Erich Ast

Erich Ast

Personal & Mission Statement

I have been a Member of the Board of Directors of the German-American Heritage Foundation, founded as the United German-American Committee of the USA for over 12 years. I have also served as Treasurer for over 6 years.

During this period I was actively involved in the acquisition of Hockemeyer Hall including the establishment of the headquarters of our organization and its museum.
As such, I am completely aware of our Mission, History and By-Laws. In all those years I have regularly attended almost all board and special meetings.
I have been a Council of 1,000 member for a long time and have supported the Organization financially.

We must now strive to put the organization on a sound financial footing without encumbering Hockemeyer Hall with a mortgage. I have proposed that we promote the GAHF and its museum nationally by advertising in German-American publications with regular ads. We have started with one ad but should lay out a program for ads in magazines for a full year.

I will continue to be an active board member as I have clearly demonstrated in the past.

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