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 fourth 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, ($50 Initiation fee per application and $45 per person dues fee) 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.
Three ways to renew: 1 - In person at the Club 2 - Mail in your renewal 3 - Online with our JotForm and PayPal. (PayPal also accepts credit cards.)
Note: 2022 renewal deadline was Feb. 28, 2022. All renewals will now be charged a $35 per member reactivation fee. 2022 renewals with the $35 activation fee will be accepted through the end of the Calendar year; and must be made prior to renewing for 2023. The 2023 renewal process will begin in November.
Mailed forms should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. JotForm has a $1 option to have your sticker mailed. If you do not include an envelope or select $1 option, you will need to stop in the Club to pick up your sticker.
Mail in Renewal Form - print & mail with payment & return envelope. Form also at Club and in bi-monthly newsletter.