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Magnolia Ball - German-American Women's Club of Munich

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.



NEXT MAGNOLIA BALL: Friday, January 24, 2020

PROGRAM: Opening dance by the Debutantes and Debutants - Charity Raffle - Silent Auction with valuable prizes - The Munich carnival club, Narrhalla e.V. with the Bavarian capitol's official royal couple - Dance Music by the Showband Firebirds.

Seating plansTicket sale:



LAST MAGNOLIA BALL February 23, 2019



68th Magnolia Ball at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof
Ursula Trümper and Peter Simon with Debutants   (Foto Lippert)
Sigrid Behnke-Dewath, President Federation of German-American Clubs
accepting a donation for the student exchange program from Elke Rilke-Mai,
President of GAWC in presence of Chairlady Magnolia Ball Ulrike Grimm
and Chairperson Student Exchange Mike Pilewski.          (Foto Lippert)

Elke Rilke-Mai, President of GAWC, Meghan Gregonis, US Consul General
and Stephen Ibelli, Consul Public Affairs, U.S. Consulate General, Munich
with Marines.                                                           (Foto Lippert)
Invitation of young debutants to participate in opening our ball
We are looking for young people between the age of 16 and 29 for the festive opening of the next Magnolia Ball. We provide dancing lessons, professional styling by a hair and cosmetic studio as well as support with the necessary evening attire.
The rehearsal of the dance of  the debutants will again be led by the dance teacher of the Studio Ritmo. He also choreographs the debutants for other balls.
For further information and the application form in German please click here

Big Raffle: A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors

Silent Auction: A big thank you to our generous sponsors

Organization Magnolia Ball:
Ulrike Grimm
Chairlady Magnolia
Organization Silent Auction :
Susanne AhrensChairlady Silver Tea and Silent Auction Magnolia Ball
Organization Raffle:
Ruth-Maria Enge-Schreyer • 
Chairlady Tombola •

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