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Spring Work Day Saturday May 15 - 9am to 3pm Lunch and beverages will be served Come when you can, leave when you need to. Many hands make light work!
We're looking for volunteer help for our Spring Work Day. We'll prepare the pavilion and grounds for the season, do some work at the clubhouse, and complete tasks at our rental property.
To view a pdf list of planned projects and tools needed, click here
PLEASE NOTE: - If you have a desired area of work, specific work skills, or can provide any of the needed tools, please note this in the comments section of your sign-up. - Don’t have a desired area of work but want to help out? Just sign-up and we will direct you. - Questions should be directed to Trustee, Bill Keays at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-278-6610.
History: A decade ago, in a long-term effort to expand our holdings, exercise control & use of neighboring properties, and to buffer the Liederkranz from its neighbors, leadership decided it would be in the best interest of the Club to purchase neighboring properties as they became available.
In 2017, the Club purchased the Barton House property, located next to the low head dam waterfall. The purchase included the bungalow residence on the east side of the creek, and a pole barn which is used for Club storage. Both structures have been rented to tenants since their purchase. Note: we do not own the low head dam, which is scheduled for removal because the State has deemed it to be unsafe.
Previously, in 2011, the Club purchased the Honberger House property; this is the large brick house located across from the Club. The contents were also acquired. The house remained occupied by the previous owner until her passing last year.
With the Honberger property now vacant, we have the opportunity to turn this into a cash flow for the Club. After exploring many options, the Officers and Trustees decided the best use of the property is to rent it as a single-family dwelling. The basement and sheds will continue to be used by the Club for storage. The mobile home on the property is also rental income for the Club.
To ready the property for rental, we first need to sell the contents of the house. This will be handled as an auction by John M. Hess Auction Service, Inc. and HiBid. After the house is empty, we will address several maintenance issues and then search for a tenant.
Membership Meeting Minutes
Monthly Membership meetings are held 1st Thursdays. Abbreviated meeting minutes without financial reports are posted here. Complete minutes are posted at the Club bulletin board.
2020: Four abbreviated membership meetings were held at the pavilion in Jul, Aug, Sep & Oct. All other monthly meetings were cancelled due to Covid restrictions. March 2021: We have begun regular membership meetings again and will hold them at the pavilion weather permitting. Masks and distancing will be required.
The Liederkranz Book Club is open to all club members. Meetings are held monthly on a Wednesday evening. Come if you finished reading the selected book--come if you didn't. No pressure. Sip a beverage, eat something, chat or listen. Workings will be based on members’ experiences and wishes.
The Liederkranz has a business membership with BJ's Wholesale Club which extends annual membership to LLK members at $30. If you wish to join, please email the Club for the necessary paperwork. Please note BJ's in your subject line.
LLK Chorus Cookbooks
Guten Appetit Cookbooks are a reproduction of "Our Favorite Recipes" cookbook by the Ladies Auxiliary of the club's Prince Street location; with new recipes added! Cost is $15 REDUCED: Now $10 Cookbooks available for purchase at the club Bar, or from any Chorus member.
Tuesday Dart Nights
Dart Nights are currently on hold during Covid closure Normally they are held 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 in the Stammtisch area. Throwers and onlookers welcome. Typical games will be Cricket and 301. Come on out! All members are invited to participate!
Lancaster Liederkranz Preserving German music, song, dance, language, customs, and culture since 1880.