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SAVE THE DATE
Democrats Abroad Germany and the NRW Chapter
are pleased to invite you to the
2016 DA Germany Annual General Meeting
in Schladern (Windeck) on the weekend of January 29-31, 2016
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a chance for all members of Democrats Abroad Germany to meet fellow Americans living in Germany, to discuss our work over the past year and to lay the groundwork for our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts in the 2016 presidential elections.
The 2016 DAG AGM will focus on training our leadership and super-volunteers for the coming Global Presidential Primary (1-8 March) and for our various GOTV activities in 2016. We will also discuss the Delegate Selection Plan (DSP), how the process works and how any member can run for delegate to represent DA at the Philadelphia convention in July. We will also have training sessions on the new DA website and database. Trainings and workshops on these topics, and the seriousness of the work ahead in 2016, lend themselves to the quiet and rural location that you will find in Schladern (Windeck). The NRW Chapter and our various precincts would love to welcome you to this beautiful area of the country! The business part of the AGM will also include elections to fill three vacancies on our Excom (Executive Committee): DAG Treasurer, DAG Coordinator for Events and Fundraising and DAG Coordinator for Membership and Volunteers (membership database).
Schladern is located in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, east of Bonn. Schladern (Gemeinde Windeck) is 25 minutes from Siegburg-Bonn (ICE Bahnhof) and 45 minutes from Cologne Hauptbahnhof using the Regional Express trains (RE9). The S12 also follows that route but takes a little longer because it stops in several more towns along the way.
The area is know for its hiking trails and mountain biking, and the main attractions are the Burgruine Alt-Windeck and the waterfalls and beer garden (Elmores). The castle is about a half-hour walk through the woods behind the town, and the waterfalls are right behind the venue, the Bergischer Hof.
AGM SCHEDULE: 29-31 January 2016
- Friday Evening Early-Bird Cocktail Reception
Quaide's house, 51570 Schladern (7pm - ?)
- Saturday AGM / Leadership Retreat / 2016 Training Sessions
Hotel Bergischer Hof, 51570 Schladern (9am - 6pm)
- Saturday Evening Dinner / Guest Speaker / Entertainment
Hotel Bergischer Hof, 51570 Schladern (7pm - ?)
NOTE: Steve Nobles from our Cologne/NRW precinct will coordinate the after-dinner entertainment. Many of our members have stage experience, and even more have hidden talent. If you would like to perform, please write to Steve at [email protected]
- Sunday Morning Excom & Leadership Meeting
Hotel Bergischer Hof, 51570 Schladern (10am - 1pm)
Please use this google form to register for the 2016 DAG AGM: http://goo.gl/forms/YvovbPqlG8
Payment information is included on the form.
AGM Registration Deadline: 15 January 2016
Payment Deadline: 22 January 2016
To book a single or double room at the hotel where the AGM will be held (Bergischer Hof), please write to the email address below and let us know whether you would like a single or a double, and whether you'll be staying both nights or only one.
Single / night: €44.20
Double / night: €69.70
There are only a limited number of hotel rooms at the Bergischer Hof, so please let us know quickly. There are, however, other hotels nearby with almost identical prices.
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Whether you’re temporarily overseas or settling in for the long haul, DAG will help keep you connected to the political process back in the US and to your local community in Germany.
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Overseas voters often make the difference in close races! With nearly 16,000 members, we are one of the largest country committees of Democrats Abroad — the official Democratic Party arm for the more than nine million Americans living outside the United States.
We are a 100% volunteer organization with a presence throughout Germany. Our mission is to provide Americans living in Germany a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote. Wherever you are in Germany, you can get involved today!
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