Central Oklahoma Chapter


The purpose of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is to bring together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia. Through a better understanding of Germans from Russia, we will promote a better appreciation of their history and the preservation of their culture through their descendants.


 Check out the latest newsletter: November 2015 - click on newsletter on the left and read all about upcoming events and those that have occurred in the last few months.    

Central Oklahoma Chapter Events in December

 Dec 4, 2015 Annual Christmas dinner. 6pm.

 Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Hefner Rd., Oklahoma City

We will have our annual Christmas Dinner which includes a pot luck, short annual business meeting, and short program. We always appreciate some German-Russian foods if anyone has the urge to make them for the Dinner. We also would like to have a bake sale to raise scholarship money, so any donated baked items are very welcome. Peggy Goertzen from the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Hillsboro, Kansas, will share information about how Mennonites celebrated Christmas in Russia. Obviously we will also sing some Christmas carols. The business meeting will include quick treasurer ‘s and president’s reports plus voting on new Board officers.

We also expect to have some books to sell. Bring grand children and anyone interested.

Also to mention for the next several months, at each meeting at Our Lord's Lutheran Church we will be accepting dollar donations for a quilt to be given away at the Founder Meeting in April. The donations will go to our scholarship fund. The quilt is donated by Karlene Grosz.

Dec 13, 2015 German Christmas Church service. 4pm.

 Messiah Lutheran Church, NW Expressway & Portland. Reception follows with cookies provided by our AHSGR OKC chapter.

Note: We currently do not have a meeting scheduled for January.

        Board Members

Chapter President
Howard Foote (405)495-4369 hfoote@cox.net

1st Vice President
Harold Penner  hpenner1@gmail.com

2nd Vice President
Karlene Grosz (405) 341-1098

Recording Secretary
LaDonna Hunt Lhunt1234@att.net

Greg Amen amengreg@yahoo.com

    Standing Committes

Pat Sauer (405) 373-3363 patricia.sauer.1@gmail.com

Delbert Amen (405)751-9029 delbertamen@cox.net

Newsletter Editor
Mary Horn marysphotorestore@gmail.com


Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778 fredebaker2@aol.com


Web Admin
Terri Moorman

Geology Research
Anna Thompson


Additional Committees

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Mushrush marymushrush@cox.net

Rev. Clifford Koehn          (405) 884-2705  cekoehn@pldi.net

Cookbook Project
Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778