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A.G.A.S.

   The Association of German-American Societies

of Greater Washington, D.C.

A.G.A.S. is a dual status non-profit organization which was formed in 1963 and incorporated in 1968. The purpose of the association is to promote recognition and preservation of Germanic cultural heritage in America. It achieves its objectives through the preservation and promotion of German music, folk dance and traditions, the documenting of the importance of Germanic heritage in America, participation in cultural exchange and educational programs designed to enhance recognition and appreciation of Germanic heritage, and promotion of scholarship activities in the areas of German history and language.

 Donations specifically designated for the educational fund are tax-deductible as the fund has a 501.C.3 status separate from other AGAS activities which bear an IRS 501.C.4 status.

In 1998 AGAS expanded membership to allow greater participation by those in the German-American community. Since 1963 AGAS membership had been limited to club membership only. This had prevented interested people who did not belong to an AGAS member club from participating in AGAS activities.

During each of the association's festivals and activities many people inquire how they may join or otherwise be a part of the association. The categories of membership now include the following:

(Click The Links Above To Print An Application)

By expanding membership AGAS hopes to meet the community's need to join an organization that supports the German-American Community. For more information, contact Mike Surratt, Membership Committee Chair, at 301-577-6488.

Through their association in AGAS, member clubs can share ideas and experiences, coordinate their activities, and enjoy the support and fellowship of others in this area who are interested in promulgating the German language and Germanic customs.


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2014 BOARD MEETING DATES:

February 11 (Elections), April 8, June 10, September 9, and November 11


It's Official! OCTOBER IS GERMAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN MARYLAND!

Governor O'Malley signs the German American Month Bill.


Click The Pic above for more Info about the 2013 German-American Friendship Garden restoration project.

 

 



AGAS Club Membership currently consists of the following organizations. Click their name to visit their individual websites:

ALPINE DANCERS

AATG AMERICAN ASSOCIATION of TEACHERS of GERMAN, DC/MD AREA CHAPTER

ARMINIUS SOCIAL CLUB

THE CONTINENTALS of WASHINGTON, DC

THE EDELWEISS BAND

GERMAN SOCIETY of MARYLAND

GERMAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY

GERMAN-EUROPEAN AMERICAN SOCIETY

HEURICH HOUSE FOUNDATION

MID-ATLANTIC GERMANIC SOCIETY

S.u.G.T.V. WASHINGTONIA

WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND



MONDAY OCTOBER 6, 2014 - Annual GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION AT THE GERMAN-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP GARDEN IN WASHINGTON, DC at 10:00am


EVENTS

Visit our Food Vending Booths:

Saturday September 27 - Lovettsville, VA Oktoberfest

Saturday October 4 - Shirlington, VA Oktoberfest

And...

Our Annual Fall Concert will be held Saturday November 14, 2014 at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC


2013 GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY PROCLAMATIONS

 

 

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