In 1949, this charity event was brought to life through the actions of Sam E. Woods, the then US-Consul General in Munich, who invited guests to his home in order to collect donations for the suffering people of Munich. Fifty guests accepted his invitation and the event was so successful that the women of the German-American Women's Club of Munich decided to repeat the Silver Tea every year.
Due to Covid-19 all social contacts had to be reduced to a minimum last year. For the safety of our dear guests, we had to cancel the Silver Tea party in 2020.
In that year of so many restrictions and difficulties we had sent a letter to the friends of the Silver Tea, appealing for financial support of our charity work.
We, the German American Women's Club Munich, care for fourteen different charity projects in Munich. We help women, children and seniors with social or health problems. We engage as volunteers to support them.
Today we send a warm thankyou to all our loyal sponsors. We are overwhelmed by their gracious donations.
Being confident for 2021, we are looking forward to welcoming all our dear guests at the 71st Silver Tea of the German American Women's Club Munich in the Kaisersaal of the royal residence in Munich in November 2021.
Vicepresident Andrea Lehner * Chairlady Silver Tea Susanne Ahrens * President Traudl Schmid
We are confident for next fall:
Traudl Schmid, President GAWC Munich
Bavarian State Minister Dr. Florian Herrmann. Karin Baumüller-Söder, Meghan Gregonis, U.S. Consul General in Munich, Traudl Schmid, President GAWC Munich
Since that first occasion, the German-American Women's Club has annually-- in unbroken succession-- invited guests from government, industry and society to its Silver Tea, which, in the early years, was held in the Munich Schack Gallerie, then later in the Antiquarium and in the Kaisersaal of the Residenz. The Silver Tea has become one of the most desirable charity events in Munich, with approximately 700 guests gladly accepting the invitation to attend and, with their donations, enabling the Club to carry out its charitable goals.
Chairlady Susanne Ahrens is responsible for the overall organization of the Silver Tea, supported by the dedicated efforts of many members. Throughout the year, the Silver Tea team makes preparations so that the Silver Tea will continue to live up to the high reputation it has earned over the years. At each Silver Tea, the historic ambiance sparkles with silver candelabras and platters on the festively decked tables. The highest quality tea is served from silver teapots and guests select from exquisite canapés made lovingly by ladies of the Club.
The beautiful Kaisersaal of the Munich Residenz was the setting for the 70th Silver Tea on November 6, 2019. Once again, receipts from this charity event allow the Club to generously support the German-American Student Exchange Program and charitable organizations in and around Munich.
Fotos: E. Lippert
Susanne Ahrens . GAWC Chairlady Silver Tea
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