7863 York Road, Parma, OH 44130
(440) 843-8373
Rental Agent: (440) 665-8554


"Volunteers aren't paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless." - Anonymous

Dear Volunteers:

Thank you for being an officer of German Central. Thank you for your hundreds of hours of time spent in meetings, special committees, decision making, handling of complaints, attending functions, working from home, working at the site, setting up the bands, and most of all for listening.  Thank you for performing duties when one officer is not available. Thank you for keeping the minutes of all the meetings. Thank you for keeping full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements, for depositing funds, for maintaining the books. 

Thank you members for your countless volunteer hours during the fish fries, dinner dances, picnics, and Christmas party. Thank you for cooking, preparing, and serving the food, serving the desserts, preparing the coffee, working the bar, preparing the silverware and napkins, setting the tables, picking up the trays when people are done eating, taking out the garbage, and washing all the trays.  Thank you for taking reservations for the dinner dances, the cute notes sent out with the tickets, and helping individuals who do not speak or read English. Thank you for playing the accordion and the violin during events.

Thank you members for being a volunteer during the dances. Thank you for decorating the hall and tables, straightening out the chairs, collecting money, cleaning the tables late at night and coming in the next morning to put everything away.

Thank you members for being a volunteer during German American Day and Oktoberfest. There are too many jobs to specifically mention all the hard work that all of our energetic member perform throughout the year.  Your dedication and pride are evident in all that you do to make the German Central the beautiful and welcoming organization that is has become.

Thank you members for all the extra work, renting out the halls, painting, brick laying, electrical work, plumbing, general repairs, planting of flowers, watering the flower pots, washing windows over the years, teaching line dancing, changing the sign out front, and just in general doing the little things that need to be done.

Thank you for all of your hours, all of your days, and for many of you, for all of the years you have dedicated.

You are truly priceless.

A patron of German Central

P.S. If you would like to volunteer even for an hour or two by helping out in any capacity, please call 440-843-8373 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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