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Mr. C. J. van Borrendam

IVU President 1932-194?

From the reports of the 1932 IVU Congress, near Berlin:

. . . The chairmen at this session were . . . , and Mr. C. J. van Borrendam (Amsterdam), each of whom addressed the delegates prior to the delivery, by Mr. Zimmermann, of his lecture. . .

. . Apart from the fine oratory referred to, there were also short speeches by representative delegates, these including . . . Mr. C. J. van Borrendam (Amsterdam), . .

. . .A discussion on the three principal addresses of the day followed, and Mr. Borrendam is to be congratulated upon the masterly manner in which, as chairman of so large and cosmopolitan gathering, he directed the course of events, under difficult circumstances, to so satisfactory a conclusion. . .

. . . A proposal from Holland resulted in the formation of a small international committee which would meet whenever there was important business to transact. The appointed committee consisted of the new President, Mr. C. J. van Borrendam (Amsterdam), . .

. . . an Executive Committee, to serve until the next meeting of the Congress at Zurich in 1935, was also elected, as follows : Mr. C. J. van Borrendam (Holland), . . . as President, . .

From reports of the 1935 Congress in Denmark:

MR. C. J. VAN BORRENDAM (Holland), President of the International Vegetarian Union, also joined in the welcome, to which separate response was made by a delegate from each one of the national societies represented,

Mr. Oluf Egerod, honorary treasurer of the International Vegetarian Union was a very popular leader, and he was ably supported by Mr. J. C. van Borrendam, president, . . .

Mr. C. J. van Borrendam (Holland) was re-elected president, . . .

Van Borrendam, the massive and genial President, capable of the deepest feeling, yet self-controlled enough to listen with enjoyment to excited criticisms of his policy and beliefs, gave us impartial summaries in English as and when required. His re-election was a testimony to his sterling character, however one might disagree with his handling of Europe during the past three years!

From reports of the 1938 Congress in Norway:

Dr. Rogler, as Congress secretary, extended a welcome to Norway to all present and then called upon the President of the Union, Mr. C. J. VAN BORRENDAM (Holland) to address the assembly. The President officially greeted delegates and visitors from the various countries. He said that it had not been an easy task to arrange the present Congress on account of the difficult social and political situation throughout Europe. He expressed the grate-ful thanks of all present to Dr. and Mrs. Rogler for undertaking the task of organising the Congress.

. . .the President of the Union, den Heer van Borrendam, declared the Congress open.

On Tuesday morning, after a short speech by the President, Mr. J. C. van Borrendam (Holland), the Congress banner was hoisted . . .

. . . Appropriate speeches on each occasion were delivered by the genial president of the Union, den Heer van Borrendam . . .

Mr. C. J. van Borrendam (Holland), was re-elected President, . . .

. . . The present President, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Secretary and Committee of the Union were unanimously re-elected. Den Heer van Borrendam, . . .


Mr. van Borrendam is on the left of this group of IVU leaders.

The next two IVU Congresses, planned for England in 1941 and Holland, 1944, were cancelled due to the war. From reports of the 1947 Congress in England:

Before extending a welcome to those present, the President, Mr. W. A. SIBLY, M.A. (Oxon.), J.P. Stonehouse, Glos., referred to the passing (during the war) of the Union's former President, Mr. C. J. van Borrendam, of Holland, of its Honorary President, Herr Durr, of Czecho-Slovakia, and of Mr. Frank Wyatt, the late Secretary of the London Vegetarian Society. The delegates stood in silence before continuing the proceedings.

 

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