Report from Vice President
Now it is time to see momentum going forward instead of going back with this certificate of membership by the International Olympic Committee – see charter 3.5 on page 13 on the website http://multimedia.olympic.org/pdf/en_report_122.pdf. You can send a copy of this important certificate of recognition to your national government and/or national Olympic committee and ask them to attend to it and to recognize your national deaf sports federation.
I recently returned from the Executive Committee meetings and 2007 Winter Deaflympics site inspection in a beautiful place Salt Lake City and its surroundings such as Park City where the Winter Deaflympics will be held in February 2007. We had several tasks decided at the Executive meetings with some action plans. At this moment I am working on financial matters mainly on the membership dues. On the completion of my report I will hand for final approval at the next Management Meeting before the next Congress.
Currently, we have to abide by the approvals of the previous Congress to attend to the debts of membership dues for this year as well as previous years to be settled before we switch to new membership plan. We are still open to your questions about your debts. We will help you to solve your membership dues problems.
The new era will be focused at the upcoming first Confederation of African Deaf Sports ( CADS ) General Assembly which is to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28-29th April 2006. At least 13 African countries have confirmed their participation which is very encouraging as there are 16 member countries in Africa. Five other countries which are not members of the ICSD will be sending observers. We will advise them on how to become members of our organisation. We plan to pass 100 mark before end of this year. Presently we have 94 members. After the General Assembly we hope there will be strong African unity and other regional federations must stand by them.
ICSD Vice President