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... promoting German culture in the Peoria, Illinois area through song, sport, food, drink and fellowship!

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Officers for 2012

Debbie Hedemann

1st Vice President
Carol Hedemann

2nd Vice President
Joanne Pritchard

Recording Secretary
Judy Slankard

Membership Secretary
Ruth Sepich

Ingrid Ruscheinski

Carol Hedemann, Glenda Franken, Joanne Pritchard and Ruth Martin

Alternate Delegates
Ulla Baird and Elriede McGill


Hickory Grove:
Mary Dempster

Pat Emery

Lindenhof: Delores Dalcher

Calling Committee: Delores Dalcher, Helen Mayer

Damenchor Germania

The Damenchor Germania was founded in 1932. The Damenchor, an affiliate of the German-American Central Society, participates in all of the fests at Hickory Grove as well as sponsoring a booth at the Oktoberfest on the Peoria Riverfront. The Damenchor, currently 130 members, has performed throughout the country at Saengerfests, locally for churches, nursing homes, and various other cultural functions, along with our annual concert.

The purpose of the Damenchor is to promote German music, heritage, and traditions. We do this by continuing to participate in various civic and social events in the Peoria area, ensuring a German cultural presence in Peoria and surrounding communities.

Business meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Beginning in February and extending through April, singing practices are held with rehearsals and performances for special events throughout the year.


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