MINUTES FROM BMU GENERAL ASSEMBLY METEORA GREECE

MINUTES from Balkan Mountain Union General Assembly 2023

September 16th, 2023, Meteora, Greece

The BMU 23 GA meeting took place in Meteora, Greece organized and hosted by the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (EOOA).
More than 20 participants and delegates attended BMU General Assembly from 10 countries: N. Macedonia, Slovenia, BiH, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro, Greece, Albania, Serbia and Czech Republic. From the member associations only Bulgaria did not attend the BMU GA. BMU GA had a quorum for official adopting decisions.

The BMU 23 GA meeting start: 15:30
Agenda
1 Welcome Greetings
2 Approval of Agenda
3. Minutes from the BMU GA in Skopje – approval and realisation of the activities (including preparation activities and basic information about fore coming events)
– Expeditions
– Balkan orientation championship
– News from EUMA
4. Elections – Executive board, Supervisory board
Presentation of the candidate for the BMU Executive board president
5. BMU Programme and action plan 2023
6. Next BMU meeting Croatia 2024 (information, dates…)
7. Miscellaneous

Ad. 1)
1. Welcome greetings

The EB BMU president, Martin Solar welcomed all delegates to the BMU GA 2023. He thanked to EOOA and especially to Theodoros Tsavdaridis for organizing and hosting the BMU GA.
After that, Theodoros Tsavdaridis also welcomed all participants and he made a thankful speech for BMU founder Jovica Ugrinovski who died in 2022. A short video was presented on Jovica Ugrinovski memorial later on.

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Agenda was approved.

Ad.3)
Martin Solar reported on Balkan Orientation championship on Pokljuka in 2022, Ersan Basar reported on Mount Agri Expedition, unfortunately sport climbing on natural rocks in Serbia was cancelled. Jan Bloudek (also presenting EUMA) reported on news in EUMA with a desire to get a candidate for EUMA board from BMU at the next elections.
Martin Solar, BMU EB president in the period 2019 – 2023 asked the delegates for the dismiss of the BMU EB and Supervisory board and the GA dismissed the boards members.
Martin Solar also thanked to Katica Garoska Acevska (in absence) for long years serving as an editor of BMU magazine.
Before agenda item 4 (Elections) the BMU GA were addressed by Boris Micic, ERA president.

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Elections
The full list of candidates for the BMU Executive board and Supervisory board was presented.
The candidate for the BMU president Mr. Dragoslav Gogic from Planinarski savez Srbija (Serbia) presented himself and his programme.
List of candidates:
Executive board
President:
DRAGOSLAV GOGIC – (Serbia)
Members:
ZORAN CHITKUSEV (North Macedonia)
TATJANA IVANOVIC (Monte Negro)
ERMIN LIPOVIC (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
MARTIN SOLAR (Slovenia)

Supervisory board
VIKTOR ANTONOVSKI (North Macedonia)
ERSAN BASAR (Turkey)
THEODOROS TSAVDARIDIS (Greece)
The delegates decided to vote publicly.
The full list / all candidates were unanimously elected.

Ad. 5)
The fore coming Balkan orientation championship in Serbia were presented by Andrej Ivosev. The new BMU EB will meet in next couple months and decide about the plan.

Ad. 6)
The president of Hrvatski planinarski savez (Croatia) Darko Berljak presented the programme of the next BMU GA meeting in May in Paklenica in Croatia. Hrvatski planinarski savez will celebrate 150 years and the BMU meeting will be joined with EUMA GA. The invitations will be sent on time.

Ad. 7)
There were no requests for the discussion under any other business.
Martin Solar closed the BMU GA, congratulated new president and invited all participants for official photo of the participants.

Minutes prepared by:
Martin Solar

 

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