Well done and Congratulations Jack for all the tremendous work you put in, in
spreading the gospel of Unicycling around the globe! You’re a Star !!! See
you in Japan …
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 21:22:25 +0900
Jack Halpern <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Unicon is only a couple of days away, and Unicon fever as well as up to
> 40 degrees heat is in full blaze. We are all busy here in preparing
> the ground for a successful convention, and I am sure that with your
> help it will indeed be great.
> I want to take a moment to thank everyone contributing to Unicon,
> especially the officers as well as members of the various committees,
> for your tremendous efforts. There are too many names to mention so I
> will just say a warm-hearted thanks to you all.
> This brings to an end my own role in preparing for Unicon, which was to
> organize and help teams from Asian countries, as well as countries with
> little or no Unicon experience. To briefly summarize, I am happy to say
> that for the first time we will have a “real team” from Israel (I
> always represented Israel), and we will once again have participation of
> Hong Kong, the Philppines and China. The Chinese had great difficulties
> in getting visas, and we have been in almost daily contact with them to
> help them., Thank God, 11 of them will make it, though originally 30
> were scheduled to come.
> I am sad to report that other than the possible participation of the
> president of Brazil Unicycle Association which I helped established last
> year (I went to Sao Paulo to do promotion), because of economic reasons
> the Brazilian team will not make it. On the other hand, the Korean team
> will make it. The only other Unicon they attended is Unicon III 17 years
> ago in Tokyo (1987).
> Let’s work together to make this the greatest Unicon ever!!
> JACK HALPERN
> Unicon XII Convention Chairman
> Executive Director for International Development
> International Unicycling Federation, Inc.
> Website: http://www.kanji.org
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