American/German Club


Frank Nechvatal

Our thanks to Delores, Larry, Gunter, Linda and Frank for putting on a great Fasching celebration at the January meeting. We hope all present had a great time learning and celebrating Mardi Gras, German style. Members brought finger foods and desserts, and the club provided sparkling cider for toasting the Fashing Prince and Princess. Lebe wohl!

The February meeting featured a show and tell portion with various members telling about their experiences. Chris and Frank spoke about their recent cruise which was a Star Trek cruise through the Caribbean. Others presented equally fascinating stories about their interests and family heritage. Our thanks to all who participated.

Did you know that the German government supports the use of electric cars and offers incentives to consumers to use electric vehicles? Even in the United States, the German Embassy is converting all their fleet of vehicles to electric or hybrid cars. Germany hopes to convert usage of E cars in their country over the next 10 years. To make E car ownership easier, the government plans to install at least 7,000 fast-charging point throughout the country by 2020.

Fun facts about Germany:

1. There are over 300 kinds of bread in Germany.

2. There are 35 dialects in Germany.

3. Berlin has the largest train station in Europe.

4. Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris.

5. The Berlin Wall fell in 1989.

Until next time – auf widersehen