Colorado County Chapter-Texas German Society

  • Community Organizations
  • Nonprofit Organization
Columbus, Texas 78934
(979) 733-9129
  • About

    Founded September 6, 1983, in Harris County, the Texas German Society (TGS) has as its purpose to preserve and encourage the German heritage, culture, and language of German-Texans and to continue these through communication, exchange, and good will with fellow German-Americans and German people in other lands. It is non-political, qualifying as a 501 c(3) non-profit organization under Texas law.

    TGS is a grass-roots organization, with each chapter conducting its own activities at the county, city, or area level, complete with a slate of officers. Programs and projects include museum exhibits, library drives, festivals, scholarship programs, singing and dance groups, genealogy workshops, food fairs, historical and cultural field trips, plays, poetry readings, sponsorship of exchange students, slide and video shows of trips to Germany and other German-related areas, and member or guest speakers who share their expertise with the groups.

    The chapters are tied together state-wide with representation by each local president, at the state executive committee meetings. State officers and directors are elected annually at the state convention by the whole body in attendance. They meet twice a year to work with the hosts of the annual convention and the Christmas party, and to also deal with state-sponsored projects.

    A state convention is held in the spring each year hosted by one of the chapters. The program consists of local history, entertainment, and fellowship, benefitting both the mind and the spirit. During the business meeting, the winners of the state-sponsored essay contest are announced. The essay-scholarship program benefits high school students studying German in the organized chapter areas.

    The Colorado County Chapter of the Texas German Society meets on the 4th Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December. They meet at the Office of Emergency Management building at 305 Radio Lane unless otherwise specified. Meeting time is 7 pm unless otherwise specified.

    New members and guests are always welcome.