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Thomas is currently living about 30 miles south of Erfurt, which is the state capital of Thuringia, in the university town of Ilmenau that lies at the foot of the mountainous Thuringian Forest. Ilmenau is also the sister city of Blue Ash, Ohio where The Council holds its weekly meetings.



Thomas sent The Council this picture from home entitled "Many Beers" with his neighbor Ralph on the left, brother Peter with his beer up in the air, Michael or just Mike hiding behind Thomas's new room mate Daniel (but they call him Mio)! Could this actually be the first photo of the European Council Meeting?

Looks like a Council Meeting!

Thomas looks happy to finally be home after a long flight to Germany and a fast car trip. Check out the 1.5 Meg AVI movie of our hero driving home from the airport!
Click here to download an AVI movie of Thomas driving home from the airport.

Thomas's farewell party was held on September 26th, 2003 as he departed to go home to Germany on Sunday. From all of your friends here at The Council, we would all like to say:

Auf Wiedersehen, Au revoir, Adeus, Arrivederci, Adiós and Good-bye, Thomas. It's been a real pleasure having you with us!

Thomas and Ronnie were having fun acting as though the knife was actually going through Ronnie's hand!
Denise gave Thomas a big good-bye kiss, wished him well and thanked him for all of the fun, laughs and good times we've all shared while he was living here.


August 8th, 2003 once again found our hero having a great time with good friends and many fine shots of Fire Water!

During the Council Cookout, Thomas was introduced to Fire Water and on July 25th, 2003 he couldn't get enough of the Hot Cinnamon Schnapps!

Thomas attended the very first official annual Council Cookout hosted by Tracy & Jeff on Saturday July 19th, 2003.

Check out all of the fun here!

Who needs a glass?

During the Council Meeting at Logo's Sports Bar & Grill on July 18th, 2003, Thomas gave the Crew a lesson on the proper way to consume one's favorite beverage!

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Thomas was having another great time with the Council Crew at Hippo Joe's on July 6th, 2003 while Dave took a happy little nap.
On May 9th, 2003, Thomas was surprised to actually find an empty pitcher on the Council table and quickly pointed it out to the server who promptly brought two more!
On May 2nd, 2003, Thomas wanted everyone at home to know that he is working very hard in The United States and may want to stay a little longer just so he can learn as much as possible!

Buddy, have a drink!

Now we know what else puts big smiles on ol' Tommy's face!

Thomas proved that it only takes 37 ice cold beers to put that big smile on his face during the Council Meeting on April 25th, 2003!
A big Council congratulations to Thomas who, during the Council Meeting on April 18th, 2003, was unanimously voted as the new president of the European chapter of The Council!
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After being brave enough to come to his second Council Meeting on April 11th, 2003, Thomas was proclaimed an official US Council Member, and was awarded his very own page on thecouncil.com web site!

John invited Thomas to his very first North American Council Meeting on April 4th, 2003.
The crew welcomed Thomas to the meeting and invited him to come back every Friday to eat, drink and have fun with the ever growing group of friends known as The Council!


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