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

2016 SVP Officers
President
Tommy Franken
1st Vice President
Nate Eisfelder
2nd Vice President
Gary Emery
Membership Secretary
Steve Dippel
Recording Secretary
Samantha Cohen
Treasurer
Melissa Kich
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Scott Stewart
Bob Eissler
Julie Brown
Al Smith
Alternate Delegates
Bryan Brown
Pat Emery
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SVP Schuetzen sport shooting returned to the Peoria German Society in 2000 with the First Annual Koenigsschiessen (King's Shoot). Each year now in December, shooting competitions patterned after those held by the Germanic villages in the early Renaissance period, are held on the day of the SVP Appreciation Dinner. The men and ladies each have a one-shot competition on a wooden target to determine the club's King and Queen for the year, and members attempt to shoot down a wooden Koenigsadler (King's Eagle) for the title of Vogelkoenig (Bird King).

In 2002 the Sportverein Schuetzen started an airgun league, with league shooting on the first, third and fifth Thursdays following the International or Olympic competition rules. The group hosts an annual match in June with the 10th year anniversary in 2011, and shoots in competitions against regional German-American shooting clubs in Chicago and St. Louis.

Archery League

Our archery league comprises several bow disciplines: longbow, recurve, compound and crossbow. If you would like to try archery but don't own a bow, we have longbow and recurve bow types for any club member's strength to use. We also have a crossbow for club members to use.

We practice at Hickory Grove park and keep score to award bronze, silver and gold medals at the end of each season.

Practice dates will be posted in the spring or early summer of 2014

For Sportverein or Peoria German-American Society information email - info@peoriagermans.net

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