At this time of the year, many sections hold their annual general assembly, an opportunity to gather delegates from all over the country, together with the national board, in order to exchange views on the present and future of the IPA. In addition, many sections have recently elected or are in the process of electing their national presidents and/or board members.
Other meetings, organised on a more geographical basis are taking place during the same period of time. IPA friends meet and discuss their common interests, projects to develop and ideas to propose internationally.
I would like to seize the chance to greet and congratulate all IPA members who take time to ensure the ongoing development of our association, in line with our aims and values. ‘To take time’ has become such a key expression and challenge nowadays that I believe it deserves a mention.
To those of you who accept to carry the responsibility of the presidency of your IPA section, I address a special mention. Leading is never easy, the winds don’t always blow in the same direction around you and it takes charisma to unite and take the best out of all and everything.
Therefore and again, a special thanks to all of you. And if out of all these national and international meetings, you feel that an issue could or should be brought to the attention of the delegates during the next IPA World Congress, don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be glad and thankful to place and add items of international interest for our Association on the agenda that the IEB will discuss in a few weeks’ time.
In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy every IPA moment. Servo per Amikeco
Pierre-Martin Moulin, IPA President