badge.png    Newsletter March - June 2018

Dear members,

it has been a while that I gave you some news about our society.
And on top of things I have only sad ones and they are quite personal.

In the month of May we lost two dear members, Gertrud ( Trudi) Lotano
and Adelheid ( Polly) Roakes. Both of them passed at their homes surrounded
by their families.
I especially will miss them, they were two of my long time German speaking
girlfriends. I met Trudi 45 years ago at the tennis courts of the Hill City Swim
and Tennis Club when Manfred and I first came to America. Polly and I became
close when we moved back to Lynchburg 20 years ago. We lived in  between
for 17 years in North Carolina.

Let's  stay in touch with both husbands, Remo and Wayne.

Sadly I like to report the the sister of our Board members Joanna Beverly and
Robert Szymzcyk also passed away last week. We will be thinking of the families
in their sorrow. 
That brings me to the Spring Picnic at the Szymzcyk's home that was planned for
June 9th and then canceled on short notice. The new proposed date for a social
get-together is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th. 
Please watch out for further notice to verify the location, date, and time.

On another note...This summer marks the 10th Anniversary of our annual
fund raiser at the City Community Market in downtown Lynchburg.

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 8th for "Market Day"

We hope for mild weather and a big crowd with an even bigger appetite.

I look forward to hear from all the bakers and cooks that like to prepare the
food to sell. Let's make it the very best "Day at the Market"ever !!!

GLAUCHAU . Germany

A possible trip to Germany by a small Lynchburg group might be on the agenda
for this fall. There will be more word about this after the election of the new mayor
this summer.    


Memnbership fro 2018 can still be submitted! Please check your reecords. 
Sister City of Lynchburg-Plus / Treasurer, P.O. Box 3104, L. 24503
Don't forget to have a look at our web site 

Have a great summer,
fondly Angela   384-5186 


Newsletter January-February 2018       

Dear members,

Let me start with wishing everyone a very HAPPY VALENTINE.
May it be a special day for you and your loved ones.

The Sister City organization held it's General Assembly on January 29;  25 members were present and                   the Board for 2018 was appointed. Actually there was no change, all previous board members
accepted the nomination and will serve this coming year :     President         Bert Dodson
                                                                                                                     Vice-President  Richard Szymzcyk
                                                                                                                     Secretary         Valeria Chambers
                                                                                                                     Treasurer         Manfred Mibus

Members at large  J.Beverly, B.Bodine, J.Dixon, A.Mibus,  
M.Gabathuler ( liaison to Glauchau) F.Watts (liaison to Rueil Malmaison)

Members enjoyed a table of delicious bites provided by Angela and zipped on wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Bert Dodson reflected on the year 2017. It was a quiet year concerning the exchanges with France and
Germany. The Board will work on refreshing the relationships and plan trips to both countries.                                   Angela thanked everyone participating at our "Day at the Market" and making it a success. This coming
August will be our 10th anniversary. Let's make it even better!


It's the new year and membership needs to be renewed.
A special thank you to all that mede an extra contribution.

Single $ 35, Familie $ 45, Patrons $ 100, Donations are welcome.
Sister City of Lynchburg-Plus  /   Trasurer,  P.O. Box 3104, Lynchburg, VA 24503

Thank you for being a loyal member !
Fondly, Angela  384-5186

                         Newsletter: October - December 2017


Dear Members, 

Finishing up the year 2017the board likes to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS  and all the best for 2018.


After a very busy August things calmed down in September and October stayed uneventful since neither the French delegation or students from Germany came to visit.

Further steps are taken to refresh the relationships with our German and French partners and to add a new connection to the outside world.

The middle of November was the time to plan the Christmas Party. Invitations were sent and on December 9 th we enjoyed another absolutely great gathering at the home of Walter and Joanna Beverly on Peakland Place. 28 members engaged in singing Christmas songs in English, German, and French with the leadership of Peggy Howell at the piano, what fun! Sadly our first snow kept more members from attending the festivity. Good wine and beer, and absolutely tasty foods made socializing around the tree easy. A big thank you to the hosts!
Please have a look at our web site for the pictures of the event  Thank you, Dick Niles

After Christmas we will collect our thoughts again and will present new ideas for the future of the Sister City organization at the

General Assembly

on Monday, January 29 of 2018 at the Old Court House.

Please mark your calendar and look for more detailed information in the beginning of the year.




GLAUCHAU / Germany


Again, Michaela Gabathuler took over as liason to Glauchau.

Angela will continue to keep you updated with the newsletter, web site ….

and the social functions with the help of everyone else.






The new year is calling for renewing the membership for 2018 !


Single $ 35 , Family $ 45, Patron $ 100 , Donations are welcome

Sister City of Lynchburg-Plus  / Treasurer, P.O.Box 3104 , L. 24503


Thank you for being a loyal member!

Fondly, Angela  384-5186.   











.Board of Directors 2017 / 2018

President Bert DodsonA look at the festive tableThe beautiful tree at the Beverly's