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ProZ.com powwow: Networking by the Thames!

October 25, 2008, 2:00 pm
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Dear Friends
Following suggestions from past powwows, I decided to try out a new location for October's meeting. I'm pleased to announce that our next powwow will be held at the Riverside Terrace Café at the Southbank Centre - http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/visiting-us/food-and-drink/riverside-terrace-cafe.

The Café is set in the Royal Festival Hall main foyer and it's facing an outdoor terrace and the river Thames. As it tends to fill up quickly at weekends, I can't provide an exact meeting location, but I'll have some red flowers on my table, so those who don't know me, can identify me :) My mobile number is 07957349085, in case you get lost or we will have to relocate due to noise or overcrowding.

The Café is overlooking the Thames and is close to many of Southbank's attractions, so this is a perfect opportunity to combine a Saturday outing with a chance to network and to socialise.

I look forward to seeing everyone! Newcomers are (as always) welcome.

Katharina
Event Organizer:

Oliver Walter


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Interested members (18) / Confirmed: 6 / Tentative: 3
Name NoteWill Attend
Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" ...  y
Oliver Walter  \"Organizer\" Yes, I can come for a time. I was last in that café about 16 years ago.  y
Frances Bryce  \"Photographer\" Unfortunately an unexpected Monday deadline has meant that I have had to cancel all my plans for the weekend. Have a great time - it's a fab venue and the weather seems to be holding out nicely for you all!!  n
Roland Glasser   I really do intend to come to this one, my first, after several no-shows...!  
Mark Cole   I'll try and pop my head around the door...  
Frederique Taylor   Would love to attend but unfortunately can't make it this time.  n
Flo in London   I'll also be there this time :-)  y
XHarvey Forge (X)   Harvey Forge  
kissingsky   Tarique Sha  m
Anna Barresi   ...  
Condi_   Will try to be there.  y
333monkeys  \"Reporter\" i d like to be here... invite me, please  
Ute Fitzjohn   I'll be there as well  y
gwm   I will be there!  y
Russell Jones   You never know; I might make it.  n
English2French   Would like to come  
mtcampos   ...  m
Monika Costelloe   newcomer :)  m


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Powwow: London - United Kingdom

Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:14
English to German
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London Conference: Translator as Strategic Partner Oct 14, 2008

The organiser of the forthcoming Translator as Strategic Partner conference, Michael Benis asked me to make an announcement on the powwow site to alert everyone, who might be interested in attending. Further details can be found here: http://www.proz.com/conference/55

Michael also asked me to draw attention to the London Host Scheme:
"If you are a London-based delegate who would be interested in hosting and networkin
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The organiser of the forthcoming Translator as Strategic Partner conference, Michael Benis asked me to make an announcement on the powwow site to alert everyone, who might be interested in attending. Further details can be found here: http://www.proz.com/conference/55

Michael also asked me to draw attention to the London Host Scheme:
"If you are a London-based delegate who would be interested in hosting and networking with a colleague based outside London or the UK, please register for the scheme by e-mailing organiser Michael Benis. To incentivise this networking opportunity, we will be offering a bottle of delicious organic red wine to one of our generous hosts, to be selected at random in the prize draw."

Thanks
Katharina
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Flo in London  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:14
English to French
Great powwow, thanks! Oct 25, 2008

Thanks for organising another great meeting Katharina. I really enjoyed meeting you all even though I couldn't stay that long, hopefully I'll see you guys again at the UK Conference or at the Xmas powwowicon_smile.gif

Flo


 

Ute Fitzjohn  Identity Verified
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 23:14
English to German
Thanks! Oct 27, 2008

Thanks Katharina, I really enjoyed the powwow and the location was great!
Ute


 

Monika Costelloe  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:14
Member (2005)
English to Polish
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Great to meet you all Oct 27, 2008

Thanks Kasia (Katharina) for organising such a nice get-together. It was very interesting and enjoyable talking to you all. See you at other events in the future!
Monika


 

Roland Glasser  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:14
French to English
First time! Oct 27, 2008

This was my first-ever powwow, after many intentions to do so. I spent a very pleasant afternoon with fellow linguists and look forward to more. Thank you Katharina for the organisation!
Roland x


 

gwm  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:14
Member (2005)
Thanks, Katharina... Oct 27, 2008

...for organising this! It was great to meet up with everybody!
Oh, and re the state pension: here's the website http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/pensions-reform/faqs.asp
(and I got it wrong with the 35 years - it's now only 30 years! So keep paying your quarterly contributions! Both men and women reaching State Pension age from 6 April 2010 will need 30 years qualifying years (rather than 39
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...for organising this! It was great to meet up with everybody!
Oh, and re the state pension: here's the website http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/pensions-reform/faqs.asp
(and I got it wrong with the 35 years - it's now only 30 years! So keep paying your quarterly contributions! Both men and women reaching State Pension age from 6 April 2010 will need 30 years qualifying years (rather than 39 for women and 44 for men as now) for a full basic State Pension. If you do not have the full 30 years of paid or credited contributions to get a full State Pension, each year you do have will give you one thirtieth of the full rate Basic State Pension.)
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Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:14
English to German
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More info on pensions Oct 31, 2008

I subscribe to the German embassy newsletter and this week, they had some info on pension-related events:
Do you have any questions about German or British state pensions? – German-British Consulting Event from 9 – 12 December 2008

As Europe grows together and the mobility of the workforce increases, national borders lose their significance. This development also has an influence on the different national social security systems. It is a policy of the German state pension sys
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I subscribe to the German embassy newsletter and this week, they had some info on pension-related events:
Do you have any questions about German or British state pensions? – German-British Consulting Event from 9 – 12 December 2008

As Europe grows together and the mobility of the workforce increases, national borders lose their significance. This development also has an influence on the different national social security systems. It is a policy of the German state pension system to advise their customers on all questions concerning state pension benefits. We offer a special service to customers who are or have been living and working in more than one European country.

The next regular German-British Consulting Event will be held in London, 34 Belgrave Square“German House”, SW1X 8QB, in co-operation with the International Pension Centre (IPC), which is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The opening times are:
Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 10th December 2008 from 10 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm.

Thursday, 11th December 2008 from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm

If you would like to know more about German and British pension benefits, your acquired pension rights, or if you require a pension forecast, then please visit us. The advice given is – of course – free of charge and if necessary in english. To avoid waiting times we advise you to make an appointment. Please call 020 7824-1347 (only available between 3rd and 28th November 2008 Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 12 amand from 2 pm to 4 pm and Friday from 10 amto 12 am and 2 pm to 3 pm).

Please don`t forget to bring your insurance and identification documents.

If you have any further questions please direct them to internationale-beratung@drv-bund.de.
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gwm  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:14
Member (2005)
German-British Consulting Event Oct 31, 2008

I can highly recommend this event. They sorted out all my stuff there and then and Berlin sent me an updated printout later on. The British guys are always tucked away in a corner, but are very sweet and helpful.

 

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