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24 June 2008

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This Friday: pizza party at the
Ferrara/Preciado residence in Frankfurt

Pizza!For the Frankfurt branch of the Yale family in Germany this month — and anybody else who might be in the Frankfurt area this Friday night, June 27 — we will be meeting at the home of long-time faithful Yale Clubber Peggy Preciado (Yale Graduate School ’87, ’95) and her husband Luigi Ferrara, who are kindly opening up their place for a pizza get-together. The time will be 7 p.m., and everyone is invited — spouses, kids, friends, colleagues, even lawyers! We’ll split the cost of the pizza, and anybody who wants to bring a bottle of wine or other beverage will be especially popular.

Peggy and Luigi’s place is conveniently located two blocks north of the U-Bahn station Grüneburgweg (two stops north of Hauptwache on the U1, U2 and U3 lines). For their specific address and directions (which we have e-mailed to Yale Club members but prefer not to post on the Internet), please contact Bob Bonds ’71, tel. 0170-9720-168 or by e-mail.

No sign-up required. Just come and meet some friends, new and old. Since the pizza delivery place is nearby, there’s no danger that we’ll run out of food, no matter how many people come — so the more the merrier!




David70th birthday celebration
for David Ilten next month

Save the date! On Thursday evening, July 24, we’re all invited to the apartment of Yale Club of Germany president David Ilten (Yale College ’60) in the Sachsenhausen district of central Frankfurt to celebrate his 70th birthday! Yes, it’s hard to believe that our cherubic fearless leader will become a septuagenarian that day, but it’s true.

Details will follow, but do circle this date on your calendar now. And if you weren’t planning to be in Frankfurt that evening, then change your plans!





A warm welcome to Peter McElligott (Yale Law School ’10), who is spending this summer working as an intern at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General office in Bamberg.




New group of Yale World Fellows
for 2008 includes one from Germany

World Fellows ProgramSandra Breka , 36, head of the Berlin office of the Robert Bosch Foundation, is one of the 18 Yale World Fellows for 2007 recently announced by the University. Breka manages a range of international programs for the foundation, focusing on Southeast Europe, India, and other regions and transatlantic relations. She combines research and policy analysis with strategic program development, and has greatly widened the foundation’s geographic scope and impact.

The Yale World Fellows Program — the only program of its kind among top-tier American universities — aims to build a global network of emerging leaders and to broaden international understanding. The program conducts a worldwide competition each year to select 18 accomplished men and women from diverse fields and countries for four months of leadership training on campus at Yale. This year there were more than 1,100 applicants.

Selected from outside the United States at an early mid-career point, World Fellows come from a range of fields, including government, business, media, non-governmental organizations, the military, religion and the arts. This year’s World Fellows include a Pakistani journalist reporting from the frontline of the war on terror, a groundbreaking Chinese public interest lawyer, a Zimbabwean epidemiologist working to develop methods for prevention of HIV infection in women and the founding Secretary General of Nicaragua’s Ministry of Defense..

For full details about the World Fellows program and this year’s selectees, click here.


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).