December 15, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
FROM THE WORLD PRESIDENT
IYV+10…THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES
NEWS FROM IAVE
- Update on the 2011 World Conference: A Report from the IAVE Planning Team
- Call Issued for Proposals for Workshops and Papers for World Conference
FROM IAVE MEMBERS
- Global Youth Service Day is Coming – April 23-25
- What Does Service Say to You?
- First Annual “Make a CHANGE Day” Held in Japan
AN UPDATE FROM WAY DOWN UNDER: NEW ZEALAND IN THE SPOTLIGHT
FROM THE GLOBAL VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY
- CIVICUS World Assembly Plans
TO PROPOSE A WORKSHOP FOR THE WORLD CONFERENCE: THE FORM YOU NEED
FROM THE EDITOR
Spring has finally come for those of us in northern climates after a long, ugly winter. Flowers and trees are blooming – everyone’s allergies are driving them crazy – “spring fever” is on us – and, boy, are we glad!! Hooray for Spring!!
One of the great things about IAVE is that it is the members who have the opportunity to elect representatives to the board of directors. As you will see in the message, just below, from Dr. Lee, the time is rapidly approaching for us to launch the 2010 election process. This is an advance notice – details to follow in the next month or so.
Also, we have an update from IAVE’s planning team for the World Conference in Singapore and call for workshop proposals…a reminder about Global Youth Service Day…a report from Make a Change Day in Japan…and, a special report compiled from Volunteering New Zealand’s excellent e-newsletter!
-- Kenn Allen
This year, IAVE members will be asked to elect Regional Representatives from throughout the world to serve on IAVE’s board of directors.
This is a very important election. The people elected in 2010 will guide us through IYV+10 and into our future development as an organization.
In addition to election of the Vice President, we will have elections this year in all regions of the world except the Arab Nations. The details:
Vice President. All members are eligible to vote for Vice President. Rose Ekeleme has now served the maximum number of terms. A list of people who qualify under the by-laws will be published when the elections are officially announced.
Europe. Regional Representative to be elected. Colette Robert has served the maximum number of terms allowed by the by-laws.
Latin America. Regional Representative to be elected. Maria Teresa Gnecco has served the maximum number of terms allowed by the by-laws.
Asia-Pacific. Two Regional Representatives to be elected. Dr. Amelita Go and Kylee Bates are eligible to stand for re-election.
Africa. Regional Representative to be elected from French-speaking countries (all African members eligible to vote). Honore Sietso is eligible to stand for re-election.
North America. Regional Representative to be elected. David Styers, elected by the board to fill Kathi Dennis’s unexpired term is eligible to stand for election.
We will make the formal announcement of the nominating and election process in May with the expectation that elections will be concluded in time for new board members to take their seats next January at the World Volunteer Conference.
-- Dr. Kang Hyun Lee, World President
IYV+10…the countdown continues
ONLY 9 MONTHS TO GO!
2011 is the 10th Anniversary of the United Nation’s International Year of Volunteers in 2001. As it did in 2001, IAVE is giving leadership to the nongovernmental volunteer community in celebrating this global recognition of volunteering.
ARE YOU LISTENING? WE NEED YOUR HELP HERE!!! THIS IS EASY TO DO – SO, DO IT! NOW!!
IAVE is calling on volunteers worldwide to sign up in support of the tenth anniversary of the UN International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10) in 2011. To build momentum for this important anniversary, we need you to add your voice to the call to make IYV+10 another landmark year for volunteering and to encourage others to do so.
Here is all you need to do:
- Go to www.iave.org/iyv10 and sign the online statement of support for IYV+10.
- After you have signed on, use the “Tell A Friend” feature that comes up automatically to invite others to join as well.
- Help us build this into a true viral online campaign by forwarding the address www.iave.org/iyv10 to as many volunteers, volunteer-involving organizations, government agencies and others as you can find. Urge them to “Sign On” as well.
|June||North American Regional Meeting at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New York City. Meeting of the IAVE Board of Directors in New York City (to be confirmed)|
|September||Arab Nations Regional Conference in Lebanon|
|September||Latin America Regional Conference in Colombia|
|January||21st World Volunteer Conference in Singapore in partnership with the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre|
Global Youth Volunteer Summit in Barranquilla, Colombia in partnership with Partners of the Americas
|September||22nd World Volunteer Conference in Ireland in partnership with Volunteering Ireland|
NEWS FROM IAVE
Five international members of IAVE’s planning team for the World Volunteer Conference traveled to Singapore March 15-17 to work with folks from the National Centre for Volunteering and Philanthropy there, the host organization for the 2011 World Volunteer Conference. The IAVE delegation was led by board members Kylee Bates of Australia and Mark Molloy of Scotland, Executive Director Kathi Dennis and IAVE consultants Lluc Marti of the Youth Office in Barcelona and Sarah Hayes of the Global Corporate Volunteer Council.
Here are highlights as shared by Kathi after her return:
- The conference website is active at www.iave2011.org and has the most up to date information on the conference.
- Planning is moving along quickly and very effectively. The local organizing team is in place and working hard. There is good support coming from both government and the private sector and other NGOs.
- Within the next few weeks, the organizing team will be opening registration. Please refer to February’s E-IAVE for details on registration fees – www.iave.org and click on Newsletters in the top banner.
- The venue for the conference – Resorts World Sentosa Singapore – is now complete. It is a tremendous facility – hotels, convention space, entertainment, leisure and more. See it at www.rwsentosa.com.
- With leadership from Mark and Lluc, the design and agenda for the Youth Conference has been laid out. It runs from Friday evening, January 21 and concludes on Sunday, January 24. It will include small group service projects, time for reflection and skill development workshops. The Singapore Management University is a very enthusiastic host for this event.
Kathi also reports that the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has become a very active new international NGO partner with IAVE, working with us in planning both the World Conference and, under the auspices of United Nations Volunteers, the overall approach to IYV+10.
Kathi, other members of the team and Dr. Lee will be making further planning and monitoring visits between now and the conference.
Organizers of the World Conference have issued their call for proposals for workshops and papers. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2011 and no extensions will be granted.
[This article was written by Sarah Hayes, consultant director of IAVE’s Global Corporate Volunteer Council.]
Global Corporate Volunteer Council Member UBS graciously hosted two receptions for companies and CSR-focused non-profits on March 16 and March 18, in Singapore and Hong Kong respectively. Featured speakers were Sarah Hayes, Director of GCVC, and David Boyd-Thomas, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs for UBS AG – Asia Pacific. This event was also part of a series of CSR briefings promoted by CSR Asia, the leading provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on sustainable business practices in Asia. (Read the full article here)
FROM IAVE MEMBERS