The Rheinischer Verein was established in 1890 by Germans from the Rheinland. Conditions during the 1890’s were much different from today.
Originally to become a member of our club, you had to be from the Rheinland, Köln, Düsseldorf or Mainz the traditional Hochburgen des Karnevals. Karneval membership was exclusively male and traditions where strictly adhered to.
Today, over a hundred years later we accept all sponsored newcomers.
Our mission statement is to uphold our Rheinland Karneval traditions. Our Verein has several groups with Cooky Kraus as our current President, overseeing our officers.
Rheinischer Verein is supported by several groups.
Our focus is to promote our traditions of Karneval into a bigger family event.
Our club meetings are generally every 3rd Tuesday of every month, but we do have additional unscheduled meetings based on their needs.