Austin Lockwood Monday, October 13, 2014
The day started with the usual formalities and an opening speech by the ICCF President, Eric Ruch. Each delegate was then invited by the General Secretary to introduce himself and accept his voting card.
The morning was taken up with awards, including all title awards, which were moved from later in the week to allow visitors and accompanying people to participate in the full day partner programme offered by CCLA.
Unfortunately still no awards for Wales (maybe next year!...), but as proxy for England and Peru, I collected some medals and certificates, notably the Silver Bertl von Massow Medal for Richard Hall, and medals and certificates for my good friends Andrew Dearnley (IM and SIM), Toni Halliwell (LGM) and Phill Beckett (IA).
The afternoon continued with Qualifications business, including a narrowly defeated proposal from the Qualifications Commissioner to allow title norms in national events, and some special title applications which resulted in some very interesting discussion.
The Financial and Direct Entry reports were presented later in the afternoon.
In the evening there was a very enjoyable banquet in the hotel, with a warm welcome from the CCLA President, Shaun Press.
This morning we will commence with the Services Director's report, presented by yours truly!
Austin Lockwood, Sydney