Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Thanks to Dietmar Weselin and Matt Kelly for their outstanding fundraising efforts that made many of the events during next week possible. The businesses that have donated $500 each include Walter Grinders, Ron Rosner, Charles McDaniel (Hilldrup Moving and Storage) and we anticipate a donation from Kaiser Compressors.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Our 26 friends from Schwetzingen are coming to visit us between December 10 and December 17. We have a busy week planned for them and for you. Here is a rundown of events. Please let us know in the survey (link below), which ones you can attend.
December 10, 6PM - Welcome reception at the Wakefield Room at the Inn to the Old Silk Mill. RSVP
December 11, 7pm – Signing of the sister city agreement at City Council meeting, 7pm, City Hall – Attend if you wish, no need to reply for this event
December 12, 7pm – Gala dinner at the Inn to the Old Silk Mill. Cost to members $25/person, nonmembers $35/person. RSVP, Payment is due by December 1 but still accepted at December 5th Stammtisch. Seats are limited. Send payment to Jack East, Treasurer SFA, 12400 Greengate Rd., Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.
December 13, 6pm, Gallery 915 on 915 Lafayette Blvd. – Battle of Fredericksburg exhibition opening. RSVP
December 14, all day – would you join the group for an excursion to Washington? RSVP
December 16, 6pm, Wakefield Room, the Inn to the Old Silk Mill – Farewell pot luck dinner. RSVP (Lorrie Stone might contact you about pot luck contributions)
We also need help from you:
- People with vans could help with our transportation efforts, especially on Saturday, December 15 (excursions to Washington’s birthplace, Germanna Foundation and other places), please let us know how many people you can carry and when you will be available.
- For the Gala Dinner on December 12, we want to create a dessert table with home-made goods. Please let us know what you could contribute. Desserts should be finger-food. Cookies would be perfect.
- Also, for the gala, we would need a few volunteers that can provide complete dinner sets (plates, wine glasses) for a table of 8 people.
While they are staying at the Inn to the Old Silk Mill, we are looking for "hosts", meaning Fredericksburgers who would be willing to be the go-to people in case of questions, guidance to local attractions, occasional drivers, and on Saturday, December 15, dinner host (at your house or out at a restaurant). Please let us know in what capacity you can help us this December by clicking on this link to our online questionnaire.