Brandenburger Schuetzenverein Chicago

October 17, 2020, the club sent an elite squad to the St. Louis Schuetzenverein to participate in their annual HubertusFeier. Thanks to the St. Louis Schuetzenverein for hosting a wonderful event. Congrats on finding a new interim home for your club. It looks great. It was also nice to see the members of the other clubs that were in attendance.

Jon Casillas of the BSV brought home a gold medal in the 10m pistol. Congrats, great shooting Jon. The rest of the squad brought home memories of the good times.

On October 16, 2020, a few of the BSV members went to the Bayernstube in Gibson City, Illinois. The restaurant had delicious german food and were wonderful hosts. (Thanks to the owners, Pete and Jeanne, and our waitress, Sandy.) The BSV would like to thank them again for the outstanding meal. Ganz Lecker!!!!!

There was talk in St. Louis of BSV and PSV members meeting there next year on the way down to St. Louis. Please check them out if you are in the area, you won’t be disappointed. Here is a link to their restaurant.

October 7, 2020, The Brandenburger Schuetzenverein Chicago congratulates soon to be parents, Joshua and Maxi, as well as soon to be grandparents, Brad and Anne, on the upcoming addition to their family. We raise a glass to you.

October 2, 2020, In support of the DANKhaus, the Brandenburger Schuetzenverein Chicago donated money for a bar stool in what is now known as the Brauhaus Room (formerly the Brandenburger Room). The refurbished bar area looks great. Take a look at our blog page for a look.

September 2,  2020, Brandenburger Schuetzenverein Chicago sends it deepest condolences to the Frentz Family.  Karl was a friend, a member of the verein’s first Vorstand and one of the verein’s longest serving members.  He will be missed.

Karl Frentz

August 10, 1929 to September 2, 2020

June 27, 2020:

PSV Competition:  We sent a crack shot team to the Peoria Schutzenverein’s annual competition and … had a great time!! Thank you to the Peoria Schutzenverein and Ross Baer (pictured with his wife Debbie on the right) for hosting such a wonderful event.    It was great to see you and some of the members from St. Louis Schutzenverein. Congratulations to Jon Casillas, who took the gold metal!  Gut Gemacht, Schutzenbruder! A BIG thank you to Melissa Fuller for photographing the festivities for our club. Here are some of the photographs, more are posted on the membership only page.

April 13, 2020:

Hi all,
During this period when we aren’t gathering and enjoying our friendships and our shooting, we would like for anyone who can to join on zoom for our social distancing version of our weekly time together. Here is an invite for you to use every wednesday for the foreseeable future. Click on the link below “Join Zoom Meeting”. If you have trouble please try to text or call me. Looking forward to seeing you all. If you noticed that I missed someone please forward this to them and let me know so I can update my list.


Tom Trucco is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BSV Virtual Stammtisch
Time: Apr 15, 2020 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until May 27, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)
Apr 15, 2020 07:30 PM
Apr 22, 2020 07:30 PM
Apr 29, 2020 07:30 PM
May 6, 2020 07:30 PM
May 13, 2020 07:30 PM
May 20, 2020 07:30 PM
May 27, 2020 07:30 PM

The password and meeting id is on the protected page,

March 21, 2020: Attention all members, as you all know the city of Chicago is on a lockdown.   We are a brotherhood and as such, if you need anything, please call one of our younger members.  The telephone list and addresses of our membership are hyperlinked on our “current roll” page.

March 17, 2020,  from our President, Tom Trucco,

After much thought and a conversation with Monica at Dank I am recommending that all upcoming meetings and shoots be suspended until further notice.

March 11, 2020,  For the safety of our guests, members and friends, we have postponed our coronation ball until further notice. Thanks for your understanding.

January 22, 2020, The King and Queen Competition was great fun. Congratulations to the winners.


We hope everyone has a great 2020! Gut Schuß!

November 5, 2019, BSV Members participate  in the DANKhaus Celebration of 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

October 6, 2019, BSV Members carried the flag down the Aisle of St. Benedict’s Church.  Thanks for the members who represented us in the important event.

September 7, 2019, Von Steuben Parade. What a great time! Members and non-members alike,  thanks for coming by.  We had fun before, during and after. We have some photographs on our membership only page, check them out. Let’s discuss which ones we want on our front page. Here is one from the post-parade party. It is a great one to start with.  IMG_1152

On August 11th, The Brandenburger Schuetzenverein had our annual picnic. We celebrated one of our founding member’s 90th Birthday.  Happy Birthday Karl Frentz! It was great to see everyone who made it. Here is Karl with the band Alpine Thunder.


On July 5, 2019, members of the club presented a plaque to Joseph Bradtke, owner of Schumacher Imports and Bradtke Moving,  for his continued support of our club.

Thank you, Mr. Bradtke.

Bradtke Presentation

Congratulations to the New 2019 King and Queen.


The 2018 Von Steuben Day- Parade in Chicago.  Prost!


Membership meets at 7 pm, every Wednesday, on the Second Floor of the D.A.N.K. Haus, 4740 N. Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625.  Please contact us at 773-251-3174, if you are interested in attending.