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Brian Graff

Regional Secretary for North America 1975-1986
International Council Member 1986-1990


Brian Graff, left, with other organisers of the 1996 IVU World Vegetarian Congress, which was combined with the NAVS Summerfest, in Johnstown PA, USA.

1975 [from the agenda of the IVU General Meeting]
Hon.Reg.Secretary for N.America:- Mr.Brian Graff (New Jersey-U.S.A.)

1977 [from the agenda of the IVU General Meeting]
Hon.Reg.Secretary for N.America:- Mr.Brian Graff (New Jersey-U.S.A.)

1979 [from the agenda of the IVU General Meeting]
Hon.Reg.Sec. for N.America: Mr.Brian Graff (U.S.A.)

Minutes of a meeting of the International Council of I.V.U. held at the Movenpick Hotel, Edwin-Scharff-Haus, Silcherstrasse 40, Neu-Ulm, West Germany, on Satturday 11th and Sunday,12th July, 1981.
Reports from Regional Secretaries: North America - Reports have been received from Mr Jay Dinshah and Mr Brian Graff. There is a large number of local societies throughout the United States and Canada. Many are affiliated to I.V.U. through the North American Vegetarian Society. N.A.V.S. has had a number of changes over the past few years which have caused a number of problems but these are now being overcome and new growth is looked for.

Minutes of the General Meeting of representatives of member societies held at various times during the 26th World Congress in the Edwin Scharff-Haus, Neu-Elm, West Germany, 22nd July to 1st August, 1982.
Regional Secretaries Reports - North America: Mrs Pat Takacs reported on behalf of Mr Brian Graff, the regional secretary, who was not able to attend the Congress. She reminded participants of the Congress which had been held in Maine in 1975. It was hoped the 1984 World Congress would be held in the United States. A large number of vegetarian groups now existed in the U.S.A. and Canada and interest in vegetarianism and animal welfare is growing.
Minutes of a meeting of the International Council of I.V.U. held at the Edwin Scharff-Haus, Neu-Elm, West Germany, 23rd July,1982
(Brian Graff not present) The following nominations were recommended to the General Meeting of Member Societies:on. Regional Secretaries: . . .North America - Mr Brian Graff.

Minutes of a meeting of the International Council of I.V.U. held at the University of Maryland, Catonsville, U.S.A. on the 9th and 10th July, 1983
Present: . . .Mr. Brian Graff (Reg. Sec. for North America),
Mr. Brian Graff raised the question of the theme for the 1984 Congress. It was agreed that this should be "Animal Rights and Non-Violence".

Minutes of a meeting of the International Council of I.V.U. held at the University of Maryland, Catonsville, U.S.A. on the 31st July, 1984.
Present: Mr. Brian Graff,
c) Publicity: Mr. Graff reported the arrangements for both national and local publicity. It was emphasised that transport authorities should be fed information about the Congress so that people arriving at railway stations and airports might obtain relevant information.
Continued Meeting 4/8/84
Present: Mr B. Graff ; Mr. Graff commented on the growth of vegetarianism in North America and the growing number of groups.

Minutes of the General Meeting of representatives of member societies held at various times during the 27th World Congress at the University of Maryland, Catonsville, U.S.A., 30th July to 9th August, 1984.
Regional Secretaries' Reports
North America: Mr Brian Graff reported the rapid growth of interest in vegetarianism as concern grew over the treatment of animals and medical problems caused by meat. The number of societies was growing and activity was encouraging.
Election of Officers - Hon.Regional Secretaries: . . . North America - Mr.Brian Graff.

Minutes of the General Meeting of representatives of member societies held at various times during the 28th World Vegetarian Congress at the Croatia Hotel, Cavtat, Yugoslavia, 25th march to 3rd April, 1986.
Regional Secretaries' Reports - North America: Mr Mitch Darer reported in behalf of Mr Brian Graff. He mentioned the hopes for the development of activity in North America and the way in which concern was growing over the treatment of animals.
Elected members of the International Council: . . .Mr Brian Graff, (Keith Akers took over as Reg.Sec for North America)

Minutes of a meeting of the International Council of the International Vegetarian Union held at the Cultural Centre, Ostwald, Strasbourg, France on 14th August, 1989.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Brian Graff,

Minutes of meetings of the International Council of I.V.U. held during the World Vegetarian Congress at the Kfar Maccabiah Centre, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel from 17th - 24th April,1990.
Apologies for Absence . . , Mr Brian Graff,

New IVU Fellows - from IVU News Oct 2000
Fellows of the IVU are lifetime honorary supporters, elected for their exceptional and extended service to the IVU. Election of 12 Fellows was made at the 34th World Vegetarian Congress in Toronto: . . . Brian Graff (New York. USA)
IVU GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Wednesday 12 July 2000; 9 AM - 12 Noon; Toronto, Canada
The list of proposed Fellows . . . recommended by the outgoing IC was read out, including the number of years of service for each. The names are: . . . , Brian Graff (USA), . . .

Brian is currently (2006) 1st Vice-President, North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS)
Dolgeville, NY, USA