It was like that at Endschütz
We had great expectations of this meeting. Unknown place, important decisions and setting the course, all this made us travel to Thuringia with great excitement. And we were not disappointed. All good, that's what it means in New German, but read for yourself.
It was a good decision to have the jubilee general meeting on the manor in Endschütz/Thuringia. The whole estate, especially the manor house from the early 19th century, is a jewel. Still marked by a very eventful history of decline, the incredible efforts of the current owner, Susann Schmidt, can now be seen. With her special kind of obsession she has managed to save this listed building from ruin.
In the end, it was she who helped us to have a unique stay. The highly decorated interiors, preferably in shabby-chic style, the themed rooms, the reduced building services and many original surfaces make for the truly unique charm of this location. Also their efforts for our catering deserve to be mentioned. The breakfast, consisting of homemade jams and regional organic products, taken in the fireplace-heated seminar room, will be remembered. The conference venue website: https://www.rittergut-endschuetz.de
The election of the board
In the seminar room the most important decision concerning the association took place. The UHB e.V. has a new board of directors. Two candidates for the succession of the retiring old board members Thomas Knapp and Florian Langenbeck were found to be quite unproblematic. For many years, the two were active as board members of UHB and have played a key role in its success story.
Olaf Elias and Alexander Prenzel were elected as new board members. Together with Martin Häberle, who stood for re-election, the three will form the UHB board for the next two years.
A decision was also made on the place and date of the next general meeting. The new first board member Olaf Elias will host the spring meeting on 4-6 May 2018 at his company headquarters in Marwitz near Berlin.
In this context, it should be pointed out once again that interested colleagues are welcome to attend this event. The exchange with colleagues is simply worth its weight in gold. A short registration at the UHB office is required.
The excursion on Saturday to Niederlungwitz, 40 kilometres away, was also very successful. There, the Metzeroth family from Glauchau runs a remarkable mill and craft museum. Christian Metzeroth the initiator was also a member of the UHB during his active time. He guided us knowledgeably and humorously through his magnificent architectural monument.
25 years of UHB are now behind us. 25 more are to follow. So it was only logical to think about the future and how to get there. In a committed discussion, changes in the market for historical building materials (perceived and actual) and discussed. The topic remains, consequences will have to follow.