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

September 2, 2011

September Meeting 2011

September marks the beginning of a new academic year - and the beginning of a new year in our club calendar. As is our custom, we have no formal speaker this month.

The evening will feature a meet-and-greet exercise, special surprise, regular announcements, and plenty of time to meet new members and catch up with old members we haven't seen all summer. We will have a catered salad-and-pizza dinner featuring several options of each (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) for approximately 10 euros per person. We will also have several delectable desserts.

This informal evening is a good time for potential new members to get to know us. For more details, please contact Claudia Ziersch at aaupw@yahoo.de.

When: Weds. evening, Sept. 21st, at 18:30 (6:30 PM)

September 2011 Book Club

This month we'll be discussing The Summer without Men by Siri Hustved. Our protagonist, Mia Fredrickson, is a prize-winning poet in her 50s, a university lecturer, and a mother. For 30 years she has also been wife to Boris, an established neuroscientist, who one fine day announces that he wants a pause in their marriage. The "pause" is French and has significant breasts and an excellent mind. Mia tumbles into a brief nervous breakdown. She spends the summer surrounded by women of all ages, in all phases of life, and re-discovers herself.

When: Monday, 12.September at 18:30 (6:30 PM).

Here the line-up for the next few months:
Oct: Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
Nov: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Jan: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

August Excursion to Regensburg

Our August excursion to Regensburg was a great success! Ten AAUPW members participated in a day of culture and fun in this medieval city. The day started with a lovely lunch at the famous Haus Heuport and was followed by an informative city tour. To end the day, we took advantage of the city's great shopping opportunities (TK Maxx, in particular). We are so lucky to live just a short train ride away from such a beautiful city