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Magnolia Ball

The magnolia is the symbol of the Magnolia Ball, a charity event arranged every year by the Deutsch-Amerikanischer Frauenclub München – German-American Women’s Club e.V. The magnolia originated in China; where from ancient times the emperor had exclusive rights to it and presented it as a special form of recognition to outstanding individuals. It is in this sense that our ball is a sign of special recognition to its guests of honor, friends and supporters as well as its members.

It all started in 1951, when Chester Wright, the president of the German-American Men's Club of Munich at that time, had fresh magnolias flown in from Georgia, USA. That settled the name of the event.

Soon after, the Women’s Club assumed the responsibility for arrangement, organization and carrying out of the glamorous black and white ball. Since then, it has been held every year without interruption. This festive occasion has become one of the oldest and most renowned “flower balls” of the Munich Mardi Gras season. Its main purpose is to raise funds for charitable activities of the club: the German-American Student Exchange Program and support of various Munich charitable organizations.

 

MAGNOLIA BALL 2017: Friday, January 27, 2017 in Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich

66. Magnolia Ball in Hotel Bayerischer Hof
Ursula Trümper and Peter Simon with Debütantinnen und Debütanten.
 
Einladung und Anmeldung: Für junge Debütantinnen und Debutanten
zu Eröffnung unseres Balls
 

Ulrike Kellner, President of the German-American Women's Club, Josef Schmid, Second Mayor of Munich and Jennifer D. Gavito, US Consul General in Munich

Fotos: Mike Gallus

 

Big Raffle: A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors

Silent Auction: Our generous sponsors

Seating plansTicket sale: magnolienballtickets@gawc-munich.de

Magnolia Ball Organization:
Ulrike Grimm
Chairlady Magnolia Ballgrimm@gawc-munich.de

Silent Auction Organization:
Susanne AhrensChairlady Silver Tea and Silent Auction Magnolia Ball ahrens@gawc-munich.de

Chairladies Organisation Tombola:
Traudl Schmid • schmid@gawc-munich.de
Andrea Hellmann • a.hellmann@gawc-munich.de
Sandra Waller-Hirschmann • s.waller-hirschmann@gawc-munich.de Margit Rettig • m.rettig@gawc-munich.de

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