It has became apparent that in pursuit of full membership status with GAISF, IJRU is prepared to do anything and everything that includes alienating some of the older federations who have been in the sport since inception and have promoted the sport for more than a decade. This has became clear that in their pursuite for this full membership they will only concentrate to the 40 federations they believe will help them achieve this task within the two year period.
Some of the IJRU members of the board have stated it that they will not delay the process by trying to include everyone and being inclusive. They stated that instead of doing things right and follow fair practice which is one of the pillars of the IOC they rather butcher the whole process and gain the GAISF recognition and full membership.
So basically those of us out there being ignored and cast out you should know that this is done in the name of being GAISF full member if it was not for GAISF we would probably be listened too and included but the chase is on and the time is limited so we must be left out and cast out. We are also expected to understand that this must happen to us so that IJRU can be full member of GAISF.
The question than becomes :
1. If they can do this now what will they do once they are full members ?
2. Will they still even have time for us once they are full members of GAISF?
3. What recourse will we have than once they are GAISF full member ?
4. Does GAISF even promote such practice seen from IJRU ?
We are not against progress or merge or moving forward we however wish that we can all move forward together without leaving any one behind right now not tomorrow or after GAISF full membership !!!! To gain full membership should be the reason why everyone must be included and brought along the journey not the other way around. IJRU as a by product of a merge between two federations Fisac and WJRF should be cascading the same merge down the line to the subsidiaries of these two federations which are NGBs in the countries before pressing ahead.
When two big companies who have multinational subsidiaries Merge in the full meaning of the word merge they don't just merge the headquarters rather they merge all the way down so is the name change applies all the way down. However IJRU seems to only have cared merging the headquarters and name changing the heardquaters on leaving the subsidiaries to fight for the spot on IJRU as a member instead of joining them together. IJRU even promoted this fighting for the spot by choosing only one federation as an NGB instead of saying we want you two to become one and so we will either take both of you as NGBs as partial members to gain full membership you should become one.
IJRU could also have employed this :
1. We don't accept any of you until you are one !! I believe that what GAISF told fisac and WJRF hence the merge ....
2. Or take both organisations give them a year to sort things out first on their own without IJRU 's interferences. If that fails than IJRU can appoint an independent neutral mediator.
It is sad that IJRU rather failed dismal in being neutral and support unity instead IJRU became the dividing force in some cases by choosing certain federations as NGBs over the other which than sent a very strong and wrong message that IJRU doesn't care as long as it get the GAISF full membership. Also the sad part is that in most cases in the countries where there were two federations IJRU seems to have chosen the federations aligned with WJRF as NGBs which send the message that Fisac members are being cast out and alienated by IJRU which is supposed to be fostering unity given the merge.
Makes one wonder if this merge is real a merge or just a hostile take over of fisac and fisac execs giving in or up without considering the needs and rights of their members who are now left out and have to either die or start a new In International Rope Skipping Organisation.
We hope that GAISF will not promote this unfair practice by denouncing the IJRU membership request send them back to the drawing board and force them to truly unite us all in the name of the sport Jump Rope Skipping. We real implore GAISF to not Grant this full membership we actual are even tempted to request that the observe status be revoked until clear evidence of inclusion is submitted and complied with to avoid another body coming up and the cycle repeating itself.