Gaŗezers pastāv, lai pulcinātu latviešu sabiedrību, audzinātu un mācītu latviešu jaunatni, lai stiprinātu latviešu valodu, kultūru un garīgās vērtības, lai veicinātu latvietību un saites ar Latviju.

Garezers prospers as a meeting place for Latvians of all ages, to raise and educate Latvian youth, to strengthen the Latvian language, culture and spiritual values, to promote the Latvian heritage and develop links with Latvia.

Update From Garezers

Visiting Questions

Q: When do you expect Gaŗezers to reopen?

  • Atbalsis – Yellow
  • Baznīca – Red
  • Dzintari – Yellow
  • Edamzāles rajons – (Update!) Yellow.  Please only access through the Main Office, 57732 Lone Tree drive entrance. The stairs/path from plūdmale up the hill are closed. 
  • Straumēni/Path from Lone Tree to Edamzāle -Red
  • GVV – Closed to Program Participants until 6/24
  • Nometnes un admin rajons – Red
  • Ziemeļmežs – Red

We will update the operating conditions of additional regions when the following conditions are met:

  • No downed power lines are present
  • No heavy equipment is present
  • Roads are cleared
  • Areas with hanging debris have appropriate notifications in place 
  • Power and water are available

Q: I have a cabin reservation coming up, will I be able to come?
A: Yes

Q: Is my trailer damaged?
A: Those trailer owners suffering significant impacts from the storm have already been notified by Gaŗezers. Other trailers may have experienced wind effects and have general debris considerations but were deemed stable from a brief visual inspection.

Program Questions

Q: Will there be Valodas Vārti 1 and 2 (Language Gate) programs?
A: Unfortunately, the current conditions have forced us to cancel both “Language Gate 1”and “Language Gate 2,” In lieu, we would like to offer these families the opportunity to join in weeks 5-6 (July 17th – July 30th). There are also seven available spaces in the 3rd week (July 4th to July 9th). Please let us know soon if you would be interested and able to participate in the offered programs so that we can prepare in a timely manner. For those who decline participation in weeks 3, 5, 6, we will reimburse those affected families, although we do request that everyone, who is able, to please roll their deposits and registration fees to their 2023 fees.

Q: Will there be GSS – Valodas Sēta (Language Courtyard) program?
A: Unfortunately, the current conditions have forced us to cancel both weeks of the Latvian Courtyard program and week 1 of the first session (pirmais posms). GSS leadership will be working directly with families to determine if it is possible for them to participate in other sessions. We will reimburse families if other program participation is not possible, although we do request that everyone, who is able, to please roll their deposits and registration fees to their 2023 fees.

Q: Will there be Biz Biz GBD programs?
A: Unfortunately, the current conditions have forced us to cancel weeks 1 and 2 of this program. We will reimburse those affected families, although we do request that everyone, who is able, to please roll their deposits and registration fees to their 2023 fees.

Q: Will GVV be extended by one week to August 7?
A: No. GVV will maintain its current revised schedule, beginning June 19 virtually and then in person June 24/25 through July 31.

Q: Will GVV reimburse the families for the altered partial first week?
A: Yes. GVV will hold virtual courses up to 3.5 hours per day for the students the week of June 19th to include:

  • Choir and folk dancing to prepare for Dziesmu Svetki 
  • Academic subjects, including language 

However, we are providing families the opportunity to choose one of the following:

  • $300 credit to GVV 2023 program transferable to other family members 
  • $300 donation to Gaŗezers storm relief efforts
  • $300 reimbursement

In the coming days, we will send you a separate email from garezers@garezers.org (main office) for you to select your choice.

Financial Questions

Q: Will insurance cover the damage to Gaŗezers?
A: An insurance claim has been initiated due to damages sustained by buildings primarily in the GBN and Straumeni areas. Insurance policies do not cover tree damage that has not impacted covered structures or electrical lines that are not serving covered buildings.

Q: Will insurance cover the damage to my trailer/additions?
A: Please see your personal trailer insurance agreement.

Assistance Questions

Q: How can I help?
A: With this storm we have incurred heavy expenses that include professional storm clean up services, building demolition and repairs.  This is compounded by lost summer revenues and summer operating expenses. We estimate storm damages will exceed $100,000.

You’ve been incredibly generous.  In addition to the relief donations received to date, the Milwaukee Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church has generously donated $5000 and pledged to match donations received up to another $5000!!!  This matching offer expires July 4, please, please contribute to our relief fund!

Events

Q: Do you have any upcoming events?
A: Yes!  Dievkalpojums ar Sarmu Eglīti! Church Service!

  • When?  Sunday, June 26 at 10:30 am.
  • Where? Outdoor area in front of Edamzāle

Tādēļ pazemojieties zem varenās Dieva rokas,
lai Viņš jūs paaugstinātu apmeklējuma laikā;
Visas savas rūpes metiet uz Viņu,

jo Viņš par jums rūpējas. (Pētera 1 vēstule 5:6-7)

Current Operating Conditions

  • Atbalsis – Yellow

  • Baznīca – Red

  • Dzintari – Yellow

  • Edamzāles rajons – Yellow.  Please only access through the Main Office, 57732 Lone Tree drive entrance.  The stairs/path from plūdmale up the hill are closed.

  • Straumēni/Path from Lone Tree to Edamzāle – Red

  • GVV – Closed to Program Participants until 6/24

  • Nometnes un admin rajons – Red

  • Ziemeļmežs – Red  

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2022

Nākamās padomes sēdes
Upcoming Board meetings

Padomes sēde: 16. jūlijā

Padomes sēde: 10. septembrī

Padomes sēde: 22. oktobrī

2022 Dievkalpojumi
2022 Church Services

10. jūlijā ar māc. Aija Graham

17. jūlijā ar māc. Pauls Barbins

24. jūlijā ar arh. Lauma Zušēvica

31. jūlijā ar arh. Lauma Zušēvica

2022 Sarīkojumi
2022 Events

Minesotas dziesmu svētki: 29. jūnija – 4. jūlijam
Minnesota Latvian Song and Dance Festival: June 29 – July 4

Jauniešu voleja turnīrs: 23. jūlijā
Youth Volleyball Tournament: July 23rd

Voleja nedeļas nogale: 23. – 24. jūlijā
Volleyball Weekend: July 23-24

GVV izlaidums: 31. jūlijā
GVV Graduation: July 31th

Vasaras programmas
Summer programs

GVV:
24. jūnija – 31. jūlijam
June 24th – July 31st

*** GVV piedalās dziesmu svētkos
*** GVV is participating in the Song & Dance Fesival

*** Visas programmas slēgtas 1. – 3. jūlija
*** All programs are closed July 1st – 3rd

 

GSS:

1. posms: 26. jūnija – 9. jūlijam
Session I: June 26th – July 9th

2. posms:  10. jūlija – 30. jūlijam
Session II: July 10th – July 30th

 

GBN:

3. posms: 4. jūlija – 9. jūlijam
Session 3: July 4th – 9th

4. posms: 10. jūlija – 16. jūlijam
Session 4: July 10th – 16th

5. posms: 17. jūlija – 23. jūlijam
Session 5: July 17th – 23th

6. posms: 24. jūlija – 30. jūlijam
Session 6: July 24th – 30th

 

GBD:

Trešā nedēļa / Week 3:
July 4th – 8th

Ceturtā nedēļa / Week 4:
July 11th – 15th

Piektā nedēļa / Week 5:
July 18th – 22nd