The General assembly of I.G.F Took place in Chamonix, France on october 5th 2019.
Nicolas Charléty, as President of the French Federation and President Adjoint of I.G.F. opened officially the meeting by welcoming all people who attended. He reminded that 70 years ago the French and the Italian federations chose to work together and to create I.G.F.
Dorel Cosma, as President of I.G.F. began the General Assembly by presenting a film made by Adi
Puscas, promoting the main events between 2015 and 2019.
René Sourisseau, as Treasurer of I.G.F. made the financial report. He insists on the fact that it is very important to have one year in advance with economy, otherwise it would be difficult to lead projects.
Benito Ripoli thanks Nicolas Charléty and his team for the organization. He gives memory to Zenon Kolobych who died a few months before. He says that there are many activities in F.I.T.P. and he hopes to be even more present for I.G.F.
Michalis Lanitis says he is very proud to be member of I.G.F., he hopes there will be even more cooperation, and more work. He congratulates everyone.
Birute Akelaitiene is very happy to participate to all these activities and thanks the organizators of the meetings and events.
Franco Megna underlines that Dorel and his team made I.G.F. developing, and I.G.F. is now like a house with so many different nationalities living inside.
Dorel Cosma concludes and congratulates everybody for all the activities.
The report of activities is approved unanimously.
The vote of the board : Rosen Bogdanov reminds that candidatures could be sent until September 5th
2019. He received only one to be candidate to be president : Dorel Cosma.
Dorel Cosma is submitted to the vote as president of the I.G.F. , he is elected by the assembly.
Dorel Cosma introduces the board to be elected :
President Dorel Cosma
President Adjoint Nicolas Charléty
President Adjoint Benito Ripoli
Vice-President : Vladan Tesanovic
Vice-President : Ameen Kassem
Vice-President : Antonio Vinas
Vice-President : Franco Megna
Treasurer : René Sourisseau
Treasurer adjoint : Pahone Pop
General secretary : Rosen Bogdanov
General secretary adjoint : Zélida Stuelsatz
Delegate for Asia : M. Nghiem
Lawyer expert : Nidal Kassem
Members of the board : Birute Akelaitiene
The board was elected by the general assembly.
Dorel Cosma proposes to have two meetings each year, one in each semester. He wishes all board members organize at least one meeting in the next four years.
Semestre 1 : Meeting of the board
Semestre 2 : Meeting of the board + the Gold Stars
Dorel Cosma excuses Antonio Vinas not to be there for health reason.
A new function has been created in the board : a delegate to the president for Asia and the promotion of I.G.F. in Asia.
Dorel Cosma proposes M. Palomba from Italy to deal with special mission that she refus
M. Nghiem as new delegate to the president for Asia says he is very happy to be part of I.G.F. and he is ready to spread the spirit if I.G.F. He hopes to gather 10 countries within I.G.F. for next year.
2020 : Belarus / Italy
2021 : Israël / France
2022 : Poland / Bulgaria
2023 : Greece / Serbia
Despite the fact that it was reminded to the following countries to pay for their adhesions, they didn't pay so they are excluded, as it is mentioned in the statutes:
Argentina Folklore Association
Croatia - Folklore Association "DRUZINA"
Mexico - Folklore Federation "CH EH OC"
Turkia - Folklore Association "Harmanfolk" Istambul
Latvia received an ultimatum
This is approved unanimously.
Three new federations want to be part of I.G.F. : New federation from Georgia
Mexico - Folklore Association”Saltillo”
Turkia - Folklore Association” NIKOMEDIA”
They will be invited to the first meeting in Belarus in 2020.