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Minutes of Meetings of The International Council
1982 July 26


Minutes of a meeting of the International Council of I.V.U. held at the Edwin Scharff-Haus, Neu-Ulm, West Germany on the 26th July, 1982.

Elected Council Members present: Dr Gordon Latto, Mr Ulrich Schroter, Mr Edwin Heller, Mrs Pat Takacs, Miss Melinda Marks, Mrs Madge Darneille

Executive Vice-Presidents present: Mr Julius Fleischanderl, Mr Brian Gunn-King, Mr M.I. Abdul Khalik, Mr Rudolf Meyer, Mr John le Grice.

Regional Secretaries present: Mr Surendra N. Mehta, Mr C. Fettes, Mr George Karolyi.

Appointed Member present: Mr Maxwell C. Lee.

1. Chairman's Welcome

The President welcomed new members of the International Council.

2. Matters Arising from the General Assembly of Member Societies.

a) World Vegetarian and World Food Days

The General Assembly having decided to set up a working party to consider the dates for World Vegetarian and World Food days, the group consisting of Madge Darneille, Melinda Marks, Pat Takacs and Alex Hersehaff had met. It recommended that national considerations made it difficult to consider specific days and that I.V.U. should promote a "Reverence for Life" month. This proposal was approved by a small majority. The working party will continue to work on the idea and present a report to the General Secretary.

b) 1984 World Congress

The International Council agreed that the agenda for the meeting of the General Assembly should be circulated to Member Societies one month before the date set for the General Assembly.

c) 1986 World Congress

The General Secretary reported that he had received suggestions for Venezuela, Israel and Ghana In addition, Australia was considering the possibility of offering to hold a World Congrese.

It was suggested that countries should consider holding local Congresses to develop their expertise before holding a World Congress.

Countries offering to host a World Congress should inform the General Secretary how far their country can satisfy World Health Organisation regulations.

3. Italian Congress 1993

The International Council noted the provisional arragements for a European Congress in Perugia, Italy from 25th August to 3Oth August, 1983.

4. Expenses for the General Secretary

It was agreed that expense claims and advances should be agreed between the Hon. General Secretary and the Hon. Treasurer.

5. Secretarial Assistance Finance

The General Secretary was authorised to employ secretarial assistance at his discretion for a few hours per week as and when necessary.

6. Policy on Financial Assistance

It was decided that the Hon. General Secretary should consult with one or more of the cheque signatories about any requests for financial assistance to attend World Congresses or meetings of the International Council.

8. Manker Trophy

It was agreed that Professor Scott Nearing should receive the Manker Trophy. Suggestions were made for a presentation ceremony and it was decided that the trophy should be presented to Mrs Scott Nearing on the occasion of the group photgraphs.

8. Manker Fund

Mr Mehta agreed to obtain an audited account for the Manker Fund in India and Belgium for the year ending 31st March 1982, and to supply a copy of it to the Hon. General Secretary.

It was suggested that the Manker Fund should be banked separately from the general I.V.U. funds and shown as a separate account in the financial statement presented to each World Congress.

9. Chairmen of Lecture Sessions

Offers of help were made as and when necessary.

10. Publications

It was agreed that any suggestions should be sent to the Hon General Secretary for his consideration.

11. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

It was agreed that a meeting of the International Council should be held in Washington, D.C. on the 9th and 10th July, l983. Major items on the agenda would be to finalise and approve arrangements for the 1984 World Congress.

12. Any other business

Mr Gunn-King announced that arrangements were being made by the German Bund for a tree planting in memory of Dr Richard St.Barbe Baker.

It was suggested that the Hon. General Secretary should prepare a list of resolutions agreed by the General Assembly and separate those resolutions aimed at external publicity from those aimed internally.

Gordon Latto