Annual Conference

We had a great time at the GHGA Annual conference in New York and enjoyed attending the Treffen and Volksfest!

Stay tuned for information on next years conference!

GHGA is coming to the New York Treffen!

2023 GHGA Annual Conference
June 3, 2023
“Gottscheers in New York: New Arrivals after World War II”

We are excited to announce that our 2023 GHGA Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood, New York. Our theme this year will be The Resettlement Years – “The Stateless Find a New Home in New York”.  We have several great speakers lined up and look forward to hearing stories of the resettlement.  We also can enjoy activities at our leisure as the conference will be held in conjunction with two other annual Gottscheer events –the 59th Gottscheer Treffen and 75th Gottscheer Volksfest.

Members planning to attend need to register for the GHGA conference. The conference fee is $30 and will include lunch. Preferred payment is through the GHGA PayPal account. When sending payment please note that the payment is for the GHGA Annual Conference and how many you are paying for.

*Any other activities listed below are at additional cost through the Gottscheer Relief Association.

If you have any questions, please contact Elfriede Stonitsch at or Wendy Walters at for further information. We hope to see you at this historic event.

GHGA Events:

  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Friday, June 2, 2023 at 10 a.m.
    Gottscheer Hall, Ridgewood
    Open to members
  • GHGA Annual Conference
    Saturday, June 3, 2023
    8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Gottscheer Hall, Ridgewood

Other weekend Gottscheer Relief Association Events:
To sign up for the following events of for more information, please contact with the Gottscheer Relief Association

  • Heimatabend, Gottscheer Hall
    Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m.
  • Mass at St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church, Ridgewood
    Saturday, June 3, 3:30 p.m.
  • Treffen Banquet
    Saturday, June 3, 5:30 p.m.
    Gottscheer Hall (reservations: Gottscheer Relief Association)
  • Gottscheer Volksfest & Treffen
    Plattdeutsche Park
    Franklin Square