May / June 2018

 In Memoriam – Robert W. Wolf Jr.

The passing of Bob Wolf on March 8, 2018 has saddened members of the Sick Benefit Society and the Singers.   Bob was a staunch supporter of the Austrian Donau Club.   He advocated for the German/Austrian culture.

Bob’s grandparents August and Josephine Wolf emigrated to New Britain from the Burgenland in Austria. He learned German by himself.  He travelled to Austria and Germany frequently.  Often would he relate the good times which he shared with his cousins in Minihof Liebau and Vienna.

Bob served the Club in capacities, most notably as President and then as Trustee.   He encouraged the Club to donate to German-Austrian organizations (which we have done).  He established our German language library.  He was chiefly responsible for our structure of our website and its cultural emphasis.  He would volunteer in our many activities as his time and health permitted.

For many years he served as our representative to the New Britain Sister City program and travelled and enjoyed the many trips to Rastadt Germany as our representative.

Finally he volunteered his investment acumen so the Club could remain strong financially.

In so many ways Bob stood out.

Stolz – pride – was his Motto.

We can be proud of him and all that he accomplished.

Danke viel nals, Bob

Prost Bob Wolf
Prost Donau

CULT MOVIE & Bistro night returns June 23 “Young Frankenstein”, with a movie-inspired menu for our Bistro Café which opens at 5:30.   Suggested donation $3, and a donation of canned goods for local food pantry is welcome.  Open to Club members and their guests.  For info, call Darrell Kern at 203-482-4481.  

SETBACK is going strong!  Every Wednesday all year, play begins at 7pm promptly, with sign up starting at 6:30pm for an evening of fun and camaraderie.  The cash bar is available for purchasing your favorite beverages. With no long-term obligation, members and guests simply register and play. It’s a simple game for players who comprehend what the high, low, jack and game points are, and have had experience playing Set Back. The main focus in the game is to win as many points during play. At the end of each hand points are tallied and recorded.  Teams are determined at the start of a game, by each player drawing a card; two highest cards are one team and the two lowest cards are the second team. Play begins by playing 5 games of 16 points each. At the end of each game, the lower score players move to the next table. Stop by any Wednesdayevening and say hello to chairperson Rich Krause!

WORLD CUP- In June, Germany is playing in World Cup matches, so be on the lookout via Facebook/flyers around the bar for extended club hours so we can check out the action.  The bar is also looking into televisions to add in the dining room area for events such as this to enjoy.

YARN CRAFTERS taking a break for the summer, plan to join them with your yarn project or other portable craft when they resume in the fall on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

May 4 ?- First Friday- Heimat Abend- music by Frank Billowitz, brats, ham, kraut, potato salad
May 5   Club Clean Up- please volunteer
May 10 - Singers Meeting
May 11   Sick Benefit Meeting
May 12   Austrian-American Day
May 13   Mother’s Day Breakfast
May 18 3rd Friday Heurigen Abend- Scha-Musi, dinner, reserv. 508-8236
May 24 Steamed Cheeseburgers

June 1   First Friday- Heimat Abend-  music by Frank Billowitz, brats, ham, kraut, potato salad
June 8    Sick Benefit Meeting
June 10    Breakfast
June 14 - Singers Meeting
June 15   3rd Friday Heurigen Abend- music & dinner, reserv. 508-8236
June 23 - Darrell’s Cult Movie & Bistro “Young Frankenstein”
June 28? - steamed cheeseburgers