Extraordinary Meeting, 23rd August 2017.

MINUTES from the Extraordinary Meeting OF 'ECO HVAR' held on 23rd August 2017 in the Café Splendid in Jelsa

Present: Vivian Grisogono, Charity President, Nada Kozulić, Legal and Financial Adviser, Jasenka Splivalo, Frank Duboković, Susan Corning, Andrew Hilton.

Apologies for absence: Carol Adeney, Henk Buijs, Ingrid Buijs, Paul Bradbury, Raffaella Catani, Liljana Caratan Lukšić, Jelena Gracin.

The meeting commenced at 11:30 am.

AGENDA

  1. Opening of meeting, confirmation of members present, election of meeting secretary.

  2. Report on the Charity's activities for the first part of 2017

  3. President's recommendation that Nada Kozulić should be authorized to represent the Charity.

  4. Any other business.

1) the President confirmed that enough voting members were present to pass valid resolutions.

Nada Kozulić was appointed Meeting Secretary.

2) Vivian Grisogono presented a review of the Charity's activities.

1. Activities relating to animals. The Charity has received a significant number of inquiries about abandoned, mistreated and lost dogs and cats, especially from June onwards. These are not only from Hvar, but from the neighbouring islands, especially Brač, and even from Istria. For cats, it is clear that a shelter is even more urgently needed than for dogs. There is only one cattery in Croatia, near the village of Voloder in Moslavačka Gora (http://oldcatshelter.simplesite.com/). Our hope is that all of Hvar's Mayors will cooperate to found shelters for cats and dogs. these are truly essential for the quality of life on the island (also for the island's image to visitors). We recommend that the Charity should prepare a preliminary Project, and initiate action to found these animal shelters.

2. Activities relating to environmental protection. The Charity has been observing the practice of insect spraying ('fogging') around the Jelsa Council area for 3 years. The details we have obtained about the programme give cause for concern. In July 2017, 4 poisons were mixed into a cocktail for 'fogging', and sprayed around the main streets across the Council area. As we consider that this practice lacks transparency and efficacy, we recommend that the Charity should approach the Minster of Health and other responsible institutions, in order to put a stop to this type of insect suppression. Material prepared for this purpose was shown to those present at the meeting.

THE MEETING ACCEPTED THE REPORT OF THE CHARITY'S ACTIVITIES FOR THE FIRST PART OF 2017, nem con.

3) The Charity President recommended that Nada Kozulić, as Vice-President, should be authorized to represent the Charity.

THE RECOMMENDATION WAS ACCEPTED, nem con.

4) As there was no other business, Vivian Grisogono thanked those present, and closed the meeting at 11.50 am.

Jelsa 24.08.2017

Meeting Secretary                                                                                                                     President

Nada Kozulić                                                                                                                            Vivian Grisogono

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