In accordance with the constitutional changes approved in January at our Council of Delegates Meeting in Doha, an email vote was held on new candidatures. It was decided to do this by email instead of waiting for the next meeting due to the long time interval, the next Council of Delegates meeting will not be until August 2015. The process undergone for this vote has helped in establishing protocols for any future votes which may be held electronically.
For the IAF Constitution, in English and French, please go to www.iaf.org/statute.php
Some delegates did not exercise their club or national vote so a reminder notice was sent and more votes were received. The figure for a clear majority has, in all cases, now been well surpassed and there were no votes against any of the candidatures among the votes cast. We are happy, therefore, to welcome the following new IAF members:
Welsh Hawking Club, 115 members, founded in 1962. Full Membership.
British Archives of Falconry, founded 2010 as an archive for the storing of British and Irish falconry material. Supporting Membership.
United States of America
Montana Falconers’ Association, 73 members, founded in 1970. Full Membership.
Thai Hawkmaster Club, 50 members, founded in 2009. Full Membership.
Associazione Fondazione Lanario (Lanner Fund), mission is to protect the Euroasiatic Lanner (Falco biarmicus feldeggii) with the help and contributions of falconers. Supporting Membership.
We look forward to working with these organizations and to meeting their representatives.