NORCECA Board endorses Dr. Graça to continue as FIVB President



PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, October 29, 2015 – NORCECA Executive Committee and Board of Administration endorsed the candidature of Brazilian Dr. Ary S. Graça  to continue for a new term as president of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).


The members of the two bodies held a joint meeting on Thursday morning two days before the XXIII NORCECA Congress at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Resort in the presence of Dr. Graça , who will be attending the confederation’s biennial assembly as special guest.


Dr. Graça was elected to preside over the FIVB during the organization’s congress held in Anaheim, United States on September of 2012. The next general assembly of the world’s volleyball governing body to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2016.


The NORCECA Executive Committee and Board of Administration reviewed the agenda of its elective congress to take place on October 31-November 1 as well as the one-day seminar to evaluate the results of the development plan to be held on October 30 with the participation of all the National Federations Category I and II.


Mushtaque Mohamed, president of the NORCECA Development Commission, explained the agenda and procedures in place during the seminar receiving full support of the EC and BOA. He said all the presidents of the different zones will have the opportunity to present the results of the development plan in their respective regions.


The FIVB President encouraged the presidents of the zones –ECVA, CAZOVA, AFECAVOL and Central- to set goals with specific numbers as a way of challenging themselves while going for new achievements saying the same tactic applies for the national federations.


The meeting was opened by NORCECA President, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, who welcomed the presence of FIVB President and pointed out the way NORCECA operates in the different departments and the transparency in the administration of the financial incomes and funds received from FIVB and other sources.


He said all the working documents of the XXIII NORCECA Congress, including the audited financial statements, are posted on its website and are available at:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zatzqvhi2828uux/AADc_SVCyWnLQmxjjsqUv1TLa?dl=0


Marte Hoffiz, who presides over NORCECA since 2001, is running as a sole candidate to continue in the presidency of the continental confederation for a new four-year term.


The Executive Committee and Board of Administration approved to name Saul Castro Verdugo, Mireya Luis and Mohamed as scrutineers to oversee the voting procedures and results during the elections of the new authorities.