I am Shayla Herold, many of the members would know me as Shay. I am honoured to be your Miss Schwaben 2022! I have been an active Club member for many years. I danced with the Kindergruppe, Jugendgruppe and now dance with the Schwaben Dancers. I have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary since I was 16 and enjoy coming to play Bingo. I am one of the Youth Leaders at the Kitchener Schwaben club as well as the Canadian Verband and the World Verband. I was elected as the Landesjugendleiterin, or Youth Leader, representing jugend across Canada. In this position, I share upcoming Canadian Donauschwaben activities and news with international youth and I am the spokesperson for Canadian youth. In my spare time I make jewellery for my small business, Ruthven’s Raven. I also volunteer outside of the Schwaben Club and have enhanced my communications skills by hosting a local talk show on Rogers TV, “Generation Z”. As well as working with the local highschools as a public speaker. I take great pride to represent our Club within our community as it allows me the ability to share my love and appreciation for my culture and traditions. The Schwaben Club holds a special place in my heart and the members are an extension of my family.
Since 1958, young ladies in the Schwaben Club have had the honour of being crowned Miss and representing their Club and its members to the community. From travelling around during Oktoberfest, to being an ambassador at Club functions, Miss Schwaben has a vital role within the Club.
Qualifications for Running for Miss Schwaben:
Deadline for application submissions to run for Miss Schwaben 2023 is February 25, 2023
The first Miss Schwaben was crowned in 1958, and since then, numerous women have had the honour of representing the Schwaben Club. Here is a list of ladies who have carried the crown and sash of office.
|1958||Edith Korek||1988||Paulina Mayer||2017||Jessica Hill|
|1959||Adolfine Scheinost||1989||Nancy Schaadt||2018||Angele Killingbeck|
|1960-61||Keine Wahl – No Contest||1990||Jackie Sieber||2019||Cassandra Kauer|
|1962||Inara Vinakmens||1991||Christina Martz||2020-21||Alyssa Hild|
|1963||Eva Pfeiffer||1992||Margaret Birl|
|1964||Evelin Hulbert||1993||Heidi Offak|
|1965||Irene Twerdochleb||1994||Kara Kennedy|
|1966||Mary Hoffmann||1995||Lisa Tadros|
|1967||Barbara Doerel||1996||Margaret Milne|
|1968||Kathy Lukitsch||1997||Christina Kunz|
|1969||Margaret Schilling||1998||Lori Pottkamper|
|1970||Adelheid Voigt||1999||Sheri Lotrijan|
|1971||Gerda Wolf||2000||Monica Pilz|
|1972||Rosemary Putschli||2001||Rosemary Harvey|
|1973||Rosemary Schwartz||2002||Andrea Adam|
|1974||Rosemary Brenner||2003||Katelyn Tshirhart|
|1975||Claudia Reschke||2004||Jennifer Harvey|
|1976||Christine Becker||2005||Jade Adam|
|1977||Marika Fulep||2006||Vanessa Adam|
|1978||Barbara Madlensky||2007||Brandy Chapman|
|1979||Beth Dietrich||2008||Magdalena Adam|
|1980||Rosemary Piller||2009||Katherine Harvey|
|1981||Petra Osterling||2010||Mihaela Savulescu|
|1982||Lydia Kessler||2011||Jennifer Tschirhart|
|1983||Anita Schlupp||2012||Carole Zettel|
|1984||Katharina Ungar||2013||Ericha Schiketantz|
|1985||Linda Haehnel||2014||Melanie Williamson|
|1986||Barbara Schlosser||2015||Vanessa Pastoric|
|1987||Connie Stewart||2016||Samantha Hild|
The Schwaben Club would like to congratulate our 2023 Mr Schwaben Cole Watson! We wish him a memorable time while he represents our club.
The role of Mr. Schwaben is to show our youth a positive role model and act as an ambassador representing our club.
Candidates for Mr Schwaben are voted by the Schwaben Dancers and the winner is announced at our Schlachtfest event.
2018 – David O’Reilly
2019-21 Nolan McQuabbie
2022- Ray Tomchick