FIP Commission for Thematic Philately

Last update: November, 2016

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Current Commission Meeting Minutes

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The minutes from previous Commission meeting may be found on the TC Historical documents page.

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MINUTES OF THE FIP THEMATIC COMMISSION MEETING

TAIPEI, 24 OCTOBER 2016, 14:00 – 16:00

 

The proposed Agenda circulated to all delegates by e-mail in advance was unanimously adopted.

 Agenda

 1. Roll call

 Present

·         Bernard Jimenez, Director of the FIP Board responsible for the Thematic Philately Class

·         Peter Suhadolc, Acting Thematic Commission Secretary 2012 - 2016, Thematic Bureau member representing FEPA 2012 - 2016

·         Tono D. Putranto, Thematic Bureau member representing FIAP 2012 - 2016

·         Charles Bromser, Co-opted Thematic Bureau member webmaster

·         48 national delegates (6 through proxies): Albania (proxy to Spain), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Great Britain, Greece (proxy to Belgium), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq (proxy to UAE), Israel (proxy to France), Italy (proxy to Slovenia), Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden (proxy to Denmark), Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay  and Vietnam.

 Absent with apologies

·         Koenraad Bracke, Acting Thematic Commission Chairman 2012 - 2016

·         Jin Hur, Co-opted Thematic Bureau member

·         Darrel Ertzberger, Co-opted Thematic Bureau member

 

2. A moment of silence to remember Louis Paulo Rodrigues da Cunha, Thematic Bureau member representing FIAF 2012 - 2016  (Deceased August 2016)

 

3. Election of new Thematic Bureau members

        

FIP Board Director Bernard Jimenez chaired this point.

Candidates:

            Chairman                             : Peter Suhadolc (Slovenia)

            Secretary                              : 1. Koenraad Bracke (Belgium)

                                                         2. Tono D. Putranto (Indonesia)

            Bureau member (FIAP)    : Kim Chang Han (Republic of Korea)

            Bureau member (FIAF)    : Corres Orlando Eloy (Argentina)

            Bureau member (FEPA)   : -

             The candidates who ran unopposed were all unanimously approved by show of hands.

            For the Secretary position the elections were carried out with secret ballot. All 48 delegates   voted. The result was:

  • Koenraad Bracke    15 votes
  • Tono D. Putranto    32 votes
  • Invalid                      1 vote

 

            The newly elected Thematic Bureau members for the period 2016 – 2020:

            Chairman                             : Peter Suhadolc (Slovenia)

            Secretary                              : Tono D. Putranto (Indonesia)

            Bureau member (FIAP)    : Chang-Han Kim (Republic of Korea)

            Bureau member (FIAF)    : Orlando Eloy Corres (Argentina)

            Bureau member (FEPA)   : -

 

4. Short review of past activities

     Peter Suhadolc shortly presented the Reports about past activities of the Thematic Commission written by the former Chairman Jonas Hällström for the period June 2012 to March 2014 and by the former Acting Chairman Koenraad Bracke for the period April 2014 to October 2016. Both reports can be found on the Commission website.

 

5. Roadmap for 2016-2020

     Peter Suhadolc presented the main points that should be dealt with by the new Bureau.

-      Support exhibiting through both education and training of exhibitors, and quality judging at exhibits

-      Promotion of Thematic Philately Through Seminars and Workshops

-      Thematic Commission Website development

-      Continued information through Newsletters and TCNews

-      Revision of Guidelines with a new version that could be more easily understood and with a simplified version for beginners

6. Thematic presentation by Peter Suhadolc with title "HOW TO PREPARE A THEMATIC PHILATELY EXHIBIT, Some Guidelines"

 

The meeting was closed at 16:10 with thanks from the new Thematic Commission Chairman Peter Suhadolc

 

November 2016

Tono D. Putranto

Commission Secretary

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