CMAS holds its 2012 Ordinary General Assembly in Rome Italy. Delegates express their higher satisfaction with President's report when compared to reports of previous yearsconfederation 25.04.2012
The Ordinary General Assembly of CMAS saw a rather high, 80 % representation of the Federations, members of the organisation. They heard the President's critical and self-critical report with majority approval. For many years the first time the report was confirmed with unanimous vote. Vice-President-prepared Masterplan got a number of written amendments from federations that will be incorporated into the final version of the document.
An agreement of cooperation with UNESCO was signed at the General Assembly after the presentations of that world body's representatives. Documents were signed by the Confederation President and the President of the Scientific Committee.
Committees's annual reports were heard with great interest, together with the report of the Treasurer on last year's accounts. Running year's budget was also supported by the delegates with a unanimous vote. The quietus to the Steering Board and to the Board of Directors was approved with no votes against. This is partly due to the fact, that CMAS in the past four years managed to improve its annual balance by more than a million Euros and the financial future of the Confederation looks solid.
Report on the new, - long overdue Statutes - provoked the longest and most heated discussion of the GA, resulting in a unanimous decision of holding an Extraordinary General Assembly by the end of November. The purpose is to avoid 2013 elections run by the provisions of the present, majority criticised Statutes. After the Assembly close, an ad-hoc working group was formed that will send the draft Statutes to the federations before the end-of-July deadline.
For the venue of the 2013 Elective General Assembly four countries presented their candidacy. The Philippines, Russia, Spain and Tunisia. By the meeting, Tunisia withdrew it proposal, but at the meeting, Rome as an alternative was included into the voting. Delegates present appreciated the fair campaigning of the Philippine delegation and gave their confidence the that country by 40 votes, against 32 votes for St. Petersburg-Russia, 30 for Mallorca-Spain and only 23 votes for Rome-Italy. No wonder the winning delegation started their celebration in the conference hall already. Delegates left with a firm determination of changing the Statutes by the end of 2012 so next year could see a fundamental change also in this respect.
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