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Philip L. Pick
Executive Commitee/International Council Member 1967-93
Corresponding Secretaryfor the Middle East 1975-1993

1955 - right: At Swansea Civic Centre - Mr W.A.Sibly. MA, JP The Vegetarian Society President [& IVU Past President] with Mr Hanworth Walker (IVU General Secretary) and Mr P.L.Pick (President of Swansea Vegetarian Society). [Taken at the May Meetings' of The Vegetarian Society UK]

18th World Vegetarian Congress 1965, Swanwick, England
from the General Secretary's Report:
The last evening was a riotous affair with a Fancy Dress Dance with a professional dance orchestra from Derby. Miss Vivien Pick [Philip's daughter] arranged entertainments from the talented musicians and singers attending.
from minutes of the General Meetings: reports of activities in various Member countries. From: Mr Philip Pick for the Jewish VS,

19th World Vegetarian Congress 1967, Delhi/Bombay/Madras, India
from a Congress Report
International youth was well represented on the platform by . . . Vivien Pick (of the U.K.).
from the General Meeting minutes
there were no nominations submitted beforehand to fill the two vacancies occurring on the Executive Committee but . . . and Mr.P.L.Pick were put forward from the floor for the positions in that order.

As there was not a quorum of the Executive Committee present the positions could not be confirmed until a following meeting in London on 10th May 1968. Miss Nixon and Mr.Gunn-King were confirmed on the Executive Committee and Mr.Dinshah and Mr.Pick co-opted for the year.

10th May 1968, Meeting of the International Vegetarian Union Executive Committee, London
Apologies: The Secretary said that he . . . did not know why Mr Pick, who had been invited as Representative of the Israeli Organising Committee was absent.

20th World Vegetarian Congress 1969, Jerusalem, Israel
Apologies: The Secretary said that he . . . did not know why Mr Pick, who had been invited as Representative of the Israeli Organising Committee was absent.
[there seems to be some confusion in the above two sets of minutes. . . ]

21st World Vegetarian Congress 1971, The Hague, The Netherlands
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING on 6th Sept. 1971 at The Hague, Holland - Netherlands Congress Centre
PRESENT:- . . .Mr P.L.Pick.
Congress Report:
There was the proposal by Mr. P.L. Pick (following a suggestion by M. George Krassovsky), that the Congress made a call to every country in the world in order to close down the slaughterhouses on October 4 every year. As well as asking every religious order to lecture on the weekend before that day, praying for raising compassion in people to every living being.

Another proposal from Mr. P.L. Pick, representing Mr. Richard St. Barbe Baker, that the Congress made a call to every vegetarian society to use every kind of scientific and economic arguments on behalf of a more extensive, rational and natural development in world's agriculture, in order to increase the production of vegetable foods to the maximum and that these ones be healthier.

22nd World Vegetarian Congress 1973, Ronneby Brunn, Sweden
PreCongress Pubilicity
Among the many distinguished visitors attending . . . President of the Jewish Vegetarian Society Philip Pick, . . .
from a Congress Report
VEGETARIAN Essence in Comparative Religions was the subject of a working party headed by Philip Pick, President of the Jewish Vegetarian Society. Among their findings . . . "Vegetarian propaganda of a general nature, however efficient, appears to affect only that proportion of the population that is totally uncommitted; the remainder, in their traditional beliefs, consider that this must compromise all that is required of them in the way of ethics." Among their recommendations . . . a campaign directed to religious leaders, and research to be carried out to support the original doctrines embracing vegetarianism.

23rd IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1975, Orono, Maine, USA
Agenda of the General Meeting
Honorary Vice Presidents:-U.K. - . . .Mr.P.L.Pick
Hon.Corr.Sec. for the Middle East: Mr.P.L.Pick (England)

That in accordance with Clause 8(b) a campaign to enrol Associates on a world-wide basis shall be put into operation without delay in order that I.V.U. shall have a sound financial basis and without which, it is impossible to fulfil its objectives.

To carry out this plan all Member Societies and contacts in non-member countries be asked to forward manes of suitable commercial concerns, societies and individuals to whom a circular should be sent inviting Associate Membership. Proposed by Mr.P.L.Pick.

That an addition be made to the Constitution as follows "That not more than one Honorary Officer shall be eligible for election from any one Constituent Society". Such an addition is necessary in order to preserve the fully-representative nature of the Union. Mr.P.L.Pick.

Venue for the 24th World Vegetarian Congress in 1977 . . . 2. Mr.P.L.Pick has proposed South Africa

24th World Vegetarian Congress 1977, Delhi/Bombay/Calcutta/Madras, India
Hon. Vice Presidents:- . . . U.K. - . . .Mr.P.L.Pick;

25th World Vegetarian Congress 1979, Loughborough, England
Minutes of the General Meeting
HON.Vice-Presidents: . . . Mr.P.L.Pick (U.K.);
Middle East: Hon.Corr.Sec. Mr.P.L.Pick
reports were read out . . . Jewish Vegetarian Society - Mr.P.L.Pick
from the programme: Mr.P.L.Pick "Future trends in I.V.U."

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.
Apologies had been received from: . . . Mr P.Pick.
Middle East: The report from Mr Pick indicated that, apart from in Israel, there is a lack of vegetarian achievement in the region. There was a possibility of some progress in Egypt soon and the way in which animals are treated there makes such development very desirable.
In Israel interest in vegetarianism is growing and the Israeli Vegetarian Union has recently become a member of I.V.U. There are three vegetarian orientated magazines and the Jewish Vegetarian Society is working to set up a Vegetarian Naturopathic College

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
Apologies had been received from: . . . , Mr P. Pick,
Hon. Vice-Presidents: . . . Mr Philip L. Pick,
Hon. Regional Secretaries: . . . Middle East - Mr Philip

Minutes of a meeting of the International Council of T.V.U. held at the University of Maryland, Catonsville, U.S.A. on the 9th and 10th July, 1983
Apologies for Absence . . Mr. Pick

27th World Vegetarian Congress 1984, Baltimore, USA
Minutes of the IVU General Meeting
Middle East In the absence of Mr Pick, the Hon.General Secretary reported that the situation in the Middle East was still difficult due to political problems. Only in Israel was vegetarianism a force. There was growing interest in vegetarianism in Israel and there were a number of vegetarian communities and societies.
Hon.Vice Presidents: . . . , Mr Philip Pick,
Hon.Regional Secretaries: . . . ; Middle East - Mr Philip Pick;

Minutes of a meeting of the International Council of the International Vegetarian Union held at the Hotel Antony, Cervia, Italy on 30th August, 1985.
Apologies for Absence . . . Mr P. Pick

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE . . . Mr. Philip Pick,

28th World Vegetarian Congress 1986, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
Minutes of the IVU General Meeting
Hon.Vice Presidents: . . ., Mr Philip L.Pick,
Hon Regional Secretaries: . . . Middle East - Mr Philip Pick,

Minutes of a Meeting of members of the International Council and represetatives of the Israeli Vegetarian Society at the Kfar Maccabiah Hotel, Ramat Gan, Israel on 1st April, 1989.
Apologies were received from . . .Mr P. Pick,

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.

29th World Vegetarian Congress 1990, Tel Aviv, Israel
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.
Manker Trophy : It was agreed to appoint the President, The Hon. General Secretary and Francisco Martin to make a recommendation to the International Council for the award. Following their discussions, they recommended that the award should be made to Philip Pick for his long service to the vegetarian cause and promotion of international vegetarianism. This was agreed.
Minutes of the IVU General Meeting
Manker Foundation and Trophy The President spoke of the work of Shri Manker and the reasons for the trophy which was awarded for outstanding work for the international vegetarian cause. He announced that it had been decided to award the trophy to Mr.Philip Pick who was founder President of the International Jewish Vegetarian Society and Regional Secretary for the Middle East. He mentioned that Mr.Pick was celebrating his eightieth birthday and that he had given outstanding service to the vegetarian cause. In reply Mr.Pick spoke of his friendship with Mr.Manker and the delight he felt to be honoured in this way.

Minutes of meetings of the International Council of I.V.U. held during the World Vegetarian Congress at Chester College, England on 28th & 29th July, 1991.
Present . . .P. Pick,
Philip Pick suggested that more material for publication might be supplied to societies.
from the Congress Programme Philip Pick, Honorary Life President International Jewish Vegetarian Society - Parents Sow the Seeds of Future Wars

Minutes of meetings of the International Council of I.V.U. held during the World Vegetarian Congress in Madras, India from 5th - 10th January, 1993.
The meeting noted with great sadness the death of Philip Pick a . . . who had long served the vegetarian cause and who had been very active in the international movement.
Following the death of Mr Philip Pick, the Hon. General Secretary had sought advise from the Jewish Vegetarian Society about a successor for the Middle East. It seemed that a suitable person would be found in Israel and this was approved.

EVU AGM, 1997 : From left: Vivien Pick, . . . .

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