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Deutsch Amerikanischer National Kongress (German American National Congress)
Throughout its history the German American National Congress has had close relationships with U.S. governmental and civic bodies including the White House, the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., German consulates, and a number of other German organizations. In 1987 DANK was involved in the adoption of October 6 as German-American Day, which is observed on a national level.
The German-American Journal is the official newsleter of DANK, and is published bimonthly. At the start of DANK in 1959 the newspaper consisted of six pages, was issued every three weeks, and was written almost entirely in German. As of 2011, the paper is 16 pages and written primarily in English (articles written in German are often accompanied by an English translation or summary). Recurring topics in the Journal include current events, food and entertainment, reviews, organization news and other articles of interest to German-Americans. Members of DANK automatically receive a copy of the newspaper as part of their membership, and non-members may purchase an annual subscription.
Launched in the late 1990s, DANK's website (dank.org) was one of the early cultural organizations to gain a foothold on the World Wide Web. It served as a means of attracting new members to the organization by offering information on the German American National Congress. In February 2009, the website underwent its first major upgrade of its appearance and content to appeal to the younger generation of German-Americans. Not only can people learn about the organization (as they could in the past), they can now interact by participating in a discussion forum, Facebook and the national president's blog.
DANK is made up of chapters throughout the United States, which are divided into three regions: Regions One through Three. Along with its chapters, DANK has its national headquarters (DANK National) at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center located in Lincoln Square, Chicago, Illinois. On the national and chapter level there are board-member positions which aid in keeping the organization running, and are responsible for organizing events and activities which aim to unite people of German-American descent.