December 31, 2006
Our popular January 2006 speaker, Herr Gerhard Meighörner, conducted members on a private tour of the München wie geplant exhibition at the Stadtmuseum.
We discussed The Good of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
Sangeet (Indian cuisine)
December 1, 2006
November 30, 2006
Eva Hieronymus, who runs a Socialburgerhaus in Berg am Laim informed us about the center - one of several in the city - which bring together various social services under one roof.
We discussed Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.
Lemar (authentic Afghani restaurant)
October 31, 2006
Mel Kelly introduced us to Toastmasters International - a non-profit organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests - and invited AAUPW members to do a bit of extemporaneous speaking followed by instant feedback.
We discussed My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
PreysingGarten (Italian-influenced restaurant in Haidhausen)
September 30, 2006
August 31, 2006
July 31, 2006
June 30, 2006
May 31, 2006
With an audio-visual presentation including slides and archive recordings, member Anne Janssen told the remarkable tale of The Comedian Harmonists, the German singing group of the 1930's which was forced to disband at the height of their fame because three of their members were Jewish.
We discussed the posthumously-published Lady Susan by Jane Austen.
Blue Nile (traditional Ethiopian - without knife and fork!)
April 30, 2006
AAUPW President Shari Temple - Managing Director in Europe for Aidmatrix Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides technology for other non-profit organizations - spoke of her work with food banks, disaster relief and other humanitarian non-profit organizations in Europe, Asia and Africa.
We discussed The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields.
Surahi Indisches Restaurant (Indian cuisine)
April 1, 2006
February 28, 2006
Our very distinguished guest speaker, Charlotte Knobloch, President of the Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern (Israeli Cultural Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria) spoke of her personal history, her dedication to reconciliation between Jews and non-Jews, and her longstanding efforts towards the re-erection of the Israelitische Kulturgemeinde on St. Jakobsplatz.
We discussed The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle.
Taverna Pavlos (delicious Greek food and very friendly service)
January 31, 2006
Renowned urban planner Gerhard Meighörner spoke on "What Makes Munich so Livable? - The Past and Present of Munich Urban Planning".
We discussed One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Café Monaco (Italian cuisine)