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

February 6, 2009

January Program Meeting

Starting 2009 with thoughts of keeping healthy, the AAUPW monthly meeting topic was "Breast Cancer: Epidemiology, Early Detection and Breast Self Examination," presented by Prof. Dr. Harbeck, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Technical University Hospital in Munich.

The ob/gyn department at Technical University is a leading clinical trials centre for breast cancer. Dr. Harbeck is an internationally-renowned expert in this field and a well-published clinician and researcher. She presented her topic with her colleague, Dr. Artmann of the MammaCare Center.

January Book Club

Members of the book club met to discuss "Personal History" by Katharine Graham.

We've got a wonderful list of books planned for 2009. They include:

February: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
March: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
April: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
May: Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama
June: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

December Program Meeting & Winter Holiday Party

The AAUPW Winter Holiday Party, which took place on Wednesday, December 17th, was a very merry occasion that included several AAUPW traditions as well as some innovations.

Members enjoyed the usual sumptuous potluck buffet, marvelling yet again at what good cooks we all are! The AAUPW Seasonal Choir performed and the jolly atmosphere was made even more festive by the opportunity to wrap the various gifts which we had brought along for our adopted charity, IMMA. Of course the "white elephant" re-gifting swap is always a highlight of the evening. The event continues to be one of the focal points of the year.

November Program Meeting

Our program speaker, Sue Morris, provided details on the English-Speaking Prisoners’ Support Group (ESPSG). The ESPSG gives assistance to English-speaking prisoners in Bavarian prisons and builds bridges between prisoners and the outside world. Its members come from various English-speaking Christian communities and elsewhere. An eye-opening evening.

Thanksgiving Celebration A Big Success!

Seventeen AAUPW members and 20 of their friends and family members gathered at a local restaurant for a memorable and highly enjoyable Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday, November 27, 2008. Real whole turkey! Several cranberry sauces from which to choose! Pumpkin and apple pies! Even a pilgrim play performed by the kids! A great event for giving thanks!