Posted by: thebluemusicblog | July 1, 2014

WORLD COUNCIL DAY 2, MONDAY JUNE 30

 

The second day is almost over, we have had another brilliant sunny day with very clear air and fantastic view to all the mountain peaks surrounding us. In his opening speech yesterday Ken Colloton talked about Mountain People, and this morning in my speech I referred to Fuji San and Kilimanjaro and played around with those two mountains to help explain what I anted to say in my Secretary General report. It is mountain metaphors for all what it i worth.

 

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THE MILE HIGH GOSPEL CHOIR WITH A FABULOUS MINI CONCERT DURING THE DEVOTION THE FIRST MORNING OF THE WORLD COUNCIL

The devotion team, led by Carlos Sanvee and Roland Werner have planned a “Journey Together” with a very good programme, and this morning we experienced the kick off with among others the Mile High Gospel Choir. People are in good mood and there are smiles everywhere and laughter  and happy faces. It is a celebration when YMCA people come together!

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THE CONDUCTOR OF THE GOSPEL CHOIR

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FERNANDO, OUR DEAR VICE PRESIDENT, IS FILLING UP THE LONGHOUSE PLENARY HALL FROM THE FIRST ROW BACK

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SOLO SINGER, I BELIEVE THE WHOLE CHOIRE IS A GROUP OF SOLO SINGERS!

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THE MUSIC IS MESMERIZINMG US, 1300 PEOPLE CLAPPING AND DANCING AND SINGING TOGETHER WITH OUR NEW FRIENDS

Approximately on this point of the programme I was giving the Secretary General report focusing on the theme of Youth Empowerment. The report will be available on our webpage very soon.

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VEZI, THE CHAIR OF THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE, IS LEADING US IN A PLENARY SESSION ON NEW MEMBERSHIP

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KEN STEPPING IN FOR SOME COMMENTS

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ED EGGINK, THE PRESIDENT OF YMCA EUROPE, IS INVITED TO ASSIST

IMG_4991ROMULO DANTAS ENGAGED IN PREPARING MORE CHANGE AGENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE RUNNING OF WORLD COUNCIL

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BOB TOBIN, RACHEL AND SKHUMBUZO  HELPING US TO PREPARE FOR THE GROUP PROCESS STARTING TOMORROW

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IAN GREEN LEADING A WORKSHOP ON THE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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HELPED BY BILL STEWART, CEO WORLD URBAN NETWORK

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AND ALSO HELPED BY DAVID MAYES FROM NEW SOUTH WALES IN AUSTRALIA

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MISHA AND INGUNN SELLING THE YMCA COOK BOOK AT THE WORLD COUNCIL

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THIS IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT EVERY DAY – HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT?


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  1. Reblogged this on Di from the Y's Blog and commented:
    I love the visual blog style of the Secretary General of the World Alliance of YMCAs, Rev Johan Eltvik. He communicates so beautifully across a range of platforms, and beautifully in person too. Here’s his latest blog post visually documenting Day Two of the World Council of YMCAs in Colorado.


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