Aktuelles aus dem Vorstand Juli 2020
dear regional representatives,
dear Unimog friends,
the last weeks and months have also led to some changes in the club life. Starting with cancelled events and ending with the general trend of digital meetings. Nevertheless, the association work does not rest, so that there are some news in this newsletter again:
Currently our association has 7,371 members. In spite of the Corona crisis we have not suffered a major loss of members and are pleased that, despite the difficult economic situation for many, we can still welcome new members to our association. We have a new member from malaysia. Now we are in 42 countries of the world represented.
INFORMATION FROM THE REGIONAL GROUPS
Since no meetings, regulars’ tables or other events were possible in the recent past, there is unfortunately nothing to report from the regional groups. We hope, however, that everything will slowly get going again in the fourth quarter at the latest, as in the meantime smaller meetings (depending on the federal state) are permitted again.
UCG ANNUAL MEETING 2020
Unfortunately we had to cancel the annual meeting 2020 in Bahrenfleth due to the Corona crisis. In the meantime all registration fees already transferred have been refunded. Since we were able to cancel the production of the badge in time, fortunately no further additional costs have been incurred. We are, however, pleased to be able to hold the event in 2022 from August 27 to 28 in Bahrenfleth and thus make up for it. The annual meeting in Holland (September 10 to 12, 2021) is already scheduled for next year and we hope that the virus will not upset our plans again.
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE
First, the planned general meeting was postponed from May to August. Due to the ongoing Corona crisis we decided to cancel the general meeting completely for this year. We will integrate the only two months of the past year (01.11 – 31.12.2019) at the general meeting next year. A date for this has not yet been fixed. However, you will be informed in time as soon as we know more about this.
25 years membership
Normally we honour our members, who have been loyal to us for 25 years, at the general meeting. Rainer Hildebrandt can then present a certificate as well as a badge of honour to those present directly at the meeting. Since this was unfortunately not possible in the current year, the envelopes were sent by mail. For the decades of loyalty, support and the trust associated with it, we would like to thank all those celebrating an anniversary once again.
Extension of TIS accesses
Last year the new TIS (parts information system) from Mercedes was put into operation (unfortunately only after the initial difficulties were overcome until all login data was sent). Please note that the login data is only valid for 12 months and that an extension for another 12 months must be applied for. This means that in the near future (depending on when you received your access data in 2019), you may receive an error message when logging in via the Club Lounge and calling up TIS (approximate wording: access expires after 12 months, apply for an extension or similar). Please simply follow the system’s instructions to renew your account. Within about five working days, access will be reactivated.
NEWS FROM THE BOARD
Print shop/ Heft`l
The Heft’l 106 was the last copy which was printed by the Scharer company in Kuppenheim. Unfortunately, the company has meanwhile ceased operations. The current issue ‘l 107 is currently on its way to you and was first produced and dispatched by the company Mayer & Söhne from Aichach in Bavaria.
Furthermore, the association’s board of directors uses the virtual way to conduct the board meetings. The next meeting in July will then take place in Kuppenheim for the first time in months. Of course, all distance and hygiene measures will be observed.
Value added tax
The value-added tax in the club shop will be reduced from 19 percent to 16 percent from July 1. You can then benefit directly from the price reductions.
In addition to the reduced value added tax, we offer a further 20% discount on the following articles, which we purchased on the occasion of our 25th anniversary in 2018:
After the Corona forced closure, the museum has been open again for young and old since 17.05.2020. The new exhibition “The Unimog in the mountains” is worth a visit.
- 17.-19.07.2020 Meeting RG Österreich Ost in St. Margarethen
- 05.-06.09.2020 Unimog- und MB-trac Feld Tage Nordhorn
- 19. 20.09.2020 Meeting RG Mittelbaden in Sulzbach/Malsch
- 18.-20.09.2020 Unimog-Meeting Speikboden
- 17.-18.10.2020 Strandspektakel Ijmuiden (Holland)
Keep well! Sincerely,
Your / Your board of directors