Solar Panel Factory, Rottenburg-Oberndorf
on August 22, 2009

Dear Members and guests,

Solar power is the future, and it is here today. We would like to invite you to join us for a look at this technology and how you could use it in your own home.

When: Saturday, 22 August 2009
Where: Sonnenzentrum, (Solar Panel Factory)
in Oberndorf, south of Tübingen & Herrenberg
Time: 10:15

Come Join us

At the Sonnenzentrum in the town Rottenburg-Oberndorf, located on the shady side of Pfaffingen, on the edge of the Ammertal, where there are 44 thermal solar plants and 14 solar electricity plants. After a tour of the factory, and lunch, we will tour the "solar village". In addition to water heating, nearly half of Oberndorf's households use the power of the sun for central heating. (Description based on blurb from the internet).

10:00-10:15 Meet at the "Solar Center", *Im Leimengrüble 14, 72108 Rottenburg-Oberndorf
If possible, Frau Hartmann asks that you please pre-order your lunch at this time.
10:30-11:30 1 hour tour of the factory with the owner, Thomas Hartmann. He conducts the tours in German only, so Ron will help out with the translation.
11:30-13:00 Lunch à la carte, at very reasonable prices; they have meat and vegetarian, as well as a salad bar. If weather permits, we can sit outside on the terrace.
13:00-1500 2 hour walk through the village. Remember to bring comfortable shoes.
15:00 Return to the main building, where those who wish can have dessert and coffee or tea or even a beer.

Map to Rottenburg-Oberndorf:It is about a 45 minute drive from Stuttgart.
* For people with GPS, they recommend inputting 'Bollstrasse' and not 'Im Leimengrüble'

Please make your reservations by Wednesday, 19 August 2009 with:

Ann Kathy Reed: Tel. 0711-601-9403, email: Cell: 0175-579-7536 or
Ron Joslin: Tel. 0711-421-174, email: Cell: 0151-154 37 477


Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 19, 2009
Country and Western Linedance Event

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Cannstatter Wasen, Volksfest

Saturday, October 17, 2009
The new Porsche Museum Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

Saturday, November 14,, 2009
Wine Tasting at the newly renovated Kelter in Rohracker

Christmas Dinner Party on 5 Dec 2009:
Some of our members are very gifted in music or dance and may wish to share with us at this year's Christmas celebration.
If you would be willing to lend your talents to this special event of the season, please contact Scott Beard at
s.beard@gac1948.deor by telephone, 07181-46 59 4.