Dear EMIN member,
We are delighted to announce that the 2018 EMIN World Summit will take place in Bristol, UK from May 14 to May 16, 2018.
I would also like to update you on what has been achieved since January 2016 by the EMIN Board and Committees:
1 Launch of the new widely praised EMIN website at www.elder-mediation-international.net
2 A highly successful Elder Mediation World Summit in Linz, Austria from May 2 to May 2016.
3 Completion of the Review of the EMIN Code of Ethics. The final version is available on our website.
4 The International Certification Committee has recommended minimum requirements for Cert.EM Certification Maintenance which will come into force at your renewal date in 2018. We will send further details as soon as these requirements have been finalised.
5 EMIN was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in Ireland on March 8, 2016. This step was necessary for banking purposes and also to facilitate online payments. With incorporation came the need to submit annual accounts to the Revenue Commissioners; we have retained accountants Nolan and Partners to assist the Treasurer with this task. In addition there are requirements in relation to non-financial aspects of compliance and the drafting of by-laws which we are currently addressing. We are also in the process of preparing an application for Charitable Status for EMIN with a view to an exemption from an annual tax liability of 12.5%.
A lot has been achieved thanks to the skills, generosity and huge commitment of the Committee Chairs, Judy McCann Beranger, Margaret Bouchier and Greg McCann Beranger, the Treasurer, Colleen Currie and Board members Dale Bagshaw, Martina Pruckner and Elizabeth Reagh. Martina has retired from the Board due to the pressure of other commitments. We thank her for her excellent work as Co-Chair of the Linz Summit and as a very active member of the International Certification Committee. Brian O’Neill has joined the Board and he will also act as Company Secretary.