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**************** Some of the AAUPW members at our 2014 Holiday Party ***************

May 11, 2016

May Events

Club Elections! - Wednesday, May 18th at 18:30

Due to the club elections, we will not have a speaker this month. But we will take some time to look at registering for voting in the "other" big election in the fall. In addition, we will hear a bit about the upcoming Presidental debate scheduled for September here in Munich sponsered by Munich's Democrats Abroad and AAUPW!

Book Club

In May, we had a fascinating discussion of Carrie Fisher's The Best Awful.  And for our upcoming June 14th meeting, we will be discussing The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. Please join us and get to know other members better, as well as discuss interesting books and topics.

Rolling Rebels GNO!

On Saturday May 14, GNO will attend roller derby and cheer on AAUPW member Nichelle Luarca and her team for their first ‘bout’ of the season!  Accompanying this is loud music, wild outfits and atmosphere. So pack up your energy and support as this will be an event not to be forgotten!
See: www.munichrollingrebels.de/en/ for more about the sport of Roller Derby.

Save the Date: Annual Walking Tour will be June 15th

From Early Industry to Regentrification of Munich's West End

Attention American readers:  US citizens now need to register to vote from abroad each voting year. To register to vote and/or request your ballot go to www.VoteFromAbroad.org
and follow the directions. For more information, please see FVAP.gov an independent site not affiliated with any of the US political parties.

Help for Americans Who Need a U.S Bank Account
WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2016) – American Citizens Abroad (ACA) today announced that it has partnered with the State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) to extend banking services to Americans living overseas who currently are unable to or face difficulties opening US bank accounts.
The ACA/SDFCU Account, provides the same type of account used by many Americans working at US embassies, to other Americans living anywhere in the world without needing to have a US address or being affiliated with a government agency. ACA and the SDFCU are making these accounts available to all ACA members living overseas. These accounts will allow Americans living abroad to more easily conduct financial transactions by gaining access to e-banking access, financial planning services, IRAs, Share Certificates, and much more.

Americans overseas may sign up for ACA membership through the ACA website (https://www.americansabroad.org/) and from there individuals can link directly to the SDFCU’s account opening page. More information about the SDFCU may be found at: https://www.sdfcu.org/.

ACA is a tax-exempt advocacy organization helping Americans abroad. Its sister organization, American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation, is a tax-exempt public charitable organization focusing on educating members of the public and Government officials and staff about Americans abroad and their needs. To learn more:  https://www.americansabroad.org/ or http://www.acaglobalfoundation.org/.

April 14, 2016

April Events

The Danger of the Single Story - Wednesday, April 20th at 18:30

It's an AAUPW first! This month, we'll enjoy a TED Talk experience with Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adidchie:
"The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story."

This quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is just one insight into the incredibly creative mind of this young writer. Her TED Talk will not only leave you in awe of her ability to communicate. You will be amazed by what she has to say and most importantly how she says it!

About the speaker: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times and Zoetrope. She is the author of numerous novels; Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. Her latest novel Americanah, has received numerous accolades, including winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction; and being named one of The New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year.

Book Club

Please join us and get to know other members better, discuss interesting books and topics, share ideas and fellowship while enjoying homemade treats and a glass of wine! The club normally meets on the SECOND Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

For more information and details about membership and upcoming meetings, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

March 12, 2016

March Events

Program Meeting Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 PM

Women Helping Homeless Women is the topic for our March meeting with speaker Agnes Kupka, who works with Café 104, an organization based in Munich which helps immigrants without legal residence status. Undocumented immigrants face a number of challenges, as well as the constant fear of being deported.We are looking forward to hearing Agnes talk about the amazing Cafe 104 and all the great people who volunteer to help these homeless women.

Book Club

Please join us and get to know other members better, discuss interesting books and topics, share ideas and fellowship while enjoying homemade treats and a glass of wine! The club normally meets on the SECOND Tuesday of the month at 7pm. This month’s book was the novel Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell, an easy read about life in the Ozarks.

For more information and details about AAUPW meetings, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de