As the world has watched—you might say with shock and awe—a drama c changing of the guard in Washington, another one has taken place, albeit much quieter and more graciously. Ruth Boggs was elected and officially became our new GLD Administrator at the division’s annual meeting on November 4, 2016, at the ATA 57th Annual Conference in San Francisco. And despite any alternative facts you might have heard, she gave her inaugural address in front of a packed house of GLD members—the largest gathering of GLD members ever! (Really, folks, it’s true).
Ruth takes over at a historic moment. The GLD turned 20 in 2016. And wouldn’t you know, it all started right there in the City by the Bay. Find out more about GLD’s humble beginnings right here on the website. But before you do, be sure to flip through this issue of interaktiv. You’ll find the latest GLD news—including a good laugh from GLD list master, Gerhard Preisser—learn what a Work-ference might be, discover why California was calling, take a journey on the famous Camino de Santiago and find out how you can maintain your second language. And so much more!
Mit besten Grüßen aus dem Rheinland
A very special thanks to our contributing authors: Ruth Boggs, Melissa Field, Gerhard Preisser, Karen Leube, Jessica Lucio, Stella Waltemade, Lea Rennert, Linda Marianiello, Marion Rhodes, and Beth Smith.
And I can’t say enough about our designer, Katrin Rippel, and the rest of my editorial team: Lea Rennert, Ute Kegel, Kim Scherer, Michael Engley, and (welcoming!) Stella Waltemade. Thank you all for your support!