We are German-Americans located in Illinois who enjoy celebrating the German culture.  We are very proud of our heritage, music, folk dances and good German food. In the past we have assisted and helped many who were not so fortunate and suffered terribly.  We are grateful people and thankful to be living in this blessed country. Come join us in fellowship for the common good and for the support of our communities.  Visit us at any of our festivities found on this website and enjoy real German "Gemuetlichkeit".

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Welcome to the American Aid Society of German Descendants Website
This page was last updated: November 7, 2014
Our first event of 2014 was the Jugendgruppe's annual Spingo night! Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert. The bingo games began after dinner. Not everyone was a winner, but a great time was had by all.  Click here for more pictures.
BRAVO to our kitchen staff on preparing such a delicious meal for our Spring Banquet! The schnitzel and rouladen were fabulous. Bravo to the kinder and jugendgruppe on your wonderful performances. Click here to see pictures.
Europe 2014

The Jugendgruppe had a wonderful opportunity to travel to Europe this past July. They were gone for two weeks and toured the countries of France, Germany and Hungary. They gave an hour and a half performance at six different stops. Here are just a few pictures from the trip.
Mosbach, Germany
Budapest, Hungary - Parliament Building
Mosbach, Germany - City Hall
Munich, Germany
O'Hare Airport
Paris, France
Click here to enjoy some pictures from this year's Memorial Day picnic!
Check out this year's 4th of July celebration.
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Everyone had a great time at this year's Maifest. "Thank You" to the Maifest Committee for giving the Jugendgruppe an opportunity to bartend. The money that was earned was used towards our trip to Europe! Click here to see more pictures.
Thank you for everyone's support for this year's Oktoberfests. The attendance was fantastic, the food was yummy and the beer was flowing. Thank you to everyone that attended and to all the volunteers who made the weekend such a success!
 A big thank you to the Oktoberfest committee: Laura Casey, Ron Farland and Matthias Wissmann.
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Here are some pictures from some of our most recent events. 
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German Day
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Kirchweih Fest
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Congratulations to Julia, Matthew,
Nancy and Nik!
They are this year's Kirchweih