Club Spotlight: German Club


German Club; President: Shianne Reimer; Advisor: Dr. Axel Hildebrandt

 What is your club about?

German Club was created to spread awareness and knowledge about German culture and language. We hold events such as Oktoberfest, gingerbread house-making, and an annual trip to New York City. You don’t have to know any German to be in the club.

When was your club established?

We are unsure of the specific year, but believe it was started in the 1950s. 

Who are your current leaders (advisors, president, vice president, etc.)?

  • Advisor: Dr. Hildebrandt
  • President: Shianne Reimer
  • Vice President: Sarah Riegel
  • Treasurer: Janelle Demko
  • Secretary: Issac Weston

When does your club meet?

TBD. If you’re interested in joining the club, please reach out to [email protected]

What is the most popular activity that the campus knows you for?

Oktoberfest and gingerbread house-making.

What are the biggest challenges that your club faces?

Gaining members. 

If you could pair up with another club for an event or project, who would it be?

The language and/or diversity clubs to host a giant food event. There could be all types of food from all different cultures set up buffet style. It would be really fun to mingle with new people and try new and different foods! 

What is the latest project that your club is excited about?

Our upcoming event is Oktoberfest. There will be lots of food, friendly people, and good music.

If you had an unlimited budget, what dream project would your club put it towards?

Visiting the country of Germany. It’s a beautiful place and if the funds were available, it would be a wonderful cultural opportunity to go and experience the country we are trying to spread knowledge about. 

Why should you join German club?

It’s a fun and relaxing way to learn about a different country and culture. There are food events with our club every semester, and you meet interesting people also interested in German and Germany!

Answers were provided by Shianne Reimer, president of the German club.