German Village Society officials will give a note of appreciation to members and donors at the annual meeting, scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the German Village Meeting Haus.

Delilah Lopez, the Society's executive director, is just shy of her one-month anniversary at the helm and she said she's looking forward to meeting more members of the community.

About 75 to 100 people are expected to attend.

"I have been attending GVS and community events, committee meetings and have had several individual meetings in an attempt to meet as many stakeholders as possible," she said.

"I look forward to meet as many stakeholders as possible in my first 90 days and even through my first year."

Registration is not required to attend.

Refreshments will be provided.

Lopez said she will unpack the 2017-18 annual report, which is full of highlights.

"GVS events were, once again, a shining star this year," she said, "particularly, the 2018 Haus und Garten Tour and Monster Bash events had record-breaking years.

"The unveiling of 'The Brickline: An Urban Historic District' in May has been met with accolades and residents and visitors, alike, looking for more.

"We currently have 12 signs completed and 20 more in production."

There will be a video presentation of the 80th anniversary of Helen Winnemore's, an arts-and-crafts store at 150 E. Kossuth St.

"That's really what it's about, getting neighbors together to talk about the past year and celebrate our accomplishments," said Joshua Zimmerman, the newly appointed president of the Society's board of trustees.

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