Minutes of The Council Meeting for
THE ASIAN FEDERATION OF LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATIONS (AFLAS)
November 9, 2010 (13:30 – 15:00)
Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Agenda

1. Opening remarks

2. An address of welcome
President Dr. Chou C. Hong D.V.M, PhD addressed a welcome for all of delegations from AFLAS member associations and societies.

3. Introduction of the delegates
Participants of the Council meeting
(1) AFLAS Council member
The Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS)
Representative : Vice-President (also Executive-President and Secretary-General) of CALAS
& Immediate past-President of AFLAS: Dr. Qin Chuan,       
Dr Yang Zhinei
 The Chinese Taipei Society for Laboratory Animal Science (CSLAS)
Representative: President Dr. Chun-Keung Yu D.V.M, PhD.,
AFLAS President: Dr. Dr. Chou C. Hong D.V.M, PhD
 Korean Association for Laboratory Animal Science (KALAS)
Representative:President of KALAS & Vice President of AFLAS:
Kook-Hyun Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
 Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JALAS)
Representative: President Kenichi Yagami, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Member of International Communication Committee of JALAS
Atsuo Ogura, Ph.D., D.V.M.,
Chairperson of International Communication Committee of JALAS
& Vice President & Secretary-General
Dr. Noriyuki Kasai (JALAS)
Laboratory Animal Scientist’s Association (LASA) in India
Representative: President Dr. Ramachandra S. GUDDE,
Dr. SSYH Qadri
Laboratory animal science association of Malaysia (LASAM)
Representative: President Dr. Abdul Rahim Mutalib 
Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science (PALAS)
Representative: Angel Antonio B. Mateo, DVM,
Singapore association for laboratory animal science (SALAS)
Representative: President Dr. Kum Fai Chooi
Thai Association for Laboratory Animal Science (TALAS)
Representative: President of TALAS & Auditor of AFLAS: Dr.Parntep Ratanakorn,
(2) Executive Board member
President: Dr. Chou C. Hong D.V.M, PhD.(CSLAS)
Immediate past-President: Dr. Qin Chuan (CALAS)
Vice President: Dr. Kook-Hyun Lee (KALAS)
Vice President & Secretary-General: Dr. Noriyuki Kasai (JALAS)
Auditor: Dr. Parntep Ratanakorn (TALAS)
(3) Observer
Dr Dondin Sajuthi, Representative of Laboratory Animal association in Indonesia.

4. Election of a Chair and a Secretary of the meeting
As a Chair of the meeting, President Chou C. Hong was elected.

5. Finances
(1) Balance for year 2009-2010
1. Revenues

US Dollar($) JPN Yen(¥)
1.1 Carry-over 6,999.24 662,493
1.2 Interest(1)  0.35 109
  Interest(2) 0.39 106
1.3 Membership due for 2008&2009 - Malaysia (Cash) 400.00  
1.4 Membership due for 2009 - Korea 2,000.00  
1.5 Membership due for 2009&half of 2010 - China 2,000.00  
1.6 Membership due for 2010&2011 -  Taipei 2,000.00  
1.7 Membership due for 2010&2011 -Singapore (400.00) 33,796
1.8 Membership due for 2010 - Japan (2000.00) 169,440
1.9 Membership due for 2010&2011 - Malaysia (400.00) 30,884
1 Total Revenue 13,399.98 ¥896,828
*Amounts in parentheses are the set amount for memebership fee

2. Expenditures

US Dollar($) JPN Yen(¥)
2.1 Support for the Congress in Taipei (2) 1,400.00  
2.2 Remittance + Lifting charge (korea)   4,000
2.3 Remittance + Lifting charge (taiwan)   4,000
2.4 Remittance charge (singapore)   1,500
2.5 Remittance charge (malaysia)   1,500
2.6 Web site management fee   100,000
2.7 Bank Transfer fee (for 2.6 web)   420
2.8 Cancellation Fee (Dr.Kasai)   39,200
2.9 Petty charge of AFLAS office   2,050
2 Total Expenditures 1,400.00 152,670

Balance (1-2) $11,999.98 ¥744,158

3. Asset (Nov.5, 2010)

US Dollar($) JPN Yen(¥)
3.1 Deposit in the Bank Account 11,599.98 726,208
3.2 Cash 400.00 17,950
3 Total $11,999.98 ¥744,158

(2) Proposed Budget for 2010-2011
1. Revenues

US Dollar($) JPN Yen(¥)
1.1 Carry-over 11,999.98 744,158
1.2 Membership due for 2010&2011 - Korea   4,000.00  
  Membership due for 2010 (half amount)&2011 - China 3,000.00  
  Membership due for 2011 - Japan  2,000.00  
  Membership due for 2008-2011 - Thailand 800.00  
  Membership due for 2008-2011 - Philippines 800.00  
  Membership due for 2010&2011 - India   400.00  
1.3 Interest  1.00 200
1 Total Revenue 23,000.98 744,358

2. Expenditures

US Dollar($) JPN Yen(¥)
2.1 AFLAS Office   200,000
2.2 Registration fee for AFLAS Council and
Executive Board Members ($200×4)
800.00  
2.3 Web site management fee   105,000
2.4 Support for the Congress in Thailand 5,000.00  
2.5 Annual due for AAALAC International for 2011 100.00  
2.6 Reserve 17,100.98 439,358
2 Total Expenditures 23,000.98 744,358

6. Election of host associations or societies for 6th AFLAS Congress in 2014
We had one candidate of the host association for 6th AFLAS Congress in 2014, that is, the Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia (LASAM). After presentation of the bid document by LASAM President Dr. Abdul Rahim Mutalib, we decided unanimously the LASAM to be the host association for 6th AFLAS Congress in 2014.

7. Election of the Council and Executive board members for 2010-2012
(1) The Council members for 2010-2012
The Council members for 2010-2012 are to be elected by each association or society of AFLAS. When the member will be changed, each association should inform it to the Secretary-General Dr. Kasai immediately. Otherwise, the present members are considered to be the Council members.
(2) The Candidate of the Executive board member for 2010-2012.
President:  Dr. Parntep Ratanakorn (TALAS)
Immediate past-President:  Dr. Chou C. Hong (CSLAS).
Vice-President:  Dr. Kook-Hyun Lee (KALAS)
Vice-President:  Dr. Qin Chuan (CALAS)
Vice-President:  Dr. Ramachandra S. GUDDE (LASA India)
Vice-President & Secretary-general:  Dr. Noriyuki Kasai (JALAS)
Auditor:  Dr. Abdul Rahim Mutalib (LASAM)

8. Joining BOT of AAALAC international
AFLAS has joined BOT of AAALAC international. Formal approval of the AFLAS membership was taken place on 26 September 2010 by BOT of AAALAC international. The meeting has decided Dr. Noriyuki Kasai, the vice president and secretary general of ALFAS to become the representative for BOT of AAALAC International.

9. 2012 AFLAS Congress
President of TALAS, Dr.Parntep Ratanakorn, addressed about the 2012 AFLAS Congress. It may be held on October or November, 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Next council meeting of AFLAS, which is preparatory meeting for the 2012 AFLAS Congress, will also be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2011. Details will be informed later by President Dr Parntep Ratanakorn.

10. Others
(1) Registration fee in the national or regional meetings
When members of each member associations or societies of AFLAS will participate in their national or regional meetings, registration fee should be the same amount as those for their national or regional members. All of council members should negotiate with their own associations or societies.
(2) Training program in the 2012 AFLAS Congress
TALAS is now making a plan for training program of animal experiment technique as one of programs in the 2012 AFLAS Congress. If the programs such as breeding techniques, TG production, international harmonization, etc, which are now carrying out in member associations or societies of AFLAS are available, please let TALAS know them.
(3) Laboratory Animal association in Indonesia
Dr Dondin Sajuthi, Representative of Laboratory Animal association in Indonesia, expressed his desire of joining his association to AFLAS. AFLAS, Secretary General Dr Kasai, will contact to him and his association.
(4) Laboratory Animal association in Australia and New Zealand
AFLAS will contact to associations in both Australia and New Zealand for joining AFLAS, and also will invite them to 2012 AFLAS Congress.

(Prepared by Dr. N. Kasai)