Our December 2017 Meeting:
Meetings are held at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie PA and begin at 6:00 pm with a social hour and dinner, followed by our program/speaker. Enter from West 6th Street on Kahkwa Blvd, North to Virginia Ave, and turn right on Virginia Ave to the Yacht Club. Tell the attendant you are with the Torch Club.

Our Dinner Menu:
Dinner Menu: Roast beef with horseradish sauce, baked ham, au gratin potatoes, carrots, vanilla ice cream and German cookies

Our Guest Speakers:
Christian & Trudy Mueller, Paul E. Fischer

Their topic will be "German Christmas traditions, St. Nicholas Day and Christmas Markets"

For reservations; please E-Mail the Torch Club Secretary at secretary.erietorch@gmail.com.

"German Christmas traditions, St. Nicholas Day and Christmas Markets"

Our presenters for this evening are Christian &Trudy Mueller and Paul E. Fischer.

Chris and Trudy came to this country before 1960 from Germany. They both grew up in post war Germany and experienced the cultural environment of the time. Chris is a retired manufacturing manager from the General Electric Company and lived in Erie since 1972. Trudy came as a war bride in 1954 and held various positions in the Restaurant industry. Chris and Trudy were married in the year 1998 and are very active socially. Trudy is engaged in in the Y-men's and women's club, Hamot aid Society, German Cultural society and a bowling group, Chris is engaged in the Y-men's and women's club, the German cultural society and the Shriners International.

Paul is married to the former Nancy Ann Loper; 2 adult children, Mark and Carla; surrogate parents and family to 18 year-long foreign exchange students. His education includes Fairview High School, University of Maryland and various programs in the armed forces. Paul was a Certified Master Pipe Organ Builder working for Tellers Organ Co., a Superintendent at Phelps Organ Co. and culminated his career with his own company, Fischer Pipe Organs, Inc from 1976 to 2000. He is a past president for both the German Cultural Society of Erie and Mercyhurst Parent Board.

Their presntation will be on German Christmas traditions, St. Nicholas Day and Christmas Markets.

Please join us on December 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm, for our pre-dinner cocktail and chat time and remember to bring your friends and acquaintances. Reservations are required.

Please remember to make your reservation at secretary.erietorch@gmail.com.