|Alois Reiss, National Chairman of the Landsmannschaft of the Germans from Russia|
Appell des Bundesvorsitzenden der Landsmannschaft an Alled Landsleute
"An Appeal From the National Directors of the Landsmannschaft to all of our Countrymen." Volk auf dem Weg, November 1993, 4.
Translation from German to English by Ingeborg Wallner Smith, Western Springs, Illinois
My dear countrymen,
It is an open secret that it is becoming ever more difficult to do the work of the Landsmannschaft for the good of our national group and to everyone’s satisfaction with the means at hand. These tasks have increased so much in the past seven years, that it is impossible to complete them in the “normal” way, solely from the membership dues.
From more than ten years, the Board of Directors has avoided raising the dues and wishes to retain this policy as long as possible. However, we appeal to all of our countrymen to participate in the financial strengthening of the Landsmannschaft in accordance with their means. Accordingly we offer several possibilities. The most important are:
For those of you who can afford it: check when you last contributed to the work of the Landsmannschaft – it is never too late:
For all Germans from Russia: become a member of the Landsmannschaft and encourage non-members to join!
A big thank you to all who contributed in 1993.
National Chairman of the Landsmannschaft of the Germans from Russia
Our appreciation is extended to Ingeborg Smith for
translation of this article.