Board 2017-2019


German President
Christine Schneider
Benzinoring 57
67657 Kaiserslautern
cell 063178924939

American/International President
Brigitte Bénézet
cell 0151-40101645

Vice Presidents

1st German Vice President
Helga Bäcker
cell 0631/72126

1st American/International Vice President
Eva Estornell Borrull
cell 0174-1954358

2nd Vice President
Hildegard Kallmayer
cell 0631/65591

2nd American/International Vice President
Marielos Vega
cell 0151-12698118

Corresponding Secretaries

Schriftführerin and Club News
Uta Mayr-Falkenberg

Corresponding Secretary
Position  Open

anne-Marie Kreckel
cell 0173-5306312

Position Open

Recording Secretaries

Erika Lang
cell 06333/4763

American/International Recording Secretary
Position Open,


Mechthild Faber
cell 0160-9915035

American/International Assistant Treasurer
Position Open

Membership Application
Heinke Balzulat
Tel. 0631 3633399

Student Exchange
Marlein Auge

Youth Work
DAIFC Position Open
GAIWC Position Open

Pfennig Bazaar Chairperson
Helga Bäcker, s. o.
GAIWC Position Open

Web Master

Kerstin Linn
cell 06708/4519

Facebook Master


Election Comittee

A new board will be elected on June 8th, 2017. Please send your nominations to the election comittee: Lilo Neumann, Tel. 0631/58470, Marlein Auge, Tel. 0631/55655, eMail: or Anne Marie Kreckel, Tel. 0631/5306312, eMail:

New Board July 2015-July 2017

The new team is a team of “old” and “new” faces. As your president, I am looking forward to working with you in the next 2 years. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those of the board who decided because of work and private matters not to be elected again. Yes, a lot of work, effort and time is needed when being involved in the club and working for its goals. Time one does not necessarily have as an employee and/or mother. I want to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Heinke Balzulat, Marlein Auge and Gisela Kau. They all worked very hard for the club and helped to bring it to the point it is today with their constructive and professional manners. A big Thank you to Rachel Grissop, whose contributions have been a profound asset to the club and who has become a friend of mine within the 2 years as wll. Thank you.

Yours Christine Schneider

New Board July 2013-July 2015

On May 16, 2013, the membership elected a new board. The structure of the GAIWC is to have a German and American partner in each board position. The GAIWC aims at promoting the understanding between people and tolerance in the field of culture. Originally, it was conceived to be an institution where American and German women could meet. Today, women of all nationalities are welcome. In 1956, the GAIWC was founded by Mrs Annemarie Schäfer and Mrs Heid Lind. Today, German-American clubs are spread throughout Germany. Most of them are affiliated to a parent organization, the Federation of German-American Clubs in Germany. The GAIWC is managed by a board of directors, consisting of president, vice president, correponding secretaty, recording secretary and treasurer who all function on a voluntary basis. The GAIWC supports local charity projects. The money needed for this purpose is raised during the well known Pfennig Bazaar and other charity events. The club participates in German-American friendship weeks and international youth seminars. It promotes and financially supports German-American youth and student exchange programs. For club members and guests, monthly meetings with a specific motto are held where activities and events are planned and discussed. Numerous interest groups were installed which are ready to welcome new members.

President: Christine Schneider, Vice President 1: Ulrike Näumann, Vice President 2: Martina Anctil, Corresponding Secretary: Marlein Auge, Recording Secretary: Heinke Balzulat, Treasurer: Gisela Kau