Celebrating 100 Years in Metro Detroit
Sport, Tradition, Food, Friendship - One club, many ways to connect.
From choir to more
At Carpathia Club, Donauschwaben and German cultural heritage continues through sport, tradition, food and friendship. Carpathia is a non-profit cultural organization established in 1913 as the Carpathia Chor (Carpathia Singing Society). Since then, the club has grown to include a variety of interests including dance groups, German school, soccer, sportsmens group, brass musicians, ladies group, groups for seniors - and it still includes the choir that started it all.
The Donauschwaben culture has ties with its German background, but it also has its own unique traditions and values which are seen in the club to this day.
Folk dances, songs, recipes and stories from grandparents and great-grandparents are happily shared. People are remembered. Friendships are deepened. Traditions like wearing rosemary at Kirchweih and values like commitment to family are the living history of the Carpathia Club.
Presence deepens friendships
In today's world of busyness and urban sprawl, how do people connect? How often do people say, "Let's get together one of these days," but it never happens? Carpathia is that space and place and reason to get together.
Maybe it's meeting at a fest, playing cards on Fridays, or hanging out after practice. Maybe it's going on crazy road trips, or volunteering with the same group of people often enough that it becomes a fun team. It's the things we do together that build relationships.
Presence deepens friendships.