With the resignation of gisela kern, the successor association of the nature friends – natur& leisure time thurnau – an era comes to an end. The new man at the top is gerhard buberl. "I've been with the company for forty years, and it's photography and hiking that give me the most pleasure", tells buberl. Buberl is an enthusiastic nikon supporter. "I have seven nikon SLR cameras", he quickly beats up his little treasures. But his equipment also includes numerous other devices. His passion is landscape and nature photography, but above all nude photography. "I once showed an exhibition of shares in the fritz shopping center – and no one got excited", says buberl, who himself finds his photos extremely appealing.
But buberl not only finds a home in the association with his passion for photography, he also likes to hike. "I would like to offer a hollental hike this year. This is already the case here in the area. I know the most beautiful routes between wurzburg and the czech republic", promises buberl.
He can't say for himself whether the footholds that gisela kern has trodden over the past eleven years aren't a bit rough for the 57-year-old. "I am of course still in professional life, I cannot do a half-day job from the post", buberl openly admits. But he counts on the support of the individual groups. "The groups are running well and they are self-sustaining", says buberl. Buberl did not have to think long about whether he wanted to be the chairman. After all, it's already part of the family tradition. "My brother was already chairman", he is looking forward to the new task.
At the annual general meeting, where the previous chairwoman, gisela kern, was appointed honorary chairwoman, she herself presented awards to loyal members as her last official act. Karl heinz ramming was made an honorary member for his commitment as a writer. Karl-heinz walther has been active in the association for half a century – as has horst meyer. Gerhard buberl, the new chairman, horst engel, marianne haussinger-ledieu, dietmar hofmann, adelheid kern, ralf and anita lepiarczyk, wolfgang nagel, karl-wilhelm riegel, gerald schneider and helmut wust were honored for 40 years of loyalty.
At the annual general meeting, the various groups – photo group, huttensanger, hiking group, active family, active creative youth, crawling group and the literary cafe – looked back on the past year and with a rough beamer show and many memories of the past year, the annual general meeting came to an end.