64. Convention in Munich from 13. to 15. May 2011
The German-American Women’s Club of Munich hosted the 64th Convention of the Federation of German-American Clubs this year. The VDAC is the largest private German-American organization, which sponsors the largest privately financed student exchange program in Europe.
The kick-off evening with guests who included Consul General Conrad R. Tribble and City Council member Ulrike Boesser took place in conjunction with the “Bavarian-American Days of Friendship” in the Hippodrom on the Theresienwiese. Numerous club members and guests, including representatives of the partner clubs, the exchange students and participants of the youth exchange program as well as many alumni let the atmosphere fire their enthusiasm. The following day, delegates from 24 clubs attended the meeting in the Hotel Marriott and participated in animated discussions in the workshops, which were centered on various aspects of the work of the federation, especially attracting new members and involving alumni.
A gala dinner, which served as the festive conclusion, took place in the ballroom of the Hotel Marriott. Consul General Tribble presented the American exchange students with their certificates. Further participants of the festive occasion included City Council members Josef Schmid and Dr. Evelyne Menges, Dr. Raimund Lammersdorf, Director of the Amerika Haus, Federation President Gary Bautell, who is Director of AFN Germany, Prof. Dr. Werner Weidenfeld and representatives of the US Army.
For our pictures: please see: "Weitere Veranstaltungen" (the German site)
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