The Board of Johanniter International met online to discuss the latest activities as well as the organisation of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021. Participants were our Chairman Johannes Bucher (Johanniter Austria), our Vice-Chairman Christian Velten-Jameson (Association des Œuvres de Saint-Jean), Mark Broughton (St John Ambulance England and The Islands), Hubertus von Puttkamer (Johanniter Germany) and Lidwien van der Reep (Johanniter Nederland).

The organisation of the AGM 2021, planned for May in London, was the first topic to be discussed. Because of the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to postpone the face-to-face meeting until later in 2021. If circumstances still do not allow us to meet physically in October, an online meeting will be held. JOIN member organisations will receive detailed information in the next days.

The meeting continued with comprehensive financial information by our Vice-Chairman. The JOIN Office gave feedback on the working groups’ activities, including the regular update of our members’ activities to face the pandemic. Finally, an update was provided on the final implementation of the European iProcureSecurity project, which ended in December 2020.

From left to right, first to third row: JOIN Vice-Chairman Christian Velten-Jameson (Association des Œuvres de Saint-Jean), Joachim Berney (JOIN Office), Mark Broughton (St John Ambulance England and The Islands), Chairman Johannes Bucher (Johanniter Austria), Lidwien van der Reep (Johanniter Nederland) and Hubertus von Puttkamer (Johanniter Germany). [Picture by Johanniter International]