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:

  • Jan Beeldman (South Africa)
  • Madge Darneille (Maryland. USA)
  • Brian Graff (New York. USA)
  • Brian Gunn-King (UK)
  • Marcel Hehhelinck (Belgium)
  • Alex Hershaft (Maryland. USA)
  • M. I. Khalik (Singapore)
  • Maxwell Lee (UK)
  • Howard Lyman (Virginia, USA)
  • Francisco Martin (Spain)
  • Surendra Mehta (India)
  • Rudolf Meyer (Germany)
The concept of IVU Patron was originated in the 1982 constitution, but the status was changed by the 1999 constitution and bylaws.

from the Articles of Association S.2.3:
Individuals may become IVU Supporters on payment of an annual or life contribution or by volunteering their time to work on any appropriate project.

from the Bylaws: 
Patrons shall make a minimum donation to IVU, of such amount as shall be from time to time decided by the International Council. They shall be classed as lifetime supporters for the purposes of Section 2.3 of the Articles of Association.

IVU currently has more than 60 Patrons, mostly individuals but a few organisations have also paid for 'life', some individuals have stated that they do not wish to have their names appear on the website, others are listed below (more coming as they request inclusion):

  • Keith AkersColorado USA, former IVU council member
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.UK Vegan for ethical reasons, lorry driver for monetary/aptitude reasons.
  • R.B.Curumsey Damjee Arogya Bhuvan Trust - India, charity supporting the vegetarian cause and observing same on Sanatorium premises.
  • Saurabh F. DalalUSA (Washington DC area), Councilor of IVU, President of Vegetarian Society of DC (www.vsdc.org), President of Vegetarian Union of North America (www.ivu.org/vuna)
  • Christopher Fettes, Ireland, Fellow of IVU and of World Esperanto Association.
  • Andrew FreemanAustralia
  • Emanuel GoldmanGreater New York City area, USA. "The Vegetarian Cinophile" (columns on selected films from a vegetarian perspective). Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at New Jersey Medical School. Vegetarian since 1964, vegan since 1992.
  • Prof. PK JainBotswana, Fellow of IVU
  • Marly WincklerBrazil, former President Brazil Veg Society, Chair of the IVU Council
  • Koichi Hasimoto, Japan, Japan Vegetarian Society.

Individuals

Member of the Executive Committee/International Council - 1 point per year
President/chairman - 3 points per year
Deputy President/Chair, General Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Co-ordinator, Webmaster/Manager, news/magazine editor - 2 points per year
Secretary, Regional Secretary, assistant secretary/treasurer, exec VP, membership sec, spanish/deputy webmaster - 1 point per year
Sole/primary responsibility for WVC - 10 points
Joint/shared responsibilty for WVC or sole for IVF/regional congress - 5 points
*** = current Fellow of IVU ; *** = still alive and higher placed than current Fellows (updated June 2008) *** (past Fellows, deceased)
  1. Oluf Egerod (Denmark) 1926-60 (102)
  2. Maxwell Lee (UK) 1979-2000, 2002-04 (93) ***
  3. Gordon Latto (UK) 1960-90 (87)
  4. Brian Gunn-King (UK) 1967-93 (82) ***
  5. Jashu Shah (India) 1982-2006 (71) ***
  6. Geo Hiller (Germany) 1957-79 (70) ***
  7. Woodland Kahler, Marquis de St.Innocent (USA, France, India, Spain) 1953-82 (70) ***
  8. Geoffrey Rudd (UK) 1954-69 (67) ***
  9. J. N. Mankar (India) 1958-77 (63)
  10. Surendra M. Mehta (India) 1977-96 (58) ***
  11. W. A. Sibly (UK) 1946-59 (56)
  12. Johan L. Saxon (Sweden) 1910-23 (56)
  13. Hans Feix (Czechoslovakia) 1929-38 (55)
  14. Brian Graff (USA) 1975-90 (50) ***
  15. Tina Fox (UK) 1999 - (49) ***
  16. Josef Pedersen (Sweden) 1950-1963 (47)
  17. Marly Winckler (Brazil) 2000 - (46) ***
  18. Hugo Nolthenius (Netherlands) 1910-29 (45)
  19. German Alberti Vasquez (Venezuela) 1971-88 (43)
  20. John Davis (UK) 1997-2012 (40) ***
  21. H. J. Dinshah (USA) 1967-84 (40)
  22. Francisco Martín (Spain) 1986-2000, 2002-2006 (38) ***
  23. Saurabh Dalal (USA) 1994 - (36) ***
  24. David Pye (UK) 1999 - (36) ***
  25. C. J. van Borrendam (Netherlands) 1932-4? (35)
  26. Christopher D. Fettes (Eire) 1969? -82 (33) ***
  27. William Parrot (UK) 1984-95 (33)
  28. Phillip L. Pick (UK) 1967-86 (32)
  29. Margaret Ortt (Netherlands) 1913-26 (30)
  30. Jan Beeldman (South Africa) 1982-97 (30) ***
  31. Hildegund Scholvien (Germany) 1993-99, 2004-08 (28) ***
  32. Isabel James/Wilson (UK) 1963-79 (28)
  33. Prof Scott Nearing (USA) 1959-79 (28) ***
  34. Gloria Gasque (USA) 1950-1959 (27)
  35. Gerry Coffey (USA) 2000-2008 (26) ***
  36. Kevin Pickard (Canada) 1996-2004 (26) ***
  37. Dipl.Ing.J.Fleischanderl (Austria) 1971 -84 (26) ***
  38. Marcel Hebbelinck (Belgium)1986-99 (24) ***
  39. Jean Nussbaum (France) 1953-67 (24)
  40. Hanworth Walker (UK) 1950-56 (24)
  41. Susianto Tseng (Indonesia) 2006- (9) ***
  42. Dr. P.K. Jain (Botswana) 1997-2005 (23) ***
  43. Rudolf Meyer (Germany)1982-94 (23) ***
  44. Mr. W.M.Capper (N.Ireland) 1969? -82 (23)
  45. Manuel Marti (Argentina) 2010 - (22)
  46. Dr Jesse Mercer Gehman (USA) 1960-75 (22)
  47. C.K Ashok Kumar (India) 2010-2016 (22)
  48. Ulrich Schröter (Germany) 1979-86 (21)
  49. Herr B. O. Dürr (Czechoslovakia) 1926-29 (21)
  50. Robert Fraser (Australia) 1999-2006 (21) ***
  51. Mathilde Hompes (UK) 1913-23 (20)
  52. John le Grice (UK) 1971-86 (19) ***
  53. Alex Hershaft (USA) 1984-99 (18) ***
  54. Dr. M. M. Bhamgara (India) 1977-86 (18) ***
  55. Frank Wyatt (UK) 1932-4? (18)
  56. Mrs. W. M. Eickeboom-Broekman (Holland) 1965-82 (17) ***
  57. Albert Broadbent (UK) 1908-10 (17)
  58. Rob Snijders (Netherlands) 1987-95 (16) ***
  59. David Román (Spain) 2004-2016 (16) ***
  60. Shankar Narayan (India) 2006-2014 (14) ***
  61. Madge Darnielle (USA) 1982-96 (14) ***
  62. M. I. Abdul Khalik (Singapore) 1982-93 (14) ***
  63. George Karolyi (Australia) 1979-86 (14)
  64. Evan P. Morkel (South Africa) 1975-82 (14)
  65. Dr. Ernest Nyssens (Belgium) 1909-13 (14)
  66. Anders Kocken (Sweden) 1982-90 (13)
  67. Karl Bartes (Germany) 1932-35 (13)
  68. Bob Ratnarajah (Australia) 2014-2015 2016 - (12)
  69. George Jacobs (Singapore) 2006- (12) ***
  70. Vanessa Clarke (UK) 1997-99, 2002-04, 2008- (12) ***
  71. Howard Lyman (USA) 1996-99 (12) ***
  72. Mark Berriman (Australia) 1993-99 (12) ***
  73. Milan Maglaic (Yugoslavia) 1984-86 (12)
  74. Dr. Pasteur C A Skriver (Germany) 1960-72 (12)
  75. Kaj Dessau (Denmark) 1947-50 (12)
  76. Dr. H. J. Rögler (Norway) 1938-4? (12)
  77. Carl Gumprecht (Germany) 1929-32 (12)
  78. Ernest Bell (UK) 1923-26 (12)
  79. Mr. Louis H.van Loon (South Africa) 1971? -1982 (11)
  80. Louise Raaf (Lebanon) 1971 (or later)-1982 (11)
  81. Helen Nixon (UK) 1967-78 (11)
  82. Prof. M. J. Londono (Columbia) 1971? -1982 (11)
  83. Paul Turner (USA) 1999-2004; 2005-2008 (10)
  84. Dr. Claude Pasquini (Luxembourg) 1999-2004 (10)
  85. Hiren Kara (India) 1996-2000 (10)
  86. Igor Bukovský (Slovakia) 1994-99 (10)
  87. Sigrid De Leo (Switzerland) 1995-97 (10)
  88. Keith Akers (USA) 1986-94 (10)
  89. H. H. Jones (UK) 1950-57 (10)
  90. Mr James Hough (UK) 1947-57 (10)
  91. Ingeborg Natz (Germany) 1986-93 (9)
  92. Melinda Marks (USA) 1982-90 (9)
  93. Rajkumar of Vizianagram (India) 1960-69 (9)
  94. Dr. Douglas Latto (UK) 1958-67 (9)
  95. Emmanuel Eyoh (Nigeria) 2008 - (8) ***
  96. Stephen Walsh (UK) 2002- (8)
  97. Mitsuru Kakimoto (Japan) 1996-2002 / 2004-06 (8)
  98. Joaquin Him (Panama) 1986-94 (8)
  99. Edwin Heller (Switzerland) 1982-90 (8)
  100. Bruce Standish (Australia) 1975-79 (8)
  101. Dr Becarra Limas (Mexico) 1975-79 (7)
  102. Mr. Jan Vinkenborg (Holland) 1960-67 (7)
  103. Alex Fernandes (Brazil) 2014 - (6)
  104. Isaac Dikeocha (South Africa) 2006- (6)
  105. Luis Escala (Ecuador) 1997-2000 (6)
  106. John Mitchell (UK) 1997-99 (6)
  107. Mark Weintraub (Israel) 1993-96 (6)
  108. Nelly Fernadez French (Colombia) 1984-90 (6)
  109. Patricia Takacs (USA) 1982-86 (6)
  110. Ronald Lightowler (UK) 1963-65 (6)
  111. Harry Harris (UK) 1956-58 (6)
  112. Dilip Barman (USA) 2006- (5) ***
  113. Dr. B. P. Allinson (UK) 1958-63 (5)
  114. Dastur F.Bode (India & USA) 1957-60 (5)
  115. Dr. Meyroos (Netherlands) 1908-10 (5)
  116. Miguel Facal (Uruguay) 2005- (4) ***
  117. Dr Jan Kucharczyk (Poland) 1986-90 (4)
  118. Mitch Darer (USA) 1986-90 (4)
  119. Dr.Kazimir Chomicz (Poland) 1982-86 (4)
  120. Dr.Hilmar Burgrabbe (Germany) 1982-86 (4)
  121. Barbara Latto (UK) 1963-67 (4)
  122. Rukmini Devi Arundale (India) 1960 (4)***
  123. Elizabeth Ecker-Lauer (Germany) 1953-57 (4)
  124. Mr. J. H. Bolt (Netherlands) 1946-47 (4)
  125. Dr. Huchard (Belgium) 1909-10 (4)
  126. Dr. William Axon (UK) 1909-10 (4)
  127. Caryn Hartglass (USA) 2005-08 (3)
  128. Dan Arbel (Israel) 2005-08 (3)
  129. Lwere Alexander Kasibante (Uganda) 2004-06 (3)
  130. Pornthep Srinarula (Thailand/India) 1996-99 (3)
  131. Patricia Carney (USA) 1996-99 (3)
  132. Bernard Colvin (UK) 1995-96 (3)
  133. Marian Breuker (Netherlands) 1990-93 (3)
  134. Fred Whittle (Australia) 1986 (3)
  135. Amarjeet Singh Bhamra (UK) 1979-82 (3)
  136. Dr. Gustav Selss (Germany) 1908-10 (3)
  137. Cynthia Schuck (Brazil) 2016 - (2)
  138. Carlos Naconecy (Brazil) 2016 - (2)
  139. Ignacia Uribe (chile) 2016 - (2)
  140. Jayanthi Cuddalore (India) 2016 - (2)
  141. Heng Guan Hou (Singapore) 2016 - (2)
  142. Mr. D.M. Popat (India) 2004-06 (2)
  143. Richard Dimech (Australia) 2000-2002 (2)
  144. Dr Riccardo Trespidi (Italy) 1994-96 (2)
  145. Julia Jacquel (USA) 1994-96 (2)
  146. Kathy Silk (UK) 1994-96 (2)
  147. Diana Ratnagar (India) 1994-96 (2)
  148. Jelina Maleseric (Yugoslavia) 1984-86 (2)
  149. Moshe Stolov (Israel) 1982-84 (2)
  150. Rafael Lazeta (Chile) 1977-79 (2)
  151. Miss I. Watson 1977-79 (2)
  152. Gunnar Hedfors 1972-73 (2)
  153. Paula Brugger (Brazil) 2008 (1)
  154. Loh Yeow Nguan (Singapore) 2005-06 (1)
  155. Simon Chau (Hong Kong) 1999-2000 (1)
  156. Katharina Bless (Thailand) 1999-2000 (1)
  157. Gianbattista Montagna (Italy) 1993-94 (1)

Societies



Membership of IVU 1 point per year
Hosted WVC, 50 points
Provided IVU President/Chair; General Secretary; Treasurer; Regional Coordinator - 1 point per year
Deputy President/Chair; Secretary; Assistant General Secretary; Assistant treasurer; Regional Secretary - 1 point per 2 years
Exec VP, committee/council - 1 point per 3 years (updated Sept 2009)

  1. Vegetarian Society UK (101+250+40+46+42+5+1+8+4=499)
  2. Vegetarier-Bund Deutschlands (VEBU) (89+350+4+14+3+2+6=368)
  3. Nederlands Vegetariër-Bond (NVB) (90+200+10+4+6+6=316)
  4. Svenska Vegetariska Föreningen (SVF) (90+150+1+13+2=256)
  5. Bombay Humanitarian League (25+150+19=194)
  6. Dansk Vegetarforening (DVF) (101+50+7+14+4=186)
  7. North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) (15+150+6=171)
  8. Norsk Vegetarforening (66+50+1=127)
  9. Indian Vegetarian Congress (48+50+6+3+6=113)
  10. TEVA (101+9+2=112)
  11. Toronto Vegetarian Association (49+50+2+2=103)
  12. Vegetarian Society (Reverence for Life) (26+50+1+12=89)
  13. Sudentendeutsche Verband der Vereine für Naturheilkinde und Selbstreform (Czechoslovakian vegsoc) (9+50+3+9=71)
  14. Vegan Society UK (56+10+1+3=70)
  15. New Zealand Vegetarian Society (62)
  16. Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira (5+50+6=61)
  17. American Vegan Society (49+5=54)
  18. Australian Vegetarian Society (46+5=51)
  19. Yugoslavian Vegetarian Society (50)
  20. VSDC (33+1+2+4+3+2=45)
  21. EVU (24+12+1=37)
  22. VUNA (22+6+9=37)
  23. American Vegetarian Union (20+11=31)
  24. FARM (28+3=31)
  25. Belgian/Brussels Vegetarian Society 1910 (6+20+1=27)
  26. Asociacion Vegetariana de Barcelona (20)
  27. Israeli Vegetarian Society (20)
  28. Thai Vegetarian Union (20)

    those below are listed by when they were founded as lengh of formal membership is not known: 

  29. Asociacion Naturista de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  30. Vegetarische Gesellschaft Stuttgart (Germany)
  31. Vegetarian Society of Ulster (UK)
  32. Oxford Vegetarians (UK)
  33. San Francisco Vegetarian Society (USA)
  34. Food for Life Global (USA)
  35. Asociacion Cultores de Vida Natural (ASCUVINA) (Panama)
  36. Jewish Vegetarians of North America
  37. Young Indian Vegetarians (UK)
  38. Triangle Vegetarian Society (NC, USA)
  39. Boston Vegetarian Society (MA, USA)
  40. Earthsave International (USA)
  41. 1989 Vermont Vegetarian Society (USA)
  42. Asociación Vegana Española (Spain)
  43. Nigeria Vegetarian Society
  44. Japan Vegetarian Society
  45. Vegetarian Centre of Thailand
  46. Schweizerische Vereinigung für Vegetarismus (Switzerland)
  47. Vegetarian Society of Botswana
  48. Vegetarian Society of Richmond (VA, USA)
  49. Malaysian Vegetarian Society
  50. VegSource.com (USA)
  51. Croydon Vegetarians (UK)
  52. Silver Dove Network and Soma Center (Thailand)
  53. Asian Vegetarian Union
  54. Österreichische Vegetarier Union (Austria)
  55. North Somerset Vegetarians and Vegans (UK)
  56. Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
  57. Vegetarian Society of Delhi (India)
  58. Indonesia Vegetarian Society
  59. Vegane Gesellschaft Österreich (Austria)
  60. Hong Kong Vegan Society (China)
  61. Vegetarian Resource Center (USA)
  62. VegMichigan (USA)
  63. Union Vegetariana Argentina
  64. HIPPO (UK)
  65. Ethisch Vegetarisch Alternatief (EVA) vzw (Belgium)
  66. Christian Vegetarian Association (USA)
  67. Societá Scientifica di Nutrizione Vegetariana (Italy)
  68. Healthy Living Supper Club (UK)
  69. Vegetarians of Washington (USA)
  70. Vegetarian Society of Ireland
  71. Centro Vegetariano (Portugal)
  72. Asociacion Vegetariana Canaria Pasiflora (Spain)
  73. Vegetarian Society of Uganda
  74. Christian Vegetarian Association of Ghana
  75. Lewes & Hastings Vegetarian and Vegan Group (UK)
  76. Halifax Association of Vegetarians (Canada)
  77. Unión Vegetariana Española (Spain)
  78. International Jewish Vegetarian Society (Israel)
  79. Vegetarian Society Mauritius
  80. Sociedad Vegetariana Boliviana (Bolivia)
  81. Guildford Vegetarian Society (UK)
  82. Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme (Netherlands)
  83. Shoqeria Vegjetariane e Kosoves- Atamarama (Kosovo)
  84. Ceska spolecnost pro vyzivu a vegetarianstvi o.s. (Czech Republic)
  85. OrganicAthlete (USA)
  86. Vegetarian Action (Australia)
  87. Homo Vegetus (Chile)
  88. Unión Vegetariana y Vegana del Uruguay
  89. Erie Vegetarian Society (USA)
  90. Indian Vegan Society
  91. Christian Vegetarian Association UK
  92. União Vegetariana Latino-americana
  93. Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation (UK)
  94. Associazione Vegetariana Italiana - Delegazione Puglia e Molise (Italy)
  95. Asociacion para la Promocion del Vegetarianismo Etico (APEV) (Costa 
    Rica)
  96. Scottish Vegetarian Association (UK)
  97. Ceska Vegetarianska Spolecnost (Czech Republic)
  98. Ukrainian Vegetarian Society
  99. Vegetarian Union of Iran
  100. Nature et vie Cameroun
  101. Societatea Vegetarienilor din Romania
  102. Vegetarian for Life (UK)
  103. Chong Hua Vegetarian Union (Taiwan)
  104. Vegetarian Society of Liberia
  105. Unión Vegetariana del Paraguay
  106. Asociacion Civil Amigos de los Animales y las Plantas de la RA 
    (Argentina)
  107. Vegetarian Association of Ghana
  108. Vegetarische Initiative e.V. (Austria)
  109. Association Vegetarienne de France
  110. Centro de Estudios Naturistas (Spain)
  111. North Riding Vegetarians & Vegans (UK)
  112. Vegaaniliitto ry (Finnish Vegan Society)
  113. Eurasian Vegetarian Society (EVS) (Russia)
  114. Lietuvos Vegetaru Draugija (Lithuanian Veg. Society)
  115. Uniunea Vegetarienilor din Moldova - UVM
  116. Fabryka UTU (Poland)
  117. Associazione Vegetariana Animalista (Italy)
  118. Schützer der Erde e.V. (Germany)
  119. Fundación Shakahari Vegetariana (Spain)
  120. Kingston and Richmond Vegetarians (UK)
  121. Vegetarian Society of Utah (USA)
  122. Vegetarian Earth Green (Mongolia)
  123. Kisii Vegetarian Group (Kenya)
  124. Plenty Food (Netherlands)
  125. South African Vegan Society 
 

Those below no longer exist, or are no longer members


  1. Mazdaznan Society USA (6+2=8)
  2. South African VegSoc (7)
  3. West Australian VegSoc (7)
  4. Belgian VegSoc 1990s (5+1=6)
  5. DeVegabond, Luxembourg VegSoc (4)
  6. Humane Society of USA (3)
  7. Ecuador Animals (2)
  8. National VegSoc Uganda (2)

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