Congratulations to OA Board member and IOF Vice President Mike Dowling who this evening was awarded an IOF Silver Pin by re-elected IOF President Leho Haldna. The IOF General Assembly was held virtually for the first time due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Mike was first elected to the IOF Council at the 2010 General Assembly in Trondheim, Norway and was elected as an IOF Vice President at the 2012 General Assembly in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is an active IOF Council member with strategic responsibility for the global visibility of orienteering.
IOF Pins are awarded to individuals who have made contributions to the development of orienteering and the IOF. A silver pin being awarded to an individual who has previously received a bronze pin and who has made significant contributions through service within the IOF organisation in a Commission, Council or Senior Event Advising role over an extended period of time.
In making the award to Mike, Leho Haldna thanked Mike for his outstanding contributions over the years, and especially towards the 2020 General Assembly. Leho also noted Mike’s ‘balancing view from Down Under with a touch of humour’.
Congratulations Mike on a well deserved award.