CENTRAL BOARD MEETING 30-31.01 1999
Place: Radisson SAS Oslo Plaza Hotel, Oslo
§ 1 Opening of the meeting
§ 2 Approval of the agenda
§ 3 Minutes from the last
§ 4 Economy
The CB decided to present the financial report for 1998 to the Congress 2000.
b) Auditors report 1998 (enclosure
The CB decided to present the auditor's report for 1998 to the Congress 2000.
c) Budget 1999 (enclosure 3-4)
The CB decided to work according to the revised proposal.
d) Material Criterias
economical view (enclosure 5)
The CB decided to start the approval system from 01.05 1999, with a transfusion period for the Associations fully to adapt to the system until 01.07 2000, and to pay to the Swedish Floorball Federation 10.000 CHF for overtaking of the system, and that the fees for the approval of equipment shall be according to enclosure 5, and to sign the contract with SP.
§ 5 Nominations
The CB decided to appoint Karlis Strelis as EDC member and Andris Dzenis and Martin Vaculik as RACC members.
b) SAG Letter from SUHV concerning
Mr. Sterchi (enclosure 7-8)
The future work of the SAG was discussed and it was forwarded to Mr. Eriksson to look into the matter.
§ 6 World Championships
On behalf of Mr. Liljelund, Mr. Eriksson presented the WFC 1999 contract.
The CB decided to approve the contract.
b) WFC 2000
The CB decided to approve the contract.
c) WFC 2001 and 2002
The CB decided to send a letter to Latvia regarding WFC 2001 and to Finland and Switzerland regarding WFC 2002, and that the final decision shall be taken in the next CB meeting or in the meeting in May. Further the CB decided that Mr. Kauppinen shall be in charge for the contacts with the Latvian Floorball Union regarding the WFC 2001 and that a meeting with them shall be organized.
d) U19 Championships 2001 (enclosure
How to find a new organizer was discussed. The opinion of the CB is that it is important to start the U19 Championships.
The CB decided to ask for a new organizer to organize the U19 Championships 7-11 November 2001.
e) Future WFC for Men and Women
The CB decided that a standard procedure based on aspects of the organizers regulations, TV- and commercial rights and possibilities, calculated budget etc. shall be worked out by the RACC until the CB meeting in May. As a guideline for RACC the CB opinion is that the final decision upon an organizer shall be two years in advance. Furthermore the CB decided to ask for interested organizers for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008. Dead-line to show interest shall be 30.04 1999. At this stage these should be considered only as letters of interest without commitment.
§ 7 European Cup
b) European Cup 1999
The CB decided that Mr. Liljelund shall replace Mr. Kauppinen as responsible for the negotiations with SUHV. Furthermore the CB decided that the final round of the EC 1999 shall consist of a maximum of 8 teams respectively in the mens and womens tournament and to put forward to the RACC to prepare a proposal for the qualification round to be presented in the next meeting.
§ 8 Committee Reports
Mr. Sinnakaruppan has sent in a report on the development of floorball in Southeast Asia.
The promotion of floorball in Asia was discussed.
The CB decided to support the development of floorball in Southeast Asia with 10.000 CHF in 1999 and 15.000 CHF in 2000 from the EDC budget.
c) MIC (enclosure 15)
d) RACC (enclosure 16)
The CB decided that the RACC shall act as the jury and that Mr. Axel Wester shall be Chairman of the WFC 1999 Jury since Mr. Kauppinen will arrive to the WFC on May 12.
e) How to deal with deciding on new
The CB decided to put forward to the RACC to prepare a proposal on how to make future changes of the Rules of the Game. The proposal shall be presented to the CB meeting in September 1999.
As a guideline for the discussion within the RACC the key questions should be: Which body shall prepare proposals on changes ? Which body shall take the decision, the Congress or another body of IFF ? How to implement a new or changed game rule ?
f) RC (enclosure 17-19)
Furthermore the RC has sent in a proposal regarding the interpretation of Rule 507.4.
The CB decided to change the interpretation of Rule 507.4 according to the proposal to be in charge from 01.07 1999.
f) AC and DC (enclosure 20)
Furthermore the AC has decided upon an appeal from Tunet IBK, Norway.
The CB decided to inform the member Associations of the decision and urge them to inform their Elite Teams of the meaning of the regulation 3.1 of the Competition Regulations for Club Teams and on International Transfer Regulations in general.
§ 9 Material
The CB decided to approve the Material Regulations.
§ 10 Organizers Regulations (enclosure
The CB decided to approve the Organizers Regulations according to enclosure 22 to be valid from 01.07 1999.
§ 11 Membership applications
For the moment the IFF is working on Brazil, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, Slovakia, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela. Furthermore some contacts has been taken with Greece, Iceland and Israel.
The CB decided to decide upon possible membership applications, arriving before the next meeting, by fax or e-mail.
b) GAISF application
c) Decisions on Russian FF (enclosure
The CB decided that if the debt is not fully paid until 31.03 1999 the question of suspension until the next Congress will be decided upon in the next meeting.
d) Information on Hungary (enclosure
e) Information on Japan (enclosure
A letter has been sent to find possible solutions to the situation and replies has arrived from Japan Unihoc Association (JUA) and Japan Floorball Federation (JFF).
The situation of floorball in Japan was discussed.
The CB decided that the question of recalling the provisional membership for Japan Floorball Federation will be decided upon in the September meeting if there by 30.06 1999 has not arrived at least a letter of intent stating the merging of the two Associations JFF and JUA.
§ 12 President's Meeting
The meeting should start at 1000 and end at 1600 on May 13 containing presentation of participants, a lecture by Mr. Sevelius, member of SAG, on how to work on the international scene, what could be done nationally no matter of the size of the Association, an EDC review of work done and plans for the future and showing of all existing education material.
Invited to participate are President or Vice President and Secretary General. If needed an interpreter may accompany the representative.
The CB decided to ask for names of participants and education material from all Associations to be brought to Borlänge.
§ 13 Next meeting
The meeting will start 17.04 at 1000 and end 18.04 at 1400.
b) Borlänge, Sweden
§ 14 Closing of the meeting