Since 1890, Rheinischer Verein has dedicated its efforts to preserving-promoting and enriching German Karneval heritage both in Germany and here in America.
Focused on teaching, demonstrating, and bringing to life the timeless spirit, values, and revelry the German immigrant brought to our current and future generations. Whether you’re of German decent, a Karneval enthusiast, or someone who wants to learn more about the impact German-Americans have made – and continue to make – on the history of Illinois, we hope you will join us as celebrate the best of German Karneval culture.
We invite any interested new members to attend a regularly scheduled member meeting (every 3rd Tuesday of the month) to learn more about us, and to meet members who share common interests. We suggest you attend one meeting before joining to become acquainted and determine if joining our organization is consistent with your interests. New membership fees are $30.00 annually which goes to supporting the club’s many groups and activities.
Benefits of membership:
- Become part of a greater Karneval Society in the USA
- Discounted tickets to most RV hosted events
- A subscription to our monthly newsletters
- Invitations to RV organized group outings to additional German festivals, receptions, and parties
- …and the satisfaction that you are directly involved in continuing this great German Karneval tradition!
If you would like to join in the merriment, please fill out the form below and we will connect with you.
Comments or questions are welcome.