MINUTES OF IFCR INDIA AGM HELD AT NOTTINGHAM ON 16TH JULY 2014
The following are the Minutes of the IFCR (INDIA) AGM held at Nottingham on 16th July 2014 during the 8th WRC festival held there.
VIPUL PATEL IFCR (INDIA) CHAIR called the meeting to order and conducted the proceedings. KRP SARATHY (IFCR-INDIA) Vice Chair and NARESH SHENOY were invited to the dais.
Vipul briefed in nutshell the progress made by IFCR ( India) since the new team took over in Vapi in Feb 2012, he highlighted the successful IFCR Fellowship Tournaments held in HYDERABAD, CHENNAI and PUNE, one surpassing the other by the efficient execution of the events by the respective region heads and their team and IFCR INDIA”s significant contributions thru KITTU, SARATHY and VIPUL in spreading the IFCR movement by launching of IFCR 3201 KOCHI during SAARC tournament at MUNNAR in May 2013 and also helping to launch IFCR in BANGLADESH ( RI 3281/82) and GREECE( RI 2484) in Jun 2013 and Sept 2013 respectively in their presence.
Vipul thanked all the IFCRians and stepped down as IFCR India Chair and KRP SARATHY (Vice Chair) was proposed and seconded unanimously to take over from him as IFCR India Chair for the next term.
KRP Sarathy took over the proceedings as the current IFCR INDIA CHAIR and thanked all the members of the AGM for the responsibility bestowed on him and sought their continued support at all times.
When called for proposals for Vice-Chair , PRADEEP GODBOLE of IFCR 3140, Mumbai and CHITRANJAN CHOUDRY of IFCR 3291 Kolkatta were proposed and seconded. After deliberations PRADEEP GODBOLE offered to withdraw in favour of CHITRANJAN with due regard to his seniority and also to avoid any contest to maintain unanimity. All the members of AGM applauded and appreciated his gesture in true Rotary spirit.
It was also adopted that the next IFCR India Chair to be elected need not necessarily be automatic succession of Vice-chair taking over as Chairman and it may be on fresh proposal and seconding depending on performance/suitability criteria.
The AGM advised KRP SARATHY to have his own nominees for Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer Post. He proposed to have R.NEELAKANTAN of IFCR 3230 CHENNAI as his secretary and KESHAV of IFCR 3190 BENGALURU as his Treasurer. The proposal was unanimously adopted.
On other general business there were threadbare discussions on the age restrictions to be implemented in IFCR India tournaments/festivals which included valuable inputs from senior Rotarians like J.Krishnan, Kittu, Rajagopal, Ravi, Agam and Nandu Shenoy.
The IFCR India Chair and other office bearers noted all the views of the members present in the AGM and accepted to work towards in bringing out balanced guidelines for future IFCR INDIA tournaments in broad consent with majority of IFCR INDIA state and district heads.
When KRP SARATHY proposed to finalise the cricket fellowships calendar for next couple of years, the AGM has empowered the IFCR chair to finalise the same in discussion with the office bearers after receiving the proposals from respective IFCR districts who are volunteering to host the same.
It has been requested that the IFCR districts who are proposing to host any National/International IFCR events ( Festival/Tournament) must send their proposals to IFCR INDIA for approval and to co-ordinate the same.
A resolution was passed unanimously that the new team under KRP Sarathy in liaison with Neelakantan ( Secretary) and Keshav (Treasurer) are authorised to operate the accounts of IFCR India forthwith and Vipul and his team ( Naresh Shenoy/ Bharath Gajjar) have been requested to finalise the accounts and facilitate smooth transfer of the same at the earliest.
KRP Sarathy, the IFCR ( India) Chair, who is also the Webmaster of IFCR (India) site briefed the AGM that he is in constant with John Dean (IFCR World Chair) and Richard Groom (IFCR World Secretary) who are working on the new portal created for IFCR as the old site is now defunct.
He would take the help of volunteers,if required, to help him out in transferring all the material uploaded in the old site in to the new one. He also would follow the guidelines of IFCR World and circulate the prescribed forms developed by the International body for joining IFCR as a member and co-ordinate with all the IFCR regional heads to ensure compliance.
AGM concluded with KRP Sarathy and Chitranjan thanking all the members for smooth conduct of the AGM and opined that future AGMs must be conducted at every available opportunity when majority of IFCR regional heads are present to update the progress made on various issues during future IFCR tournaments/festivals throughout the term.
With warm greetings,
R.NEELAKANTAN Hon. Secretary -IFCR INDIA *
IFCR INDIA AGM AT VAPI, INDIA FEB 2012
IFCR India had its AGM in Vapi in Feb 2012 during the 7th WRC festival in India.
Participants from India at the festival were present.
The following office bearers were elected to hold office of IFCR India until the next festival in Nottingham,UK in July 2014.
Rtn.Vipul Patel, IFCR Vapi,RI 3060::::::::::::HON.CHAIRMAN
Rtn.KRP Sarathy, IFCR Hyderabad,RI 3150::::::HON VICE-CHAIRMAN ( New post ratified by AGM in its meeting held at Hyderabad in Nov 2012)
Rtn.Naresh Shenoy, IFCR Mumbai, RI 3140:::::::HON.SECRETARY
Rtn.Bharath Gajjar, IFCR Vapi, RI 3060::::::::::::::HON. TREASURER
IFCR INDIA AGM AT DURBAN MARCH 2010
IFCR India had its AGM in Durban in March 2010 during the 6th WRC festival held in South Africa.
Participants from India at the festival were present.
The following office bearers were elected to hold office of IFCR India until the next festival in Vapi, India in Feb 2012.
Rtn.Ravi Raman, IFCR Chennai, RI 3230::::::::::::CHAIRMAN
Rtn.KRP Sarathy, IFCR Hyderabad,RI 3150:::::::::HON. SECRETARY
IFCR INDIA SPECIAL AGM AT GOA MAY 2009
IFCR INDIA REVAMPED AS A FULL FLEDGED COUNTRY UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME
RESTRUCTURE AT STATE/DISTRICT LEVELS ON THE ANVIL
MESSAGE FROM RTN. KRISHNASWAMY (KITTU) CHAIRMAN IFCR (INDIA)
IFCR in INDIA had its meeting of conveners of all regions on 1st and 2nd of May at Goa, on the occasion of launching of IFCR/GMK (Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka).
On 1st May all of us while on Fellowship and good spirits finalised details on participation in World Festival. It was nice to see members’ eagerness,and some offering to take up responsibilities.
On 2nd May a meeting of the Board was held,well represented by all the Regions and Districts.
Rules and Regulations were reviewed and decisons were taken to form a network connecting all the sectors to provide effective communication among all.
A database on membership will be set up for Registration and Review from time to time.
The meeting was chaired by Kittu.
The meeting formally approved the rules and regulations of IFCR ( India) constitution (framed for the first time) unanimously. The meeting, which was conducted for the first time at all India level, had representations from Gujerat,Karnataka,Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh,Maharashtra,W.Bengal and Goa.
In the meeting KRP Sarathy was unanimously elected as Hon Secretary of IFCR India and Neelkantan as Hon Treasurer.
Members thanked Prakash Saraswath of Goa and his team for hosting the meeting and KRP Sarathy for taking the visionary initiative
to form a full fledged country body for the first time and coordinating with all the representatives of different Rotary Regions/ Districts in India for conduct of this all India meting and assisting in preparing the Draft of IFCR India constitution.
India IFCR AGM 2007 AT COLOMBO
MINUTES OF MEETING OF IFCR INDIA HELD ON 18th AUGUST 2007 AT COLOMBO DURING THE 5TH WRC FESTIVAL IN SRI LANKA.
Participants from India at the 5th World Cricket Festival were present.
Rtn.V.Krishnaswami(Kittu) India Representative IFCR chaired the meeting.
The following Resolutions were made after detailed discussions.
1. In view of rapid growth of interest shown in the country, it was decided to set up IFCR at State level, with a State Convener at each state, where there is considerable participation.
2. State Conveners in each State, will administer IFCR-INDIA /State with his team of Office Bearers and Bye Laws, within the norms set by IFCR
3. State Conveners will represent in the Board of IFCR, INDIA of their State. (A formal approval from the Board will confirm).
4. A National Chairman for IFCR-INDIA will be nominated by State Conveners, who is not a State Convener, for a period till the next World Cricket Festival.
5. It was decided to have an exclusive e-group for IFCR India
6. The following were elected unanimously as State Conveners.
IFCR-INDIA/Andhra Pradesh Rtn.K.R.P.Sarathy
IFCR-INDIA/Gujerat Rtn.Vipul Patel
IFCR-INDIA/Tamil Nadu Rtn.R.Ravi
7. The elected SC’s together requested Rtn. Krishnaswami(Kittu) to be National Chairman IFCR-India until the next IFCR Festival at South Africa in 2010. Rtn.Krishnaswami accepted the proposal with thanks.
8. The meeting was concluded with thanks by the Chair.