Pricey World ParaVolley Group,
Wishing you all an important begin to the brand new 12 months, the 12 months of the Paris 2024 Paralympics!
A month in the past, our esteemed President and memorable chief, Barry Couzner OAM, unexpectedly introduced his retirement from World ParaVolley. Barry led our federation for 10 years, elevating the extent of accomplishment and achievement along with his professionalism and integrity. He might be celebrated for his work as a volunteer and his compassion as a human being.
It’s my honor to observe Barry as President for 2024 and settle for the duty that comes with this place for a completely volunteer-run worldwide sports activities federation.
I start the brand new 12 months by listening to direct suggestions, one thing I’ve performed since becoming a member of the Board in 2022, and since Barry reached out to me in 2016 to develop into a technical official. I’ll meet with and settle for info from a variety of individuals, beginning with our Athletes’ Fee underneath the management of Nicky Nieves (USA), our Crew Leaders of WPV Commissions, our members and extra.
The WPV Board held profitable strategic planning conferences in December underneath the skilled facilitation of former WPV Vice President, Wayne Hellquist (CAN), and we count on to summarize and start forming the plan later this month waiting for the LA28 Paralympics and Brisbane 2032. We’ve got a lot work to do, and a few areas that require our instant consideration.
We’ll start to share extra info via our present and new social media channels, to make sure the right info reaches you. And you’ll attain again to us with direct suggestions.
In these early months, we’ll conclude and transfer to the subsequent phases of initiatives that started underneath Barry’s management that can show helpful to the long-range sustainability of World ParaVolley. One key venture being the completion of our official incorporation as a U.S. based mostly non-profit group that started with the Board’s approval in 2022.
Waiting for Paris, our Paralympic Technical Delegate, Glenn Stewart (AUS) and your complete Sport Division is targeted on the Paralympics planning in remaining phases.
Extra to come back within the subsequent weeks and months. And as at all times, your concepts, feedback and enter will be shared straight at email@example.com or via our social media channels.
Blissful New 12 months!
Lori Okimura (USA)
President, World ParaVolley