Monday, October 4, 2010

Twenty Years Reunification-Congratulations Germany

Thank you Consul Rothen and Mrs. Rothen and your family as well as your wonderful Consulate staff for last nights festivities. Thank you Matti and Sebastian and all singers in the ensemble for your amazing voices as well.

Also,I would like to extent an incredibly deep felt "Thank You" to the GSEB German School of the East Bay to all the present and past presidents as well as board members, teachers, and parents with all their children willing to learn German and keep in touch with our culture. You are the reason that our nine year old daughter, Ms DylanGrace Voorhees, spends every Friday night doing her German homework. She is not a procrastinator but that is the only free night. Yes, she too has figured out that others do not go to school on Saturday mornings, even to learn German.

Michael Willis, I want to thank you for your diligent service as president of the Excelsior German Center Oakland and all it's board members.

Thanks to Iris Alberts for a twenty-nine year long true German friendship, mostly on American soil.

My accolades go to the recent graduate of Stanford, my god-daughter Sophia Isolde Alberts-Willis, who at this moment is, an active participant in the current play "IPH..." at the Brava Theatre S.F. Ms. Sophia Isolde Alberts-Willis and Matti Specht are alums of the German School of the East Bay.

Nochmals herzlichen Dank fuer ein rauschendes Fest.
Martina Konietzny