The newly elected board: (back from left) Thomas Schmidt, Bernd Diem, Birgit Huber, Robert Dietrich, Anita Diem, Moritz Diem, Dominik Wurzer, Lothar Glockshuber; (front from left) Elli Haseidl, Jörg Wurzer, Werner Haseidl, Dieter Welscher and Stefanie Haseidl. © Private
In October 1886, a few young men founded the Peißenberg-Sulz Pipe Club. After 136 years, the club is now getting a new name.
Peißenberg – When the young people of Peißenberg got together in October 1886 and founded the Peißenberg-Sulz Pipe Club, they knew exactly what purpose this club was supposed to serve: to cultivate conviviality and cosiness. And because at that time smoking and especially pipe smoking were an essential part of a convivial men's group, the club was called the "Pipe Club". The members measured their sociability in smoking games, for example, in which the aim was to smoke a cigar for as long as possible or to produce the longest ash.
It was not until 1902 that Josef Bader had the idea of rehearsing a shepherd's dance for amusement during the carnival season. Since then, the Schäfflertanz, which is performed every seven years - except in times of pandemic and war - has been as much a part of the association as the cultivation of cosiness. Only this year the Peißenberger Schäffler danced again.
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Schäfflerverein Pfeifenclub Peißenberg-Sulz 1886: New board elected
In the meantime, the smoke games are a thing of the past: "That was no longer in keeping with the times," says the new second chairman of the association, which has recently ceased to be called the Pipe Club, but has been renamed the "Schäfflerverein Pfeifenclub Peißenberg-Sulz 1886 e.V.". Since there has been a smoking ban in Bavarian inns, it has also become almost impossible to smoke in a relaxed atmosphere, says Jörg Wurzer. In order for reality to be reflected in the name of the association, the name was recently changed.
For tax reasons, it was no longer possible to continue as a club, says Wurzer. An association was founded and at the same time a general meeting was held, at which a board of directors was elected.
It is composed as follows: Werner Haseidl (1st board member), Jörg Wurzer (2nd chairman), Dieter Welscher (1st treasurer), Anita Diem (2nd treasurer), Stefanie Haseidl (1st secretary), Birgit Huber (2nd secretary), Thomas Schmidt, Bernd Diem, Robert Dietrich, Moritz Diem, Dominik Wurzer, Lothar Glockshuber (all assessors), Elli Haseidl (auditor).
Even though a lot has changed now, the most important thing has remained: The purpose of the association continues to be the cultivation of cosiness.
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