AAUPW Members

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

July 10, 2012

Please note:

We do not meet in August. Starting in September, our monthly program meetings will take place on the FOURTH Wednesday evening of the month. The book club will resume its activities once a new organizer is found.

July Program Meeting

Given the AAUPW emphasis on women, education and empowerment, you will not want to miss the July meeting! Come hear our members Betty Camacho & Wendi Boxx tell about their involvement and recent trip to India to see first hand the work being done at the Pardada Pardadi Educational Society, an NGO that runs a girls school in Anupshahar, Uttar Pradesh.

Here, deep in provincial India, a world away from rapid modernization, you will be inspired by the story of “Sam” Singh, the industrialist turned idealist who returned to his hometown village with the task of educating the rural Indian girl child. Through this mission to educate girls in the countryside, Pardada Pardadi started a movement that is literally transforming one of the poorest areas of India.   You will be moved by the story of the 1,118 girls currently getting an education in an environment where once there was no chance to dream.  This school is giving these amazing young girls the opportunity to shine.  More importantly these gifted young women are being given a voice to declare defiantly: “I AM NOT A BURDEN.”

Please come and learn more about how you can aid in the education of the most marginalized girl children and about current volunteer opportunities!

When:    Wednesday evening, July 18th, 2012

Girls' Night Out

To wrap up this year, we are going to the Kocherlball at the Chinese Tower in the English Gardens on Sunday, 15 July, from 6 am to 10 am. That’s right: this is not a late-night event, it is a Greet-the-Sun-with-Fun one!

The tradition of the Kocherlball started around 1880 when house servants (cooks, nannies, butlers, etc.) met on Sunday – their free day or at least free morning – to dance and generally enjoy themselves. And enjoy themselves they did for the Kocherlball was banned in 1904 for “Mangel an Sittlichkeit” (lack of morality). It was re-instated in 1989 as part of the 200th anniversary of the English Gardens.

Nowadays people still come to dance – waltz, polka, Zwiefacher and M√ľnchner Francaise, many dressed up in Tracht or 19th century dress. But most (up to 10,000 when the weather is good) come just to enjoy the morning atmosphere in the Gardens, listen to the music, and watch the dancers and other festivities. Yes, and have a beer or two.