Minutes of the XV Extraordinary FIAS Congress
The Congress is opened by the Russian sambo federation President Mr. Sergey Eliseev; he is welcoming the delegates of the Congress to Russia and informing that at the FIAS Executive Committee meeting of the 29th of January’2005 it was decided to hold the ?V Extraordinary FIAS Congress, and he is giving the floor to the FIAS General Secretary- Mr. Pranciscus Eigminas (Lithuania).
The chairman: I am proposing to commence the Congress.
Tikhomirov M.: I will not participate in this Congress, it must be postponed to the nearest World championship in Astana (Kazakhstan) (leaving the meeting hall).
The chairman: I’m proposing to elect the counting board members: F. Pulatov (Uzbekistan), V. Perchik (Russia), F. Gerar (France).
The chairman: I am proposing to elect the following Secretariat members: I.Tsypurskiy, M. Borisov (both from Russia).
The chairman: The current agenda was approved at FIAS Executive Committee meeting of the 29th of January 2005 held in Moscow and distributed to all presidents of the national sambo federations.
1. Ref. The first issue: the report of the mandatory Commission. The floor is given to its chairman, Mr. Pavel Gorodnov.
P. Gorodnov (Check Republic): The 31 delegates of national federations of the 4 continents and 9 members of the FIAS Executive Committee got their mandates.
In total, today the FIAS affiliates 39 countries with the right to vote and 8 candidate countries, so that the XV FIAS Congress is valid, I declare it opened.
2. The Report on main objectives of the FIAS activity and results of work for the period from 2002 – 2004.
The chairman: unfortunately, Mr. M. Tikhomirov does not participate in this Congress, and he did not attend the FIAS Executive Committee meeting on the 29th of Januar’2005 in Moscow either.
In fact he eluded his activity as a president since he was elected a president at the Congress in Krasnoyarsk in 2001. But, during past years Tikhomirov managed a great deal of work on sambo worldwide development after the USSR collapse. We are thankful to him for this a lot.
We suggest the main objectives of the FIAS activities must be as follows:
The members of the Executive Committee, chairmen of commissions, national federations presidents must participate in solving of these issues.
V.Yaprintsev: You were a brother-in-arms with M.Tikhomirov. Do you have to share the responsibility with him?
P.Eigminas: I suggest, that in the present situation there is my vain partially, but this is different matter, requiring lot of time to discuss.
C.Bruzat: We must not discuss the Past of Sambo, we must discuss the Future of Sambo.
M. Undaganov: We ourselves must work well within our local competence. One person can not answer for everything. The further president of FIAS has to submit his Program.
- Let’s decide if we will elect the President or not?
The chairman: I put the question to a vote.
3. The report of the Treasurer Mr.V.Shirokov for 1997-2001, 2001-2004 and the information for 1993-1997.
The chairman: Owing to absence of Mr. V. Shirokov, I propose to postpone this issue to the next Congress.
4. The adoption of changes and additions to the FIAS statutes
The chairman: You have received the proposals on additions and changes to the FIAS statutes. Have you got any comments? I am putting the question to a vote. How do you prefer to vote: proposal by proposal or by the list of proposals in total?
- Who is “for” voting by the list of proposals?
5. The election of the Executive Committee members, a treasurer, and Control and Revision commission.
The chairman: At the FIAS Executive committee meeting of the 29th of January’2005 it was decided to recognize the powers of Mr. David Rudman as the President of the Continental federation of Pan-America.
I am putting the question of recognition of Mr. David Rudman powers as a President of the Continental federation of Pan-America to a vote. Please, mention, that in case of positive decision, Mr. Rudman is automatically becomes the vice-president of the FIAS and correspondingly the member of the FIAS Executive Committee.
The chairman (addressing to Mr. Rudman): please, proceed to the Presidium and get your mandate as a FIAS Executive Committee member.
We got a proposal to elect the president of the national sambo federation of Morocco (Mr.Dalil Skalli) to the FIAS Executive Committee to represent Africa. Any objections?
M. Undaganov: - Objecting, I see this person for the first time, I do not know him.
D. Rudman: - I am proposing to charge Mr. Dalil Skalli with a creation of a continental federation of Africa. So, Mr. Skalli has to create African Sambo Continental federation, elect its president and after that to return to the above indicated question.
- Any objection?
Also, proposing to elect the FIAS Treasurer and the Control and Revision commission just after the election of the President.
- Any objection?
6. Presidential elections.
The chairman: Due to the decision of the FIAS Executive Committee of 14 of April’2005 I am putting the question of today’s election of the FIAS president to a vote.
The chairman: Let’s get down to elections. The FIAS Secretariat got the applications for two candidates to the position of the president of FIAS. They are as follows: Mr. David Rudman - from the national sambo federation of USA, and Mr. C. Bruzat - from the sambo national federation of France.
V. Yaprintsev: - I respect Mr.D. Rudman, but I suggest that it shouldn’t be done this way, you have offended Mr. M. Tikhomirov. I will not participate in these elections. (leaving the meeting hall).
P. Gorodnov: - I do not whish to participate in these elections. I am going to temporary suspend my membership in FIAS and European sambo federation (leaving the meeting hall).
O.Iadze: I am not against respected David Rudman, but I can not participate in the Congress (giving his mandate back and leaving)
M. Iliadis: I would like to find out how the candidature of Mr. C.Bruzat appear? I propose to withdraw this candidature from the list.
D. Rudman: I propose to leave his candidature on the list to be voted.
The chairman: I am putting the question to a vote.
-Who is “for” to elect Mr. David Rudman the President of FIAS?
The chairman: Mr. David Rudman was elected the President of FIAS. I propose to him to take the seat of the President of FIAS.
D. Rudman: Thanks for the trust. For the recent years a few critical notes were addressed to M.Tikhomirov many times, but this person has been running the FIAS for 12 years and it would be right not to delete his name from the FIAS files.
I propose to elect M.Tikhomirov an honorable President of FIAS (Applause)
-Thanks a lot.
D. Rudman: I propose the following program
- My presidential activity will be based on the strict maintenance of the principles of democracy, economic validity, and will be aimed at the following:
M. Undaganov: What kind of assistance will the FIAS provide to the national sambo federation to host the world sambo championship?
D.Rudman: $10,000.00 will be provided to cover the sambo world championship advertising costs and to support the starting arrangements.
- We declare the moratorium to national sambo federations –FIAS members, for 2005 for membership fees. Those fees that were already paid for the 2005 will be automatically counted as the membership fees for 2006.
D.Rudman: Today we have no treasurer.
- I propose, before the XVI FIAS Congress to be held in Astana (Kazakhstan), to elect Mr. Y.Chursinas (Lithuania) the FIAS treasurer.
D.Rudman. Either we do not have a Control and Revising Commission.
- I propose to elect the following members to the said commission: chairman - Oleg Avramkin (Kazakhstan), members: E. Selivanov (Russia), H. Geldman (Switzerland).
The chairman: the agenda is exhausted, I propose to close the meeting.
- Any objection?
14 April 2005