Suzanne Hull Presents at WDM Rotary Club

BySuzanne Hull

Suzanne Hull Presents at WDM Rotary Club

Suzanne Hull, Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA) Board President, had the pleasure of speaking to the Rotary Club of West Des Moines. If your networking group, church group, neighborhood association, etc. would like a member of our organization to visit to talk about DMEHA and Christkindlmarket Des Moines, just let us know!

 

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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ByRebecca Banger

DMEHA Receives Polk County Board of Supervisors Community Betterment Grant

DMEHA was awarded the Community Betterment Grant Award on August 2, 2016, by the Polk County Board of Supervisors and is happy to have their support. The Polk County Board of Supervisors offers this unique funding opportunity to community service organizations throughout Polk County. The Polk County Community Betterment Grant Program was designed to provide financial support to non-profit organizations that provide cultural, recreational, educational, and human needs services to citizens. Polk County has a rich history of partnering with public and private entities to provide effective programs and services to the community.

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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ByRebecca Banger

Meet Rebecca Banger, DMEHA Intern!

Rebecca Banger is currently a second year student at Drake University, studying Advertising and Public Relations with emphasis in design. She will be a graduate of Drake’s class of 2018 and hopes to work in PR in Des Moines. Banger is from small-town, Farmington, Missouri, and is actively involved on campus and around Des Moines.

Banger decided to get involved with the Des Moines European Heritage Association and Christkindlmarket Des Moines planning as she is very interested in the culture of Des Moines and the European influence on the city of Des Moines. It is Banger’s dream to experience as much culture as she can and everything else the world has to offer. Banger plans on accomplishing this goal by learning about European culture and hopefully traveling in the future.

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ByRebecca Banger

DMEHA at Young Professionals Connection Volunteer Fair

Join us at the 11th annual Young Professionals Connection Volunteer fair Thursday, August 18 from 4-8.

The YPC Volunteer Fair connects greater Des Moines residents of all ages and interests with over 70 non-profit organizations that are searching for volunteers and support. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with a diverse selection of organizations on ways to get involved. DMEHA is looking for volunteers to come and tend the booth and show the residents of Des Moines exactly what DMEHA is all about!

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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ByRebecca Banger

DMEHA at the Iowa State Fair

Look for the Des Moines European Heritage Association at Global Citizenship Day at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 12 (today) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Global Citizenship Day recognizes multicultural organizations in Iowa—and brings educational demonstrations, performances, activities and more to the Iowa State Fair. You can find us in the 4-H Exhibits Building. We’ll be ready to help the children craft paper ornaments (adults are more than welcome too) and to chat about our upcoming signature event—Christkindlmarket Des Moines! It’s Des Moines’ first European-style Christmas market, complete with traditional wooden vendor stalls, German foods, warm mulled wine, and handcrafted gifts to buy.

We hope to see you at the fair!

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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ByRebecca Banger

Greater Iowa Credit Union: Gold Sponsor

 

We’re pleased to announce that the Greater Iowa Credit Union is a Gold Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines!

Greater Iowa Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving some 30,000 members throughout a 33-county area in central and western Iowa. Begun in 1932 by employees of Iowa State College, Greater Iowa has had a long relationship with the university, and until 2002 was named the ISU Community Credit Union.
Thank you for your support!

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BySuzanne Hull

The Weitz Company | Silver Sponsor

We’re pleased to announce that The Weitz Company is a Silver Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines!

Founded in Des Moines, Iowa in 1855, The Weitz Company is a full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager with office locations throughout the United States. Weitz is one of the oldest commercial general contractors in the United States and consistently ranks in the top tier in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s list of Top 400 Contractors.

Thank you for your support!

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySara Diekelmann

DMEHA at Global Citizenship Day at the Iowa State Fair

Look for the Des Moines European Heritage Association at Global Citizenship Day at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Global Citizenship Day recognizes multicultural organizations in Iowa—and brings educational demonstrations, performances, activities and more to the Iowa State Fair. Find us in the 4-H Exhibits Building. We’ll be ready to help kiddos (and adults) craft paper ornaments and to chat about our upcoming signature event—Christkindlmarket Des Moines! It’s Des Moines’ first European-style Christmas market, complete with traditional wooden vendor stalls, German foods, warm mulled wine, and handcrafted gifts to buy.

We hope to see you at the fair!

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BySara Diekelmann

Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino | Vendor Stall Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino is a Vendor Stall Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2016! Their generous donation will help fund wooden vendor stalls—a must-have for a traditional European-style Christmas market.

Prairie Meadows is Iowa’s premier spot to watch horse racing and play a round of blackjack. Make a night of it and stay for free live music (see their event calendar) and good eats. Choose from fine dining establishments and low-key cafes. There’s something for everyone. The hardest part is deciding which horse to bet on.Prairie Meadows Logo

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BySuzanne Hull

DMEHA Receives Iowa Arts Council Art Project Grant

Des Moines European Heritage Association is pleased to announce that it has received an Art Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a
division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support the programming stage at Christkindlmarket Des Moines, December 2 – 4, 2016.

The Art Project Grant supports the creation and presentation of new artwork, development of an arts experience or formation of an arts education program. Project grants provide support to positively impact the vitality of the arts in Iowa by creating arts opportunities that are accessible to all Iowans. The Arts Project Grant will be used to support a variety of performances on the programming stage.

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its three divisions – the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa-State Office of Media Production and the State Historical Society of Iowa – empower Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. The department’s work enables Iowa to be recognized as a state that fosters creativity and serves as a catalyst for innovation where the stories of Iowa are preserved and communicated to connect past, present and future generations.

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