|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
By the late 1940s Mr. Rudd was the Secretary of the Vegetarian Society (UK), based in Manchester
MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN UNION TO BE HELD IN LONDON AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY THE 18TH OCTOBER 1953
Mr Geoffrey Rudd attended as the personal representative of Vice-President James Hough with the approval of those present.
It was agreed to ask Mr Jones to surrender his office as Assistant Treasurer and that Mr.Geoffrey Rudd should take over this responsibility.
It was agreed that when finances and other relevant considerations permit Mt.Geoffrey Rudd should join the present Secretary in the office as a full time worker, Mr.Rudd having stated his willingness to make such a move.The secretary drew the attention of the meeting to the valuable and friendly co-operation given by the proprietors of World Forum stating that free and extensive use of the pages of this excellent magazine was always available and that we were mainly indebted to Mr.Geoffrey Rudd for this invaluable assistance to our work.
13th IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1953, Sigtuna, Sweden
The I.V.U. is deeply indebted to Geoffrey Rudd, the Founder and Editor, and to Robert Greaves, the Printer, for this timely and exemplary co-operation. The readers of The Vegetarian World Forum are asked to pass on this information to all their vegetarain friends and sympathisers. Official notices will continue to be Sent out by the I.V.U. office to all national societies and vegetarian newspapers as at present.
The Vegetarian World Forum is obtainable from the publishers -
right: Mr. Rudd seated front row, 2nd from the left, with the IVU Secretary
Hanworth Walker standing behind him. (this is the right hand half
of the group photo, giving Mr. Rudd a frint centre position of some
importance - he was still Secretary of the UK Vegetarian Society at
I.V.U. EXCECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING, MAY 1st/2nd 1954 - PARIS
Present, Messrs . . . , Rudd . . .
The position linking the IVU with World Forum was discussed and Mr Rudd - the Founder & Editor of this unique magazine siad that he is most happy to place World Forum at the fullest disposal of the IVU.
Secretary stated that if World Forum could be developed & its revenue employed by the IVU this would enable us to employ Mr Rudd fully in IVU work.
Mr Rudd expressed the view that World Forum as a business concern should be quite apart from direct IVU control and finances.
14th World Vegetarian Congress 1955, Paris, France
MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN
All members of the Executive Committee were returned to office again, namely, . . .Geoffrey Rudd, Esq., of England, as Assistant Treasurer,
International Vegetarian Union, Meeting of the Executive Committee,
at the I.V.U. Offices, at 24 Binney Street, London W.1., on the 30th
Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting held on the 27th, September
1957 at the I.V.U. offices, 24 Binney Street, London W.1.
15th World Vegetarian Congress 1957, Delhi/Bombay/Madras, India
Minutes of the Business Meetings
right: Presentation to President: The Secretary of The Vegetarian Society (Mr. Rudd) making a presentation to the President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, after speaking at the inaugural dinner in Bombay.
by Geoiffrey Rudd, from the IVU 1957 Congress souvenir book:
on 9 May 1958, International Vegetarian Union, MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE
APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY SECRETARIES:
10th May 1959, International Vegetarian Union , Meeting of the Executive Committee at The Hague
Minutes : Present: : . . . , Mr Rudd . . .
on 4 June 1960, A COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN
The Financial Report for the two years ended 31 December 1959 was presented by the secretary after the Congress in 1960 was pressed to continue in office. As he had always refused payment from the late President who always wished the secretary to have a car, and in view of his long service to the IVU and as an inducement to continue a sum of £1000 was voted to provide visitors to the country, the car to become his property. Mr Rudd expressed his deep appreciation and agreed to remain as Secretary as the Committee desired.
16th World Vegetarian Congress 1960, Hannover and Hamburg, Germany
right: Picture taken at the innaugural dinner in Hanover. Left to right: Mrs F.Rudd; Mr G.L.Rudd (Hon.General Secretary, IVU); Mrs Rukmini Devi Arundale, M.P. of India; Mr Geo Hiller, President of Vegetarier Union Deutschland, and Mrs and Mr Peter Hoffman.
Minutes of the Business Meetings
The Bi-Annual Reports for the two years ended 31 December 1959 were given by the General Secretary (Mr Rudd) and the Regional Secretary for India and the East (Mr Mankar) and these were approved.Election of Officers for a term of office - the following were elected unanimously: . . Assistant Treasurer: Mr G L Rudd was re-elected.
General Secretary: The recommendation of the retiring Committee that
Mr Geoffrey L Rudd be asked to continue as Honorary General Secretary
from a lecture by another speaker : - Geoffrey Rudd truly asks Why Kill for Food? in the title of his excellent little book, and in a similar sense we might ask "Why Kill for Peace?"
17th World Vegetarian Congress 1963, Barcelona, Spain
General Secretary and Assistant Treasurer: Geoffrey L.Rudd was asked to continue in Office and the President paid a tribute to his work for the IVU
18th World Vegetarian Congress 1965, Swanwick, England
2nd September 1965 , Meeting of Executive Committee 18th Congress
Minutes : Present: . . .the General Secretary . . .
19th World Vegetarian Congress 1967, Delhi/Bombay/Madras, India
(Report compiled by the General Secretary, G. L. Rudd, from reports by Shri I. N. Mankar and Mr. B. Gunn-King)
The refusal of Air India to fly passengers from England without prior vaccination prevented many delegates from attending, including Dr. Gordon Latto, Dr. Barbara Latto, and Mrs. Isabel James. The General Secretary and Secretary of London Vegetarian Society were also debarred by this iniquitous condition.
10th May 1968, Meeting of the International Vegetarian Union Executive
From The British Vegetarian Sep/Oct, 1968:
Minutes of Meetings of The International Council, (formerly the Executive
Committee), 1968, November 28
25th World Vegetarian Congress 1979, Loughborough, England
26th World Vegetarian Congress 1982, Neu-Ulm, West Germany
28th World Vegetarian Congress 1986, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
- Mr. Rudd died in the late 1990s
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