Associate Organizations

German Consulat (Miami)
Swiss Consulat (Miami)
German American Business Chamber (GABC)
German American Social Club (GASC)


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

2016 Oktoberfest Supporters

2015 Oktoberfest Supporters

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2013 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2012 Oktoberfest Vendors

2011 Oktoberfest Vendors

2010 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2017 Oktoberfest

Dear parents & fellow GIPA members,

Congratulations on a fantastic turnout at our 26th annual Oktoberfest.

While we are still compiling the numbers for our event, there is no doubt that a record crowd was in attendance that will allow us to once again raise significant and substantial funds for the program.

A sincere thanks to all of our student and parent volunteers who helped make our event a success. Thanks also to our list of Sponsors and donors - from products to silent auction items - you all made an incredibly generous difference for us.

Speaking of partners - we could not do this event if it were not for our amazing hosts at the German American Social Club. Now it is our turn to help them out and pay them back for their kindness and support.

The GASC is hosting their 60th annual Oktoberfest festival this weekend and next weekend. This is the longest continuous running Oktoberfest in the U.S. They need our help with volunteers to fill slots at various stations for their 3 day events each weekend.

Please click on the links below to sign up for the various slots available. The 2 weekends available (week 1 October 13-15 and week 2 October 20-22) are listed separately and have the various tasks and time slots listed. You will be sent reminders to let you know of your commitment for this fun event.

2017 GASC Oktoberfest - WEEK 1 (October 13-15, 2017)
Please log in to to sign up

2017 GASC Oktoberfest - WEEK 2 (October 20-22, 2017)
Please log in to to sign up

Please feel free to contact Reinhilde Long with any questions at 305-387-3869.

Thank you for your help and support and PLEASE sign up to help our friends at the GASC

Ted Ballard
GIPA President

GIPA News: September 2017 Newsletter


The September 2017 GIPA Newsletter is available for download (10 MB PDF file).

Welcome Incoming 6th Graders! Postponed

First of its kind welcome picnic for new German students at Carver Middle School, September 9 2017. Read more...

Awards for Carver

Welcome Incoming 1st Graders!

The 1st grade welcome picnic was a great success! It was a hot day as usual on Saturday but it was fun regardless! Read more ...

GIPA Scholarship Winners

On Friday, June 2, 2017, GIPA president Ted Ballard awarded GIPA scholarships to three deserving high school seniors in the German International Studies (IS) and International Education (IE) programs at Coral Reef High School. The first place ($1000) scholarship was awarded to IS student Caterina Zientek. The second ($750) and third ($500) place scholarships were awarded to IE students Antonio Huby and L'Amat Rosales, respectively. This is the fifth year that GIPA has awarded scholarships to Reef students. GIPA would like to extend a special “Vielen Dank!” to Kristina Bujakiewicz, who volunteered to be the scholarship coordinator this year, as well as to the many parents who served as judges and essay evaluators. Congratulations, Caterina, Antonio and L’Amat!

High Marks for Miami Elementary Schools with German IS Programs

The two elementary schools with German IS programs both ranked in the top 5 in the Miami area, according to a recent assessment. West Lab ranked number 2 and Sunset ranked number 4 in the Miami area public elementary schools.