By Monica Forest
The whole vibe of the Carpathia Jäger Bankett is wild and fun. The obvious
reference to wild is the delicious wild game dinner that cannot be found
anywhere else. But, the event is more than just inviting friends for a
unique meal. There is a wild vibe that comes through the whole event.
Maybe it’s simply the right mix of people ready to have a good time.
So, what made this year’s Jäger Bankett so fun?
First, dinner was fantastic. It is one of the biggest reasons people bring
their friends and family. Every guest is impressed with the entire meal’s
flavor and variety. Best of all, everyone is invited to try each entree -
wild boar, venison and Carpathia’s famous Schnitzel. This year, the
venison was particularly popular.
Tom Forest, Carpathia Jäger President, officially opened the event
with welcomes and many heartfelt thanks. Welcomes started by introducing
friends in other shooting groups: the Kolping Society, Deutsch-Amerikanischer
Schützenverein, and the Rhine-Danube Sportsmen Club of Leamington,
Canada. Thanks went to the many people that helped make the event a success
with everything from venison and Knödel to set-up and encouragement.
A cool, new feature at this year’s Bankett was the photo display. Computers
were set up for people to view Jäger photos - everything from vintage
hunting photos to very funny picnic pictures of the guys in the 80’s. Did
one of the Jäger really wear a neon-splattered, open-sided tank
top?! We laughed at the awful truth!
Finally, here are some extra highlights: the Jäger sent thirty-seven
texts to Tom Forest during his speech (funny!), lots of women chose to wear
cute dirndls or daring animal prints (love it!), and people had fun
pronouncing each other’s names with a German accent all night. Remember the
guys singing at the bar, the girls dancing barefoot, and everyone wanting
the Party in a Basket raffle prize? If not, then you’d better be at
the Bankett next March!
If you can’t wait until the next Jäger Bankett, the Jäger
Königsball will be here on October 13, 2012. Where the Bankett is
relaxed and irreverent, the Königsball is elegant and upscale.
The Carpathia Jäger Königsball is truly a ball with flare. There
will be an international wine tasting and, to give it a Jäger
quality, wild game appetizers will be served. The popular band, Enzian,
will be playing that night so be prepared to dance as well. We hope to see
The next function of the Carpathia Club is the 50th anniversary of the youth
group on May 5.
Then on May 13th, Mother‘s Day, a brunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. On the menu? a delicious Breakfast, Omelet & Carving Stations,
Pastry Buffet, Coffee & Juice Bar. Cost for members $20, non-members $22,
Children $10. Reservations are required – Please call 586-978-2292 or Email
at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Carpathia Choir and the Frauengruppe are looking foward to your
attending the concert and banquet on May 19th. Maria Dosenberger will gladly
take your reservation, ontact her at 586.822.2366 or email