Become a member of the BSV!

Anyone can become a member of our club - and we welcome you! 

 

As a volunteer and non-profit organization we depend on our membership to keep this part of German-American life in New England alive and thriving. Our members come from various backgrounds, from German expats, the people reconnecting with their family heritage, to members who studied in Germany or have visited as a tourist and want to stay connected with Geman language, culture and Geselligkeit.

 

1. Membership Types

The BSV has two types of membership, active and passive. The only difference between the two types of membership is, that active members can run for positions on the board and can vote in the electinos for the board. A member is automatically considered active if he or she a) is German,  b) is of German decent (2nd generation), or  c) speaks fluent German. Passive members can be also made active members at the discretion of the board.

 

2. Membership Dues

The dues are $100 per year per person, the first year's dues are pro-rated. Dues are being collected in August and September.

 

3. Membership Benefits and Rights

  • Access to member only events

  • Free entrance to Sommerfest and Oktoberfest

  • Reduced price for German classes at the Adult Thursday School

  • Reduced pricing at the Ratskeller bar

  • Reduced pricing for dinner dances

  • 10% discount at Wines & More

  • Right to all notices/publications

  • Right to attend business meetings

  • Right to vote on club matters in business meetings

  • Right to run for club's board (active members only)

  • Right to vote in board elections (active members only)

  • Members are expected to volunteer at one or more club functions each year

 

4. Membership Application

Fill out the online application,  fill out an application at the information tent at Sommerfest or Oktoberfest, or ask for an application during our regular bar hours or Biergarten events. The application is then submitted and you might be asked to come to the club for a short interview, to determien your staus as an active or passive members. Your application is then posted for consideration. Applicants are voted into the club by the membership at our business meetings.

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you as a new member at the BSV!

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