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Find where you fit

Everyone loves our festivals and events, but since Carpathia is a large club with various ages and interests, new members might not know know where to begin. The easiest way to connect is through our small groups called "Untergruppen."


Play soccer, play an instrument, bake "Kipfel," learn folk dancing, sing in German, try trap shooting and archery - or all of the above!  With many groups to choose from, it's easy to find your interests and find your fit.

Gemischter Chor

(Mixed Choir)

Started in 1913, the choir was the founding group of the Carpathia Club.  Nationally recognized, the Mixed Choir can be heard performing at Carpathia Club functions, local events and national concerts throughout the year. 

Michael Schleis, Choir Leader

The choir practices every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the practice room


Carpathia Kickers

Originally a Donauschwaben German soccer team, the Carpathia Kickers now welcome everyone interested in the sport. From NPSL Carpathia FC to the club’s men’s leagues, women’s leagues, youth leagues and soccer summer camp - anyone interested in soccer and sportsmanship can find their fit with the Kickers.  And, unlike other soccer teams, the Kickers have a physical home at the Carpathia Club.  It’s a place to practice on a premier field, and a place to connect with other players, families, friends and “old timers” who are some of the club’s biggest fans


Established in 1952, the Carpathia Kickers are the most successful soccer organization in Michigan having won the U.S. National Amateur Championship, League and State Championships, and National Donauschwäbische Championships.  The Kickers maintain the premier club soccer field in the state. 

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Carpathia Kickers Soccer

Carpathia Jäger

Hunting, shooting and camaraderie are all part of the Jägergruppe.  The group has trap shooting competitions in the U.S. and Canada, organized hunts for large and small game, summer archery league and monthly pellet shooting competitions.  Along with Abend nach der Jagd, a euchre party and a youth outdoor day, they also sponsor a very popular wild game dinner each year. 

Bob Psotka, Jäger President

Jäger meet the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00pm


(Seniors Group)

The Carpathia Seniors meet every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (of course, you can come whenever you like in the morning).  The only requirement is that you are at least 62 years of age. We play cards, and some tables just visit with each other or try to solve the world’s problems.  A luncheon is provided for a small fee. It is said that meeting with friends is great for your health.  So, come join us.  

Tony Huth, Senior Group President


(Youth Group)

Entertainment, energy and fun are the best words to describe this folk dance group.  The Jugendgruppe is the competition level dance group that always impresses audiences.  Through performing, they become friends with each other and with other dance groups. Young people from 13 to 24 dance, travel and make friends across the United States and the world.

Paul Schwalbe,

Tammy Kapraun,

The group practices Sundays at 7:00pm in the main hall

Carpathia Youth Group


(Childrens Dance Group)

The two Kinder dance groups range in age from 4 to 13 and are very charming.  Another nice thing about the group is that the parents and families get to know each other, too. More than just a dance group, children build friendships and build their confidence while dancing. Most of all, it's fun!  

Anna Marie Tittjung, Leader

The group practices Sundays in the practice room

Carpathia Kinder Dance

Carpathia Blasmusikanten

(Brass Musicians)

The Carpathia Blasmusikanten are an all-ages brass band with some members currently playing in their high school and college bands. The group performs at functions around Michigan, and has already released a CD with a new live recording available soon!

George Schleis, Group Leader

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Brass Band Fun


(Ladies Group)

A social group, the Frauengruppe meets each month and enjoys various annual trips. They organize Carpathia bake sales where their Kipfels and desserts are in demand.  They host a card party and a stylish fashion show each year, and the group is also known for their famous cookbook which is already in its second publication.

Irene Dietz, Group Leader


(Adult Folk Dance Group)

Adults over 21 interested in folk dance and fun should consider the Kulturgruppe.  No dance experience necessary! We will teach you, and you'll be surprised how quickly you'll be dancing. Besides, dance is the excuse to get together to hang out, have a beer, and try something new.

Now is the best time to join. For more information contact Carsten Grotloh via email, or cell 586.255.6527.

Adult Folk Dance


(Start Your Own Interest Group)

Want to start your own interest group? Some start-ups include the Carpathia Trekkers Hiking Group, a Bayern-München Detroit Fan Club and a Traditional Recipes Cooking Class. Invite some friends and start a beer tasting group! Less formal than an "Untergruppe," it's a reason to hang out with friends.