ICF is pleased to announce and present the following members who will lead the ICF Board in the year ahead. These people were acclaimed into their positions. They will now begin to staff the Board with other volunteers (Step Two on the “Steps to Building a Board”)

 


Fahrettin Gozet, President
Acclaimed
Background:

  • Founding Director of Future Stars in Turkey (1989 to present)
  • Founding President of Turkish Camps Association (2010-2016)
  • Spokesperson for camp industry in Turkey
  • ICF member (2007 to present)
  • ICF Steering Committee Member (2008-2011)
  • Board member – Asia Oceania Camping Fellowship (2011-2016)
  • Board member – ICF (2011-2014, 2014-2017, 2017-2020)
  • Member – ICF Visioning Team
  • Chairman of International Camping Congress 2014 Turkey
  • Initiated ICF Connect platform (2014 to present)
  • Presenter in Russia, USA, Canada, Greece, Switzerland, Australia, Mongolia, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Japan, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Germany and Austria for ICF purposes.
  • Co-chair ICF-AO 2019 Malaysia and ICC 2020 China
  • Vice President – ICF (2014-2020)

Statement of Intent:
ICF brings us together with people with whom we can build partnerships. If I were asked: “WHAT DOES ICF DO?” my answer is very simple:

  • ICF CONNECTS
  • ICF CARES
  • ICF HELPS TO DEVELOP

I have had the privilege of being On the ICF Board with two amazing presidents: Valery Kostin and John Jorgenson. Both of them were true examples of the 3 tasks above. They built bridges between countries and people. I have been watching these two charismatic leaders of camp industry as well as other board members for quite a long time. I have learnt a great deal from all of them.

In the meantime I have done my best to support ICF goals.

When I was recently asked “Do you plan to run for ICF president?” My answer was “I AM READY” ICF has a strong foundation and an amazing potential to grow by keeping its well- working model and values.

As the new Board of ICF 2020-2023, we will also work for:

  • BIGGER FAMILY (Expansion to new countries; higher membership numbers)
  • STRONGER BODY (Diversified revenue sources; effective governance; stronger communication)
  • RECOGNITION – COLLABORATION (Camp/Education partnerships; Outreach to other NGO’s)

After serving ICF for 12 years in total and last 6 years as the vice-president, taking part in the “visioning” and “structuring” teams, having congress experience, visiting many ICF countries and gaining diplomacy experience, I believe I can carry the ICF flag forward.

Jeff Bradshaw, Vice-President
Acclaimed
Background: 

  • Founding Director and CEO of Camp Wenonah (1998 to present)
  • Past Director of private, agency, day and religiously affiliated camps
  • Current President Ontario Camps Association
  • OCA Service (Board member, Conference Chair, Skills Weekend Coordinator, standards visitor, committee work, task forces)
  • Past President Canadian Camping Association (two terms)
  • CCA Service (Treasurer)
  • ICF Steering Committee and Board Members (1987 to present)
  • Presenter in Russia, Australia, the United States, Cyprus, Belgium, Turkey, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia and China
  • Facilitated Basic Camp Management program, in eight provinces in Canada

Statement of Intent:
I believe passionately in the International Camping Fellowship. I have been fortunate in my life to have known and worked alongside many of the Founders as well as key leaders since the inception of ICF in the late 1980s. Each has left a lasting impression and inspired me to continue to contribute in meaningful ways to the further success of ICF.

Having seen first-hand the growth of ICF since the early 1990s, I can attest to the power of the work that we do around the world. The establishment and support of national and regional camping associations; the strength of educational events including the ICDC and ICCs; the continued connection of camping leaders and camping programs and the engagement of many under an umbrella of peace.

ICF has grown exponentially in membership numbers over the past decade. There is work to be done with membership benefits. A more robust communication strategy that provides regular information of value would be high on that list.

ICF needs to create MORE opportunities for engagement across more platforms. ICF needs to invest in technology that allows for ease of connection including video conferencing. ICF needs to focus on the educational opportunities within the association and continue to look for ways to expand. The ICDC program is terrific. Where else can this program be held? The ICC experience continues to evolve and I look forward to playing a central role with the 2023 ICC and others that follow. The ICF Ambassador program is still in its infancy. It needs further refinement.

A robust Board is required that has a balance of new perspectives and energy along with seasoned leadership. I believe I can play a sizeable role with my experience on the Board.

With the addition of paid support staff, ICF has the capability to increase our service to members and I look forward to nurturing this aspect of the ICF experience.

As an international camping community, we have made great strides since 1987 to bring together a world of outdoor experience. I look forward to seeing more lives impacted by the power of the ICF experience and also looking to evolve, strengthen and deepen our commitment to camping leaders around the world.

Jill Dundas, Treasurer
Acclaimed
Background:

  • ICF-Treasurer (2012 to present)
  • ICC Participant: Toronto, Australia, Turkey, Sochi
  • ICC Committee: Sochi (International Speaker Program), China (International Speaker Program)
  • Canadian Camping Association President (2013 – 2016)
  • Ontario CA: Vice President, Conference Chair, Public Awareness Chair, ED Search, participant at conferences since 1986
  • Society of Camp Directors (Canada)
  • American Camps Association Conference participant: intermittent since 1986

Statement of intent:
My intent is to manage the business of the ICF in accordance to the legislative requirements of incorporation. More importantly the goal of this role is to advise the Board on the ability to meet the goals they set forward and ensure that monies are available for such use. Understanding this role over the past years provides opportunity to finalize some outstanding projects, have an individual shadow the role so that succession planning can take place to hand over this role.

With the contracting of paid support this role should be less burdensome in the future and practices are established to allow the work to be done from any country. My ultimate goal; to hand over a clean process for ease of use!

Marco Reyes, Secretary
Acclaimed
Background:

  • Owner/director of YMCE Camp Greenwoods (2010to present)
  • Participant ICC in Hong Kong, Turkey, Russia.
  • Delegate in numerous ACA Conferences as well as, Canadian camp conferences, WAIC, YMCA.
  • Co-founders of the China Camp Education Alliance
  • Consistently involvement in China Camp matters
  • Consultant for various camping groups and companies in China

Statement of intent:
By running for a second term with ICF, I am hoping to continue on all ICF developments and take advantage of the experience gained in the first term.

I am committed to bringing fresh perspectives to the Board and an inside look into Asian camping with an International looking glass. I am dedicated to perfecting my craft as Secretary and assisting the President and colleagues to the fullest.

I believe that we can streamline our organizations as whole, and I will volunteer my time until our missions are met. I am especially eager to participating in the upcoming ICF Visioning exercise as it is of top importance to our organization and future.

I am committed to seeing ICF continue in the right direction under both new leadership, new structure and new systems