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22 July 2008

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This Thursday: 70th birthday party
in Frankfurt for David Ilten ’60

Birthday cake!A quick reminder that this Thursday, July 24, long-time Yale Club of Germany president David Ilten (Yale College ’60) will be turning 70, and we’re all invited to his apartment in the Sachsenhausen district of central Frankfurt to celebrate! Even if you haven’t met David before, he’d love to have you there to help him mark this milestone.

Time: 7 p.m. Food will be provided, but feel free to bring a bottle of wine or something if you like. No sign-up is necessary — just come and meet some new friends!

David’s place is at Schifferstrasse 22, 60594 Frankfurt, tel. 069 622680. For a scalable Google map showing the location that you can magnify or print out, click here. One straightforward way to get to David’s place is to take the U-Bahn or S-Bahn to Frankfurt Süd station (the Südbahnhof), then walk three long blocks north on Brückenstrasse until it crosses Schifferstrasse, then turn right; walk past the Schiffer Café (at No. 36, on your left), and you’ll find No. 22 on the left down in the next block.

Questions? Send an e-mail to Bob Bonds ’71 or call him at 0170-9720-168. And if you’re coming from out of town and need a place to crash, check with Bob — we might be able to help.




Get-together in Munich, Friday 1 August

MunichThe next informal Stammtisch get-together of the Yale family in Munich will be at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, August 1, organized by our veteran Munich coordinator Alexander Schmitt-Glaeser (Yale Law School ’89). Spouses or family guests are of course welcome.

We’ll be meeting in the Max Emanuel Brauerei biergarten, Adalbertstraße 33 (click here for the restaurant’s website). Alexander has chosen this pleasant venue since it offers outdoor seating if the weather is nice and indoor seating if it isn’t. When you get to the restaurant, ask for the “Bulldogs/Schmitt-Glaeser” table.

The Brauerei is within easy walking distance of Universität station (near the east end of Adalbertstraße) on the U3 or U6 lines, or the Schellingstraße stop on the N27 tram line (near the west end). For a scalable Google map showing the restaurant’s location that you can magnify or print out, click here.

Strictly speaking, no sign-up necessary — but if you do know that you’re going to be coming, please let Alexander know by e-mail so that he’ll have a better idea of how big a table he should hold for us. Either way, come and meet friends new and old!





A warm welcome to three new members of the Yale Club of Germany who either have moved here recently or have been discovered since our last newsletter:

  • Ian Anderson (Yale College ’02, Branford), who is with the US Air Force stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Kaiserslautern.
  • Hillá Meller (Yale College ’08, Calhoun), who will be moving to Berlin in September to spend a year at the Freie Universität studying Turkish immigration to Germany.
  • Maria Polyakova (Yale College ’08, Branford), who moved to Bonn after graduation in May and is now working for McKinsey & Company in Cologne.

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).