Activity Report - 2009

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Current Members of the Board:

Udo von Massenbach, President

Alexander von Engelhardt, 1. Vice President

Ms Jeana M. Kunkel, 2. Vice President (co-opted)

Ms Britta Rathey, Treasurer

Austin J. Rust, 2. Vice President (ret. Nov 2009)


Activities in 2009:

Feb 2009:

Start Trilogy “Global Food – Global Climate – Global Energy” with “Global Food Security – Challenges to Europe and America”. Guest Speaker: Dr. Artur Müller, Representative EVONIK Group, Berlin.

Mar 2009:

Climate change and agriculture: impacts, adaptation and mitigation”. Guest Speaker: Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam.

Apr 2009:

Discussing New Energy”. Speaker: Austin J. Rust, VP AGBC Berlin. Annual General Meeting 2009.

May 2009:

Open Studio: Lui Roq & Frank Roessner. Fine Art Photography”, recommended by Ms Britta Rathey, Treasurer AGBC Berlin.

 4 th of July: Meeting at former McNair Compound, supported by the Berlin Square Dance Association, organized by AGBC VP Alexander von Engelhardt

31. July: Vorläufige Bescheinigung der Gemeinnützigkeit, perliminary granting of charitable status

 Sep 2009:

Cultural Care Au Pair in America“ presented by Kay Weber, Representative and Member AGBC Berlin.

U.S. Foreign Relations to Cuba – a German Point of View”. Guest Speaker: Dr. Bernd Wulffen, German Amb. (ret.) to Cuba. Special Guest: Lawrence A. Walker (US Embassy Berlin).

Nov 2009:

Kick off: Best Business Plan 2010” with special presentation “Leadership for High Performance” by Austin J. Rust, VP (ret.) Austin J. Rust.

New Energy and Finance Solutions – A business exchange event”. Arvind Dewan (Member AGBC Berlin) and Radial Club Berlin in cooperation with AGBC Berlin.  

 “Thanksgiving Dinner” at Hard Rock Café Berlin supported and with special thanks to Ms Christina Lange (Member AGBC Berlin) and her crew with Ms Jeana M. Kunkel (VP AGBC Berlin co opted).