Bavarian Club Edelweiss was founded in 1933 by Franz Stein and fellow German immigrants from the Bavarian region of southern Germany. The club was established as a small German American society to preserve the Bavarian customs and traditions and, through four generations, continues to grow and represent authentic style of “Schuhplattler” folk dancing.
Today, the club sponsors three folk dance levels. Our “Jugendgruppe”, includes children from ages 5 to 15, and their group leader is Carol Hepp, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our “Volkstanzgruppe” includes dancers over age 50, and their group leader is Monica Luedke, email: email@example.com. Our core Schuhplattler dancers have performed at the Westchester County Center, New Jersey Arts Center, the United Nations, and numerous venues over the years. They have competed at the national level at a Gaufest (or convention) held every two years hosted by German American clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Their group leader is Roland Lex, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hold monthly meetings at the American Legion Hall, in Thornwood, NY. Club membership is open to anyone of German ancestry and over the age of eighteen. Please contact Gloria Mayer McSweeney for club membership information at 845-240-3227..
For more information on our Club, please find us on Facebook at Bavarian Club Edelweiss Westchester, NY.
Margaret Mezic is the club president and can be reached at (917) 841-8624 for additional information. We wish you “Leben Geniessen”, to enjoy life!
President: Margaret Mezic
1st Vice President: Monika Link
2nd Vice President: Ernie Wieting
Treasurer: David Dougall
Corresponding Secretary: Phyllis Froebrich
Recording Secretary: Susan Ackerly
1. Vorplattler: Roland Lex
2. Vorplattler: Kenneth Lex
Vortaenzerin: Ingrid Wittmann
Trustees: Dietmar Link
Gloria Mayer McSweeney