Brand new year with with the GCBA
The New Year is here and the German Canadian Business Association (GCBA) is excited about doing more business in 2018! A business association provides its members with opportunities to network and share information & resources. They also help to promote cultural, business and professional interests.
As a German business association, they also further good relations amonst the Germanspeaking population, & support associations, institutions, charities and churches that help Germans.
The first event of the New Year will most likely be a casual pub night for an opportunity to meet new members and greet the returning ones. In February, they will have their Annual General Meeting for members only. In March there will be a Spring dinner meeting and in April there will another visit to BCIT. In May, there will be some kind of outdoor event, such as a dinner cruise and they usually hold their last meeting before summer with a Pub Night on a patio.
There are 4 levels of membership:
Full Business Member
Past events include a dinner meeting in the Bauhaus Restaurant, owned by former filmmaker Uwe Boll & a lovely Christmas Gala in the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. The Christmas Gala had entertainment provided by the S-bahn Band and a Raffle that made over $400 and included over 22 prizes. There was dancing and dining and delicious desserts. The GCBA also met at the Vancouver Christmas Market, to enjoy Gluehwein and the Christmas Spirit, while new member Robert Holler was kind enough to purchase Bavarian Pretzels for everyone.
In the last several months, the GCBA has seen at least 5 new members join the Association and one new corporate member. A big thanks goes out to Beatrice Schreiber, the President, and the other members of the Board, who are working hard behind the scenes to organize events, find new sponsors, recruit new members and attend a variety of meetings. They wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
For more info, please visit our website: www.germanbusinessvancouver.com or see our Facebook page: facebook.com/germanbusinessvancouver/