Volunteer group to hold conference next month
October 31, 2007
GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — American Women’s Activities, Germany will hold a conference Nov. 17, featuring classes geared toward spouses of deployed soldiers at Vilseck.
AWAG Oberpfalz Chapter spokeswoman Roseanna Cintron said the all-day event — to be held at Vilseck’s Combined Arms Training Center building — will include 16 classes for volunteers along with some fun classes related to life in Germany.
“This one-day conference will offer many enrichment classes focusing on volunteering, self-improvement and professional development along with a few lighter sessions such as ‘Antique/Flea Market Shopping’ and ‘Living in Bavaria,’” she said.
A lot of the classes are geared toward spouses of deployed soldiers, Cintron said.
“Many have things about leadership and how to become more involved in volunteering to give the spouses a focus while their husbands are downrange,” she said.
Vilseck has a large population of spouses whose husbands are serving 15-month tours in Iraq with the 2nd Cavalry (Stryker) Regiment.
Cintron, a Grafenwöhr Thrift Shop volunteer, said the conference costs $20. Deadline to sign up for the conference is Monday, and people can register via e-mail at: Oberpfalz@awag.us.
AWAG, which has five chapters in Germany along with chapters in Britain, Italy and Benelux, will host its four-day annual conference in Garmisch, Germany, in April, she said.