Pour les non anglophones, voici quelques morceaux choisis...
- Je suis surpris que seule la France n'ait pas compris que ces "non tablers" que nous avons accueillis magnanimement au sein de notre forum exclusif, ont échoués dans leur exercice de réciprocité en ne respectant pas nos règles (comprendre le fait de ne pas voter lors des AG etc...) alors qu'ils jouissent de notre amitié sans avoir été Tablers...
- Le fait de faire porter la responsabilité sur d'anciens Présidents Internationaux qui font partie de notre histoire, de notre culture et de notre développement est une prise de position erronée...
- A propos de la volonté de la France d'informer les autres pays sur la possibilité de vivre au sein d'une structure donnant les mêmes droits au Ex et non-ex Tablers: Tous ces sentiments et cette volonté de parler de sujet hors de propos à nos amis ne sont peut-être pas très souhaitables, ni diplomatiques de votre part.
Your letter of 4 August, 2012 has been received and your gesture is very much appreciated. This could go a long way in France’s re-building its relationship back with 41 International in future.You state in your letter “clarify our position concerning the Logo “Club 41 International”. We wanted to preserve it, and not “steal” it…’
Dear Serge, the International had 2 French Board members for the past few years – Jeanlouis Boileau and Denis Beck. If only during the last year, these two members had discussed this matter & shared France’s ‘preserving’ ideas with the International Board and the rest of the world, the ‘preservation’ could have been done together for 41 International and thus avoided all this embarrasment and ill-feelings. And the phrase ‘not steal’ is your own expression.
But I still prevail that now, your gesture is appreciated. You (France) will have to withdraw the European Trademark Application EM 010500551 before the OAMI-Office in Alicant, Spain.
Upon receiving a copy of your filing of this withdrawal application, we will be very pleased to present it in front of the International councillors and treat this matter as amicably closed between 41 International and France.
Again in your letter you have stated ‘We would like to recall that it was not a “French” idea. We have followed the advices given by former International Presidents, who thought that a “split” was the best solution. This is what we tried to explain in Chennai.’Unfortunately, within our Tabling fraternity your blaming International Past Presidents who have been part & parcel of our history, culture and growth, this is a very equivocative statement.
Due to your emotions, you have said many things in your letter sent on August 4. ‘We never tried to convince any Association to join us, but we think necessary to inform precisely all countries, who face the same problem of equality, about our undergrounds. We let them turn the question over in their members.’
All these feelings and your wish to speak on irrelevant topics to our friends may not be a very desirable & parliamentary action from your side. However, the choice is upto you since all our clever friends across the world already know what is right.
The confidence and bonding built over many years between Round Tablers will only get closer and stronger by anyone trying to infiltrate into this bonding of our friendship.
It is needless to say and emphasise that the basis of forming 41 Clubs was to inherit Round Tablers. We as Round Tablers across the world are so broad minded and have learnt to accept those non tablers to be a part of our friendship and fellowship. And this was done with great respect to the feelings of the French from the year 2002.
I am surprised that only in France they have not understood that these non tablers whom we have accepted magnanimously into our exclusive forum, have failed to reciprocate and respect our rules while enjoying our fellowship and friendship, without having been tablers.
We all know life is a matter of give and take. We gave them our love and respect as per your desire. And there is nothing wrong is us expecting them to respect our rules and allowing us to govern our inhertied Round Tablers like an alumane. At the same time other countries in similar situations have understood and they have reciprocated positively & continue to do so.
It is a pity that without being aware of the depth and the long term association for the future generation of your own tablers, you have made this decision. However I leave you to think and act prudently for the future so that the International community will be able to receive you at our International parties without any reservation in our minds.
Thanking you and requesting for your early and positive moves
N S Krishna Kumar
President – 41 International.