Heidelberg Chapter Monthly Meeting

Dear all,

Please join us on the first Friday of March (5th) 2021 for our monthly meeting!

Discussion Topic:

In the last weeks, we have all seen the disturbing pictures of Texas covered in snow, and millions left without electricity, heat and running water. These images have sparked a discussion on both the reality of climate change as well as the establishment of a sustainable and reliable energy supply. Van has kindly volunteered to lead a discussion on the many ways and costs of reducing CO2 emissions.

For anyone wanting some input ahead of time, Van has recommended the following article  published in the Economist on Feb 27th: https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2021/02/22/what-is-the-cheapest-way-to-cut-carbon. It provides a good basis for talking about energy policy options. Van will talk about these – also in the context of the recent power outages in the southern US. We will also draw on examples form Germany and have time for an open discussion of our own concerns and priorities concerning sustainability and renewables issues.

We are looking forward to an interesting and informative discussion!



New Chapter Leadership: During our last meeting we had our Chapter Elections. Daniel Hoever Eckardt has been elected Chapter Chair and Nicole Colaianni is the new Vice-Chair.  We thank you for your trust in voting us into these positions and look forward to what is ahead.

Thank you, Nancy! Nancy Schimkat has been our Chapter Chair for the last four years and has done an outstanding job! Our chapter has grown – in every way possible – under your leadership and we thank you for your dedication.

Volunteers and At-Large Positions: Our chapter has so much talent and potential. If you feel like you have an extra hour here or there and would like to get involved, please do not hesitate! Either get in touch directly with us (Daniel and Nicole), or contact the person in charge of the area you would like to volunteer in. The at-large positions are listed below, and we are happy to say, that most of them have been filled. Thank you to everyone, who is dedicating their time!

GOTV Coordinator: Irisita Azary (GOTV: Get Out The Vote)

Phone Banking: tbd

Communications Coordinator: Van Yadack

Media and Press: Rebecca Alvarado

Treasurer: Dorayne Semik

Student and Youth Outreach Coordinator: We still need someone here. Let us know if you are interested!


Annual General Meeting (AGM):

Please consider taking part in the online DA Germany Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Elections, which takes place on March 20. You can read more about it and RSVP here. In case you weren't aware, the Germany level of Democrats Abroad has leaders who keep the organization running at the national level.. Candidates for these positions will be elected at the AGM, but you have a chance to meet them before the elections. There will be two online  "Meet the Canidates" sessions. Click on the following dates for more information and to RSVP: March 11 Meet the Candidates and March 14 Meet the Candidates.


If you have any questions, ideas or comments, feel free to email us at [email protected] (Daniel) or  [email protected] (Nicole).

We look forward to seeing you all this coming Friday.


Daniel and Nicole


March 05, 2021 at 7pm - 9:30pm Berlin Time
Online meeting via WebEx
Heidelberg 68199
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Daniel Hoever-Eckardt ·
Anne Johnson-Zander Stephen Holmes Carol Kempe Clifford Kanavel Jessica Carpenter Meryl (Billee) Manigault Irisita Azary Dorayne Semik Arif Hamid Robert Isaak Robert Scott Malcolm Carpenter Patrick Mears John McQueen Nancy Schimkat Daniel Hoever-Eckardt

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