I am 61 years old and have been married for 35 years. We have two sons and one daughter aged 31, 18 and 28 years. I have studied law and worked many years in a law firm.
It is 23 years ago that I joined Inner Wheel. I am the founding Vice President of our Club and since that time I have held several functions at my club and my district as well for Inner Wheel Germany in two years as National Representative. Those have been very intense years in an Inner Wheel-country with seven districts, more than 8500 members and without an National Council. In 2014 and 2015 I had the great pleasure of being a participant at the European Meetings in Malmö and Bristol.
The grand idea of Inner Wheel – to be connected in friendship and to give help to others – I had chosen as motto during my two years as District Chairman. It has contributed to giving me an insight of national and international problems - and pleasures and to seeing the human being in the foreground.
In this rapidly changing world it is of growing importance to maintain the social basic values and to promote these. With respect to the actual geopolitical situation the support of women and children and their education is of increasing need. Our organization with all its members takes responsibility to promote this development in an exemplary way getting over boundaries and cultural borderlines and I would take much pleasure in supporting the board’s future related efforts and strengthening international relations.