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New Council Elected
from IVU News Oct 2000

July, 2000, Toronto - A new council for the International Vegetarian Union was elected at the recent world Vegetarian Congress.

The Toronto Vegetarian Association president Mr. Kevin Pickard was elected Chair of th International Council. Ms. Tina Fox of the Vegetarian Society of the UK was elected deputy chair and Mr. Saurabh Dalal of the Vegetarian Society of Washington DC was elected IVU secretary.

Other council members include: Dr. Mitsuru Kakimoto, president of the Japanese Vegetarian Society; Mr. Jashu Shah, president of the Asian Vegetarian Union; Mr. Paul Turner, president of Food For Life Global; Dr. Claude Pasquini, president of the Vegetarian/Vegan Society of Luxembourg; Mrs. Gerry Coffey, founder and codirector of Healthy Alternatives, of the US; Mr. Robert Fraser, president of the Vegetarian Society of Western Australia; Mr. Richard Dimech, president of the Vegetarian Network of Victoria, Australia; and Mr. David Pye of the UK.

"I am very honored to be elected as the new chairman," said Kevin Pickard. "and I feel my past experience with helping to spread vegetarianism in Toronto, regarded by many as the 'multi-cultural capital of the world', will help tremendously in my new role."