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Board of directors announces withdrawal: Worries about young talent at the Jexhof-Förderverein


Highlights: The Jexhof Friends Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. With its approximately 700 members, the association is well positioned. But there are concerns about young talent. "Our membership is growing, but no one wants to be on the board," says chairwoman Uta Lutz. The association has already reduced the number of its events because the income was too good and the tax office held out its hand. It would be ideal if "young pensioners" could be found who would like to take on voluntary tasks.

At the opening of the exhibition (from left): museum director Reinhard Jakob, artist Bernhard Schmid and cultural advisor Christina Claus. © Mm

May devotion, Thanksgiving, Apple Day, game meal: With its events, the Jexhof Friends Association enriches the program of the Farm Museum throughout the year. This year it celebrates its 40th anniversary. With its approximately 700 members, the association is well positioned, and yet there are concerns about young talent.

Schöngeising – In the next elections, the entire board wants to retire for age or family reasons. There are no successors in sight. "In 2025 we will all stop, whatever happens," says chairwoman Uta Lutz. "And if there are no successors, we stop anyway."

The leader also stops

The 83-year-old has been a member of the Executive Board for 17 years and was recently re-elected to office. The volunteer work keeps her "fresh and lively," says the senior citizen. But in two years, at the age of 85, she still wants to let it be good – especially since museum director Reinhard Jakob will retire at the end of 2024. A change of leadership in the Förderverein would also be a good idea.

Her deputy has also announced his retirement, according to Uta Lutz. The secretary and treasurer would have preferred to retire this year, but could be persuaded to run for another term. "Our membership is growing, but no one wants to be on the board," says Uta Lutz.


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The chairwoman understands that younger people shy away from taking on an office with all its obligations. People are just very busy professionally. It would be ideal if "young pensioners" could be found who would like to take on the voluntary tasks. This includes participation in meetings and assistance at festivals and events at the Jexhof. Which, as Uta Lutz points out, is a lot of fun. "It's a beautiful piece of work. I've never regretted taking part here."

Zero resonance

An appeal in the members' letter was intended to attract suitable candidates. But that didn't help. "There was no response." There is only one interested party who is already actively involved. "Our apprentice board member is the only glimmer of hope." But one person alone is not enough.

The importance of the Förderverein for the Jexhof is underlined by museum director Jakob. In addition to organizing its own events, the association participates in the financing of smaller structural measures such as the chicken house or the construction of the new playground. It provides subsidies for acquisitions and publications. "All in all, this is very important," says Jakob. "In addition, the association is a lobby that radiates into society."


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Lutz and Reinhard rave about the cooperation between the volunteers and the Jexhof employees. The chairwoman speaks of an almost family cohesion. "It's rare to find such a sense of togetherness," Jakob confirms. The association has already reduced the number of its events. Not because there was a lack of helpers, but because the income was too good and the tax office held out its hand. The new board of directors of the association would therefore not be overwhelmed.

Tree sculptures and emigrants: two exhibitions can be seen

For the first time, the Jexhof is currently using its threshing floor as an exhibition space. Under the title "Tree – Art – Nature", sculptures made of tree trunks and roots can be seen here until 6 July. They were created by the Günzburg artist Bernhard Schmid. He doesn't just work on any wood, but chooses special trees and enters into dialogue with them. His works and their genesis, which can be found on information boards, pay tribute to the tree as a living being and are also intended to open up emotional access to the tree for the viewer.

However, before you get to the threshing floor, you pass another exhibition in the outdoor area. Under the title "From Nassenhausen to Argentina: A blacksmith emigrates", the story of Josef Hartl is told on large, richly illustrated panels. He was one of six men from Nassenhausen and Luttenwang who joined an emigrant group around the Ottilian monk Paulus Sauter in 1925. In South America, the Benedictines wanted to build new convents. The mission in Argentina failed.

Hartl stayed there, but never got into calm waters. Changing jobs, changing his place of residence criss-crossing the huge country, returning to his old homeland and then back to Argentina – his life reflects the political and economic conditions of that time as well as his own, probably difficult personality. The show, which runs until 10 September, is based primarily on Hartl's notes and photo collections. os

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Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-06-07

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