Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 22:06:20 -0800
From: Kirk Krack <[email protected]>

CAFA Members,

As the AIDA National for Canada, CAFA is responsible for implementing and upholding current international standards. In addition CAFA enjoys the opportunity to offer AIDA feedback and suggestions garnered from the extensive practical experience of its members.

Our strong, reciprocal relationship with the premiere international freediving association is testament to the dedication, experience and passion of the Canadian freediving community and something we are particularly proud of.

To maintain this position it is essential that each one of us have access to the ongoing business of the organization and the opportunity to be heard and make a difference within our own organization. Therefore I would like to take this time to review some of the processes and mechanisms we have adopted to ensure this remains the case.

  1. Annual election of an Executive Board. Each year five executive members are elected from the CAFA membership to oversee the organization and speak on behalf of the CAFA membership at the AIDA Assembly. In our most recent election, seven knowledgeable individuals were nominated. Of the five elected, four had served the previous year.
  2. An Annual General Meeting (AGM) open to all members, reviews the organization's financial status, hears reports from the different executive and committee members, resolves old business and discusses new. The minutes of these meetings and reports are then posted to the CAFA website at
  3. Minutes of each CAFA Executive Board meeting are posted to the CAFA website along with an email reminder of their availability. Currently 28 reports dating back to August 2001 are available online at Members are encouraged to engage the board (and each other) regarding any questions, or concerns they may have.
  4. The egroups list for CAFA members allows all with internet access to share their experience, stories, knowledge, and techniques on a wide range of topics by simply posting to [email protected] This public forum is also the primary means of communicating with board members, however each of them are always accessible privately by email or phone.
  5. Finally, CAFA members are encouraged to join the international AIDA internet forums that deal with rules, regulations, competitions, records and other matters by joining [email protected] or [email protected]

If you are not already an active member I hope that this reminder encourages you to become more involved with your organization. More than ever freediving is becoming publicly recognized as an incredible, challenging and rewarding activity and more than ever it needs each of us to become a knowledgeable ambassador to our sport.


Kirk Krack
CAFA President/Founder
AIDA Executive Member
[email protected]

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