Women’s March

Saturday, January 18th at 12 noon starting at Geschwister-Scholl-Platz

Join Democrats Abroad and others  for the fourth solidarity sister Women’s March with Washington DC. This year in an effort to branch out beyond the United States and embrace women in Germany and further… Our theme will be women at the workplace.

https://www.democratsabroad.org/de_events

 

January 2020 Meeting

Program Meeting - January 2020

Wednesday, January 15th at 18:30

Our speaker for January is Dr. Dorit Maoz, who will talk about her work with Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Maoz is a general practitioner in Untermenzing whose areas of specialization include diabetology, travel medicine and pain therapy. She studied medicine in Heidelberg from 1992 to 1998. Working subsequently in various capacities in Bavaria as well as Scotland, Dr. Maoz gained expertise in areas ranging from emergency medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics to surgery and pain therapy. Certified as a general practitioner in 2005, she went on to obtain additional qualifications in pain therapy and diabetology before earning a master’s degree in International Health from the University of Basel in 2016. Dr. Maoz first became involved with Doctors Without Borders in 2005. To date, she has taken part in seven missions — in countries including Nigeria, Kashmir/Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad and the Ivory Coast. The missions have addressed major health issues such as children’s nutrition, cholera, HIV/Aids and ebola. In sharing some of her experiences and insights with us, Dr. Maoz will focus on two of the missions she has participated in.
For more information, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de
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Many thanks again to Dr. Dorit Maoz from Doctors without Borders for her very interesting and insightful presentation. She told us about her various missions, particularly her first one to Nigeria to combat malnutrition, about the disease itself and about the internal workings of the organization.
Thank you Dona Schlimm for organizing everything and to Pat Biondo who originally suggested the idea.
If you have an idea for a program meeting, please don't hesitate to contact the Program Committee and let them know.

2020 – Get Ready to Vote

Being an active voter means never taking your rights or your current status on the voter roll for granted. Choosing which candidate is your party's nominee is the most crucial decision of the 2020 election. Make sure you weigh-in with your vote.

Make this a "no surprises" voting year and take the following steps on the U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) or Overseas Vote site - whichever suits you best:

  1. Check your Primary or Caucus Dates and Deadlines.
  2. Check your Registration Status on your state's voter registration rolls: go to the State Voting Requirements / State Lookup Tools and click "Am I Registered?" to get to your state's voter registration status lookup.
  3. Overseas Voters: Are you living, serving, studying abroad? Then you must refile your Registration/Ballot Request - one form does both! Overseas ballot requests expire annually - so make sure you apply in 2020.
  4. Domestic Voters: Did you move? Do you want to change or declare your political party for the Primaries? Did you miss a recent election? Best to refile your Voter Registration form if you have any doubts at all that your registration is not up to date.
  5. Vote-by-Mail/Vote from Home: If you are a registered voter, and will you be working, traveling, unable, or too busy to go to the polls - Apply for an absentee Vote-by-Mail ballot! Vote-by-Mail ballot requests are usually valid for just one election - so make sure you apply in 2020.
  6. Questions? Contact your Local Election Official who is ready to serve you: look up contact details in the Election Official Directory.
  7. You can also send your questions to our Voter Help Desk.

U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) and Overseas Vote are excite

Magnolia Ball – 24. January 2020

The German-American Women's Club of Munich e.V. has started selling tickets to their Magnolia Ball which will be held at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof on Friday, January 24 starting at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Gala Program for the Charity Ball includes a silent auction, charity raffle, a champagne reception and the opening dance by the debutantes and debutants. More information and ticket are available here.

It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play

Do you long for the simpler days, especially at Christmas time where life seems so hectic that you just want to take a break? Than tune in to the first-ever live worldwide broadcast of Entity Theatre’s production of  It’s a Wonderful Life on Saturday, December 14th at 8 p.m. CET.
Summary:

It’s Christmas and that means it’s time, once again, to travel back to everyone’s favorite small town — Bedford Falls — where guardian angels are real and wishes come true!

Come join us for a night of Christmas carols and live sound effects, as our ensemble cast brings to life the story of idealistic George Bailey, who spent his entire life giving up his dreams for the good of his town. This live 1940s radio broadcast is an adaptation by Tony Palermo of the beloved American holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra. The play is directed by Jim Nellis is produced by Viviana Ghiglione and Bernd Plank. Our own AAUPW member Susan Voight is in charge of costumes for this show, too.  Both performances are already sold out, but follow the link below to tune in live.

Listen here

Mark your calendar for Saturday December 14th at 8pm CET  and tell your friends to join in, too!

Open Sing – Messiah

You are invited to join the Open Sing of the Messiah at Church of the Ascension on Sunday, December 8th, starting at 2 p.m.  A few of our AAUPW members, including Ellen Sullivan, who sings in the choir there, are involved in the Church of the Ascension and wanted to let you know about this opportunity. Everyone is welcome.
The Carol Sing will be held at the Church of the Ascension on December 22nd.

November 2019 Meeting

Program Meeting - November 2019

Wednesday, November 20th  at 18:30

We are looking forward to hearing from Ursula Heinz, who will be speaking to give us a basic understanding of the evidence and the benefits of a whole-food plant-based lifestyle. Ursula grew up in Vienna and graduated from medical and dental school in Vienna. She has been practicing orthodontics, following a residency in San Diego, California. She has also spent the last eight years focusing on healthy nutrition, a healthy gut and a sustainable lifestyle. In the past decade, she and her family have lived in Louisiana and in Queensland, Australia, and they have just recently relocated to Munich. Being a physician, it was always my intention to help other people switch to a healthy lifestyle. A few years ago, I started the blog http://www.plantbasedhappy.com and http://www.plantbasedhappykids.com, and have published the book "Stella's Whole Food Plant-Based Family Cookbook", which will be available next year in Germany through the GU Verlag. Last year Ursula successfully launched the company http://www.activatedme.de producing activated nuts and seeds. She also gives lifestyle change workshops in Munich (www.plantbasedhappy.de).

For more information, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

October 2019 Meeting

Program Meeting - October 2019

Wednesday, October 16th  at 18:30

Our speaker in October will be Ann Marie Ackermann - author of the true crime book 'Death of an Assassin'.  Ann Marie Ackermann is a former attorney with focuses on criminal and medical law. Eighteen years ago she moved to Bönnigheim, Germany, the town in which the assassination occurred, and is a member of its historical society. Ackermann’s intimate knowledge of the town and of the German language enabled her to bring the German and American sides of this story together. She has a number of academic publications in law, ornithology, and history.

For more information, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

Art History Course in English

Art History with Alexandra Koch

Art History Course

English language Art History for the international adults of Munich. Groups
meet in Schwabing and in the museums to study works as directly as possible.
No previous experience necessary, just the desire stretch your cultural
understanding. Fun and good times will follow.
Classes meet one morning of the week Monday to Thursday between 10:30
and 12:30. There four different sections and you follow along with your class
day. If you can’t make a class you are free to come to another during the week.
There are currently sections from the Medieval world to Modern art.
There is a Night Class Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 pm for those coming
after work—- art with wine!
Cost—225 euros for ten classes with me, paid from time to time during the year
as the course progresses —plus museum entrance fees and the cost of the
textbook. It is not mandatory to read for the course but of course you will get a
deeper understanding if you do.
Address: Hohenzollernstr. 35 in Schwabing — 4th floor (no lift)
The course calendar includes optional trips away to cites around Europe and
the world. It is great way to share good times and with smart people.
For more info and questions, to choose your course and to register:
A.KochCalas@t-online.de Tel. 0151 23447611

 

Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad

Washington, DC -September 5, 2019

American Citizens Abroad, Inc. (ACA) launches Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For!
Campaign to support residency-based taxation legislation.

ACA, a section 501(c)(4) tax-exempt, non-profit, nonpartisan, volunteer organization, and the premier thought-leader on issues affecting US Citizens living and working abroad with over 40 years of experience, announced the launch of the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For! campaign. The campaign asks supporters to use ACA’s online appeal to tell Congress that it must hold hearings on the wide range of tax compliance issues for Americans overseas. ACA compares its modern day struggle for tax fairness with that of the founding fathers, who simply wanted what was fair and equitable for taxation of its citizens.

The write-in campaign uses an online appeal that guarantees delivery of messages into Congressional offices and the offices of the House Ways & Means Committee, the committee responsible for holding hearings on tax legislation. Individuals can even add their own messaging and comments.

ACA has long advocated for the adoption of residency-based taxation (RBT) and in 2016 developed a basic approach for RBT. In 2017, ACA’s sister organization, ACA Global Foundation (ACAGF), a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization, funded revenue estimates for ACA’s approach to RBT. ACA’s work on the subject was instrumental in helping offices working on tax reform, notably Congressman George Holding (R-NC), who in December of 2018, introduced the “Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act (HR7358)-TFAA.

ACA sees holding hearings on the wide range and ever growing issues of tax compliancy facing US citizens overseas, as a critical next step in enactment of RBT.

“The Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For! campaign reflects what the founding fathers of America fought for, and won, the battle for tax fairness. Americans overseas want the same.” said Jonathan Lachowitz, ACA Chairman.

“All of us here at ACA are very excited about the campaign. The online petition guarantees that supporters’ messages get seen by their representatives’ offices and it will be instrumental in supporting the push for hearings. The petition platform will be used for future campaigns as well. The community needs ACA’s help in DC but ACA also needs the community – together we can win the fight for tax fairness just like the founding fathers,” added Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director.