Peter Holle, President of the PVV, congratulated the Ladies to their special affair.
After Peter, Kathie Bielefeld, President of Brooklyn Schuetzen Damen, greeted all the guests.
Jane Kornahrens came back to the podium to thank all the visiting clubs for attending our affair and also presented Kathie Bielefeld with a bouquet of flowers, thanking her for all the special things she does for the club throughout the year.
Later on Mariechen Buck recited her, by now famous poem, of the Schuetzen Ladies learning how to shoot. “ Aller Anfang ist schwer”
Fred Hansen, Captain of the New York Schuetzen Corps, congratulated the Damen on a job well done and wished the club all the best for the future.
Flowers were presented by President Kathie to Anita Meyn, who reached the wonderful age of 80, and to Renee Bielefeld who had her 84th birthday.
Dinner was delicious, and the Kapella Fellas entertained us all evening with their music.
A special Anniversary cake was presented together with plates of cookies and chocolates. The cookies had been donated by some of our Committee members. All 15 plates were wrapped and decorated by Ursula Soebke and Helga Minderjahn.
Towards the end, the BSC invited all the members to a special drink, which prompted us to stay together for a group picture.
The affair was over – much too fast by 11:00pm.
We should mention here, that prior to the Anniversary Affair, Jane Kornahrens and Heidi Gutersloh presented to the Ladies 2 wonderful albums. Jane had created a special book, with just showing the Queens of the BSD, which will be updated every year, and Heidi put together a special scrap book with all kinds of articles about the Schuetzen Damen. Thanks to both of them, for all the extra work!
We also would like to mention here, that the Anniversary Committee not only donated their time but also money, many of the expenses were absorbed by the ladies on the Committee and not passed along to the club. Thanks to all of them for doing such a wonderful job.