Kittitas County Community Events Calendar
Germans from Russia Announce Upcoming Convention
44th Annual Convention of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society
July 23-27, 2014 - Spokane,
The Germans from Russia Heritage Society will hold its 44th annual convention July 23-27, 2014 in
Spokane, WA at The Davenport Hotel & Tower. The convention registration is open to the public and
includes workshops, meals, entertainment, and socializing.
Activities include a tour of the local area, full access to the GRHS bookstore and workshops on history,
genealogy, and culture of the Germans from Russia. Among the topics are history, Palouse wheat farming,
using DNA, German cooking workshops and making "schnapps", using computers for research, genealogy
books, and presentations about areas of the Black Sea Germans as well as the Volga Germans. This year
we also celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first German colony- Dobrinka in Russia.
The Germans from Russia Heritage Society is an active international organization of the descendants of
one of the largest ethnic groups to settle in the U.S.A. and is headquartered in Bismarck, ND.
Visit http://www.grhs.org/chapters/westcoast/inland/html/what_s_new.html for more information
and to register. No internet? Call GRHS headquarters at 701-223-6167 to have the needed forms mailed to
your address. If you have any questions, contact Valerie Ingram at 509-220-6321.
Germans from Russia Heritage Society ● (701)223-6167
1125 West Turnpike Ave ● Bismarck ND 58501-8115