September Meeting

Program Meeting - September 2019

First Fall Meeting - Wednesday, September 16th  at 18:30

It's our Welcome Back meeting!  We hope everyone had a lovely summer.  We look forward to seeing our fellow members and welcoming guests.

September marks the beginning of a new academic year - and the beginning of a new year in our club calendar. As is our custom, we have no formal speaker this month.  The evening will feature some fun activities, regular announcements, and plenty of time to meet new members and catch up with old members we haven't seen all summer.

For more information, please contact our club president at:


Summer Break

Program Meeting - July & August 2019

Although we do not have a program meeting in July and August, we will be meeting informally both months at Michaeligarten Biergarten, weather permitting. A reminder will be sent the week before. There will be no Evite. Just come along and join us and bring something to eat!

Biergarten Time  - mark your calendars!
-Third Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30 pm
- Sunday, August 25th - see email for time

Michaeligarten Biergarten
U5 Michaelibad - a short walk from the U-bahn
We will be sitting at the back to the left near the water.

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Upcoming Events in Summer 2019

AAUPW 4th of July Celebration

It is once again time for our Annual 4th of July Celebration!

When: Sunday, July 7 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
here:Kinder und Jugendhaus Kubu, Am Glockenbach 14 Munich, 80469

This is a pot luck event so please remember to bring the following:

  • Your own meat to grill (if desired
  • Something to share: A salad, savory item, or a dessert. Please let us know what you will bring in your response to the Evite
  • We ask everyone to bring their own dishes, glasses, and silverware. It really makes clean up easier and is better for the environment!

AAUPW will provide a variety of beverages. Please RSVP by July 1st so we have a headcount to guide our purchase.

Let us know in your RSVP if you can help with set up or clean up.

This event is open to all AAUPW members and their families, partners, and/or significant others.

Many thanks to Ellen Sullivan for finding a venue  (check it out here: centrally located in town, in walking distance from Sendlinger Tor  and Goetheplatz U-Bahn stations and various bus stops. It has both indoor and outdoor areas, so if it rains, we are covered. Questions can be directed to Ellen. See Evite for phone number.

10th Annual Litttle American Oktoberfest - MING Event

Sunday, 7th July, 2019 (12:00-21:00)
Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe, Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 München-Pullach

Dear Friends of MING (Munich International Networking Groups):

Proudly I announce that not only will the United States Consul General, Meghan Gregonis be joining us for the Little American Oktoberfest on 7 July, but also the United States Ambassador in Berlin, Richard Grenell.  This is truly a great honor for us, and marks the first time that the United States Ambassador in Berlin joins us for this celebration.  Let us give the Ambassador a very warm welcome and show him that we strongly support the longstanding and excellent German – American relationship. Germans are Americans best friends.

For our guests I have reserved tables in front of the band under the white umbrellas.  Everyone is invited, not only clubs but individual guests as well. Please let me know per return-email that you plan to attend if you have not already done so, that I can arrange for enough seating for all guests. For more information about the celebration please review the attached Word file and take a look at the Waldwirtschaft website

FILMFEST Munich - Save the Date!

Thursday, 27th June until Saturday 6th of July – 37th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN – Over 200 new films playing at selected Munich theaters.  This year’s films are now posted. For further information, please consult the website:

Transatlantic Relationships: The Bond that Went Freelance

Thursday, 4th July (1900-2100) – Bavarian-American Academy event, New York Times Senior Journalist Roger Cohen will discuss “Transatlantic Relationships: The Bond that Went Freelance, Munich Documentation Centre, Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1, 80333 MunichThis is the keynote address for the BAA's 19th International Conference.  Flyer about Conference: Conference_New_Perspectives_2019

Bavarian-American Academy International Conference – New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations

Friday, 5th July (0900-1800) and Saturday, 6th July (0900-1300) – 19th Bavarian-American Academy International Conference – “New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations,” Amerika Haus (temporary address), Barerstr. 19A, 80333 Munich.  Additional info on the Amerika Haus website.


Strolling thru Altsüdlicher Friedhof

June Walking Tour

Once again, we had a lovely and informative June Walking tour organized by our dear Ellen Sullivan!
This year it was the Altsüdlicher Friedhof in Glockenbachviertel, a lovely old cemetery 450 years old, no longer in actual use as a cemetery, but with the character of a park.  It was established in 1563, as a place for victims of the plague, outside the city walls.
Dr. Harald Stadler, art historian and editor, accompanied us, telling us stories about the many famous people buried there, from architect Leo von Klenze, to Joseph Fraunhofer, Carl Spitzweg and many others including many of Munich’s street names!

After we enjoyed dinner at Augustiner Gaststätte Rumpler, a favorite family restaurant right in the area".

Here a few snapshots of the evening:


Summer Brunch with IMMA

Say 'Lecker'!

On Sunday, June 2nd Tara, Jane, Claudia, Wendy and returning member Sarah Schilling joined forces to cook up a lovely pancake brunch for 8 girls and 2 staff members from the IMMA safe house.  After everyone ate their fill - including Nutella with pretzel - we cleaned up to make space for games.
Jane brought her very easy and extremely popular Tenzi and we also played Bingo (one girl even knew the song!), Qwirkle, Bellz and Mikado, aka Pick-Up-Sticks. There was a lot of laughter and we really had a good time!
If you are interested in joining us during our next (Halloween-themed?) brunch, scheduled for Sunday, October 13th, please contact Jane - who is the new IMMA coordinator. We can always use the help, new ideas, food items and companionship!


Summer Brunch with IMMA

Join us for a morning of food and fun with the Girls!

Alt Text: Easter Brunch

IMMA Summer Brunch
IMMA Summer Bruch and a time for change. . .Our brunch with our IMMA girls will be on Sunday, June 2, 2019  at the IMMA Cafe and it will be my last as Coordinator, as I am stepping down.  It is hard to believe it has been five years! I will be replaced by Jane, who is stepping up to take over my duties as the IMMA Coordinator.  However, I will continue to stay involved and help with the weekly Lernzeit. We are also looking for more members who want to actively participate with the girls.

We will prepare Brunch from 11:00 - 12:00.  The girls will come at 12:00 and then we will eat and do activities after until  2:00 pm. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Tara.


Walking Tour of Altsüdlicher Friedhof in Glockenbachviertel

Program Meeting - June 2019

Please Note: The walking tour replaces the June meeting. See Evite for more details.
Tour will be THURSDAY,  JUNE 6TH (not the third Wednesday)

Our AAUPW walking tour for this year is planned for the Altsüdlicher Friedhof in Glockenbachviertel in the middle of Munich. It is a lovely old cemetery, 450 years old, no longer in actual use as a cemetery, but with the character of a park.  It was established in 1563, as a place for victims of the plague, outside the city walls.  A park full of the history of Munich, it has been described as “Munich’s Memory”.

Dr. Harald Stadler, art historian and editor, will accompany us and tell us about the many famous people buried there, from architect Leo von Klenze, to Joseph Fraunhofer, Carl Spitzweg and many others.  You will be surprised at how many of Munich’s street names you find there!

Please meet at 6pm on Thursday, June 6th at the main entrance on Stephansstr., next to the Stephanskirche. Afterwards, we will go to dinner in a restaurant in the area. If you plan to go to dinner, please indicate that in the comments on your Evite so we can get a head count for a reservation.

You can read more about the cemetery and its inhabitants (in German but Google Translate works) here:

Please note, the tour is not on 3rd Wednesday. The person leading us is not available on Wednesdays, and we were working around the many holidays in June.


Still Seeking GNO Organizers

Open Board Position

Dear Members,
We are still missing a GNO Coordinator! Normally the GNO Coordinator plans 6-8 events per year,  such as dinner out at restaurants, movies, museum visits, etc.  This involves looking for current events,  sending out an Evite and greeting the fellow members at the location. If this sounds like an interesting way for you to become involved, please contact our President Jane.

Upcoming Events in June 2019

Entity Theatre e.V. presents FEATS 2019

 Thursday, 30th May thru Sunday, 2nd June (1930-2200) - MING/MIWC Event - Entity Theatre e.V. Presents FEATS 2019.  Wolf-Ferrari-Haus, Rathausplatz 2, 85521 Ottobrunn.  FEATS (Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies) is holding this year's annual competition in Ottobrunn.  English-speaking amateur theatre groups based in mainland Europe will compete over 4 days in 12 plays for the FEATS2019 Award.  For more info see Feats2019 flyer. Additional details appear at the website: 

Fourth of July - Save the Date!

Annual July 4th Celebration! The 4th of July party for AAUPW members and families will be held on July 7th, from 3-6pm. Details to follow. This year we have found a location centrally located in town, offering easy access for all. You can take a look here:

FILMFEST Munich - Save the Date!

Thursday, 27th June until Saturday 6th of July – 37th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN – Over 200 new films playing at selected Munich theaters.  This year’s films are now posted. For further information, please consult the website:

Stephen Greenblatt - Shakespeare, Politics, and Power

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 ( 19:30 - 21:30)

Organizers:  Bavarian American Academy in cooperation with LMU Munich and FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
Cost: Free, Registration is required:,%20Politics,%20and%20Power

Bayerische-Amerika Akademie and Prof Dr. Stephen Greenblatt present "Shakespeare, Politics and Power," at LMU, Room M018, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich.  Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. will talk about Shakespeare's skills at oblique politics and their relevance to our own times.  Please see the attachment for further details.


Save the Date- MING Event

Sunday, 7th July, 2019 (12:00-21:00)

MING 10th Annual Little American Oktoberfest, Waldwirtschaft Grosshesselohe (Pullach), Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 Munich. Linda Jo Rizzo and Dave Dowdy are organizing this great annual event again.  Save the date.  More details will be coming toward the end of May.  


Claudia Clark author of MY PARTNER, MY FRIEND

Program Meeting - April 2019

Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 PM

April’s speaker will be Claudia Clark, author of MY PARTNER, MY FRIEND The Relationship between U.S President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. The book explores how the relationship between Barack Obama and Dr. Angela Merkel evolved from one of extreme apprehension to one of deep friendship and a partnership that captivated the world, and why their partnership is so important to today’s world leaders – the transformation of their relationship exemplifies how it is possible for political adversaries to establish a bond of trust, respect, and even friendship.

Clark received her BA in History and Public Policy from Michigan State University, where she served as President of the College Democrats and was active in Amnesty International, NOW, and Pro-Choice groups. She holds an M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters in U.S. History with an emphasis on women’s history from San Jose State University, and an MSW from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Community Organizing.

Clark has worked on numerous political and social justice campaigns, including serving as a campaign manager for a school bond measure for the South San Francisco Unified Schools Campaign; a community organizer with ACORN; a field organizer for the South Bay Labor Organization, San Jose, CA; and a field organizer for the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy families. Her volunteerism includes many Democratic Party organizations, NAACP groups, Planned Parenthood affiliations, and Toastmaster’s International.

Clark and her husband recently moved from San Jose, California, to Landshut, Bavaria, Germany where she was recently elected as the national, Get OutThe Vote Coordinator (GOTV) with the Democrats Abroad Germany Chapter. She is currently conducting research for her next book about West German families who were separated by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. Website:

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