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29 November 2007

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Christmas pizza party in Frankfurt Dec. 7

As the festive season approaches, the Frankfurt branch of the Yale family in Germany will be gathering at the home of long-time faithful Yale Clubber Michael Parker (Yale Graduate School ’97) and his wife Petra, who are kindly opening up their place for a Christmas pizza party. The time will be 7 p.m., and everyone is invited — family members, friends, North Pole elves, etc. We’ll split the cost of the pizza, and once again anybody who wants to bring a bottle of wine or other beverage will be a hero!

No sign-up necessary; just come! Michael and Petra’s place is in Sachenhausen, within easy walking distance of the Frankfurt Südbahnhof (just a few blocks away). For their address and directions (which we have e-mailed to Yale Club members but prefer not to post on the Internet), please check with Bob Bonds ’71, tel. 0170-9720-168, or send him an e-mail.




Yuletide Yale Party in Munich Dec. 16

And the Frankfurt gang isn’t alone is preparing for the Christmas season. The Yale family in Munich is invited to a special get-together at the home of Bartley Grosserichter (Yale College ’88, Berkeley), her husband Helge, and their adorable daughters Hannah and Amelie. The date is Sunday, December 16, and the fun runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. — or maybe even later.

Our tireless veteran Munich organizer Alexander Schmitt-Glaeser (Yale Law School ’89) writes that Helge and Bartley agreed to host this party some time ago “after having been drugged with Oktoberfest beer and heavy dumplings,” and that “they also consented (after some hard bargaining and more dumplings) that they will not throw us out at 7:00, if — but only if — we’re having fun.” And reports that Alexander Mogg (Yale School of Management ’96) has already volunteered to bring the egg nog.

Families are very welcome. Please make your RSVP to Bartley at tel. 0172 811 8653 by December 10th.

The Grosserichters’ apartment is about 4 blocks west of the Münchner Freiheit U-Bahn stop, or roughly the same distance south of the Bonnerplatz U-Bahn stop. You can get their address and directions (which we have e-mailed to Yale Club members but prefer not to post on the Internet) when you call Bartley to RSVP.


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).