The DJK Würmtal met officially for almost three hours.
And even after that there was still plenty of material for discussion - especially about HSG Würm-Mitte, the indoor tennis center and fee increases.
Planegg - "Since there are no new elections, we can process the meeting pretty quickly." President Martin Götz announced this in the invitation to the annual meeting of the DJK Würmtal.
However, this plan did not work.
Although only around 20 members of the association were present in Planegg, they saw repeated need for discussion, both with Götz's annual report and with the presentation of the finances by treasurer Christian Exner as well as after the information about the premium increase.
Joint tennis hall of DJK Würmtal and SV Planegg-Krailling?
It took almost three hours for the meeting to officially end, but discussions continued after that.
In the presence of Planegg's mayor, Hermann Nafziger, as well as the local council and, more recently, DJK member Peter von Schall-Riaucour, some pressing issues relating to the association were discussed, some of which were controversial.
The discussion about the possible construction of a tennis air dome and re-entry into the handball community Würm-Mitte as a partner of TSV Graefelfing was particularly stimulating.
With regard to the long-discussed tennis hall project - currently the DJK has to rent a room from the neighboring clubs SV Planegg-Krailling and TC Grün-Weiß Gräfelfing in winter - Schall-Riaucour proposed a new hall that can be used equally by SVP and DJK.
That would create synergy effects and save costs.
City council and DJK member Peter von Schall-Riaucour on the long-discussed tennis hall project together with SV Planegg-Krailling
“That would create synergy effects and save costs.” Götz did not stop this idea from the outset; he was always ready for a conversation.
The DJK Würmtal's entry into the HSG Würm-Mitte is rather unlikely
There was also a need to speak on the subject of HSG Würm-Mitte.
After the withdrawal of TV Planegg-Krailling from the syndicate, the continued existence of the high-class handball teams, especially in the female area, is not guaranteed.
TSV Graefelfing is looking for a new partner and therefore turned to DJK Würmtal, which had already been part of the HSG in the 1990s.
Not just a cheap stirrup holder.
Opinion of a member of the DJK Würmtal about a potential re-entry at HSG Würm-Mitte
Götz announced that he had not yet rejected the proposal, but at the same time emphasized that there should be no financial disadvantages for the DJK.
There was criticism from one club member that one should not just be a “cheap stirrup holder” so that the HSG could continue to exist.
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Instead, the demand arose that the municipality of Graefelfing, from which no more subsidies had come for a number of years, should again financially support the DJK in the event of participation in the syndicate.
The number of members of the DJK Würmtal is relatively stable.
As of January 1, 2021, it was 853, with the football and gymnastics departments seeing slight declines while the tennis department grew and is even close to an admission freeze.
As a contactless sport, tennis was allowed earlier than others in the pandemic.
But: "This is not only due to Corona, but also to the great work of Yannick Libeer," praised department head André Simon.
DJK Würmtal: Stable number of members and a new "youth team"
Despite the corona-related sports ban, as with most clubs, there were no sharp declines, reported President Götz.
The replacement programs during the closure of the sports facilities, such as a scavenger hunt by the community, were also well received.
He was also pleased about the establishment of a “youth team” made up of young club members.
One of them was also present with the newly crowned youth soccer director Samar Kharabanda.
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On the other hand, the situation around the club restaurant, which Götz described humorously but also slightly disaffected, is less positive.
“You should actually vote me out because in 20 years I haven't managed to get a landlord to stay longer than four years.” After three tenant changes in the past two years, the restaurant is currently orphaned.
Actually, you should vote me out because in 20 years I haven't managed to get a landlord to stay longer than four years.
DJK President Martin Götz with gallows humor
But the president was confident that he would have found a sustainable solution by January 1, 2022.
Then the restaurateur Sabine Clonisch, who is not unknown in the Würmtal and formerly the operator of the restaurants “Hollywood” and “Cross Countries” in Planegg, will take over.
Contribution increase at the DJK Würmtal for more financial opportunities
Almost as big a task as finding good hospitality has meanwhile become for clubs to pull trainers ashore.
“It's almost impossible these days for someone to really do it on a voluntary basis.
But it is also very difficult to find paid trainers, ”complained Götz.
In the later discussion, one of the members present emphasized that the already decided slight increase and simultaneous simplification of the membership fees were all the more important in order to build up reserves for larger projects, but also for the acquisition of trainers.
In 2020 the DJK reported a minus of around 20,000 euros, slightly less than in the previous year.
In future, the basic amount for adults will rise from 75 to 90 euros per year.
The medium-term goal is for up to two thirds of the income to come from membership fees, as this is the only really secure income, explained managing director Madlen Etter.
Right now it's just a little less than 40 percent.