Gladitz has always been shaped by the existing associations but it's structure has changed during the decades. Today´s associations can refer to a long history but their aims are a bit different from those of the earlier ones. The soldiers' association used to care about traditions of the soldiers and existed until the end of World War II in 1945. The journeymen´s association (Gesellenverein) was a union of crafts journeymen. An existing photo shows members in their typical outfit with a pin (badge) in the colours blue/white