The Lancaster Liederkranz welcomes men and women of good will who have attained the age of twenty-one years and who wish to belong to a club that is a dynamic family organization dedicated to perpetuating and amplifying the founders' original purpose of promoting German culture through song, dance, language, art, and international exchange.
We would welcome your application for membership if you can subscribe to Article 1 Section 1 of the Lancaster Liederkranz Constitution, which reads:
In the year 1880, on the 4th day of July, in the city of Lancaster, a group of men of German origin met and organized a singing society to be henceforth known as “The Liederkranz”. The object of this organization was, to meet fraternally, sing and preserve native songs and music, as well as perpetuate the social customs of the Fatherland.
We ask applicants and members to familiarize themselves with the following Club Documents:
Please stop by the Club to learn more about us. All guests should be accompanied by a member and be signed in the lobby guest book. If you arrive unaccompanied, please make yourself known to the door tender and bartender on duty. We allow 3 (three) guest visits after which, guests are expected to apply for membership. Please note: Non members may not purchase alcoholic beverages.
You may pick up a Membership Application at the Club or click on the PDF version below to be completed and mailed to the club. Appropriate fees, ($45 per person) sponsorship, and orientation are required. The process generally takes 2 to 3 months, depending on receipt of application.
New Member Process: - Applicants will receive a letter of instruction on the induction process which includes mandatory attendance at our Orientation Class and attendance at the applicant's assigned monthly Membership Meeting for voting. - Orientation is held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m., except when the date falls on a holiday. Class must be attended prior to induction. - A Volunteer Interest form will be sent with your instruction letter. Bring this form to Orientation.
- Please read the note in red below before clicking here for a pdf application form to print and mail: Membership Application
NOTE: Annual dues are not pro-rated. We require all memberships be renewed by December 31. We permit a two-month grace period until end of February, after which we apply a late fee of $35 per person. It is the member's responsibility to renew each year. We do not send invoices or reminders. Beginning in November, look for renewal forms and information on our website, in emails, and at the Clubhouse.
2021 Membership Renewals (We are in grace period until February 28, 2021)
NOTE: Although we requested 2021 renewals by Dec 31, 2020, members have a grace period until the end of February to renew without penalty.
Beginning March 1, 2021 and until the end of the calendar year, unpaid 2021 memberships will require a $35 per person reactivation fee in addition to annual dues. At the end of the calendar year, unpaid memberships will be dropped from active record. Persons wishing to return to the club will have to begin the membership process anew, with application, orientation, voting and fees. Don't let this happen to you. Renew for 2021 before end of February!
2021 renewal forms can be found in our bi-monthly newsletter, in our weekly emails and here.
There a few ways to renew:
Online Renewal - Renew using our online form and PayPal. Members can renew using this option with a credit card payment or through a PayPal account. Both options are managed by Paypal. It's safe and easy. There is a $1 option to have the Club mail your 2021 membership sticker to your home*. The online form is linked here and is also included in weekly emails. Click to be redirected to our online renewal form and PayPal
Form in the bi-monthly newsletter - This form can be mailed or dropped off at the Club. If mailed, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope*. Click for PDF renewal form to print
In person at the Club - Stop in M-W-F, 4-9pm.
*NOTE: Members renewing by mail without sending a stamped envelope or renewing online without checking the $1 mailing option will have to stop in the Club to pick-up their 2021 stickers.
Lancaster Liederkranz Preserving German music, song, dance, language, customs, and culture since 1880.