We have a German born elderinthe local cong. When I was talking to him I used the term Grupen fuhrer from time to time.He always found it amusing. Once when I was annoyed in an argument with an elder I suggested he refer the matter to the elderhood.
Of recent times in Australia I have heard the term friends used more frequently, usually from the platform. Possibly its from talk outlines. Even after six months out its hard to get away from it all.