Rising Sea Levels are not a myth, nor is Climate Change – despite the fact that some may claim otherwise. The people of the Pacific Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia are first hand witnesses to the devastating effects these issue bring today – and can tell from experience what it means for their society and anyone around the globe. Especially those living near the sea.
It is our great pleasure to invite you for a evening speaking event with Mr. Larry Raigetal, founder of Waa´gey in Micronesia. Larry made the long trip from Micronesia to bring us the story behind this unique sail.
The mission of Waagey and Mr. Raigetal personally is the preservation of the regional arts and crafts and traditional craftsmanship, to maintain the cultural heritage of the Micronesian Pacific Islands. But also to create awareness for this mission to becoming harder and harder due to global influences (not to say “globalization”) and climate changes. In the region, the sea levels rise 1,5cm every year – a direct, measurable threat to the life on remote coral island atolls.
Mr. Raigetal and his team have created a sail on the remote island of Lamotrek, a sail made in the traditional way, which was almost a lost skill. This sail is touring the world and has reached Hamburg, to be on display at the Museum für Völkerkunde, where Larry will be kind enough to speak to us and give us some context on this interesting matter.
The timing could not be better since G20 happens the same week with Mr. Trump in town.
The event itself is FREE OF CHARGE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for attendance (please RSVP immediately to email@example.com).
Please note that the Museum will charge the standard entry fees (EUR 8,50). The Museum is located at Rothenbaumchaussee 64.
Please also note that you should plan to arrive in good time, due to restrictions / demonstrations / road closures in the context of G20.
Due to the short notice of this event, there is no catering planned but the Museum hosts a Restaurant for snacks and drinks. Larry will be happy to mingle and answer any questions you may have in that set up.
You can already learn more by watching this video about Larry´s undertakings.
We are delighted to invite you to an American Club Visit to Airbus in Hamburg-Finkenwerder on Thursday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
A titan of the aerospace industry, Airbus recently delivered its 10,000th aircraft, racking up over 110 million flights, carrying 12 billion passengers. The corporation had revenues of € 66 billion last year, with Hamburg as a major final assembly production site. Airbus Operations GmbH is the largest company in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region’s with 12,700 employees (2015 figures).
2:00 p.m. — We will board the HADAG Ferry 68 at Teufelsbrück (if you plan to arrive by car from the south side of the Elbe please contact us for further instructions). Look for the American flag holder.
2:15 p.m. — Upon arriving at the ferry gate Elbtor in Finkenwerde, we will head to building 25 to be welcomed and given a short presentation by Gunnar Groß, General Secretary of Airbus Operations GmbH.
3:00 p.m. — Facility Tour of Airbus, including:
- Hangar 8: Section equipping A320-Family
- Hangar 9: Final assembly line A320-Family
- Hangar 260: A380 section assembly & equipping
- Hangar 242: Cabin Equipment Installation A380
5:00 p.m — Departure/End of program
Register* simply by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 14 with your name(s), birthday, and kindly transferring payment of € 10 per member or € 25 per guest to:
The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
Commerzbank AG Hamburg
*Cancellations and registrations will be accepted until the 14th of May, and no-shows will be invoiced.
Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting behind-the-scenes event!