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

Porsche Latin America

Press Concepts

Globe Ship Management, Inc.

MetroSigns, Inc.

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2013 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2012 Oktoberfest Vendors

2011 Oktoberfest Vendors

2010 Oktoberfest Sponsors


GIPA has several board positions that are or soon will be open. Our greatest and most immediate need is for at least 1 qualified treasurer who can assume the role that soon will be vacated by Tanja Moennichmeyer. Read More from GIPA President Ballard...


The 2014-15 GIPA Book is in production. Check back for announcements when it will be ready for delivery.

2015 GIPA Gala Rocked the Wall!

This year's GIPA Gala literally rocked as moms and dads went back to the late 80's (or pre-kid-era for most) and dug out styles, outfits, and dance moves - some of them not seen in 25 years! Many of the 150 guests were in tune with the theme and times, when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. Read More...

Teaching News at Sunset

Frau Horak's retirement and plans for the immediate and long-term future for her replacement in the program. Read More ...

German Consul Borsch Visited Sunset Elementary

German Consul Borsch visited Sunset Elementary to talk to 4th and 5th grade students about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read More...

A Letter from GIPA President Ballard

I wanted to take a moment to thank and congratulate all of you who helped to put on our 23rd annual Oktoberfest. We could hardly have asked for more perfect conditions as everything from the food to the games and student performances wer e consumed in great quantity. Read More ....

2014 Oktoberfest

The 23rd GIPA Oktoberfest was held on Oct. 11, 2014. Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, the generosity of many sponsors, and the hospitality of the German American Social Club. Read More...

New features at has had a refresh! Many small details have been improved, but two main additions will be the most-noticed by regular visitors:

  1. The GIPA calendar page now uses Google calendar, so readers can scroll back and forth in time more easily and can even link directly to the GIPA calendar on their own computer or phone.
  2. On line payments via PayPal have been integrated to the site. For example, you can now renew your GIPA membership for 2014-2015 on line.

All of the old highlights of the gipa web site are still available. Explore the reorganized navigation menus on the left of the screen to find GIPA News, Hausaufgaben for Sunset classes and more! Enjoy the new look of the site.