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Dear Members of the IAF,

After much thought about the matter, I have decided to retire from the office of Chairman of the IAF and so I will not be a candidate for reelection at this forthcoming Congress.

I am informing you about this now, before the deadline for sending items on the Congress agenda, so that you will have ample time to consider the election of a new directing committee.

I have been involved with the direction of the IAF since 1982, when I attended the Directing Committee meeting held in Tokyo. This means that I have been so involved for 34 years out of the 40 years that the IAF has existed.

Such an anniversary is a good time to consider what has been achieved and also to look forward to the next 40 years.

I have enjoyed working for the IAF, but I think it is time for change and to turn over the direction of the federation to a new and younger generation.

 

Yours sincerely,

Peter Goldsbury

IAF Chairman

 

 

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