Saturday, December 13, 2008
Arizona meets Argentina...
The Arizona Sun Chapter met today for the annual Christmas meeting at the East Mesa Christian Church. Judy Gareis and I shared the story of our journey to Argentina.
Judy and I shared also filled table with memoriabilia from our trip...yerba mate cups, pictures from the tango show, books about Germans from Russia in Spanish, and much more.
We laughed as we talked about the overnight bus trips, the humidity of Iguazu Falls, and the many Germans from Russia we met. From the Entre Rios colonias of Brasilera, Valle Maria, Protestante, to the asociacion in Gualeguaychu to the Buenos Aires Colonias near Olavarria including San Miguel, Hinojo, and Coronel Suarez (Santa Maria
Santa Trinidad, and San Jose).
Herb Babitzke ran our raffle and raised over $200 for our organization. We installed our new officers and are ready for a new year. But, most of all, we shared stories and updates of friends.