This time I want to tell you how our actions in the past year will affect the future of the FCI. I am not saying it is not important to summarise our achievements and to explain why we proceeded in a certain way, but I want to talk about our future as an international organisation, but most important about the future of our dogs worldwide.

Three aspects have been transcendental during the past year; cooperation and collaboration, innovation and preparation for the future. These three aspects will lead our organisation for the next year.

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Rafael de Santiago
FCI President
Introducing the Israel Kennel Club’s new Board of Directors

The Israel Kennel Club (IKC) had its general meeting and election March 1, 2017. The members of the new Board of Directors are:

  • Mr Eyal Kan – Chairperson
  • Ms Orit Nevo – Vice Chairperson
  • Dr Lazar Gerassi – Head of Breeding Committee
  • Mr Yochai Barak – Head of Education Committee
  • Mr Yossi Rotshiled – Head of Show Committee
  • Mr Marius Wolf – Secretary
  • Mr Elad Brauner – Treasurer

The new board has already announced several initiatives, including the "Dog of the Year" programme to encourage participation in dog shows and promote excellence; and the setting up of a round table where representatives of all the different sport clubs can meet.
The Board is also working with the Ministry of Agriculture to achieve a better understanding of different regulations that affect breeding and showing of dogs in Israel.

Orit Nevo
IKC Vice-chairperson