With great expectations we drove to the annual meeting in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands, about 25 km north of Amsterdam. Jef van de Nes and his wife Rueda had put together a very nice program that we were already looking forward to.
There was already a big hello on Friday evening, where we already met many GLAS friends
A large parts market started on Saturday morning, where a Goggo scooter and an Isar were also offered. Everyone could stock up on new and used spare parts here.
At 10.30 a.m. the annual general meeting called for the next item on the agenda. After the presentation of the annual report by Uwe Gusen, the entire board was elected. Since Uwe Gusen did not appear, the following board was elected:
- Chairman Thomas Schneider
- 2nd Chairman Stefan Füchsl
- 3rd Chairman Eric Schroeder
Treasurer Stefan Krause
Secretary Ralf Bösner
Furthermore, Matthias Herrmann was elected as the first cash auditor and Joachim Bomba as the second cash auditor.
At around 4.45 p.m. a big boat trip with a captains dinner started. The ship left directly opposite the hotel. Along the Rijndijk you could discover very beautiful houses, villas and also some historic windmills. The rich buffet with delicious North Sea crabs, fish and meat was very well organized and everyone could pick up their meal without pushing.
At the subsequent skill tournament for Goggo, everyone came to have fun again.
Even two women took part and received a trophy.
Uwe Gusen resigned as chair after 14 years. Thomas Schneider held a very nice laudation for Uwe and also didn't forget to mention his wife, Doris. Finally, Uwe received honorary membership. Andy Schey was then handed honorary membership. In the turmoil of the pandemic, Andy's honorary membership has not been duly celebrated.
It was a very nice meeting, which the van de Nes family organized very perfectly. We would like to say a special thank you for that.
All photos you will find >here
Fotos: Shaun Woodward, Mario Degler, Carsten Brink, Volker Stambke