Germania Community Development Association (GCDA) Mission Statement
The Germania Community Development Association (GCDA) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that was established in 1995. The GCDA's core purpose is to financially assist local individuals and families afflicted with major medical problems that have exceeded their ability to pay their living expenses. The GCDA also grants scholarships on a yearly basis to individuals from local high schools, and contributes to other local charities and organizations within the local community.
The GDCA raises money throughout the year through public and private cash donations, merchandise donations that are used for raffle prizes or sold at the yearly benefit auction, and through various other fund raising events conducted throughout the year.
Many individuals, schools, fire departments, and local organizations have benefited throughout the years from the support of the GCDA. That's why charitable donations from both the public and private sector are so crucial to continue the financial assistance provided by the GCDA.
If you're interested in learning more about what you can do to contribute to the GCDA or volunteer your time to work at a GCDA fund raising event, please contact us. All donations are tax deductible.
GCDA Donation Information
The Germania Community Development Association's (GCDA) main fund raising event of the year will take place on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 11:00 AM - Midnight in downtown Germania, WI. This is the 20th anniversary of this event that is attended yearly by hundreds of participants. The event consists of a mock election where cash donations are collected by candidates as votes, a parade down Main Street, a large barbeque, dancing, music, and live and silent auctions.
This year the GCDA's Unofficial Official election is for the position of Plumber of Germania. Candidates are signing up and are collecting donations for votes already. There is still time for anyone else to add their name to the ballot and run for office. The GCDA is also looking for parade participants. This year we would like to have as many types of floats, automobiles, trucks, farm implements, construction machinery, or any mode of transportation that can make it down the road are welcome to join the parade. As always, there will be prizes for the most creative floats.
The lives of local cancer patients, accident victims, and individuals with other health issues have all been made a little easier to manage over the years due to the contributions made to them from the GCDA. Without past donations made to the GCDA by companies and individuals such as you, these opportunities would not be possible. That's why charitable donations from both the public and private sector are so crucial to continue the financial assistance provided by the GCDA.
The merchandise and money donated by companies and individuals is where the most revenue is generated for the GCDA and is where we are asking for your support. Any merchandise or money that you could donate would be greatly appreciated by the GCDA and the people and organizations that are provided assistance to throughout the year.
You can bring all money and merchandise contributions to the address below on or before Saturday, April 26th. The live auction starts around 3:00 PM. These contributions are tax deductible so please contact Missy Heller and she will arrange for a receipt to be sent to you listing your contributions. The GCDA also accepts donations by credit card as well. Please call 920-293-8448 and a GCDA representative will transact your credit card donation for you.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of our request. Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Missy Heller Chairman Germania Community Benefit Association
1995: Mayor – Albert Heller 1996: Sherriff – Fred Machajewski 1997: Meter Maids – Kathy Mitchell & Mary Machajewski 1998: Justice of the Peace – George Weiss 1999: Game Warden – Scott Tuinstra 2000: Dog Catcher – Mike Marshall; Cow Catcher – Roger Kahlhammer 2001: Fire Chief – Jim Wagner 2002: Postmistress – Tom Gaulke 2003: District Attorney – J. J. Wheaton 2004: EMT – Jessica Whaley; EMT Drivers – Richard Harju & Scott Zuehls 2005: Governor – Gloria Schubert & Mandy Schubert 2006: Professor – Casey Wollert; Teacher – John Weckwerth 2007: Fire Hydrant Painter - Ronda Goldsmith 2008: Doctor – Joel Voight; Physician's Assistant - Matt Wenzel 2009: Tick Inspector - Bob Hoffman & Mike Bednarek 2010: Wildlife Biologist - Tom Treder 2011: Road Hog - Ed Alexander 2012: Farmer of Germania - Ken Hell; Farm Hand - Steve Soda 2013: Biker of Germania - Amanda Zuehls; Bike Mechanic - Ryan Hall See you at the parade and thanks for your support.