B – 9200 DENDERMONDE Belgium
Tel. / Fax: 00-32. 52. 21 47 33
Upon the recent nominations of two additional O.M.J. members, it was decided by the whole O.M.J.-E.C. that the Vice-Presidency could not anymore be associated to a particular bird section. From then on, the Vice-President would be elected among the members of the O.M.J.-E.C. for a mandate of two years. This decision took immediate effect in Alicante 2000.
During the World Championship 2002, in Ypres, Mr. Adolf ZAGER was re-elected O.M.J. Vice-President for a new mandate up to the year 2004.
The C.O.M.P.E. and C.R.O. were formed after proposal of the C.O.M. Board of Directors at its Statutory Congress, and both have been accepted by the member countries.
The responsible person for these two Commissions has also been appointed by the C.O.M.-B.D. for a three years mandate, and he is permitted to attend the meetings of the C.O.M. Board of Directors but only with a consultative voice.
J U R I D I C A L S E R V I C E
Responsible person M. GRASSEAU
28, rue des Hautes Gatinières
F - 37210 VOUVRAY SUR LOIRE France
Tel. / Fax: 00-33. 2. 47 52 58 50
C.O.M. Honorary President: L.A. VAN ROELEN
Av. D. Jaime 1ro el Conquistador 11
CABO AZUL - Apt. 53 / 5
E – 03560 EL CAMPELLO / ALICANTE Spain
O.M.J. Honorary President: K. SCHWEIZER
D – 76889 BIRKENHORDT Germany
Note: During the C.O.M. Congress in Silvi Marina (Italy) on January 30, 1999, the new C.O.M. / O.M.J. Statutes and Internal Regulations have been adopted unanimously. Thenceforth, the O.M.J. Executive Committee consists of seven (7) people, namely: one President and six (6) members obligatorily O.M.J. judges of different specialities (article 11th of the Statutes).
A member-country cannot present but only one candidate for a vacant office, in order to assure the largest possible representation of member-countries (article 18th of the Internal Regulations).
The renewals of mandates on the C.O.M. and O.M.J. are done as follows:
for the C.O.M. Board of Directors:
1st year, cease functions: one Vice-President and the Assistant General Secretary - (Congress 2002) ;
2nd year, cease functions: the Assistant General President and the General Secretary - (Congress 2003) ;
3rd year, cease functions: the General President, one Vice-President and the General Treasurer - (Congress 2004) ;
and so on.
for the O.M.J. Executive Committee:
1st year, cease functions: the three members of the sections Type Canaries (E), European Fauna (G) + Hybrids (H) and Psittacines (I / N) – (Congress 2002) ;
2nd year, cease functions: the three members of the sections Singing Canaries (A, B, C), Coloured Canaries (D) and Exotics (F, O, P) – (Congress 2003) ;
3rd year, cease functions: the President – (Congress 2004) ; and so on.
The C.O.M. Board of Directors and the O.M.J. Executive Committee have decided, at their Alicante meeting on the 28th August 1999, that one and the same person cannot take on a post at the C.O.M./B.D. or O.M.J./E.C. while occupying office as President of a National C.O.M. and/or President of a National Technical Commission.
This rule, having been established to avoid relationship problems amongst the C.O.M. and its member-countries, came into force for elections or re-elections since the C.O.M. and O.M.J. Congresses of January 2000.
C.O.M. ceasing functions :
- B. Yeves Valero (Spain) : Assistant General President re-eligible
- G. Motta (Italy) : General Secretary re-eligible
O.M.J. ceasing functions :
- A.F. Zager (Germany) : Vice-President,
responsible for Singing Canaries,
(sections A, B, C) re-eligible
- R. van Dorpe (Belgium) : Member,
responsible for Coloured Canaries,
(section D) re-eligible
- A. Paparella (Italy) : Member,
responsible for Exotics
(sections F, O, P) re-eligible
The candidatures for these mandates (article 19th of the Internal Regulations) must be addressed before the end of June 2002 to:
Mr. C.G. MAANDAG
C.O.M. General President
NL – 7391 SM TWELLO, Netherlands
After the 30th June 2002, no candidature will be accepted at all (witnessing the post date).
The candidatures have to be mailed under registered letter, duly signed by the responsible people of the National C.O.M.s or equivalent entities.
One copy of such a letter must be sent to the C.O.M. General Secretary, Mr. G. MOTTA.
Every candidature letter (except for the re-eligible people) should include a detailed curriculum vitae of the candidate (professional and ornithological activities, knowledge of languages, etc.).
These curricula will be published in « Les Nouvelles » («The C.O.M. News ») of September 2002.
C A N D I D A T U R E S F O R T H E N E X T W O R L D C H A M P I O N S H I P S
The member-countries may present their candidature to organise the World Championship of the year 2007, by addressing a letter to the C.O.M. General President prior to the 30th June 2002, that being the expiry date for the required official decision and formal information to the C.O.M. / O.M.J. Congress of Amiens (France) during the last weekend of August 2001.
For the subsequent World Championships, the application will be made in the same way and always until the 30th June of the next years.
W O R L D C H A M P I O N S H I P S
NORTHERN HEMISPHERE: AMIENS (France) Championship 2 0 0 3
We inform below the program of this next « 51st World Championship » in Amiens, to be held from the 16th January to the 27th January 2003:
- Thursday 16th January : admittance of the French and foreign birds;
- Friday 17th January : rest of the birds and arrival of the Judges;
06.00pm: O.M.J. Congress, including distribution of Judges’ teams;
- Saturday 18th January : judging of exhibits;
- Sunday 19th January : judging of exhibits;
- Monday 20th January : judging of exhibits;
- Tuesday 21st January : at the Organisation disposal;
07.00pm: official opening ceremony;
- Wednesday 22nd January : visits from school groups;
12.00h: opening to the public (visitors);
- Thursday 23rd January : open to the public from 10.00am to 06.00pm;
- Friday 24th January : open to the public from 10.00am to 06.00pm;
- Saturday 25th January : open to the public from 10.00am to 06.00pm;
10.00am: C.O.M. Congress;
08.00pm: dinner and awards delivery ceremony; handing over of the C.O.M. banner to the organisers of the World Championship 2004 of Lausanne (Switzerland);
- Sunday 26th January : open to the public;
05.00pm: closing of the show;
06.00pm: removal of the French birds;
- Monday 27th January : removal of the foreign birds.