Now that the weather is getting warmer, are you wondering what wine to serve? Which bottle should you open before heading out to admire the spring and summer blooms?
Sommelier Steph wants to help you know which wines to drink when the sun is shining. She'll make it easy by sharing some somm sense. You'll be the envy of all your friends with your superior knowledge!
Snacks and wine tastings included in the CHF 25 entry.
Americans: CHF 35 (CHF 10 donation to DACH included)
Non-Americans: CHF 25
A private residence in Bruderholz.
The address will be sent to you upon registration/proof of payment.
About Sommelier Steph:
After devoting 17 years to emergency and critical care veterinary nursing, Steph decided to leave medicine and turn her much loved wine hobby into a second career. She began working at a Finger Lakes winery where she immersed herself in every aspect of wine making: vineyard experience, harvest and crush, and the tasting room where she honed her skills in food and wine pairing. While working at the winery, she joined a company which provided small, semi-private, educations wine tours within the FLX region. Within this time, she also became beverage manager and wine captain of a high-end catering company, where she was able to continue her work with local winemakers in putting together tasting menus for private events.
She obtained her sommelier training through The Court of Master Sommeliers and is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers. SHe is currently a member of the sommelier team at Les Trois Rois, a 5-star hotel in Basel, where she serves as the bar sommelier and bar supervisor.
She lives in Muttenz with her husband Richard, her dog Gracie, and her super adorable kitty Ophelia.
As usual, you can meet and catch up with fellow Democrats Abroad in Singapore over beer, wine, and/or margaritas at our 2nd Monday of the month Progressive Drinking event. Happy hour is from 5-7:00, so arrive on time to enjoy their deals!
"It's much worse than you think." - David Wallace-Wells
That is the opening line from The Uninhabitable Earth - A Story of the Future by journalist David Wallace-Wells. In light of the rise of youth climate movements and grassroots organizations such as Extinction Rebellion, which is calling for worldwide mass civil disobediance on April 15th, it is appropriate that Democrats Abroad seriously discuss climate change with David Wallace-Wells' accessbile The Uninhabitable Earth. In it Wallace-Wells discusses a.) geopolitics - the military is diligently preparing for climate change - but what about the people? b.) how city planners are already giving up certain areas of coastal cities for good c.) overlooked issues of climate change such as not only increased intensity, but duration d.) Is there hope? Will technology save us?
Perhaps a few questons we can ask ourselves and discuss during the meeting - how we can hold our politicians accountable. The artice sea ice is melting, the planet is in its death throes, and the oil industry and commodity exchangers see it as a business opportunity by dropping half billion dollar drill bits into the artic seabed - meanwhile, many Democrats sit idly by (of which many are eager benefactors of the largesse of oil and gas companies) and at beast plead for incremental action. Or is this all just alarmism, blown way out of proportion? Anyways, I suppose we start off doing good by eating vegetarian and/vegan at Prütt Cafe! This book is sure to generate spirted discussion. Everyone is welcome!
The hardback version as well as E-Book can be ordered online at various bookdealers.
Join us for the first of our new DA Discussions series!
Authoritarian Populist Challenges to Liberal Democracy
A private residence in Muttenz.
The address will be sent to you upon registration at Eventzilla.
About DA Discussions:
We will examine various facets of democracy in group discussions facilitated by political scientist Michael Contarino, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire.
Contarino founded and directed the Politics and Society program at UNH-Manchester, the UNH-in-Italy program, and the UNH-Manchester Florence program at Palazzo Rucellai. He has taught World Politics, US and World Affairs, International Relations Theory, Politics and Society, Dictatorship and Democracy, Politics and Propaganda in Film, The Politics of Food, and Business, Government, and Society, among other topics. You can read his full bio here.
Each event will cover a different topic and offer complementary readings. The readings are intended to provide insight into the topic at hand but are completely optional.
All are welcome!
This event is free of charge, but we will gladly accept cash donations from any US citizens who attend the event. DACH is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services.
Photo Credit: Ron Cogswell
DEMOCRATS ABROAD 2019 GLOBAL MEETING
Democrats Abroad will hold its 2019 Global Meeting from May 17-19 in Washington, D.C. We will be welcoming members from around the world as we work to prepare for the 2020 Primary and General Elections. Over the course of three days, we will attend to the regular business of the organization, discuss charter amendments and resolutions, run training sessions with local experts and Democrats Abroad field volunteers, and hold our biennial DPCA executive committee elections. In addition there will be regional meetings to elect Regional Vice Chairs and conduct other business.
The agenda will include several talks with Democratic Party leaders, both elected officials and members of the Democratic National Committee leadership.
Following the meetings, on May 20-21, we will hold our Democrats Abroad "door-knock" with meetings with Representatives and and Senators as well as relevant US federal government agencies. If you are interested in joining the door-knock, use this form to sign up, and keep an eye out for emails with the upcoming announcements.
Registration for the 2019 Global Meeting is below. In the registration form, there are requested donation amounts which will help us cover the cost of three (3) days of venue rental and equipment. The Global Meetings are only possible thanks to participant donations. They are not sponsored by donations from corporations, pacs, other organizations within the Democratic party, etc.
If you are unable to attend in person but wish to participate in the meeting, please select the WebEx ticket to join via web conference.
Please note that under Democratic Party rules, there is no obligation to donate in order to attend the meeting. If you really cannot afford to donate, or wish to donate a smaller amount, please enter that amount in the Other Donations box. And if you want to donate more than the requested donation amount, please enter that additional amount in the Other Donations box. If you are unable to donate anything and want to attend the Global Meeting either in person or by Webex, please fill out this form. If you are attending in person and making no donation for the meeting, but you DO want to purchase lunch or beverages, please also use the form below to register - and leave the Meeting box blank (We will assume you are attending in person - otherwise we will eat your food and drink your coffee). But please think about donating some amount for the meeting to help cover the costs of running the meeting.
In order to allow as many Democrats Abroad leaders and members to attend the Global Meeting regardless of economic circumstances, we have established a Travel Fund which will provide stipends to up to three DA members to defray their travel costs. Please support this effort by making a donation to the Travel Fund in the box below.
LUNCH AND BEVERAGES
As you will see below, we are also asking that you register for lunches during the meetings. These payments are not donations, and are necessary if you wish to order a meal and coffee.
DINNER FUNDRAISER AND OTHER MEALS
Keep an eye on your email for additional event registration pages.
NOTE that for all items except the Travel Fund and other donations, please enter the number of "Tickets" requested.
I.E. If you want one lunch, enter 1. If you are donating for two people, then enter two, and enter their name on the checkout page. For the Travel Fund and other donations, enter the amount that you would like to donated, for example $1000 (just a suggestion).
Democrats Abroad country leaders will meet in Washington DC from May 17th to 19th to work on resolutions, review bylaws amendments and hold global elections. Donations recommended for participation as all costs are borne by volunteers. Details to come.
Timing: 9am to 5pm each day.
Spring time is here - come join us at the "World's Longest Bar" to meet fellow expats and to have a wonderful time! We're starting at Zum Schlüssel and then we'll see where the night goes from there. All are welcome so feel free to invite whomever you want! (Sorry, kids under 18 are not allowed).Please RSVP by May 16 so we know how many to expect. See you there!Public Transportation: Several U-Bahn and Bus options available. A few minutes walk from the Heinrich Heine Alle U-Bahn station.
We will be meeting as a local chapter and discussing issues we care about.
Please come and join for cake and coffee to chat about what is going on in the Hannover Precinct of Democrats Abroad. We will be briefly discussing filing taxes, since the overseas deadline is approaching in June. We will also talk about how we can be involved in getting out the vote, what kinds of events are best suited for our area, and answering any questions you have about the work of Democrats Abroad. We look forward to seeing you in May!
Save the date! Our AGM is scheduled for May 25th. Among the agenda items will be election of the six members of the
Executive Committee (Excom) for a two year term of office.
For more information on the positions click here.
Can't make the event? Please consider voting by proxy, to do so click here.