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Minutes of Meetings of The International Council
28 August 1965
18th World Congress. The Hayes, Swanwick, England
Present: Marquis de St.Innocent (in Chair), Messrs Bircher, Hiller, Mrs James, Dr Barabara Latto, Dr Gordon Latto, Dr Nussbaum, Miss Playle, Mr Nielsen, Mr Robinsohn, Mr Vinkenborg, Rajkumar of Vizianagram, Mr Mankar (Sec for India) & the General Secretary (Mt Rudd)
Minutes of the previous meeting were summarized & approved having been circulated.
Switzerland: Mr Hiller reported that he had heard from Dr Eberlethat he wished to affiliate his society, the Schweitz Geallschaft fur Vegetraismus. The application was welcomed. Dr Nussbaum siad there was also a Society in Geneva which might join the Union.
Congress 1967: The Secretary sais he had had firm invitations to hold the next Congress in Holland & Portugal, a suggestion that one in Greece might lead to the founding a Greek Society, and a very urgent invitation from India which needed another Congress at an early date.
After considering the various needs of the countries concernedit was agreed that the Committee should suggest to the Congress that the 19th Congress should be held in India in 1967 and in Holland in 1968 so that Europe should not be too long without a Congress.
Swanwick: the Secretary said he had had about 600 applications to attend the present Congress but that only about 350 could be accommodated at The Hayes & a nearby guest house. The application of 50 Spaniards a week or so before the Congress opened had had to be refused though places for 20 were offered at a nearby guesthouse, these were refused. The Secretary was asked to covey the Committee's regret.
Vice Presidents: the nomination by Indian Societies of Mrs V.H.Dalmi Prise (?) & Mr M.Somani was approved for submission to the congress.
Indian Funds: Mr Mankar, Secretary for India & the east, said he had received 750 Rupees in affiliation fees from Indian Societies & it was agreed that such funds should be used for Congress expenses.