As well as DIRECTORS who have served on the board for many years in the past:
Christiane Christiansen, Robert Blum, Detlef Guttke, Silvia Kratzer, Karin Memmert, Erika Monks
CELEBRATING AND LOOKING BACK ON 50 YEARS OF SISTER CITY PARTNERSHIP
Musical performance with Berlin-based musician and composer Beatrix Becker accompanied by guitarist Benjamin Doppscher and Moscow cellist Georgy Gusev
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary 0f the sister city partnership, the LA-Berlin SCC hosted a very special event highlighting 50 years of a vibrant relationship between Los Angeles and Berlin.
Rosemarie Reisch, who served the organization for 24 years as its president, welcomed the members, friends and sponsors among them Consul General Hans Joerg Neumann and many leaders of German-American institutions who had come together at this celebration which acknowledges Fifty Years of a very meaningful friendship between the sister cities. She thanked especially the members and sponsors and those who had consistently helped with events and programs for their loyal support and generosity and expressed her appreciation and praised the great team work of the current Board of Directors as well as directors who had served in the past. She pointed out the many exchange programs with people from all walks of life (students, policemen, artists, professionals....), the receptions for numerous dignitaries and the exciting anniversary celebrations with Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester, Ute Lemper with "A Journey from Berlin to LA" at Royce Hall/UCLA, the international fashion show "Fashion Made in Berlin" with Berlin designers at the Vibiana Cathedral, and the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall which took place at LA City Hall. She emphasized the significant changes both cities have experienced over the five decades, the most dramatic the Fall of the Wall in 1989 which changed the map of the world. She was followed by Consul General Hans Joerg Neumann who praised the productive work and perseverance of the LA-Berlin SCC to sustain this wonderful partnership.
At the Champagne and Dinner reception following, a very lively exchange took place with everyone reminiscing and insisting that this great partnership has to go on for another 50 years!