Announcement - General Assembly 2010 in Krakow, Poland

Dear members of IHEYO,

 
IHEYO announces its General Assembly 2010 in Krakow, Poland.
At the weekend of 8th-10th October they are having a big humanist march in
Warsaw (for old and young and there are already some German and French
youngsters present). Our GA will provide a stimulus to that activity to
bring youth there as well as make it attractive for our members. After the
march the youth will organise café debates and some additional event.
The exact venue details will follow.
 
Combined to that, IHEYO can gladly announce its second European Working
group meeting, which will take place within these time period. The topic
of the second EWG meeting will be ”European communication channels and
using our own resources“, discussing questions of a common working
structure between the European member organisations of IHEYO and focusing
on the preparations for IHEYOs youth sessions while the IHEU Congress in
Oslo 2011 under the theme „Humanism and Peace“. It will focus also on how
we as individuals and as organisations can work to enhance our
common goals. The meeting will address the need of networking among young
humanists. Especially it aims to furtherbuild up the European Working
Group of IHEYO and to motivate more groups from Europe to join.
 
On Friday we will welcome the participants and will hold the first part of
the IHEYO General Assembly (GA, annual meeting of members) in the late
evening. The actual EWG meeting will take place on Saturday to the
announced theme including a meeting with our Polish partner PRA. During
Sunday we will have the second part of the GA including new elections,
membership applications and for the first time membership changes.
We hope to bring together around 20 humanist minded youth not only from
Poland, but also from surrounding European countries and some
international participants from all over the world. With youth IHEYO aims
on young people between 18 and 35 years of age.
 
Practical Information:
Please write to communication.office@iheyo.org to register for the General
Assembly and the EWG meeting and send us your official delegation letter
of your member organisation.
 
If your organisation cannot attend the GA, please inform us about the same
and give IHEYO the possibility with your transfered vote to realize a
legal GA in 2010.
 
IHEYO and its partner PRA will provide any support for your reservation
and accomodations, but cannot reimburse your travel and staying costs. Due
to that reason there is no further fee to pay next to your own made costs.
So any travel costs and visa costs to the General Assembly and EWG meeting
need to be paid and arranged by the participants or their organisations.

Follow up action on Membership

Dear member,

Our warmest regards from the IHEYO executive committee! We are happy to
invite you to our upcoming General Assembly, regional events and to our site
where you will find our monthly e-newsletter. In this message we are
contacting you for our annual request to receive updated information from
our members.

From all members we need annually an update from you. If we would not
receive this technically IHEYO is in a position to change or cancel your
membership. The EC will actually consider this and propose cancellations and
changes in membership status from organisations we have not heard from in
this and the past two years. We want to improve the networking within IHEYO
and for this we want to build more active partnerships with our members. In
some situations we heard that the member organisation does not exist anymore
or is not doing youth work anymore; we want to find out if membership or the
current status is still relevant for them.

At the GA of 2008 the member present decided on an annual procedure for
members to send a copy of the annual report, action plan or English
summaries of the same to IHEYO each year, starting in 2009.

The executive committee has not heard of the following members in the past
two years. We are trying our best to contact them and any help our
suggestions are welcomed! We hope to hear especially from this members so we
know if they still exist or are still interested.

Following members are considered for a change of their membership status:


Full members:

- Association des Jeunes Humanistes de Guinée

- Cameroon Freethought Association/Libre Pensée Cameroun

- Filigrane

- Jong HV

- Sanjivani Nepal

- Tarksheel Society Punjab (Rational Society Punjab)

- Freidenkerbund Österreichs

- HUMAN, Nepal

 



Associate members:

- University of Edinburgh humanist society Scotland

- Asociación Ediciones de la Revista Peruana de Filosofia Applicada (AERPFA)

- Children in need Sierra Leone

- Humanistisch Vredesberaad

- Inter Okapi Association - Youth for Action

- Manavatavadi Vishwa Sansthan

- Mentor Volunteers Uganda

- Rescue Mission Planet Earth

- Transhumanist Student Network

- Uganda Young Positives

- Youth Development Initiative

- Youth for Youth Kenya

Our full member we would need your vote for the GA, either by one of your
members representing you or by delegating your vote to one of the member
organizations of IHEYO. This is a new requirement for full members that was
adopted by members present at the 2008 GA. We have had during the past years
each time problems with matching the quorum of the GA, getting enough full
voting members present or represented.

IHEYO Executive committee (EC) would like to work more closely with our
members and know better what you do. Please feel free to contact us through
this address with any suggestions for advocacy, projects, etc. you have. We
will try our best to support you. If you want to propose another person in
your organization as contact person we would love to hear this too.

Please send the requested information, an annual report, action plan or
English summary of such documents before 1st September or if not possible let us know you are still involved and interested in IHEYO. You can write to
communication.office@iheyo.org.

If you are a full member let us know who will represent you at the GA or if
you can give your vote to another member organization (IHEYO can suggest who
will be present).

Warm regards,
Silvana Uhlrich,
President IHEYO.