Auf Wiedersehen, Chet and Donna!

Chet Boyers and Donna Henson-Boyers are leaving Germany. They will be missed in many ways, not least for their enthusiastic, competent, reliable and kind support for EUU and KUUF activities.

Here’s what Donna wrote about their time with us and about their plans for the future:

Wedding photo – Donna and Chet

“Chet and I became active in UU when we returned to Germany (again) and the Kaiserslautern area in 2002. We went to our first retreat at Rolduc that Fall. We have been involved in various parts of UU ever since. In about 2003, I began to work with Bob Bach to get the registration process online and automated. [Note from the webmaster – Donna’s technical encouragement over the years was invaluable.]  I became the KUUF lay-leader when Chris Heinrichs left – about 2013.

“Chet first came to Germany in the 70s. He was stationed at Ramstein in the mid-80s, where he retired from the Air Force in 1991. He stayed in Germany after retirement [from the Air Force] and retired again from Landstuhl Logistics in 2014. I came to Germany with my 13-year-old daughter in 1988, to teach for Department of Defense Dependent Schools. I’ve been an elementary classroom teacher but have spent the last 20 years (the whole time I’ve known Chet) as an Educational Technology Specialist, teaching teachers how to use technology to enhance their curriculum. I’m also an International Trainer for AIMS (Activities Integrating Math & Science) and won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Math & Science in 1996.

“Now I am officially retiring and leaving Germany. We plan to spend the summer in the Highlands of Panama, then go to the Cape Canaveral area of Florida around mid-November to receive our household goods. We will stay in Florida until next spring, then plan to return to Europe in the spring of 2019, to travel and perhaps attend the June retreat in Berlin. By then we may have an idea where it is we want to settle and live. Or perhaps we will just travel some more!”