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IMMEDIATE NEED: Host Family For German Exchange Student

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in events, featured, news

  Dear Society members, The Teutonic Council of Savannah is asking the 3 German societies to provide assistance in the search for a host family for a 16-year-old female German exchange student from our sister city Halle. The T.C. has been trying to establish teacher-student exchanges with Halle for a year or so with the plan to start off with an exchange of teachers this year. The T.C. was recently informed by our partners in Halle that they have a student who would like to spend the coming school year in Savannah and that the student exchange was sponsored by a U.S. organization called ASSE, which would arrange the school placement in Savannah as soon as a host family is found. For further information about the student, please refer to the attachments with photos of her and her family and her CV. Any interested Savannah families should contact T.C. members Jim Anderson ([email protected]) and Claudia Christiansen ([email protected]) who have been preparing and establishing the teacher-student exchange program.   Letter from Leoni   ...

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Martha Lebey Lassiter

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in news

Georgia Salzburger Society: We have sad news to share today. Mrs. Marth Lebey Lassiter passed away Sunday the 10th of January 2016. She was a valued member of the GSS, carrying on her family legacy with “The Book”, the last edition of which comprises four volumes. Her lifelong diligence and dedication to Salzburger genealogy record-keeping will be truly missed. Researching and documenting details of family lineage has been an amazing accomplishment throughout her lifetime! Celebrating the life of Marth Lebey Lassiter August 1, 1929 – January 10, 2016 VISITATION: 5:00pm-7:00pm – Friday, January 15, 2016 Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive Savannah, Georgia 31406 912-352-7200 FUNERAL SERVICE 11:00am – Saturday, January 16, 2016 Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive Savannah, Georgia 31406 912-352-7200 INTERMENT – Saturday, January 16, 2016 Bonaventure Cemetery 330 Bonaventure Road Savannah, Georgia 31404...

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2015 Heritage Day

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in events

We have some great things planned for the 2015 Heritage Day Festival on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th, 2015 from 10am – 3pm. Fill out the form below to be notified when we have more information:...

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Winter 2015 Newsletter Published

Posted on Mar 14, 2015 in news

Click Here to download a pdf of the Winter 2015 Newsletter. The Landing Day meeting on March 14 begins another year of the Society. We will elect a set of officers and a new slate of board members. But most importantly it is our next opportunity to meet together for common fellowship, fulfilling the purpose of the society’s goals, honoring our ancestor’s intent in founding the society, learning more of our documented history, and worshiping together at Jerusalem. This will be the 281st celebration of landing...

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Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in news

2014 HERITAGE DAY POSTER CONTEST Congratulations to the following winners! Claire Thomas (4th grade Elementary) … 1st – $100.00 Caden Thomas (8th grade – Middle) … 1st – $200.00 McKaela Kramer (8th grade — Middle) … 2nd – $75.00 Macy Morgan (6th grade – Middle) … 3rd – $50.00 Alena Kramer (10th grade – High) … 1st – $300.00 Mallory Morgan (9th grade – High) …2nd – $100.00 Courtney Purcell (College – Senior) … 1st – $400.00 Claudia Christiansen (Adult)...

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2014 Heritage Day Events Succesful

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in events, news

This year’s Heritage Day events included celebrating the 280 th anniversary of our landing in Georgia at 11:00 AM in the Jerusalem church sanctuary.  The speaker this year was Dr. Thomas Mueller-Bahlke, (currently working on the letters of Johann Ernst Bergmann, the last pastor to Ebenezer from Germany). We also had Euchee (Yuchi) Indians present and many entrants in the Poster Contest. The Market Platz and Museum were enjoyed by many, along with the Loest Research Library that was...

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Exploring GSS Heritage

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 in news

On Labor Day 2014, GSS members and visitors were able to view the newly installed Ebenezer tour signs.  Those with Smart phones enjoyed trying out the QR code innovation on each location. If you haven’t seen the site yet, please be sure to look at it soon and  leave a greeting in the comment section or peek at the Facebook page,  The three Germanic societies’ members in the Savannah area, The German Friendly, the German Heritage, and the Georgia Salzburger Society met in...

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Proclamation recognizing October 6th, 2014 as “German-American Day”

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in events, featured, news

Bill Mintz, representing the German Friendly Society (Blue Shirt), David Mason , representing the German Heritage Society (Tan Coat), Dr. James Anderson, of Armstrong college, representing the Greater Savannah International Alliance (Dark Coat), Claudia Christiansen, representing the Georgia Salzburger Society, Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague, representing the Mayor and city council. At the meeting of the Savannah Mayor and Alderman on October 2, 2014, alderman Mary Ellen Sorague, representing Mayor Edna Jackson, read a proclamation recognizing October 6th, 2014 as...

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