By Ms. Bianca Sowders (Franconian News)February 12, 2019
ANSBACH, Germany (Feb. 8, 2019) -- Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, USAG Ansbach's official German-American friendship club, gathered its members Tuesday evening for annual board elections and voted on a new board for the year 2019.
Board members are elected for a one-year term; they represent the friendship club in an official capacity, and plan and organize events and activities throughout the year.
The newly elected board officers are:
Presidents: Claudia Amato (German) and Franz Otta (international)
Vice presidents: Ingrid Stuiber (German) and Kristy Utkin (international)
Secretary/Treasurer: Stefanie Bohl
Members at large: Roswitha Dausmann, Daniela Grupp and Anne-Yvonne Hartwiger (German), and Alicia and Nathan Haase and Heather Forsberg (international)
Outreach-KONTAKT Franken is open to everyone and always interested in finding more community members to join them and become a part of German-American friendship. Club members meet at least twice a month for regular meetings called Stammtisch in a restaurant and participate in many other seasonal activities throughout the year. Events include German-American Bowling Night, barbecues, cooking classes, day trips to museums, cities and sights, and other recreational outings, and are intended for the whole family.
Interested community members are always invited to join a Stammtisch and meet with club members in an informal and friendly atmosphere. To learn more about the friendship club, visit Outreach-KONTAKT Franken on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OutreachKONTAKTFranken, which is host to all their news, events and activities.
The Outreach-KONTAKT program gives American Soldiers, family members and civilians an opportunity to learn about Germany and understand its culture alongside Germans and citizens of other countries. It serves as a bridge to overcome cultural differences. Club members are goodwill ambassadors for both the United States and Germany. It is U.S. Army Europe's (USAREUR's) only regulatory outreach community relations program and connects the Army and local communities in current, enduring, and former USAREUR communities.