December 6th, 2009

Again, the Annual Holiday Party was a great success. The many guests, among them German Consul General Wolfgang Drautz, Consul Michael Ott, Press/PR, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Justinian Jampol, Director of the Wende Museum, Rita Reif, President of the German-American School Ass.,
Liliane Popov-Alexander, VP of the Austrian-American Council West, and representatives of the Goethe Institut and other German-American institutions enjoyed this special event and the festive atmosphere with
a holiday sit-down dinner, entertainment by the Gil Gundersen Trio and Elender Wall, singer.
During the course of the evening, a Silent Auction was held the proceeds of which will help to cover the considerable cost of the upcoming
"Berlin Runway Fashion Show".
President Rosemarie Reisch greeted the guests and expressed her appreciation to the many local and Berlin sponsors for their donations.
She thanked Consul General Wolfgang Drautz and the German Consulate General for their generous contribution of $5,000. toward the fashion show which will be organized by the LA-Berlin SCC in partnership with Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Berlin and the support of the Senatskanzlei and Berlin Partner GmbH. At this event, 5 young Berlin designers will show their fashion on May 18, 2011 at the beautiful Vibiana Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles. Since it is our mission to promote exchange programs in different areas between LA and Berlin,
we are proud to present the upcoming exciting "Berlin Runway Fashion Show".