All nominations should be made by filling in this form. Please return this form by e-mail to <Nominations@servas.org>
Bring transparency, honesty and equal
rights for all Servas officers
? 5 years in the Audit Committee of Servas International
? Good knowledge of Servas organisation and many NS
? Speak 4 languages : French, English, Spanish and German
? Work as associate director in a consultancy company dealing with
? Good professional accounting and financial experience
1 Name of candidate Alex Dali
2 Address, telephone number,
e-mail address etc.
3 Country France
4 Position(s) nominated for
Treasurer Servas International
15 Nominated by
1. Jerôme Dossy, NS Servas France
2. Nancy Mitchell – NS Servas USA
3. Mary Jane Mikuriya, EXCO Vice-President 2006-2009, USA
4. L V Subramanian, EXCO Treasurer 2008-2009, India
5. Pramod Kumar, EXCO General Secretary, India
6. Florencio Gomez, Convernor AUDIT Committee 2006-2009
7. Vitto Fortezza – NS Servas Italy
8. Rami Rafaeli – ex-NS Servas Israel
9. Bill Fine, NS Servas Ireland
10. Leonardas Rinkevicius, NS Servas Lithuania
11. Sercan Duygan – ex-NS Servas Turkey
12. Vera Fruhaufova – NS Servas Czech Republic
13. Pilar Olea – ex-NS Servas Spain
14. Carla Kristensen - NS Servas Portugal
15. Raquel Rosa – ex-NS Servas Portugal
16. Bea Mantel President of Servas Switzerland
17. Wolfgang Stapelfeldt – NS Servas Germany
18. Pablo Colángelo - NS Servas Argentina
19. Cintia Amor – ex-NS Servas Argentina
20. Judith Rivadeneira – NS Servas Peru
21. Victor Manuel – NS Servas Venezuela
22. Hector Peralta – AC Central America
23. Adela Montes, ex-NS Servas Guatemala
24. Lydia Seymonson – NS Servas Surinam
25. David Espinoza – NS Servas Honduras
26. Changxian Li, NS Servas China
27. Serena Ming-Han Tang – NS Servas Taiwan
1 You can nominate yourself. If someone else nominates you, they should state their position in Servas. If you are nominating
someone other than yourself, you must confirm that the nominee is willing to be a candidate.
28. Jong-soo KIM – NS Servas South Korea
29. Tiurlan Indrayati Sitompul – NS Servas Indonesia
30. Catherine Calderon – NS Servas Philippines
31. Walter Werapitiya – NS Servas Sri Lanka
32. Ramesh Sharma – NS Servas India
33. Anatoly Ionesov – NS Servas Uzbekistan
34. Devendra Pal Singh – NS Servas Kyrgyzstan
35. Zhandos Aitymov – NS Servas Kazakhstan
36. Kinene John Hopekins – NS Servas Uganda
If you agree with my program and want to add your name to the list, please send me an email
6 Contact details for
About the nominee
You probably have some ideas about what you would like to achieve as a Servas officer. Please write a
bit about what you would like to do.
7 What would you like to My feeling is that the General Assembly in Argentina 2009 is the most
achieve? important meeting of Servas in the last 15 years and will be crucial for the
future of the organisation.
I have been strongly involved in the Finance of Servas International and I know very well the mechanisms of the organization and many Servas
National Secretaries from many countries. Unfortunately I cannot be with you
in Argentina, but as you know Treasurer is the most important task to make
sure Servas is working. After my election, my first priority would be to solve
the problems in the accounts with the help of the Audit Committee. Since I
speak English, French, Spanish and German, I will contact each National
Secretary to make sure Servas International provides the help you need. Each person in Exco and in the SI committees and every National Group
should get quick and reliable support in any topics related to Finances &
As Treasurer, I will use my financial knowledge to improve Servas Finance
& Administration because I work in finances everyday, as part of my
Help and support to Servas officers and SI committees
1. Encourage and explain the use of the Financial Operating Procedures
to be used by all Servas officers receiving money.
2. Help every Servas officer receiving money in the management of their
accounts and reporting and make sure that a quick and reliable
payment could be made to the correct bank account. I had personal
contacts in the past with most of Servas officers and many of them are
not used to financial reports. I would like to help them to use them.
3. Increase transparency and accountability of Servas officers receiving
4. Make sure that Servas money is only used for Servas purpose
Help and support to National Groups
5. Help every National Group in the management of the stamps received
and/or paid to Servas International. I have experience with the history
and the individual situation in every country and most of the persons
6. National groups of countries where Servas is not developed will need
the help of the Treasurer for local projects, local administration
support for the stamp management or the expenses of printing
hostlists. I will work with the Host List Coordinator to use the buddy
system, local grants or other ways of financial support to help these
7. Support the work of the DFC (Development Fund Committee) in
encouraging realistic, practical and active development projects
Money should not be an obstacle for the realization of a good project.
Project manager should be sure to get safe and fast financial support in
any place in the world, while the Treasurer should look at the most
cost-effective and convenient way to send money abroad. 8. Support financially a reform for a modern way to run Servas
Finance and Administration
9. Use the Financial Operating Procedures in all decisions made in order
to assure equal treatment to all.. As I was part of the group producing
the new financial guideline for Servas International (2003-2006), I
know them very well. Updates should be proposed, discussed and vote
using the distant vote if necessary.
10. Review the relations with the Swiss bank of Servas International and
develop and put in place a safe on-line banking system and find ways
to avoid high banking fees (accounts in US$ and Euros) 11. Prepare the three year budget of Servas International and related
position allocation. If elected, I could send the budget 2009-2012 to be
voted during the GA (no time wasted).
12. Make a financial report + external audit report every year, so that each
NS knows what is the financial situation of Servas International. 13. Manage Servas accounts using accounting software which could be
used by future treasurers to ensure continuity, accessibility and
transparency. This accounting software should be easy to use, should
produce statistics, auditing facilities and produce the official Financial
Statement of Servas International. Since I do the accounting and
bookkeeping for my professional work, my volunteer work for Servas
International will save the cost of a paid accounting person. 14. Help the Audit committee in the annual internal audit of Servas
accounts and prepare Servas accounts for the official external audit. 15. Help the President to arrange the official registration of Servas
International as a NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) and if
required, the creation of the Servas foundation.
16. Work together with the committees of Servas International - Audit,
ICT, Nomination, Appeals, Conflict committee, Job Descriptions and
Statutes, Development Fund Committee and other committees decided
by the GA - with trust and communication.
17. Research the implementation of tax-deductibility benefit to people
donating money to Servas International. Distant vote could be used for
this purpose, if required.
8 How long have you been in 8 years
9 What positions, if any, have Treasurer of Servas Singapore (2001) – 1 year
you held and for how long? Audit committee Vice-President (2001-2004) – 3 years
Audit Committee helper for the Treasurer (2004-2006) – 2 years
10 What Servas conferences ? Regional South-east Asia meeting 2000 (observer)
have you attended? As ? International General Assembly in Thailand 2001 (observer) delegate or observer? ? Regional European Summer University in Poland 2003 (Audit
? International General Assembly in Barcelona 2004 (Audit committee)
? International General Assembly in Latina (Rome) 2006 (Audit
11 Do you take part in Servas Interviewer for Paris region
meetings in your country? Helper in the implementation of WHALE France
12 Have you helped to Yes for support. Strengths and
organise Servas events in your weaknesses
country? If so, what? You know your own abilities and failings. Many of the people who will be voting do not know you so well. Please explain why they should vote for you. Describe honestly (do not be modest) your qualities
that suit you for the job.
13 My abilities SERVAS
Excellent knowledge of the Finance and Administration of Servas
Beside my engineering degree, I have a post-graduate diploma in Business
Administration and Risk Management. I am working in the insurance and
financial sector dealing with accounts of my consultancy company
Fluent in 4 languages – English, French, Spanish and German – which are
useful during international communications (phoning a person is better than
writing emails ! ). The bank in Switzerland is in the German –speaking
region. Also, many NS would be happy to be able to communicate in their
own language (for example : in Spanish)
Do not like inaction, cronies and dishonesty
As a Servas officer you will need some computer skills and access to a computer and internet. If you do
not already have adequate equipment, please quote an approximate price in local currency. 14 What computer equipment All office equipment as I work from home : laptop, printer, fax do you have now?
15 What new computer No need
equipment will you need,
giving an estimate of the cost?
16 What computer skills do Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and use of
you have? Internet
17 What other specific skills I have travelled extensively to many countries in the world do you have that could be Open-minded, honest, social, strong analytical skills, hard worker, respect for
useful? cultural sensitivities, global thinking and democratic ideas
Annex A : List of supports received by Servas officers
7 August 2009
Thank you for your phone call and Email. It was nice to speak with you, I do believe that we need someone
with your strong financial background and your language skills to oversee the Servas International finances. I
will let you know if I have any questions, Also, please put me in contact with the other National Secretaries supporting your nomination.
Nominations Committee, I want to register my support for Alex Dali for the position of SI Treasurer. He knows SI statutes, Financial Operating Procedures, audit, finance, budgeting, SI administration , and what it takes to prepare for audits.Alex is honest and committed to Transparency and timely communication.
I am please to support Alex and sorry he is unable to attend the GA.
Mary Jane Mikuriya, 361 Mississippi ST., San Francisco, CA 94107 USA
415 285 3427
Hola Alex: te escribo en nombre mío y de Pablo Colángelo: podés agregarnos a los dos, él como actual NS de Argentina y yo como ex NS y podés incorporar nuestros mails.
Espero que puedas seguir reuniendo gente que te apoya
For a short summary of how we met with servas.
I met with Alex in latina,Italy, he is one of the nominators for SI Treasurer. He has knowledge about finance and he is very capable of this as it is his own job. he came to turkey this winter and we met for a lunch. As he is a servas person ı know and a friend of mine and as he knows the system of money in servas I said I support him for being a nominee for SI treasurer.
I wish you will be a nominator for Alex.
All the best
Nancy Mitchell strongly supports Alex Dali for the positon of SI treasurer. It is critical to have a person with strong knowledge and background in this very important position particularly in these rather shaky economic times.
Alex, tienes el voto por Servas Honduras si decides proponerte para manejar las finanzas de Servas Internacional, cargo a elección en la Asamblea General el próximo mes de Septiembre en Argentina. Atentamente,
SN Servas Honduras
Me place mucho el haber hablado contigo por telefono y por supuesto puedes incluir a Venezuela a tu conveniencia para postularte a la segunda posicion en importancia de SI como es el de Tesorero, de igual forma si deseas usar mi nombre en tu postulacion. Tu candidatura consolidaria un viejo logro y deseamos que no tengas ningun inconveniente en consolidarla. Como te decia hoy, en caso de que no puedas asistir a Argentina
no es problema ya que el Presidente anterior a Gary, cuyo nombre no recuerdo pero es de Australia, fue electo en Australia sin hacer acto de presencia.
Tambien te comentaba que teniendo ya el apoyo de Francia y Alemania era importante conseguir el del mas grande que es Italia, de ser necesario le puedo escribir a Vito Forteza para hablarle de ti. Muchos saludos de parte de Fanny Bello(quien conoces en persona) y de nuestro nuevo SN Victor Gutierrez. Saludos,
Convernor Audit Committee
I was also pleased to talk to you by phone. I have read the draft form you enclosed and I support your nomination for the position of SI Treasurer.
Anatoly Ionesov, NS, Servas Uzbekistan
P.O. Box 76, UZ-140100 Samarkand
Republic of Uzbekistan
I am supporting your candidature for the post of SI Treasurer and am sending back your nomination form with my name appended as a nominator.
Thanks for the calling and the dialog was beautiful.
I was amazed by your profile with the devotion for the peace builders.
Please tust me.
You have a very strong suporter from Asia.
+82 10 2830 2623
El placer fue mio. Cuenta con nuestro apoyo.
Dear Alex shalom
You may include my name in your list
you have my support and I wish you will find the way to do and enjoy what ever you are doing best wishes
Sorry that I am replying today.
I have read your form and have signed for your nomination. Please find same attached
We will keep in touch.
Yes Dear Alex,
Thank you for my calls,hope you are fine,
well responding to your mail,you have my support,i will vote for you,for being treasurer Wish you well,
i received your message and sent already a mail with funding request to the president of Servas. But I did not get an answer still.
Does President of Servas has a personal email, because I sent him emails before and did not get an answer. I will support your nomination to Servas Tresurer!
J'ai bien reçu et lu l'évaluation et sugestions sur le status et les réformes nécéssaires de Servas International, tout ce qui puisse aider cet association à grandir, est bien venu. C'est un document de grande utilité et je n'ai pas encore eu le temps de le discuter avec Raquel, mais on le fera le plus tôt possible.
Ici au Portugal on a eu quelques associés qui sont sortis, d'autres qui nous ont rejouint, mais je suis d'accord avec toi, il faut faire une plus grande divulgation, en mettant le focus sur le côté PAIX/ COMPRÈHENSION / CONNAISSANCE DE L'AUTRE. Il y a d'autres organisations semblables, ça c'est salutaire, mais si nous ne nous dévelons pas, il y a toujours le risque de devenir un dinossaure et disparaître. Donc, il nous faut des idées innovatives........et beaucoup plus d'associés :-)
C'est vraiment dommage que tu ne puisses pas être présent à Buenos Aires.
Dear Servas friends,
As Servas member since 1976, former National Secretary until 2006 and Deputy until 2008, I want to support Alex Dali’s candidature for the job as Treasurer of Servas International.
I trust him for his experience and his knowledge of our organization and his capacity to analyse and control the funds.
Also his possibilities to speak several languages make him one of the best options we can find. I'm sure he will be a very important help for our organization.
In peace and friendship,
Pilar Olea, SERVAS SPAIN
+34 659 970 514
c/ Pez Austral 17 - 8º D
28007 Madrid (SPAIN)
Con gusto platicaremos con nuestro delegado..saludos, Adela. SERVAS GUATEMALA
I agree with your choice of Alex Dali.
Now, can you persuade Alex to take the position?
Have nice weekend
Dear friends, The same Servas Czech Republic, i.e. we suppost Mr. Alex Dali for the Treasurer position in Servas
International, how I have already confirmed to Mr. Alex.
Vera Fruhaufova National Secretary
Servas Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 222724446, 606226127
It was nice talking to you and I take this mail to support your nomination for the position of treasurer.
As explained I would like to take care of my health as i step into an age bracket where the age related health problems creep in, thereby denying justice to the care and attention the Treasurer position needs Hence my inability.
Wishing you all the very best
Mil disculpas por la demora en responder, te felicito por el fabuloso curriculum que tienes, cuentas con mi voto para la tesoreria .
I see that you managed to talk to Alex.
It is very good indeed.
ps I will support him. Is there any long distance vote?
I greatly support your nomination as treasurer of Servas International. I had the chance to meet
you in Latina/Italy 3 years ago and was impressed about your knowledge and competence in
financial issues and your analytical abilities. I also appreciate very much your honesty. Moreover,
I think it is important that at least some of the EXCO members speak several languages – as
Unfortunately, I will not be able to be present in Argentina – as a matter of fact, Servas
Switzerland will not be represented there!
Nevertheless, I hope that the delegates who are present at the GA will vote for you.
With Servas greetings
Bea Mantel, president