This document is 'Appendix I' to the IVU Bylaws
- Congress Countdown
- IC to consult all Member Societies before proposing a venue
for the Congress four years ahead.
- 6 months before GM - last date for Societies to join
IVU and get a vote
Articles 3.8: Each Full Member Organisation shall have one vote, provided that organisation has been a member of IVU for a minimum of 6 months.
- 4 months before the Congress - Programme and Catering
arrangements to be approved by IC
- 3 months before GM - last date to send
out call for nominations for the
International Council (draft letter)
Bylaws, S.4.3.c: Calls for nominations shall be made by
at least three months prior to a General Meeting. Anyone nominated
who wishes to run shall be placed on the ballot, provided they are
vegetarians and members of a member organisation.
- 1 months before GM - deadline for General Meeting agenda
Bylaws, S.4.2.d: The General Meeting shall carry out an agenda as has been requested by the International Council or Member Societies
at least one month prior to the commencement of the meeting.
- 1 month before GM - last date for circulation of names
Bylaws S..4.3.d: A list shall be emailed containing the names of all candidates
to all voting member organisations one month prior to a membership
meeting. The list shall be accompanied by position statements submitted
by the candidates, of a length and format prescribed by the IC. (see below for format)
- this will also be a call for email votes:
Bylaws S.4.3.b: All elected IC members shall be nominated by member organisations. Voting
shall be by a secret ballot of official delegates of member organisations. Votes shall be kept confidential
until the General Meeting. Votes shall be sent to a
person or persons nominated by the International Council who will be attending
the General Meeting and not standing for election.
- Congress begins
- IVU General Meeting
Bylaws, S.4.2.a:At each World Vegetarian Congress a General Meeting shall be held to discuss the current state of the vegetarian movement and IVU's role in promoting that movement.
Possible questions for candidates:
1. Why do you want to be on IVU Council?
2. What would you like to see IVU Council achieve?
3. What particular skills will you bring to the IVU council?
4. Why are you vegetarian and what does it mean to you?
5. Is there anything else that you would like to say?
6. With all your many responsibilities, are you confident that you can
find at least 10 hours a month to take part in IC deliberations and vote on
issues before IC?
7. In addition to taking part in IC deliberations and voting on issues
before IC, what is one other way, beyond the many wonderful activities you
already do with your local/national society, that you will contribute to the
work of IC?
- perhaps find some way of taking up references for anyone not previously
known to us. Though it is already the case that candidates must be nominated
by a member society. Any suggestions how we can get more? Possibly via
regional congresses/events where other people will have met the candidate -
if they've never been to any event that itself would ring some alarm bells!