The Elective General Assembly 2016 of ILSE took place in Oropesa del Mar, Spain, from June 30th - July 3rd, 2016.
Nearly 45 participants from 21 European Countries took part at the Meetings. President Dr. Detlev Mohr also welcomed President and Secretary General of ILS, Graham B. Ford and Dr. Harald Vervaecke.
ILS President Graham B. Ford thanked the European Region of ILS for the good co-operation between ILS and ILSE and is looking forward to continue the successful collaboration.
The delegates of 21 ILSE Full Members re-elected the President Dr. Detlev Mohr (Germany) and Secretary General Joachim Kellermeier (Germany) as well as three of the Vice Presidents: Erik Bech (Denmark), John Martin (Great Britain) and Dr. Todor Popov (Bulgaria). General Assembly elected as a new Vice President Isabel Garcia Sanz (Spain) and decided about further functions in ILSE Board: Development Advisor Helmut Stöhr (Germany) was re-elected, new elected Juridical Advisor Clive Holland (United Kingdom) and Medical Advisor Dr. Sanja Mazic (Serbia), Auditors Pia Holmen Christensen and Walter Grimm.
Furthermore the General Assembly decided about amendments of ILSE Constitution and Bye-Laws and installed a new 'Support Programme' for ILSE Member Associations.
The new elected ILSE Board of Directors decided about the composition of four ILSE Commissions Education, Rescue, Sport and Management and Administration for the coming period of office 2016-2020.
The Meeting was organised by the Spanish ILSE Member Real Federación Espaňola de Salvamento y Socorrismo (RFESS) in a perfect and harmonious way.
President thanked RFESS for the perfect arrangement of the Meetings.
He took the opportunity to honor several Members of ILSE Board of Directors for their outstanding work and support for ILSE:
Ambassador of the European Order of Lifesaving: Kenneth J. White (Juridical Advisor period of office 2012-2016)
Officers of the European Order of Lifesaving:
Isabel Garcia Sanz (new elected Vice President)
Walter Grimm (Auditor)
Polykarpos Pallikaros (Member of ILSE Board)
Member of the European Order of Lifesaving: Teodora Tomova (Member of ILSE Rescue Commission)