Convention News


GRHS 50th Anniversary Logo

The 2021 GRHS International Convention

Hosted by your Board of Directors at
Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
Do not forget to mention you will be attending the
Germans From Russia Convention for a special room price!

Click Here for more information.

50th Convention Registration in .pdf formatting

50th Virtual Registration(fillable form)

50th Convention Registration (fillable form)

We look forward to hearing from you!



Elective Board for 2020-2021

  • President - Curtis Mertz
  • Vice President - Valerie Ingram Stewart
  • Treasurer - Don Heck
  • Secretary - Yvonne Haefner
  • Member at Large - Gary Hummel

Director Election results 2020 Term of 3 years

  • Brian Gefroh
  • Don Heck
  • Jane Kangas
  • Stephanie Baltzer Kom
  • Valerie Ingram Stewart

Lane Alton Nusz - James Allen Renz Award

  • Individual who has contributed to the Preservation & Goals of the GRHS- Matthew Klee, Hastings, MN (Monetary award)
  • Pedigree Chart Submitted - Elaine M. (Froehlich) - Moxee, WA (received a 1 year free membership)

2019 Joseph S. Height Literary Award Winners

  • ESSAY - Dr. Thomas D. Isern - "Heroes of German-Russian Country: Making the Most of Our Narriative Heritage", Heritage Review, October 2019, pp.22
  • TRANSLATION - No winner - Per contest guidelines, no acceptable or legal entries were submitted during 2019.
  • GENEALOGY - Allen L. Thunberg, "The Journey of a Family: From Wurttemberg to Russia to the American Plains" (in 3 parts), Heritage Reviews: March 2019, pp 20; June 2019 pp 31; October 2019, pp 30
  • OTHER - Paulette Stolitz, "Rememberance Day Tribute, November 11, 2019", Heritage Review December 2019, pp 18



Seeking Convention Volunteers!Volunteers are at the heart of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, and the convention is no exception.

If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our conventions please email GRHS Office   

Office Manager Kristi Schwaderer

rachel.grhs @ 

Looking forward to seeing you there!