News from the Förderkreis Abtei Sayn e.V.

Member info from March 30, 2021

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Dear patrons and friends of our Förderkreis Abtei Sayn!
The special year 2020 is drawing to a close. It was marked for all of us by the pandemic triggered by the Corona virus.

Unfortunately, we could not carry out our activities as we, as you all expected from us. Our common honorary activity in love for Sayn Abbey, for the Förderkreis Abtei was nevertheless very strongly limited. So we had to cancel all the dates that were planned during the year. Guided tours, excursions, concerts, readings, and even our Christmas party fell victim to the Corona virus. After all, we also have a responsibility to our loyal members, a considerable number of whom belong to the risk groups.

Also for the Annual General Meeting 2020/2021 we can not yet name a fixed date, we assume at the moment that we can not hold it before April / May. It is true that there were also some activities in 2020 that could be implemented "in secret, in small groups". We recall DigiWalk, for which we received an honor from the regional government. We point out the restoration of the Madonna in the Wreath of Stars in the crossing, which is currently being done in Cologne and should be completed before Christmas, and many "little things" that came up in such a peculiar year.

We would like to thank you already today for the good and trustful cooperation in all the years, but especially in this strange year. As Managing Director, I would like to express my personal thanks for the support from May onwards by Tom Moog, Günther Bomm, Karin Schneider and
Dieter Schabow, who quite naturally took over the further work of the Förderkreis in a difficult time for me. Thank you!

We wish you, your family, your relatives and friends a wonderful Advent season, contemplative Christmas holidays and a good start into a hopefully more favorable New Year 2021 with much success, health and well-being.

Above all, stay healthy, so that in the coming year we can get back to the usual course of the Förderkreis's work as quickly as possible.
Your Jürgen Mosen - Managing Director

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Address by our Lands Council on the current Corona situation in the county.
October 22, 2020 - please click image


Winner of the "Ehrenamt 4.0" ideas competition

Volunteers benefit from digitization and help shape it at the same time. In order to make new, creative approaches visible and promote them, Minister President Malu Dreyer announced the "Volunteering 4.0" ideas competition. For the fourth time, innovative volunteer projects were sought that are implemented digitally or with digital support. A jury selected ten projects from 53 proposals, each of which will receive prize money of 1,000 euros. 
In the ballroom of the State Chancellery in Mainz, representatives of the Förderkreis Abtei Sayn e.V. also received the prize from Minister President Malu Dreyer on October 10. Tom Moog reported on the project "DigiWalk" and Günther Bomm introduced the Förderkreis Abtei Sayn to those present.
The 16-year-old Enrico Noel Czmorek from Manderscheid in the Eifel created a festive atmosphere. The ZIRP scholarship holder, who has already won several awards, accompanied the award ceremony musically on the grand piano.

The project "DigiWalk" is based on a provided software with which images and text contents about the exhibits and stations of the historical Sayn Abbey in Bendorf to be looked at can be downloaded via individualized QR codes. This does not require expensive hardware, as is common in museums. "DigiWalk" works very simply via a free app that can be downloaded onto one's own cell phone. In this way, it is possible to explore 50 stations of the entire Sayn Abbey by yourself and learn extensive (cultural) historical information about the abbey. Individual QR codes as well as special information boards with the corresponding QR code are located in and around the abbey. "DigiWalk" closes a significant information gap for interested visitors to Sayn Abbey in a simple way and enables a contactless guided tour through the over 800-year-old Premonstratensian monastery, especially in the Corona period. As an extension, an audio edition is currently in the works, and multilingualism is being sought.
Civil society and its digitization needs are a separate, high-priority focus for the Rhineland-Palatinate state government. The Corona pandemic currently shows us just how important digitization is for social participation and voluntary engagement. It has become a catalyst for digitization.

Förderkreis presented a new book on 2019-12-15

Events 2020 also as .pdf-file for download.
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Downlaod flyer please click image.

On the death of Renate Holler

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