German Society hails Goldstein at its 212th dinner-dance

November 24, 1995|By Sylvia Badger

The 212th annual banquet and dance of the German Society %% of Maryland was a festive affair at Martin's Eudowood. Theodore J. Potthast Jr., president of the group, heaped praise on Baltimore County Judge Gerard W. Wittstadt and his wife, Rosemary, whose work made the evening a success. %%

%% Former president of the society Donald Tillman presented State Comptroller Louis Goldstein with the society's Distinguished Service Award, and the awards just kept coming. Gov. Parris Glendening sent him a Distinguished Citizen's Citation and Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke declared a Louie's Day in Baltimore.

Among the guests were Dorthea Janitzke Wenzel, Deputy Cultural Attache of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Rev. H.J. Siefried Otto, Zion Lutheran Church of Baltimore; Benjamin "Bob" Sheppard, president of the Burgerverein von Maryland; Mrs. Karl-Heinz Krammer, president of the society's Women's Auxiliary; Mrs. Bruno Niemann, president of the Edelweiss Club; Kurt Schultz, president of the German Radio Klub of Baltimore; Maria Shrowronek, president of the Verein Deutcher Trachten von Baltimore; R. Douglas Chambers, president of the St. Georges Society; Robert Patterson, president of the St. Andrews Society; David McNamara, president of the Hibernian Society; Peter Basilone, Baltimore County Register of Wills and the president of the Sons of Italy, and Dr. Otto Rechert, secretary of the German Society of Pennsylvania.

Heard it on the grapevine:

* Belated birthday wishes to philanthropist Clementine Peterson, also known as Mrs. Duane L. Peterson, and "Clemmie" to her friends, who recently celebrated her 102nd birthday; and Dick Rudolph, aka the Mayor of Towson, owner of the Towson Bootery, who celebrated his 80th.

* Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens at the Lyric Opera House Tuesday and will run through Dec. 3. Star Sam Harris and the cast will perform at the Hippo after the Wednesday night show. This event, which benefits People with AIDS and Broadway Cares, begins at 10 p.m. Tickets are $8 and $5. Call 547-0069.

* Congratulations are in order for that talented Baltimore comedian Jeff Marder. I bumped into his mother, Barbara, who told me that he is engaged to Marki Costello, granddaughter of Lou Costello and the producer and star of her own TV show in California.

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