The following office bearers and committee members have been elected to serve the Odenwald Association. Office Bearers Chair – Walter SimmsVice-Chair – Gray AllanSecretary – Anne SimmsTreasurer – Charlie Tibbles Executive Committee Walter Simms and Gray Allan are automatically on the Executive Committee – everyone else was elected: Andy Christie, Joe Detlaff, Lynda Kenna, EmmaContinue reading “Election of office bearers and committee”
At last night’s AGM, Andy Christie stood down as Chair of the Odenwald Association. Presenting Andy with a gift from the Association members, Gray Allan commented on how he’s known Andy for several years, and has always been impressed by his energy and commitment, especially since he took over as Chair from the late PeterContinue reading “Andy Christie steps down”
Kayleigh Boardman, who is well known to many of our members as a dancer with the Jenkins School of Highland Dancing, came along to give a talk on her month-long volunteer placement with the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust in Malawi. The talk took place at the Odenwald Association’s meeting on March 14, 2017. Malawi is aContinue reading “Kayleigh gives talk on Malawi”
These pictures taken in 2017 show a snowy Odenwald.
The Odenwald Association was delighted to welcome Keith Jones, a presentation volunteer with the Helix park, who gave an interesting and informative illustrated talk about the regeneration of this area of Falkirk. The talk took place on February 14, 2017. Keith gave some history of the area in recent decades which led to the planningContinue reading “Volunteer Keith talks about Helix”
Just a quick reminder about this Tuesday’s meeting of The Odenwald Association (14 February 2017). The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Room A, the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, and the speaker will be Keith Jones, a volunteer at the Helix, who will bring us up to date with the latest developments there. YouContinue reading “Helix love on February 14”
Martina and her partner, Thomas, invited Walter and me to stay with them in Gross-Zimmern for the last weekend in November 2016, when the Christmas markets spring up in every town in Germany (writes Anne Simms). Unfortunately, the Lufthansa pilots chose that week to go on strike so we had to fly out with BritishContinue reading “Festive visit to Odenwald”
Please note the dates of Odenwald Association meetings and activities planned for the coming months. Association meetings are held in The Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk FK1 5RS 2016 November 8 Talk – Kayleigh Boardman, A Veterinary Nurse in Africa. 7.00 pm Municipal Buildings, Falkirk December No meeting 2017 January 10 Annual Dinner, CladhanContinue reading “Notice of meetings 2016-17”
Walter Simms (vice-Chair) welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the 2016-17 session of the Odenwald Association. He extended a special welcome to Sylvia, who had heard about the Association at Hanne Stuckert’s Limes talk at Falkirk Library during Big Roman Week. Anne Simms (Secretary) then reported on all the happenings over the summer, includingContinue reading “First meeting on 2016-17 session”
As part of Big Roman Week in Falkirk, a festival co-ordinated by The Friends of Kinneil charity, Hanne Stuckert, M.A., Provincial Roman Archeologist and Education officer in Museum Schloss Fechenbach in Germany, was invited by Falkirk Council, to give a series of talks about the Romans in mainland Europe. Hanne, who was raised in theContinue reading “Hanne goes Roman!”
The Executive Committee of the Odenwald Association is finalising the programme for the next session which starts on Tuesday, 11th October with our Open Evening. One or two things are happening before that. Martina Emmerich is coming over for the Bloody Scotland crime-writing festival the weekend of 9th September. She will be busy attending eventsContinue reading “Big Roman Week 2016”
Saturday 23 July 2016: Odenwald Association members turned out to man the fund raising Bottle Stall at the 145th Airth Highland Games. Alongside the local pipe band, Highland Dancing competitions, children’s entertainment, craft stalls, foods, refreshment tents, and the sights and sounds of the fair, the park was transformed in the magnificent setting between theContinue reading “Games stall raises more than £400”
Following on previous years, The Odenwald Association will be holding a Bottle Stall at Airth Highland Games which will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.at North Green Park, The Wilderness, Airth. Members will be manning the stall stocked with bottle prizes, from Shampoo to Champagne, soft drinks toContinue reading “Support us at Airth Games”
Two students Denise and Saskia, from Beruflicheschule in the Odenwald were collected from the airport by members of the Odenwald Association and settled into their accommodation ready for their 3 weeks’ work experience placements at Municipal Buildings, the Kelpies and Falkirk Library. Before starting work they were taken on a tour of the TrossachsContinue reading “Student work placements”
Tuesday 10 May will be our last meeting of this Session and we will be planning for Summer events and the programme for 2016-2017 session. Upcoming events include: the Falkirk Tryst Festival in May; supporting the Airth Highland Games in July; a visit from members of Schottland Vereinigung; and (hopefully) a visit by theContinue reading “Meeting on May 10, 2016”
At the AGM of the Odenwald Association on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 the undernoted were elected as office bearers: Chair – Andy ChristieVice Chair – Walter SimmsTreasurer – Charlie TibblesSecretary – Anne Simms Executive Committee – Office Bearers and Joe Dettlaff, Gray Allan, Linda Kenna, Mark Allison, Emma Gillanders, and Kathryn Grainger.
As part of the programme for the year, the Meeting of 8 March was a social evening with a group of 9 members from the Odenwald Association visiting The WEST Brewery in Glasgow to experience a German evening in Scotland! The Brewery is housed in the iconic Templeton Building which was previously a world famousContinue reading “Evening at WEST Brewery”
Please remember that there will be no meeting of the Odenwald Association in Municipal Buildings on Friday, March 8, 2016 – as a social evening at the West Brewery in Glasgow has been arranged as part of the social programme. Next meeting is the AGM 12 April, 2016 at 7.00 pm. Municipal Buildings, Falkirk.
While in the Odenwald as entertainers for the Burns Supper, Falkirk music teachers Susanne Bell and Gareth Lloyd were invited to two schools as part of a music project to teach children through music and song a little about Scottish culture. With Susanne playing accordion and tin whistle and Gareth on guitar, almost 60 childrenContinue reading “Odenwald children learn about Scottish culture”
Bad König is an attractive Spa town in the Odenwald, Falkirk’s twinning partner area in Hessen, Germany. Bad König has an active camera club and members have compiled a photographic record of the town, “Then and Now”. A selection of photos is presently being exhibited at Bo’ness Library, together with a display about The OdenwaldContinue reading “Bad König – then and now”