PRLog – Sep. 9, 2014 – PHOENIX — German Society of Arizona to Present Award to Arizona German of the Year
In its mission to recognize the contributions of individuals who have distinguished themselves in their support of the German community in the state of Arizona, the German Society of Arizona (GSA) will award the Arizona German of the Year (AZGOTY) Award to a deserving individual.
Sep. 9, 2014 PHOENIX, Ariz. German Society of Arizona (GSA) announced today that it will present the Arizona German of the Year Award (AZGOTY) on GermanAmerican Day, Oct. 6, 2014, at 6 pm. The inaugural award will be presented during a dinner event held at the Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill in the Tempe Marketplace.
“The German Society of Arizona is proud to present the Arizona German of the Year Award to the individual who has distinguished himself or herself as a champion of German language and culture in the state,” said Dierk Seeburg, spokesperson for the German Society of Arizona. “We are delighted to recognize those individuals who have made contributions to the German community in our great state of Arizona.”
Polling is open to the public and is taking place on the German Society of Arizona Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/germansocietyaz
as well as by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be open until midnight Arizona time Sept. 30. The award celebration will take place on GermanAmerican Day, Oct. 6, which commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families from Krefeld near the Rhine landed in Philadelphia. Tickets to the dinner event at the Thirsty Lion are $30 and available on Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-german-of-the-year-tickets-12983519055 and at the door (pending availability space is limited to the first 100 guests).
About the German Society of Arizona:
The German Society of Arizona is comprised of more than 330 members living throughout the state. The German Society of Arizona was founded in 2010 to support the local German community and promote the knowledge of German culture in the state of Arizona. The Society publishes a calendar of German events in Arizona as well as maintains a community forum on Facebook and a website with additional resources. Previous events have included public viewing parties during the European and World Cup. The Society serves as the central access point for anyone interested in German language and culture and is an information clearinghouse about all things German in Arizona.
About the Arizona German of the Year Award:
The Arizona German of the Year Award is presented by the German Society of Arizona to the Arizonan who has distinguished himself or herself as the premier supporter of the German community in Arizona.