BSA Bukovina Fest 2009

Bukovina Society of the Americas


Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the  Society
Ellis, Kansas
September 17 – 19, 2009

Thursday, September 17 – Early Bird Event

6:30 PM Social and dinner – Ellis Country Club

Friday, September 18 – Bukovina Society Headquarters, Ellis

8:30 AM – Registration/Coffee
9:30 AM – Welcome – Martha McClelland, President

Presentation Introductions – Van Massirer

9:40 AM – Video – Unser Schönes Heimatland – Becky Hageman (Wichita, KS)
10:50 AM – The Bukovina Lutherans in Kansas – Irmgard Ellingson
11:40 AM – My Journey to the Homeland – Gail Tremblay

German Lunch – Headquarters dining room
1:30 PM – My Exodus and Music – Fritz Kramer
2:30 PM – The Bohemian German Story in Kansas – Steve Parke
3:30 PM – Annual meeting of the Bukovina Society Corporation

Elect members to board of directors for terms ending.
The following have been nominated and agree to serve:

    • Becky Hageman
    • Shirley Kuppetz
    • Joe Erbert
    • Eileen Goetz

Elect a director for a remaining term, the following has been nominated and agrees to serve: Darrell Seibel

6:30 PM Social, dinner and recognitions – Vagabond Restaurant, Hays

Van Massirer, Master of Ceremonies

Saturday, September 19 – Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest – Ellis County Fair Grounds, Hays

Bukovina Society members will be part of the opening ceremony and
Members may sit at a reserved table to enjoy the fest

Special Guests: Prior visitors to Ellis and the area, researchers Dr. Nicole Eller and Dr. Alfred Wildfeuer will attend the fests.