facilities, along with our other necessities. Board members and a few volunteers have maintained regular responsibilities plus an occasional strudel sale. Normally our club events, membership dues and festivals have maintained our finances. March, April, May, June cancellations have greatly impacted the club’s finances and financial future. Although we have taken steps to reduce costs; property taxes, insurance, licensing fees, operational permits and utilities must still be paid.
The club was unable to apply for Federal Relief as those grants were based 60% or more on paid employees, which the club has few.
It is at this time, that we need to reach out to you, the club members, for help. If you are able to contribute any amount, we will acknowledge all contributors (names only) in our upcoming newsletter. Of course, requested anonymity will be respected.
Please make TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution check payable to The German-American Society and mail to 215 Uncle Pete’s Road, Trenton, NJ 08691 – ATTN: KATHY HOENISCH.
If you have any questions, please call 609 581-3740.
Thank you for your attention and consideration to the above. We hope you all remain healthy and safe.