Charity at its best
Anniversary Charity Celebration
75 Year Anniversary German American Women’s Club Munich, e.V.
16. Mai 2023 im Hubertussaal Schloss Nymphenburg
At the ceremony celebrating the 75th anniversary of the German-American Women’s Club of Munich, over 380 invited guests, who have been closely connected to the club for many years, gathered on May 16. The Hubertussaal at Nymphenburg Palace provided an impressive setting for this celebration. Even the gloomy and rainy weather, as well as the often congested traffic on Munich’s streets, didn’t deter anyone from accepting the invitation of Club President Traudl Schmid.
Among the evening’s patrons was US Consul General Timothy E. Liston, along with Bavarian State Minister of Justice Georg Eisenreich, I.H.H. Princess Anna of Bavaria representing the House of Wittelsbach, and Munich’s second mayor Katrin Habenschaden, who extended words of greetings. In her keynote speech, former State Minister and Member of Parliament Dr. Beate Merk highlighted the strength and courage of women - both in the past and today.
Timothy E. Liston, Susanne Ahrens, Karin Baumüller-Söder, Uschi Glas, Hannelore Kiethe, Traudel Schmid, Georg Eisenreich (v. li.)
As a Munich traditional club, the German-American Women’s Club of Munich has actively strengthened German-American friendship since its founding in 1948 and has been passionately supporting numerous charitable institutions in the greater Munich area. This time, three representatives of social institutions in Munich were delighted to receive donations: Uschi Glas, founder of the brotZeit e.V. association, Hannelore Kiethe, founder of the Munich Tafel, and Johanna Hofmeir, founder of the Lichtblick Hasenbergl e.V. association.
The “Young Isar Stompers” - jazz students from the University of Music and Performing Arts - provided the musical backdrop with American sounds, and a tap dancer surprised the guests with remarkable dance performances. Bettina Randhahn, former president of the club, then enthusiastically invited former exchange students onto the stage who had come to Munich specifically for the celebration. She emphasized the importance of the association’s exchange program and was delighted to introduce the current student from the USA.
Bettina Randhahn mit ehemaligen Studenten
links: Johanna Hofmeir
Studentenbeauftragte des GAWC und des Herrenclubs, Barbara und Prof. Eberhard Standl, mit Studentin Rhea Karty