Jan 31, 2013 Sports Comments Off on GVF holds AGM, reports and way forward discussed
The Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) held its AGM at the Albion Community Centre’s Boardroom on the Corentyne last Sunday. The meeting was attended by over 35 persons representing the BVA (Berbice Volleyball Association) and the DVA (Demerara volleyball Association). The main items on the agenda were reports from the President, Secretary, Treasurer and the BVA and DVA.
President Lennie Shuffler in his report highlighted the work
done in 2012 in promoting volleyball in primary schools through “volleyball Festivals organized in collaboration with the Allied Arts Unit of the Ministry of Education with support (finance and equipment) provided by the FIVB and CSB. He pointed out that the GVF also prepared U-19 Male and Female teams for the annual Inter-Guianas Games (IGG) and complimented all sponsors, players and officials for successfully hosting an International Club Competition which attracted teams from Suriname, Trinidad, Roraima in Brazil and four local teams.
Mr. Shuffler also explained in detail, decisions made following his attendance at the FIVB World Congress in California, USA, and a meeting he had with the President of the FIVA and CSV, Dr. Ary Garcia in Rio de Janerio. He elaborated on ways the Brazil Federation will assist the GVF while playing the role of a Big Brother with the intention to revive the ‘Bloc Development” Programme which was accepted by the FIVB since 2002.
The veteran volleyball administrator reminded members that the “bloc’ included Brazil, Suriname, French Guiana, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela and outlined his “Development through Activity” Plan pinpointing opportunities and challenges facing the Federation.
Brief reports delivered by the Presidents of the BVA & DVA highlighted achievements during the year 2012 and recommendations for the future.
All members present also participated in a “brain storming” session to plot the way forward for the next four years and several decisions were taken with regards to fund raising and participation in more international competitions.
At the conclusion of the meeting the opportunity was taken by Ms. Andrea Farias who is an Executive member of the GVF and Owner/Manager of the Kitano Travel Service, to present a pair of Tachikara Volleyball Antennas to assist in the raising of standards of officiating during competitions. Ms. Farias said she was impressed with the number of competitions organized by the BVA in the past and together with her husband, Commander John Farias of the GDF Coast Guard, who is also the Head of GVF’s Refereeing Commission, thought it wise to make the donation.
BVA President Gregory Rambarran expressed thanks to the donors for the important piece of equipment and said it will be utilized fully in all competitions.
A quantity of Mikasa MVA200 volleyballs were also handed over to the BVA by GVF President Lennie Shuffler.
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