Sebastian gortler is supposed to take care of it

The youth red cross (JRK) in the district of kronach has elected a new leadership team. Sebastian gortler from johannisthal took over the post of head of youth work (ldja) on saturday. For the next four years, he will be assisted by florian lemnitzer as his deputy. The man from lauenstein had already held this position since frank muller stepped down as ldja at the beginning of 2012.

"I started with the JRK when i was about nine or ten years old. So I've been on the job for about 20 years now", gortler stated after his election. Despite being only 29 years old, he is an "old hand" at the youth organization of the red cross. And honorary leadership tasks are not unknown terrain for him either. For 13 years, he has been involved in the management of the JRK groups in kronach.
In kronach, he also joined the JRK himself. The camaraderie and diversity attracted him to join the youth red cross and to get involved there, as he emphasized. "Very different types of people can be met there. All walks of life are represented here.", he pointed out that the JRK has a great team spirit.

Phase of upheaval
In his new role, he now wants to play an even greater role in ensuring that it stays that way. "We have to maintain and build on what we have learned to value over the years, he made clear. He knows that this will be a challenge.
It was already clear last year that the JRK in the district was going through a period of change, as the previous ldja, marco meibner, and volunteer manager ralf schmidt made clear at the district meeting. "We have to make the best of this situation and create new structures", gortler promised to tackle this exciting situation head-on.

Meibner praises cooperation
Marco meibner recalled the changes that had already taken place during his 14-month tenure as acting ldja coach.
Thanks to the commitment of his deputy, kerstin kohlerschmidt, and ralf schmidt, there has been a lot of movement, especially in the area of school counseling. In addition, a JRK group has been established again in steinwiesen, and a foundation is in prospect in stockheim. The cooperation with his management team has been extremely good, the acting ldja noted.
Meibner explained, however, that he could not be available for a longer period of leadership due to his professional burden.
The subsequent new elections ensured that the face of the youth red cross leadership has changed considerably.
Sebastian gortler and florian lemnitzer are joined by alexander wellach, karlheinz schindhelm, anna-lena grebner, katharina wunder and marco meibner as members of the district committee.
Whether the possibility of appointing a second deputy for the ldja will be used has yet to be clarified.