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**************** Some of the AAUPW members at our 2014 Holiday Party ***************

September 30, 2008

September Program Meeting

In keeping with tradition, our first meeting of the new academic year was a chance to get to know each other better. We played a few games and had a lot of laughs, plus we heard about what to expect from our club in the year ahead - guest speakers, special events, cooperation with our adopted charity IMMA, holiday parties, etc.

September Book Club Meeting

Book Selection: Plainsong by Kent Haruf

American Consulate Open Day

In honor of the 50th Birthday of the American Consulate building, Consul General Eric Nelson invited all American citizens in Bavaria and their families to an Open House on the lawn of the American Consulate General. AAUPW was represented there, among other services and organizations such as Social Security, the IRS, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, Voter Registration and the Ausländeramt. Consulate staff grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for sale along with other American treats to raise funds for community projects. The curator of the Sep Ruf exhibition at the Pinakothek der Moderne spoke about the Consulate building and its famous architect. There was also an exhibit covering fifty years of Bavarian-American relations and a video of the celebrations of the new American Embassy in Berlin.

Letter from the President

We've had a very exciting start to our AAUPW year these past few weeks -- the Information Day at the Consulate was quite successful in recruiting women interested in our group and the debate at Amerika Haus between representatives from Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad was very well-received.

Many thanks to all who helped on these events. It was great to see so many of you at our "Getting Re-Aquainted" meeting in September and I am looking forward to a year of interesting programs, great books, and wonderful get-togethers.


Political Debate

This was the 3rd presidential-election-year debate between members of Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad which has been co-sponsored by AAUPW and Amerika Haus.

John McQueen, longtime activist of Democrats Abroad faced Michael Ricks, Co-Chairman of Republicans Abroad Germany. The debate was moderated by Dr. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, Associate Professor of American History and Culture at LMU. Opening remarks were made by Mr. Kit Traub, Political Officer of the Consulate General, Munich.

August 1, 2008

July Program Meeting

Our annual 4th of July party for AAUPW members and their families.

July Book Club Meeting

Book Selection: Through the Narrow Gate by Karen Armstrong

July 1, 2008

June Program Meeting

Our annual walking tour: AAUPW favorite Gerhard Meighörner shared insights on Munich architecture and history as he guided us around the town center. The tour was followed by dinner at Kater Mikesch, near Isartor.

June Book Club Meeting

Book Selection: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

May 31, 2008

May Program Meeting

Speaker: Lucinda Schwaiger, practicing Whirling Dervish and local teacher for the Mevlevi Order of America

May 30, 2008

May Book Club

Selection: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossenini

April 30, 2008

April Program Meeting

Our fabulous Anniversary Gala, a celebration of 20 years of AAUPW Munich, included:
  • a delicious and elegant finger food buffet provided by Patricio Zimbron, a talented young chef soon to open his own restaurant in Munich;
  • an entertaining quiz featuring a guest appearance by the AAUPW choir; the selection of a winner in our club logo contest;
  • a silent auction to benefit our adopted charity IMMA;
  • a brief address by Ingrid Reich of IMMA, who updated us on the charity's worthwhile activities;
  • a tribute to the club's founding members;
  • a slide show recounting highlights of the club's history;
  • and a chance to socialize, giggle, and strut our stuff in our favorite fancy outfits.

April Stammtisch

Piazza Linda

April Book Club Meeting

Book Selection: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

March 31, 2008

March Program Meeting

Speakers: Christa Ortmann and Erika Brown will tell us about Women in Black (WiB)

March Stammtisch

A sporty dinner at Bavaria Bowling

March Book Club Meeting

Book Selection: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngoyi Adichie

February 28, 2008

February Program Meeting

Speaker: International Success Coach Roxey Lau

February Stammtisch

Casa de Tapas

February Book Club Meeting

Book Selection: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

January 31, 2008

January Program Meeting

Speaker: Helga Hengge, the first German woman to climb Mt. Everest

January Stammtisch

Taverna del Sud - Cucina con Pizzeria

January Book Club Meeting

Book Selection: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk