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Invitation Meeting May 16, 2014

Liebe Mitglieder und Freunde der GPWA,

 wir laden Euch herzlich ein

zu unserem Treffen am

Freitag, den 16. Mai 2014
  um 18:00 Uhr im

Southfield Marriott Hotel
27033 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48034

Reservierungen und Fragen

bitte bis Dienstag, 13. Mai
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Kosten:  $28 pro Person (Mitglieder und Gäste) , ein reichhaltiges  warmes Buffet sowie Dessert sind inbegriffen. 

Bezahlung mit Scheck ist erwuenscht.  Scheck ausgestellt auf “GPWA” – Danke!


Speaker: Chris Stepien

Topic:  Three Days : The Search for the Boy Messiah

StepienChris Stepien began his broadcast TV career in 1979 for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in Detroit, where he won six Emmy Awards producing, directing and writing a variety of programs. 

Since 1987, Stepien has crafted marketing and advertising for global clients as a writer-creative director.  A lifelong metro Detroiter and Catholic, Stepien attended parochial schools and was an altar boy.  He an his wife, Ellen, have two adult sons, Alex and Mike.  Chris and Ellen are Vincentian, active members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Their core mission is to respond to the needs of poor families in the surrounding community, visit them in their homes and provide financial assistance, guidance, friendship and hope.  


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Invitation Meeting October 19, 2012

Dear Members and Friends of the GPWA,

our next meeting will be on

Friday, October 19, 2012 
at 6pm 
Marriott Hotel Southfield, 
27033 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48034

Speaker: Geertje Tutschka


About the Author: 

I lived with my family as a German expatriate in Metro Detroit from 2008 to 2012.  During this time I wrote monthly newsletter to our family and friends back home – these were the original Love Letters.

Today, I am working as a Cross Cultural Specialist, Lawyer and Coach in my Business Coaching for Legal Professionals ( in Salzburg, Austria.



Book Description:

“Detroit, Michigan – Love Letters from an Alien” is a story about an ordinary German expatriate family. The adventure starts, when they leave their northern German suburb to move to Detroit and live there for one year. But Detroit isn´t just like any other American city: it is the time of the automotive industry crisis and the collapse of the city.
Twelve monthly letters describe the fear and anxiety of the German family and the array of feelings that go along with leaving their home and arriving in a new country, of connecting with neighbors, adjusting to a strange environment.
It is the story of any expatriate in the world: to feel like an alien and to be a legal alien. And it is the story of the love of a lifetime.
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"Detroit, Michigan - Love Letters from an Alien"

 monthly e-book in English or German starting in September 2012

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For reservations and questions, please contact us by October 15th:

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Cost:  $27 per person (member & non-member price) includes delicious dinner buffet and dessert.


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