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ISAF Annual Conference - November 2004
Copenhagen

The ISAF Annual Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark will see the ISAF General Assembly being held on Saturday 13 November 2004, at which the elections will take place for the President and Vice-Presidents.
Every four years, ISAF holds a General Assembly, to which each ISAF Member National Authority is entitled to send a voting delegate. The agenda for the General Assembly includes consideration of changes to the ISAF Articles, reviewing changes to the ISAF Regulations, new members, subscription categories and the scheduled calendar of events. However, the most important role undertaken at the General Assembly is the election of the President and seven Vice-Presidents who will sit on the ISAF Executive Committee for the next four year term, through until November 2008.

Several changes will be in place for November 2004. Female representation will increase, with at least two Vice-Presidents required to be female, up from the current one. A change to the voting system will see a candidate required to achieve 50% of the votes cast in order to be elected to office, replacing the current situation which only required a simple majority.

The process of nomination of President and Vice-President candidates, together with the nomination of delegates to the General Assembly is detailed below.

Nomination of Candidates for President and Vice-President

In line with Articles 75 and 76, each Member National Authority (MNA) in good standing with the Federation (see Article 12) is entitled to nominate candidates for the election of the President and seven Vice-Presidents (Officers) of ISAF.

In accordance with Article 86 and the Council decision of November 2003, of the seven Vice-Presidents, at least two shall be women.

In order to be eligible as a candidate for office, and in accordance with Article 76, such candidates must receive nominations from five or more full members (Member National Authorities).

Member National Authorities may nominate as many or as few candidates as they wish and candidates do not need to be nationals of that country.

Nominations for Officers must be provided in writing signed by the President or Secretary General (or equivalents in position), addressed to the ISAF Secretary General and received at the ISAF Secretariat by the close of business (5.30pm UTC) on 1 September 2004.

Nominations for Officers received by fax by the required date will be valid if the ISAF Secretariat receive (and acknowledge receipt) by 29 October 2004. If the ISAF Secretariat does not receive the original signed letter of nomination, then the nomination will be invalid. E-mail is not acceptable for this purpose.

In accordance with Articles 77 and 78, Council appointed an election committee at its meetings on 5-6 June 2004 of:

His Majesty King Constantine, ISAF President of Honour - Chairman
His Majesty King Harald of Norway, ISAF President of Honour
John TINKER (CAN)
Pease GLASER (USA)

General Assembly Delegates

The Election of President and Vice-Presidents will take place at the ISAF General Assembly at 14:30 hrs on Saturday 13 November 2004 at the Marriott Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

In line with Article 38, each Member National Authority in good standing with the Federation (see Article 12) is entitled to appoint one delegate to the General Assembly, on the condition that theISAF Secretary General receives notice of such appointment at least two weeks before the meeting, i.e. by 30 October 2004.

This notice must be provided in writing, signed by the President or Secretary General (or equivalents in position), addressed to the ISAF Secretary General and received at the ISAF Secretariat by the close of business (5.30pm UTC) on 29 October 2004. E-mail or faxes are not acceptable for this purpose.

Please advise the names of delegates as soon as possible, so the ISAF Secretariat can make all the necessary arrangements.
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