2014-Sara-Cruz-Parade-Fotos-029The German-American Committee of Greater New York is the umbrella organization that oversees the Steuben Parade and Oktoberfest. The Committee was founded in 1958 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization registered in the state of New York.

The Committee is led by a board of three directors, currently including:

Michael J. Rabus, President
Robert Hugel, Treasurer
Frederick H.W. Hansen, Secretary

The Committee consists furthermore of 21 Directors who serve 3 year terms and represent organizations from the entire German-American community. The current roster includes:

Class of 2025:

Sonia Juran Kulesza
Nicole Miskiewicz
Anita Radske
Robert Radske
Elke Rugen
Hans Siewersten
Constance Schaefer

Class of 2026:

Barbara Coyne
Frederick H.W. Hansen
Thomas Hacker
Robert Hugel
Christina Kraker
Jens Riedel
Randall Ratje

Class of 2027:

Thomas Fraehmke
Kathy Jolowicz
Eric Hoffman
Steve Purk
Michael J. Rabus
Richard J. Rom
Michael Schablin

The Committee further consists of regular members.
To apply for membership, please contact the secretary at membership@gacgny.org.

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