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2019 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Germany
February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019
Join members of Democrats Abroad Germany in Heidelberg in February to discuss our plans and to elect a new Executive Committee for 2019!
2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Heidelberg
Friday, February 22nd – Sunday, February 24th
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Saturday Dinner at Palais Prinz Carl
Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues and plan our activities for the coming year. In addition to these discussions, we will also be electing our new Executive Committee (ExCom). These are the leaders of DA Germany and includes several officers and six at-large project coordinators. Please look at the job descriptions and contact the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) should you have any questions about any aspect of the elections or the positions that will be open: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues back home and plan our activities for the coming year. This year, the main focus of this meeting will be the election of our new Executive Committee (ExCom). This meeting also is a chance to learn more about how you can be an active part of the organization, meet other democrats living in Germany and give your input on the DAG political process.
Participants are welcome to arrive in Heidelberg on Friday, February 22nd to attend a welcome reception hosted by the Heidelberg chapter at the Center for American Studies. Snacks and drinks will be available and there will be a performance by Die Schrillmänner, a barber shop quartet including a Heidelberg member.
The official meeting will begin Saturday morning at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Throughout the day, there will be a book sale to help fundraise for the Heidelberg Chapter. Our meeting on Saturday will focus on the goals of DAG for 2019 and how we want to begin our preparations for 2020. We will organize several breakout sessions for Saturday morning and then Saturday afternoon will be focused on electing the new Executive Committee, which will be responsible for leading DAG for the next two years.
On Saturday evening, we will have a dinner at Palais Prinz Carl featuring guest speaker Victoria Zyp, an experienced movement builder and trainer across many advocacy settings, in the United States and abroad. She has managed electoral and legislative advocacy programs for campaigns from the local to national level. Currently, Victoria works for the National Democratic Institute in Algeria, where she leads technical assistance programs to Algerian political parties. We will also announce the winners of the raffle prizes and have a dance.
Stipends for Attending the AGM
DAG understands the accompanying financial cost of attending the AGM. We want to make sure that as many members are able to attend as possible and one’s financial situation should not be the deciding factor. Therefore, DAG will be offering up to 8 stipends that will cover attendance on Saturday, the gala dinner on Saturday night, and up to 50 EUR in transportation reimbursement. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 25th and recipients will be notified by Monday, January 28th.
If you are interested in applying for a stipend, please complete the following application: https://goo.gl/forms/9R8w479Peiwxw6ud2.
Homestays in Heidelberg
Homestays will be available thanks to the members of the Heidelberg chapter. If you are interested in having a homestay, please complete the following survey so that we can make sure you are matched with an appropriate host: “need a homestay” survey (https://goo.gl/forms/8SnU7oRxQ1RfujnK2)
As soon as a homestay has been found, you will be contacted via email.
For those in Heidelberg who would be willing to host another member of DAG, please fill out this survey to sign up as a host: “homestay host” survey (https://goo.gl/forms/JziXFd83dejz4tof1)
For those interested in hotels, information about nearby hotels offering special rates for this event can be found here: https://goo.gl/S19N9Q