- Jochen and Birgit become official members of the staff; due to their work at the newsletter, they actually have been belonging to the team for quite a while…
- In March, we receive a letter from John, telling us about his plans for the near future.
- "Plant-It 2000" is established.
- For the first time, the Weekend takes place in Sinzig; in search of a new "home" for our club meetings (Tholey is simply too far away after Inge's move to the Lower Rhine…) the two Gabies have suggested the Cäcilia-Hütte in their hometown Sinzig. In a little circle we "take possession of" Sinzig – from now on, the Weekend is to stay there, and it is going to grow bigger and bigger every year!
- John does his last film, "Walking Thuder". It will in the end never make it to the big screen, but among us, it makes a stir, mainly because John grows a beard for this film – and keeps it for several months. Reactions are rather mixed…