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
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
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
"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".