ILS Asia Pacific Regional Planning Meeting – in Tokyo

Japan Lifesaving Association hosted the ILS Asia Pacific Regional Planning Meeting held 3rd June – 5th June at Tokyo. Delegates from Australia-Royal, Australia-Surf, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and ILS president Graham Ford AM attended, and the meeting has been successfully proceeded by the lead of Purushottam Sharma – Regional President and Justin Scarr – Regional Secretary General.

The Meeting was composed of reports, discussions, workshops, and with a field trip in three days. All delegates exchanged their ideas and thoughts, and contributed to create an effective action plan for the next four years in our region.

Toshinori Ishikawa, JLA Drowning Prevention Project GM, made a presentation and introduced some of Japanese efforts for Tsunami awareness and evacuation. It was followed by the Field Trip to Shonan area to see signage, evacuation tower etc. Also local club members including junior age group welcomed all delegates at their club house.

The highlight of the meeting was the election for Regional President, Secretary General, and Directors.

The results of the election are;

ILS Asia Pacific Regional President (currently also ILS Vice President)
– Mr Norman FARMER ESM (Australia)

Secretary General
– Mr Justin SCARR (Australia)

– Mr Graeme CULLEN (New Zealand)
– Mr Richard Ming Kirk TAN (Singapore)
– Mr Morrie CHIANG (Chinese Taipei)
– Mrs Chiharu AIZAWA (Japan)

Japan Lifesaving Association was very honor to host such a significant international meeting and we hope all delegates could enjoy their stay in Tokyo.

Congratulations to the team of JLA for making a great job in hosting the meeting.

written by Takuya IRITANI (President of JLA)