The AWCH Board of Directors is pleased to announce Yumi Akins as our new Honorary President. Yumi moved to Hamburg in July this year to join her husband Darion Akins, the newly appointed U.S. Consul General in Hamburg. Yumi was born in Japan, where she also met her husband. In addition to spending many years in the USA, she has joined her husband on his diplomatic missions in Malaysia, India, Australia, and Indonesia. Many of us had the opportunity to meet Yumi at our recent Club-O-Rama event, which also provided a great chance for Yumi to become familiar with the wide spectrum of activities AWCH offers and the sense of community that AWCH brings to our lives. We wish Yumi all the best for her stay in Hamburg and look forward to working with her.