|REPORT MEETINGS COMMITTEE OF DELEGATES|
OSLO - During the 14th WCF World Congress held in Oslo (Norway), hosted by the Nordisk Selskab for Campanologi og Klokkespil, the Committee of Delegates met three times. On the agenda were the reports of the committees and the reports of the secretary and treasurer. The Committee of Delegates also took a vote on the location for the World Congress 2008.
Hylke Banning _____________________________________________
The number of Bulletins produced was 500 Dutch, 1000 English and 300 French. Because the Bulletin was printed this time (and not photocopied) it also contained a few pictures in black and white.
Since the job to produce a Bulletin is rather time consuming it was necessary to revive the WCF Editorial Committee. Several delegates volunteered to assist with the gathering of news, the writing or re-writing of news items, and the translation of all texts into the three languages used within the WCF. Hylke Banning is co-ordinating the activities of this committee.
In the past two years the start page of the WCF website has been altered and now offers the option to choose immediately a subject: Organization, News, World-list of Carillons, CD's, Sheet Music, Travelling Carillons, or Museums. It is also still possible to change the language from English to French or Dutch.
A major addition in the last two years was a list of officially published carillon music. If a piece of music can still be purchased, order information is available too. Of most travelling carillons a photo, the address of the owner, and some technical details have been published. Information on museums is only rudimentary and has to be extended.
The Committee of Delegates decided that the World-list of carillons on the website should always mention the name of the carillonneur. If a carillonneur is not a member of a WCF member organization, than only his name and not his e-mail address will be mentioned.
WORLD-LIST OF CARILLONS
The Committee of Delegates now decided that the list will include the names and addresses of all carillonneurs, even if they are not a member of a WCF member organization. All member organizations are free to also include the names and addresses of assistant carillonneurs, carillonneurs without a position, retired carillonneurs, and/or students.
Liesbeth Janssens volunteered to be the new chair of this committee. Several people have offered their assistance. The goal is to present in July 2005 a draft document and in July 2006 a final document.
CONGRESS PRESENTATIONS COMMITTEE
The committee can propose subjects for lectures and presentations to the WCF member guild that organizes a congress. The committee also may encourage persons to prepare a presentation or to write an article. The goal of the activities of the committee is to ensure the quality of congress presentations. Liesbeth Janssens is the co-ordinator of the activities of this new committee.
Both parties gave a fine presentation using word, film and sound. By secret ballot, the Committee of Delegates chose Groningen as the city where the WCF World Congress 2008 will be held.
The date for the next meeting of the Executive Committee is set for Wednesday, June 29, 2005 in Gdansk. The Committee of Delegates will also meet in Gdansk, one year later, in the late afternoon of Saturday, July 15, 2006.
The guidelines state the requirements that should be met when a member organization is organizing a WCF World Congress. Some of the items specified are: the duration of the congress, musical programs, carillons, registration fee, housing, dining and transportation.
FREQUENCY OF CONGRESSES
The statement that two years between congresses is too short for the preparation of new lectures and presentations cannot be considered a good reason, since it is not a requirement that preparations have to start after the latest congress and since it is very likely that scientific findings and developments are the result of research over a much longer period.
The problem of four-yearly intervals is that if someone cannot attend a congress, the period between congresses is eight years.
The decision of the Committee of Delegates was that every member organization should have a say about this. After consulting their boards, all members of the Committee of Delegates are expected to vote by correspondence before July 31, 2005.
COMPOSITION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE