Message from Liz, January 2015

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Dear MIWC Members, Pending Members and Visitors,

Today is the club’s monthly long walk, a lovely January wander to Murnau, the house museum of the fabulous Blue Rider artist, Gabriella Münter, and of course, lunch at a Gasthof with wonderful views, all planned by our dedicated walking team Susi Cullison, Astrid Poell, and Eva Reintinger. The monthly walk is one of my favorite club activities: catching up with friends and getting to know new people in a leisurely way as we go along, being active, enjoying the views, discovering new places.

The last two years as chairperson have been another, different kind of walk (and only occasionally a ramble!). I’ve gotten to know and work along side with so many of you interesting and intelligent women, treading established paths and exploring new ways, appreciating your creativity and many contributions of time, energy and ideas. Together we’ve continued to encourage and help others in their journeys, be it fellow members learning to live in Munich, or the residents of Frauenhaus, now living strong and safe from abuse. And we most definitely cannot forget our frequent and important stops to pause for coffee, cake, lunch, dinner, bier and margaritas (not all in one day!)…more opportunities to talk, enjoy and explore.

It certainly has been a fun and rewarding journey for me as well. Thank you all! I encourage you to attend our AGM on Wed, 11 Feb., to hear the charity team’s and my chairperson’s reports for 2014, approve the 2015 budget, and to vote on the club’s new Executive Board: Cecily Garver (chairperson), Erika Samano (Vice-Chairperson), and Peggy Dauser (Treasurer) as they assume their upcoming strong, friendly and talented leadership.

Looking forward to many ‘walks’ with you all, on paths and otherwise! Lots coming up this year as the club celebrates its 25th anniversary. We started partying at the January general meeting with a very delicious cake organized by Erika Samano and prosecco organized by our Hospitality team. Cheers indeed!

Very fondly,

Liz

Chairperson 2013-2105

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