May - Kolping Society of Cincinnati

Catholic Kolping Society of Chicago
Established 1872
National Kolping 40th Convention
Catholic Kolping Society of Chicago
August 29th thru September 1st, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel
Phone: 847-678-4000
- 5500 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Ill., 60018
Registration on Friday, August 29th
Hospitality Greeting Party from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Delegates Meetings on Saturday, August 30th
Planned activities during the day for non-delegates
Hofbrauhaus House on Saturday Evening
Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Queen of all Saints Basilica - 6259 N. Sanganash Ave.
Chicago, Ill 60646
Phone: 733-736-6060
Chicago Kolping Center
Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Rosemont Embassy Suites Hotel Ballroom
Bus transportation: Cincinnati to Chicago & during our stay in Chicago
Awards dinner:
Cost per person: $125.00
Make your check payable to: Catholic Kolping Soc. Cincinnati
Send to: Doris Wilke, 5180 Deeridge Lane, Cincinnati, O 45247
For more info call: Doris Wilke, 513-521-5019
There are vacancies on the Kolping National Board which will be filled at the
National Convention. If anyone is interested in becoming a candidate or would
like more information please contact:
Ted Wilke, 513-941-0247
Kolping Bulletin
May 2014
Kolping History
In the last two months, a mountain of
information has been supplied by Bill & Phyllis
Lunnemann, Christa & John Olding, Hank Gerbus,
Mary & Ted Tegenkamp, Doris & Werner Wilke,
Jane Fitzpatrick, Gene Bertke, Ron Von Den
Benken, Cathy Weissmann, Paul Boehm, Jim &
Joyce Brown, Liz Ruether, Carol Kalkhoff, Dottie &
Carl Nissen, Joan Rehling, Trey & Cindy Seibel, Larry
Fehrenbach, Clara & George Ostendorf, Charlie &
Helen Zix, Ferd & Walburga Kappen, Joe & Doris
Otger Kappen, Harry & Dianne
Schwietering, Nancy Ellensohn, Bev Meyer, Gerry
Kreutzjans, Ben & Regina Albers and Nancy Finke.
These people are known by most at Kolping, except
for Jane Fitzpatrick, who is the granddaughter of Ed
Lamping, a member from 1925 to 1999, as well as
the Schützenkönig in 1929. Ed carved the eagle for
Schützenfest for most of Kolping’s ninety year
history. It is a stroke of good luck for today’s
members that he also saved so many things and
that Jane has done an excellent job of preserving
the physical memories of her grandpa.
The King’s Court information is nearly complete for
the last fifty plus years. Still needed are court
pictures for Willi & Christine Gerdes, as well as all
court pictures from 1959 and before. It may not
have been the general rule to even take court
pictures before 1960, though we did find one from
Pictures of the King and Queen from King’s Ball
invitations are still needed for Frank and Vera
Rosenacker (1964), and August Breuwer and Betty
Lindner (1960), as well as any from 1959 and
before. Like court pictures, these may not have
even existed before 1962. A nice snapshot of the
king and queen would be a good substitute.
We have the names of all who were on the King’s
Courts back to 1972 and also for 1965 and 1962.
Does anyone have the name lists for the other
We have a picture of every president of Kolping
except for Fred Kuhn (1972), and Jack Bloemer
(1986). Can anyone help with these two? They can
be cropped out of a group shot, if necessary.
Now for the hard part - personal stories and
memories - When did you join Kolping and why?
How many generations of your family have been
involved in the Society? What are your earliest
memories of Kolping? What are some of your
favorite memories? How has being a member of
the Kolping Society changed your life and/or made
it better?
These questions and others were asked of
members back in 1991. Three of the members
from the 1920’s and 1930’s answered before the
project ended unfinished. Now, twenty-three
years later, so many memories have been lost.
Let’s not go down that road again! There is a
reason we celebrate longevity of membership in
the Kolping Society. Memories are important and
need to be preserved. Now is the time to do that.
We have a form, full of questions that we will
gladly mail to you upon your request. Hank Gerbus
and Otger Kappen have already beaten everyone to
the punch with this. Please join them in this
worthwhile endeavor.
Translation help needed – We have some
articles that appeared in the Kolping Banner in the
early 1930’s, as well as some other articles that
need to be translated to English. Anybody willing
and able to help? It’s too big of a job for Manfred
Schnetzer and Joe & Doris Ahrnsen alone!
We need some “old timers” who have e-mail
addresses, so we can pass along some pictures
with the many faces that need to be identified.
Thanks so much to all who have stepped forward
with assistance and contributions of information.
The positive response has been overwhelming.
Our contact information is below.
Mike & Nancy Pelzel
6205 Twinwillow Lane - Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
Kolping Bulletin
May 2014
513-385-3120 or [email protected]
The Kolping Sängerchor is always
Interested in new members. If you are
Interested in singing with us, please
Talk to one of our singers about
applying for membership.
Make Music a
Part of Your Life
Join the Choir!
Congratulations on your 90 Birthday
April 4th
Karoline Engler
To the Kolping Sängerchor for a wonderful
Spring Concert and meal. It was enjoyed by
all. To all the people who supported the choir
and to all the choir members who worked so
hard to make it a success.
Jim Slouffman, Chairman
Doris Wilke, Co Chairman
Join the group and
tour the GM Assembly plant and
Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
7:45 a..m. Leave the Kolping Center,
10235 Mill Rd.
11:30 a.m. (Bowling Green Time) Lunch
12.45 p.m. Arrive at the GM Assembly Plant
1:00 p.m. Tour of GM Assembly plant begins
2:00 p.m. Tour the Corvette Museum
3:30 p.m. Leave the museum for home
5:30 p.m. Rest stop
8:30 p.m. Approx. arrival at the Kolping Center
Cost Per Person - $69.00 per person
(Includes Lunch, Tour of GM
and Corvette Museum)
Make you check out to the
Kolping Seniors:
Send to: Doris Wilke, 5180 Deeridge Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
Note: We will be gaining 1 hour on the
way to Bowling Green and loosing 1 hour
on the way home
Seth Stevens SoccerTournament
May 16, 17 & 18, 2014
Come out to Kolping and Joyce Park in
Hamilton and watch so super soccer games
all day Saturday & Sunday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday games at Kolping in the evening
Kolping Bulletin
May 2014
Agnes Oevermeyer
Gene & Sis Meister
Ray Shively
Tom Brinkmann
Gunther Uhlhorn
Frances Deddens
Ted Segbers
Bill Kraeling
Hank Gerbus
Mary Tensing
Angela Hermes
Keep these folks in your prayers. Send a card,
make a visit or phone them. The days are long
when you are sitting by yourself and have no
John Albers, a long time Kolping member, passed
away on April 21st, John was active with the Kolping
Band and working at many events behind the
scenes. We extend our sympathy to John’s wife,
Agnes and sons, Arnold, Michael & Richard
Carl Tempel, another long time member passed
away on April 20th. Our sympathy to his daughter,
Our sympathy to Theo Leuker whose brother,
Heinrich passed away in April in Germany.
May their souls and all the souls of the faithful
departed rest in peace.
Many of our members are no longer able to drive
for various reasons. If you are able and available to
help in that cause, please contact me and we will
be able to help you get in touch with a member
who needs transportation to a doctor’s
Thank you,
Christa Olding, 513-385-1476
Amrein, Walter & Elizabeth
Eismann, Rudy & Margret
Hoerstmann, Ferd & Lorraine
Lunnemann, William & Phyllis
Kolping Seniors
Kreutzjans, Gerry
Meyer, Vince & Bev
Mueller, Herman & Helen
Ostendorf, George & Clara
Pieper, Thomas & Lorraine
Schrand, Helene
Schulte, Eric & Mary Etta
Meeting – May 13. 2013
This is our “Annual Baby Shower” for the St.
Mary’s Pregnancy Center. Any items for babies
and or toddlers are always needed (diapers, under
shirts, sleepers, etc) .
Come and enjoy your friends—A good lunch and
He is the Light
In times of trouble, sorrow and care,
Be still and listen, know that he is there,
To comfort and give you,
The strength that you need
Whatever the problem, your prayers He will heed
Protecting and guiding each soul in it’s plight,
In dark hours, He is the light.
Colette Fedor
Kolping Bulletin
May 2014
June 15, 2014 - 11:00 A.M.
Kolping Center – 10235 Mill Rd.
In addition to honoring all the Kolping fathers at
the June Communion Sunday Mass, we will also be
celebrating the wedding anniversaries of all the
Kolping couples who have been married 10, 20, 25,
30, 40, 50, 55, 60, 65 or 70 years in 2014. Thus far,
we have 5 couples to honor:
60 Years
John and Christa Olding
Joseph and Marta Stukenborg
55 Years
Ben and Magda Geers
John and Sharon Schweitert
50 Years
George and Clara Ostendorf
There is still time to call Rita Musbach at 513-7931148 if you would like to celebrate your
anniversary at Kolping. Following Mass, a buffet
brunch will be served. Those celebrating will
receive two tickets for brunch in the mail prior to
the event.
Please come join the honorees and their families
for this special day. Cost for brunch is $8.00 per
person. Children 10 and under, free.
From The President Desk
To the Cincinnati Kolping Sängerchor, on the
celebration of their 25th, anniversary.
This wonderfully talented group of dedicated ladies
and gentlemen are the face of the Cincinnati
Society. Not only have they performed many
concerts here at Kolping, but CONGRATULATION
also they have appeared at even more prestigious
locations such as the May Fest the symphony,
Riverbed. In addition, let us not forget their tours in
Again, CONGRAULATION for your hard work.
President – Walter Amrein, 513-367-1511
V. President – Richard Ellensohn, 513-742-5895
Membership – Nancy Ellensohn, 513-742-5895
Sick Comm. – Christa Olding, 513-385-1476
Sub Group Presidents:
Brewing Klub – Mike Seibel, 513-256-8213
Sängerchor – Jim Slouffman, 513-871-8447
Schützen Club – Aaron Callahan, 513-406-3188
Seniors – Christa Olding, 513-385-1476
Sports Club – Rick Hill, 513-858-1174
Young Families – Paul Ahrnsen, 513-542-8554
House & Grounds – Werner Wilke, 513-521-5019
Kolping Center
Clubhouse Rentals – 513-851-7951 then press 1
Business Office – 513-851-7951 then press 1
Clubhouse – 513-851-7951 then press 5
Hall, 513-851-1951 then press 4
Kolping Bulletin
May 2014
Euchre Schedule 2014
Kolping Center – 10235 Mill Rd., Cincinnati,
Ohio 45231
May 4
Be sure to come early to register. We begin
playing at 1:30 p.m.
For info call: Doris Wilke, 513-521-5019 or 513519-1167
Happy Birthday to all our
members celebrating in May
5/1 Koehling
5/1 Kraeling
5/2 Hessler
5/2 Lawrence
5/3 Curley
5/4 Reifenberger
5/5 Talkers
5/5 Meyer
5/5 Deyhle
5/5 Meister
5/5 Sterwerf
5/6 Lintz
5/7 Grinkemeyer
5/7 Rebholz
5/7 Kurzner
5/8 Oevermeyer
5/8 Schulten
5/8 Schon
5/8 Tabler
5/8 Albers
5/9 Kinne
Vincent G. Sr.
Zettarose (Sis)
Charles L., Jr.
5/10 Ahrnsen
5/11 Lahrman
5/13 Schlake
5/13 Tonyan
5/13 Moore
5/13 Hessler
5/14 Ficker
5/16 Toebben
5/16 Wurzelbacher
5/17 Finke
5/17 Goetz
5/18 Olding
5/18 Thiemann
5/18 DeFranco
5/19 Hinnenkamp
5/20 Luther
5/20 Luther
5/20 Salemme
5/21 Kemper
5/22 Biederman
5/23 Koehling
5/23 Schnieder
5/24 Ruthman
5/24 Koester
5/24 Kirby
5/25 Abell
5/26 Resing
5/26 Probst
5/26 Hoerstmann
5/27 Gunning
5/28 Lunnemann
5/29 Meyer
5/29 Gottenbusch
5/29 Cissell
5/30 Ahrnsen
5/31 Walter
5/31 Lowry
James C.
Kolping Bulletin
May 2014
To date there has been $820, contributed towards
the renovations of the organ at Old St. Mary’s
church. The Project will end on May 31. If you
intend to donate, make your checks out to:
Cincinnati Kolping and on the lower left hand side
of the check mark, “Lenten Project. Mail your
checks to: Kolping, 10235 Mill Road, Cincinnati,
Ohio 45231.
I want to thank all the donors thus far. There is a
list of donors in the mailing. The Final list will be in
the next addition.
Walt Amrein
Sorry to have omitted Ingrid
and Joe Thompson from the
bulletin workers list last month.
Upon the death of a MEMBER, please call
the President of the Kolping Society or one
of the Bereavement Committee members.
In order that the membership can be aware
that a MEMBER has died, the family of the
decedent should be willing to place in the
Death Notice that the decedent is a
Member of the Kolping and at what time
Kolping members should assemble for
prayers. (This should be mutually agreed
upon by the family and the Kolping
representatives). The Board of Trustees
agreed that this notice should present
members of the Bereavement Committee
are: Christa Olding, Marilee Uhlhorn, Lois
Kemper or Berni Brunsman
Bulletin Articles for June
Bulletin articles must be in by
Wednesday, June 4th for the June
Send to: Doris Wilke
Email: [email protected]
Fr. David Hiller Fund Report
The fund received donations from the
following folks during the past month
Donation: Mrs. Hessler
Wally Gerbus Memorial
John Krallman
Mary Ann & Lee Schmidlin
John (Hans) Albers
Clara & George Ostendorf
Roma & Hank Gerbus
Mary & Ted Tegenkamp
Chris, Bill & Billy Janszen
We extend our sympathy to the families who lost a
loved one and that God may give them strength
during this difficult time.
Thank you all for supporting this Fund.
Ted Tegenkamp, Treasurer
Kolping Bulletin
May 2014
20.00. If your team gets together and buys 40
tickets you get them for the price of $100.00. That's
only $20 per team member and a chance to win
$3000. More Details to follow on shooting night
this month.
Next Shooting Date: May 16, 2014
Place: Kolping Clubhouse
Practice: 7:00 Competition: 8:00
Targets: NEED
Bar: Team Hoerstmann
Food: Team Wilke
Tickets: NEED
We need two teams to help out. One for targets
and one to sell tickets. This is the last month of
shooting so please talk to your team about filling
these spots. This is your last chance to help out
during shooting season
Last Month Honors
Competition High Individual: Brian Sunderman - 68
Competition High Team: Team Abell - 327
Workers sign-up sheet for Schuetzenfest will be
available this month. (TEAM CAPTAINS - talk to
your team now and
pick your shift).
We are working with Jim Stukenborg on the Grand
Raffle for Schutzenfest. We are wanting team
support in buying Grand Raffle tickets. The Grand
Raffle is a progressive split the pot with a minimum
payout of $3000 and no cap on how much can be
won. Tickets are $5.00 each, 3 for 10.00, 7 for
We will be having an end party this year. It will be
held outside at the pavilion on Friday June 20th.
This is for team members and their
spouse/girlfriend. Team Captains - please get me a
number of how many from your team will be
attending. We need a number to buy food for the
event. There will also be an awards ceremony with
awards going to the top team for the year and the
top shooters from each month.
Please feel free to email me or call me with any
questions at 513-406-3188 or
[email protected]
Aaron Callahan, President
I will do more
(Twelve Guideposts for Living)
I will do more than belong – I will
I will do more than care – I will help
I will do more than believe – I will practice
I will do more than be fair – I will be kind
I will do more than forgive – I will forget
I will do more than dream – I will work
I will do more than teach – I will inspire
I will do more than earn – I will enrich
I will do more than be friendly – I will be a
I will do more than be a citizen – I will be a
Carl Britt