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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.