The adult education centre occupies a large number of rooms in the Waitzinger Keller in Miesbach. © Tp
Introducing oneself and getting inspiration: That was the mission of the new chairman of the vhs Oberland in the Fischbachau municipal council. He took with him the desire for a merger.
Fischbachau – Introduce yourself and take suggestions with you: That was the mission of the new chairman of the vhs Oberland in the Fischbachau municipal council. As reported, Dominik Schmidt has been in office since April as successor to Thomas Mandl. Together with his deputy, he now emphasized that the vhs would like to continue to be present in all places despite the new structure of four centers introduced as part of the merger. This requires a good connection to the population as well as partnerships with clubs or schools. Above all, however, according to Weese, the vhs wants to find out which offers are desired in the communities. "We live from your ideas," Schmidt told the local councillors. This applies not only to possible courses, but also to the necessary rooms.
Community in close exchange with vhs
According to Mayor Stefan Deingruber (CSU), the meeting and monastery hall in the town hall as well as rooms in the Hundham kindergarten are available in Fischbachau, which forms a vhs centre together with Schliersee and Hausham. The adult education center is an important institution for social life in Fischbachau, he emphasized. That is why the municipality will continue to remain in close contact with the vhs Oberland.
Spontaneous proposals for new rooms or courses did not come from the local council. However, Bernhard Padeller (FaB), who, as chairman of the kindergarten association, is also involved in renting the rooms there to the adult education centre, made a suggestion for improvement. However, this is not only with the vhs Oberland, but also with the still independent Volkshochschule Bayrischzell. It is precisely this separation that often makes it difficult for him in practice "to whom I give the contract". After all, they don't want to create competition. "It would be easier if you sat down and talked about a merger," Padeller suggested.
vhs Oberland: "Doors are always open for Bayrischzell"
Weese and Schmidt affirmed that the doors of the vhs Oberland were always open, and that they would also seek dialogue. Thus, even with the positive signals from Gmund for a connection of the local adult education center, which is also still independent, they immediately "dropped everything" to deal with it.