Come join our meeting August 3 (Thursday) at the Los Angeles Athletic Club where our speakers will be Rotary DTLA member Gordon Seyffert joined by special guest Dirk Weissleder, who will speak about their work in the Germanic Genealogy field.  
 
Dirk Weissleder is based in Germany, and is the chairman of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft genealogischer Verbände (national German umbrella organization of the genealogical societies), and since 2012, president of the Bund der Familienverbaende (umbrella organization of family communities).  He is a blogger, author and international lecturer and co-founder of the International German Genealogy Partnership. He is a local politician (communal councilor and chairman of his political party), and candidate for the National Parliament (Deutsche Bundestag) in 2009 and 2013.     
 
Gordon Seyffert is a retired university administrator, and his retirement “career" is as a genealogist specializing in Germanic genealogy.  He is the vice president, editor, de facto librarian, web manager and Wednesday staff person for the Immigrant Genealogical Society, of Burbank. He currently takes an active role on the executive committee of the International German Genealogy Partnership.  Through his activities he now counts several new friendships in Germany as a side benefit of his interest.
 

Join us for happy hour/dinner 6:00-7:00pm, followed by our meeting.  

Guests and visiting Rotarians welcome!  

RSVP to William at william.baxley@rotarydtla.org.

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