by Espen Lund, WAKO Acting President
DEAR WAKO MEMBERS, DEAR COLLEAGUES
I hope this letter finds you all well. I have just come back from a successful Sportaccord World Combat Games in St. Petersburg. Even though the local organizer troubled a lot with its logistic that created problems for many of our members, the event itself became a success. But, despite the successful event, I would like to say that I am sorry for the stress and inconvenience the participating countries had in the upcoming of this event. When that said, I also have to honor the enormous effort of our Organizing and Referee Committee who have enormous skills and precision. Without them the event would not have been such a success. Thanks to Barbara, Roy, Srdjan, Nicola, Jens, Vadim, Nasser, Borislav, Brian and all the fantastic referees. You are a great gang!
We are soon approaching our last Championship for 2013 in Antalya, Turkey. As the Poland Championships and Brazil Championship became a success we have great hope for the promotion under the leadership of Mr. Salim Kayici. Please registrate your team online asap and please respect the deadline which is set to be 23rd november. Also please respect the deadline of weigh-in to be 1st December at 19:00.
There have been many questions related to if we are going to host a General Assembly/Presidential elections in Antalya. Due to exceeding deadlines by mistakes we can not organize any General Assembly. Nor we will have any Extraordinary General Assembly since it has a limit of power. However I am pleased to inform that we will have the next Ordinary General Assembly during spring and we will duly inform about the date when ready. Until then the machine is working and WAKO are developing as normal.
We will inform about additional projects and/or structure that will be a value for the development of WAKO.