Newsletter: January - February 2017
Happy New Year !
Best wishes for a prosperous, healthy 2017 !
We ended the year 2016 with a joyful Christmas celebration at the beautiful decorated home of the Beverlys. A big thank you to our hosts !
On January 30th we gathered for the General Assembly at the Old Court House and Museum and reflected on the past year. 30 members and guests enjoyed a great evening of camaraderie and information. Everyone was treated with a great buffet of appetizers and sweets.
In April we participated in the International Festival in Downtown Lynchburg. Besides the spring picnic in June, the Market Day in August, and the Christmas Party the most significant event was the visit of the firefighters from Glauchau / Germany. If you missed information about the activities, please feel free to look up the newsletter from October - November 2016 in the listing on the bottom of this page.
In the business part of the assembly the slate of the Board of Directors for 2017 was introduced and approved, election will be at the Board meeting on March 7th and will stand as followed:
President Bert Dodson Board of Directors
Vice-Pres. Richard Szymczyk Joanna Beverly
Secretary Valeria Chambers Bill Bodine
Treasurer Manfred Mibus Joyce Dixon
Liaison to Gauchau / Germany Angela Mibus
Liaison To Rueil Malmaison / France Françoise Watts
Welcoming new member Michaela Gabathuler
GLAUCHAU / Germany
On April 30th we can celebrate the 10th anniversary of our partnership with
the City of Glauchau.
The Lynchburg Firefighters have a standing invitation to Glauchau this year. May be the perfect time to have them visit and bring greetings to our Sister City in Germany. No word at this time about a date.
I am in contact with both sides of the interested parties.
RUEIL MALMAISON / France
We also recognized the 20th anniversary of the signing of the proclamation
with our French Sister City last October. An invitation was sent to Monsieur P. Ollier, Mayor of Ruiel Malmaison. His visit is anticipated for early May of this year. Francoise Watts is preparing a celebratory event at that time.
We are very much looking forward to welcome the guests from France.
The September- October addition of the popular Lynchburg Living Magazine had a nice article by Suzanne Ramsey about our Lynchburg Sister City organization featuring Rueil Malmaison and Glauchau with lots of pictures. If you missed it, you might still find it on their web site.
Membership for 2017 is do at this time !
Single $ 35 , Family $ 45, Patron $ 100 (and anything above.)
Sister City of Lynchburg-Plus / Treasurer, P.O.Box 3104 , L. 24503
Thank you for being a loyal member !
Fondly, Angela 384-5186.
- December 2016: Christmas Party
- October / November 2016: Firefighters from Germany
- August / September 2016: Market Day
- July 2016: Spring Picnic
- May / June 2016: Post International Festival
- January / February 2016: General Assembly
- March / April 2016: International Festival
- November / December 2015: Christmas Party
- October 2015: Vigil for France
- September 2015: Market Day
- July / August 2015: Students Returning from Germany
- May / June 2015: City Picnic
- March / April 2015: Planned Student Exchange with Germany
- January / February 2015: Annual Meeting & Membership Meeting 2015
J.Beverly, R. Szymzcyk, V.Chambers, Bert Dodson, A.& M.Mibus, J.Dixon, F.Watts, M.Gabathuler
Bert Dodson posing with the
Lynchburg Living Magazine
Our active siblings
Joanna Beverly and Richard Szymzcyk
Angela Mibus reporting
news concerning Glauchau
Welcome on the Board
here with husband Urs