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14 August 2007

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Monthly get-together
in Frankfurt on 24 August

For the Yale Club’s next 4th-Friday-of-the-month Stammtisch in Frankfurt, we will be trying something new: supper at an African restaurant! Our intrepid Eppstein correspondent Laura Sudhaus (Yale College ’88) describes it as “a fun African place near the Hauptbahnhof with sand for floor, tent-like rooms, and you eat off platters!” Because the restaurant is so popular, they serve in shifts, which means (a) we’ll need to meet a bit earlier in the evening than we usually do, and (b) we’ll need to make a reservation. So here are the details:


Friday 24 August.


6:45 p.m.


Restaurant “Im Herzen Afrikas.”


Gutleutstraße 13, 60329 Frankfurt (tel. 069 2424 6080); this is about 4 blocks from the Hauptbahnhof. Click here for a Google map you can blow up or print out.


To register for this event, please send an e-mail to Laura Sudhaus as soon as possible, as Laura needs to make our reservations by August 19. Guests, friends and family members are most welcome!




Schloss Wartin invites you to its
inaugural Summer Festival, August 25-26

Schloss Wartin, the lovely 18th-century country mansion northeast of Berlin owned and restored by Charles Elworthy (Yale Graduate School ’88) and Jochen Mengel (Yale Law School ’87), will be hosting a first-time-ever summer festival on the last weekend of this month.

Just over an hour’s drive from Berlin and half an hour from Szczecin, Wartin is a cultural oasis in a delightful rural setting. This year summer will be celebrated for the entire weekend with a festival of international and local artists. The beautiful grounds and gardens around Schloss Wartin, the nearby church (Wartiner Kirche), and the rooms of the Schloss itself will come alive with programs for the whole family.

Enjoy concert performances and art exhibitions, relax as your children relish Harry Potter’s latest adventure, participate in crafts and games, savour the culinary delights of the estate’s newly opened Schloß Café and country shop‚ or simply wander through the gardens and let nature work its magic. It’s all at Schloss Wartin for your pleasure.

You can download a 2-page flyer detailing the festival here. Special events highlighting of the festival, which formally runs from 3 p.m. on Saturday through about 7 p.m. on Sunday (although the Schloss is open all weekend):

  • A jam session in the Schloss’s outdoor amphitheater with Erik and Me, an engaging German pop group that was one of only five bands nominated to take part in last year’s Bundesmusikrat for PopCamp.
  • An organ recital for young and old in the 13th-century Wartiner Kirche by Dieter Glös, who will be performing a variety of pieces on the remarkable Wagner organ there.
  • A gallery show of paintings and other works by the rising young German artist Mark Tunkel, who will be in residence.
  • A recital by the operatic duo “S’il Vous Plait,” which consists of the dynamic Australian sopranos Gaye MacFarlane and Lisa Harper-Brown, who have performed in major opera houses and cabarets around the world.
  • A special performance by New Zealander Emma Lou, who has developed her own innovative and fun method of teaching children and adults the art of poi dancing — including bright colours, music, dance, juggling, and a lot of laughing.
  • A concert by the Dreamtime Chorus, a young and enthusiastic group of international singers with one collective passion — to sing!
  • Fun with the Swinging Schwitters (also known as the Künstlergruppe KamiKatze!), an outrageously costumed singing and dancing group who have entertained audiences all over Germany with their combination of theatre, vaudeville, comedy, and musicianship.
  • And much more! Again, for a complete line-up of events, download the brochure.

The Festival is hosted by the European Academy in Schloss Wartin and the Stiftung Collegium Wartinum, the charitable institutions that own and manage Schloss Wartin and its park and gardens.

Tickets for the entire two-day festival are €20 for individuals, or you can bring the whole family for the weekend and enjoy the special family rate of €35. Tickets are also available for individual events for those who can’t stay for the whole weekend. For more information on the festival, including suggestions on accommodations, click here (for details in German) or here (for details in English).

Congratulations from all of us to Jochen and Charles for this historic expansion of the Schloss’s cultural mission!




Upcoming events: save the date

Details will follow in due course, but meanwhile please do mark your calendars:

  • Sunday 9 September — Yale Club family hike: Wanderung zum Gimbacher Hof! Meet at the Eppstein train station (26 minutes west of Frankfurt on the S2 S-Bahn line, or about a 30-minute drive from downtown Frankfurt), then hike through the woods (about 1½ hours) to the Gimbacher Hof beer garden, have a beer/snack break, then hike back. A great Sunday afternoon for all ages: the Hof has animals and a children’s playground in addition to the biergarten.
  • Thursday 27 September — Special Yale Club Stammtisch get-together in Munich at the Oktoberfest.



Hail and farewell

  • A fond farewell to the Rev. Martha Hubbard (Yale Divinity School ’93), who has returned to the United States after four years of serving as rector of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Wiesbaden. Martha, along with her husband Marco and children Marcella (5) and Nicholas (2), have moved to the Greater Boston area, where she takes up her new post as rector of St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport, Massachusetts, this month.
  • A warm welcome to Chicago native Bryan Ebstyne (Yale College ’92, Saybrook), who has recently surfaced in Düsseldorf — and who already has volunteered to interview local students applying to Yale. Way to go, Bryan!



Student from Munich area
admitted to Yale College

Congratulations to Maximilian Hummel of Grunwald, just south of Munich, who has been accepted to Yale College’s Class of 2011. Max helped found the Model UN program in Munich while he was in high school, and was the Secretary General of the Model UN during his senior year. He will be in Berkeley College. Max is already in New Haven, getting ready for the Orientation for International Students beginning on August 27, and the opening of Old Campus dorm rooms on August 31.

Thanks to Bartley Grosserichter (Yale College ’88, Berkeley), who interviewed Max, and to David MacBryde (Yale College ’64, Berkeley) for his never-failing efforts to coordinate interviews for high school students applying to Yale from all over Germany.


Yale Club of Germany

David Ilten (Yale College ’60)
Tel. 069 622680 (Frankfurt)

Treasurer/Alumni Schools Committee
David MacBryde (Yale College ’64)
Tel. 030 8229625 (Berlin)

Laura Sprague Sudhaus
(Yale College ’88)
Tel. 06198 501700 (Eppstein)

Newsletter/Mailing List
Bob Bonds (Yale College ’71)
Tel. 06122 95590 (Wiesbaden)

Membership: If you are an alumnus of any Yale school or a friend of Yale, you are automatically considered a member of the Yale Club of Germany. Welcome!

Mailing list: To add your name to the Yale Club’s mailing list, to change your address, or to notify the Club that you’re leaving Germany and should be removed from the list, please click here to let Laura and Bob know. You can also ask them who else is in your area, since they try to keep track of Yalies throughout Germany.

Interviews: The Yale Club is always looking for alumni to interview local high-school students who are applying to Yale College. If you would like to help out or learn more, please click here to e-mail our ASC director, David MacBryde.

Yale Book Award: If you interested in presenting the Yale Book Award at a high school in your area, click here to let David Ilten know.

Yale Club of Germany Prize: We are in the “quiet phase” of a long-term program to raise at least €20,000, with an eventual goal of €100,000, to endow this award for presentation to exceptional high school students in Germany who have been accepted to Yale. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to this worthy effort, please click here to let David Ilten know.

Contributions: The Club does not assess dues, but asks its members to make an modest annual contribution (€20 suggested, but any amount is welcome) to help fund Club activities such as the Yale Book Award. To contribute, please arrange a bank transfer (Überweisung) to the Yale Club’s account. (For those of you new to Germany, this is the standard method for making payments here — as common in Germany as writing a check in the U.S.) Account details:


Bank (Kreditinstitut des Begünstigten):

Degussa Bank, Frankfurt


Bank Number (Bankleitzahl, or BLZ):



Payee (Begünstigten):

Yale Club e.V.


Payee’s Account Number
(Konto-Nr. des Begünstigten):

22 1278

If you have questions or need a receipt for the Finanzamt, please contact our Treasurer, David MacBryde (contact details above).