Important Notice-December Calendar Modifications:

Note please that the Calendar is now in error and that the Basket Shoot is being moved to December 7th, and the Pot Luck Christmas Dinner is being held on December 14th.

You should have received an email regarding bringing items to the pot luck by now, but if you haven’t, let John Fuller know and I will check to make sure your current email address is included on the group email list.

This also means that we have the option of closing the club on December 21, a decision we can make as a group at the party-see everyone there.

Important Dates, at a glance


We will be updating 2022 dates of interest here on a regular basis, so check back often for the latest news on select activities. Members should still check their club calendars.

May 20-21: Cincinnati, Ohio Schuetzen Competition. This will be our first chance in a long time to visit with our Schuetzen Geschwister in Cincinnati. Lets send a nice group out there this year. All interested should see both Suzanne, and the Schiesswart asap.

June 5: UPDATE (4/22)-As this date conflicts with Maifest we will be rescheduling, TBA, details to follow. The Pig Roast is back by popular acclaim! This years Pig Roast and Fruhschoppen will be hosted at the Niedersachsen Club, see Jason for details

June 24-26: Peoria Schutzenball at the Lindenhof. We will be taking a team down to Peoria again this year, so if your interested in competing with us and having a really great time please let the Schiesswart know so we can make plans to accommodate you.

June 24-25: German Fest- in Forest Park at the Altenheim. A great option for members not planning on taking the ride to Peoria

July 13: Chicago Fire FC Game. Our trip to see the Fire along with our friends at the Niedersachsen Club of Chicago. See John Fuller for ticket availability *Note: This date was originally recorded as being the 15th, which was incorrect. Hopefully this hasn’t caused any inconvenience to too many members-apologies to Andreas & Sabine, we will see you next year

July 29-31: Milwaukee German Fest-German Fest has returned from a 2 year COVID absence. If you would be interested in going as a group and/or representing the BSV in their parade, please contact Matt at your earliest opportunity.

August 13: United German American Societies of Greater Chicago’s, Deutsche Tag Vereinigung, 100 Anniversary Gala. This event will be held at the White Eagle in Niles, if there are enough interested members in going, we will purchase a BSV Table.

Update 14 Jul 2022: Cost is 85.00 per person, and drinks will be served starting at 5:30. There are only six remaining seats at our table, so please contact Matt Hoppe if you are interested and don’t wait until the last second!

August 14: 1st Annual Karl Frentz Memorial Picnic. Thanks to Bruce & Krista Frentz for making this event again possible at our usual stomping grounds in Glenview. UPDATE: Additional details on the Blog Page

September 10: German Day & von Steuben Parade, always an outstanding time! Come out and march with the BSV and enjoy all the other activities of the ‘Day’.

October 3: Deutsche Vereine Mass at St. Benedicts

October 15-16: Annual St. Louis Marksmanship and Ball. Join the club on the trek down to St. Louis and compete for shooting honors. If your interested in attending, please contact the Schiesswart about travel and room arrangements.

October 15-16: Open Haus Chicago. Presented by the Chicago Architectural Center, allowing visitors to see hidden corners of Chicago, including this weekend, the Dank Haus. For BSV members unable to take the ride to St Louis, come set up the range and make new friends as we show off the club, Saturday 10-2 pm and Sunday 11-3. Additional details can be found at

October 19: Semi-Annual, Formal Meeting, dust off your uniforms and wear them if you have them, this meeting is a must for all club members. Reconnect with friends, if you have been away for awhile and enjoy the gemuetlichkeit of the night. Pending shooting awards will also be awarded to those that have earned them. See everyone there!

November 9: Annual Turkey Shoot. Come and shoot for prizes and bragging rights! We have invited our new friends from the Open Haus event to come and meet the members and see the club. It will be good to see everyone there. Note-no real turkeys will be harmed!

Nov 18-Dec 24: Christkindlmarkt returns to Chicago for an entire month. In years past, we have even gone down as a group for a little drink, a little food, anybody interested in doing so again let us know at the meeting. For additional information, see

December 3: This Saturday is a rare chance to join other club members for an event at the, and in support of our friends at the DANK. The BSV is holding a closed shooting for DANK Haus supporters who bid for the privilege of spending time with our club. It is a great opportunity to show off the BSV to new people as well as to have a good time with one another while were at it. If you would like, wear your club T-Shirt/Sweatshirt/Vest/Hat or whatever moves you and spread the word about the BSV.

NOTICE: Brandenburger SchuetzenVerein Chicago – Niedersachsen – Chicago Fire Football Club Event 13-July-2022, Clubs meet at Niedersachsen Clubhouse at 1600hours. Reach out to John Fuller at either clubhouse for more information. Bus, Beer and Soccer!!!!

The German Day Parade in September in Lincoln Square is happening again. We are working on the float for this year.

Our first annual Karl Frentz Memorial Picnic is set for August 14, 2022 at Sleepy Hallow Park, Glenview Park District.


am Samstag, den 2. April 2022

im D.A.N.K.-Haus, 4740 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL

Marunde Grosser Ballsaal (5th Floor)

Come celebrate with us as we crown King Sean and Queen Susanne!


$50.00 In advance/$55.00 at the door

Contact: Matt Hopp at DANKhaus 773-561-9181 or

June 16, 2021, Tonight is a meeting in uniform. The meeting begins at 2000. The results of the St. Sebastian competition will be revealed and the winners announced.

NOTICE: Schuetzengeschwister, our first Post-Covid meeting of 2021 is April 7, at 2000. No uniform is necessary.

January 20, 2021:  The club is meeting every Wednesday again after the COVID hiatus.  A 2021 Schedule is being put together now and will be mailed out shortly thereafter.  See you on Wednesday.