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From Our President!

Dear Members,

Hoping all is well with our members. We had a very successful evening last week featuring the Soul Cruisers band.  Everyone enjoyed dancing to the music of the 50’s and 60’s.

The Executive Board is very pleased to announce that we are in the process of having our main building kitchen renovated.  Looking forward to having our kitchen updated and more efficient. We were able to bring about this large accomplishment due to a very successful 2022.  

Thank you to all our members, both club and soccer, who are always ready and available to make our large events possible. 

The Executive Board still has some vacancies we are anxious to fill.  Please see me or a Board member if you are interested.

Best Wishes,
Kathy Hoenisch,

Thank you, MaryJo Mazotas for your generous Christmas gift to support “Our Club”. Your gift will be used for the Kitchen Improvements project.
A very special Thank You to the family of Theresia Reger Kluzner who made a donation of $5,000 in their mother’s member.  They said “please accept this donation in our mother’s memory. Hopefully this money can be put to good use in HER kitchen remodel.

Volunteers for Upcoming Events
We are looking for volunteers for our upcoming events. Please contact Shannon:

Articles Wanted
We want to hear from YOU!
If you have article you would like to submit for our monthly and/or quarterly newsletter, please contact us @

Types of articles wanted: German recipes, German Heritage and Cultural information, Soccer pictures/events, member birthdays, anniversaries and obituaries.   

Help Wanted
We are looking for servers for our catered events.  If interested, please contact Shannon at  for more information. 




The Executive Board of the German American Society kindly asks that all of our members make an effort to have their membership cards on them at all times when visiting the club for member or public events. If asked by an employee or staff member to show your membership card, we request that you politely do so. This is not meant as a slight toward you personally, we are a large club with a rotating staff and everyone does not always know each other.
It is very important for members to have their membership card on their person as it is required by law and keeps us in compliance with the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Not doing so risks penalties for our club and possible loss of our liquor license.

If you do not have your membership card or need a replacement, contact our Membership Secretary at

Please Willkommen (welcome)  

President...........................Kathy Hoenisch
Vice President...................Pete Lindauer
Secretary...........................Stacy Dean
Treasurer...........................Matthew Scranton 
Membership Secretary.....Leonard Wenzler
Entertainment Chair.........Open
Publicity Chair..................Open
Sports Chair......................Paul Bette
House Chair......................Steve Madola
Grounds and Fields.........Open
Trustees............................Donald Warner, David Papp, Tom Madola, Graham Raywood, Lauren Remboski, August Daesener
Volunteer Bookkeeper.....Steve Adams
Honorary President..........Heinrich Sawadski

Throwback from 50 years ago.....our clubs Oktoberfest

Sending out Birthday Wishes
to our Membership


Kathy Hoenisch – February 6th
Jim Wysocki – February 16th 

Happy Anniversary
to our Membership


Condolences to the Family of:

Nothing to report at this time

Thinking of You - Get Well Soon

Nothing to report at this time

February 2023 UPDATE


Please Welcome the GAK Executive Board for 2023 is as follows:

Sports Chairman/President: Paul Bette
Vice President: Dave Papp
Secretary: Tom Caruso
Financial Secretary and Treasurer: Jason Wittkamp
Registrar: Jerry Siracusa
Technology Director: Zeke Castro
Directors (5) : James Dean, Jenn Cordone, Gary Britton (New Director) , Frank Walter, Jason Wiener. Gary is a former GAK player and coach.


~Teams are active playing indoors. The GAK has rented the Lifecenter Indoor field for weekends during March so that we are able to train indoors in case our fields are unplayable. The first scheduled game of the spring season is Friday March 31st when the Men's team kicks off its second half of the GSSL season.

~The GAK Dinner /Dance and HOF Inductions will take place on Saturday March 4th at 6:00 PM.  Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased by calling (609) 284 - 5059 or sending email to GAK Families should purchase tickets through their individual team coaches and managers.
HOF list includes Joe Schoen, David Leckie and Tony Scharko.

~GAK Night at the Union will take place on Saturday June 24th when the Union play Inter Miami. Tickets are $33 each and we have sold 55 of the 150 tickets we have purchased thus far. Limited tickets will be sold so please order them soon if you want to participate in the tailgate and the game following.

~Our VfB Stuttgart partnership is in full swing again with VfB Stuttgart trainers training our GAK coaches and players via Zoom meetings every weekend.

~The GAK/Schaechter Sports Soccer Camp will run from July 10 - 14th. Registration details will be out the first week of February.

~We are starting a Junior Kickers program this year for kids 5 - 7 years old. It is being organized by Marisa Cohen and Nicole Russomanno.

~We have 2016 Boys and Girls teams forming for the fall of 2023. 

~We are currently looking into a GAK Golf Outing this Spring - (more info to come).

Introducing our 2023 GAK Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to our 2023 GAK Hall of Fame Inductees Anatoly (Tony) Scharko, Joe Schoen (posthumously) and David Leckie
Here's what we have going on  for  2023 (so far)
Upcoming Events


Friday: 6pm - 11:30pm CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Check the FB page for updated events and entertainment for the
2023 season
Click here for more info about events on our FACEBOOK Page
For Members and Member's Guests
unless stated "Open to Public"

No Outside food or drinks will be permitted!


March Events - More Info to Come

March 4th – Soccer Banquet & Hall of Fame Inductions
Doors open at 6:00pm – Admission $40 - See Paul Bette for Tickets

March 16th – St. Patty’s Day Celebration – 6:00pm

March 26th – Schnitzel Feast – 12:00 noon to 5:00pm
Save the Dates for these events!
(More information can be found on our website for these events)
or our
Facebook page

If any our members would like to advertise something that helps another member or have something published here that helps other members (ie. Health/Service programs), please email: for submission to our newsletter.
~All submissions must be approved
~You must be a member in good standing to have something submitted in our newsletter

(more events to be added soon)


March 4th – Soccer Banquet & Hall of Fame Inductions
Doors open at 6:00pm – Admission $40
March 16th – St. Patty’s Day Celebration – 6:00pm
March 26th – Schnitzel Feast – 12:00 noon to 5:00pm
April 13th – Quarterly Membership Meeting – 7:30pm

May 5th – Cinco de Mayo – 6:00pm

 June 3rd & 4th – Bierfest Saturday 12:00pm to 9:00pm / Sunday 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Beer, Food and Music
July 13th – Quarterly Membership Meeting – 7:30pm
July 15th – Euro-American Auto Show
10:00am to 3:00pm

August 20th – Siftung – 12:00noon
Live Band and Dinner

September 9th – Southern Rock Steel Band – Picnic Grove
Charity Event 
More information to follow
September 23rd & 24th – Oktoberfest Saturday 12:00pm to 9:00pm / Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Beer, Food and Music

October 12th – Quarterly Membership Meeting – 7:30pm
Children’s Trunk or Treat – Date TBD

November 5th – Schnitzel Feast – 12noon to 5:00pm

December 9th – Christmas and Anniversary Dinner/Dance
More details to follow
December 10th – Children’s Breakfast with Santa Claus
More details to follow
German Christmas Show - TBD


(Please check our website for updates to these events as this
schedule may change if needed)



Don't forget to check out our website for current information:

For membership information please contact our membership secretary at:

For hall rentals and information please contact our banquet manager at:

The German-American Society of Trenton, NJ, is a 501c3 Organization and is the largest German Club of Central New Jersey with a large program of events year-long.
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