Status: 29.11.2023, 15:09 PM
Award at the annual meeting: Chairman Bernhard Vornehm appointed Otto Loschko (left) as an honorary member of the Geisenbrunner Stopsler. © Uli Singer
Otto Loschko is a new honorary member of the Geisenbrunner Stopsler. For the club's chronicle, the club is looking for photos.
Geisenbrunn – "Plugs out!" was the motto at the weekend at the start of the annual meeting of the Geisenbrunner Stopselverein. Around 50 members followed the command of chairman Bernhard Vornehm in the "Speisewerk". The agenda included the appointment of Otto Loschko as an honorary member, the renovation of the Geisenbrunn Chapel and the establishment of a working group to compile a chronicle.
Those who are not privy to the customs follow the custom of the Stopsler with question marks. If one plugsler encounters another and the latter cannot show his plug after being asked, he has to pay a small fine. So the top priority is to always have your plug with you – which the 50 or so members had on Friday and not only showed it, but also rhythmically tapped the tables with it as a greeting. The official part could begin. The first item on the agenda was the appointment of Otto Loschko as an honorary member.
Although the name had been decided for some time, it was kept secret until the beginning of the meeting. "We didn't let him in on either, and we didn't ask him if he wanted to at all," Bernhard Vornehm admitted. Otto Loschko was surprised, but immediately agreed to accept the honor.
The 80-year-old has been with the Stopsler since November 1959. Since then, he has also played a significant role in shaping the club's history, Vornehm stressed. "Among other things, he took over the chairmanship several times until 2019 and was also in office as an assessor until four years ago." Vornehm also emphasized that Loschko was at the forefront of all actions where muscle power was required, suggested improvements and always supported the club with a lot of tact, but also with manual dexterity. "And he also spoke openly at the right time. It's good when there are people who say what's going on and don't hide it."
Loschko listened to the words of praise with pleasure, but admitted with a smile: "Well, the younger ones lifted i scho amoi very delicately ogredt, because they were still late in the day. But I glab, it hod everyone vastandn." After handing over the certificate, the Board of Directors gave an account of the year 2023.
The review was held in his usual humorous manner by secretary Markus Rippl. He told of numerous successful celebrations, but also of mishaps, which he enhanced with funny details. Vornehm, on the other hand, looked ahead to the year 2024, in which the Geisenbrunn Chapel is to be renovated around Easter. In addition, a working group has been formed to take over the historical reappraisal of the association, which was founded in 1908. "We will sift through all the existing folders for a chronicle, but also digitize important documents and photos," said Vornehm. He appealed to all citizens to check whether they still have stories or photos about the Stopselverein in their drawers or attics and then contact him on 0172 / 8 91 18 18.
In conclusion, Vornehm stated: "It was a successful and beautiful year, in which it was once again shown that an intact club life contributes to the fact that people like to come together, to celebrate, but also to take meaningful things into their hands locally or to help people in need."