2015 Annual General Meeting of Members

The Annual General Meeting of the Klaipeda International Business Club took place at 7pm on the 13th of February 2015 in the Radisson SAS. All members or their proxy votes were in attendance.

Chairman Volker Kleensang welcomed the Members and presented the Agenda including: Election of Finance Officer for 2015, Report of activities in 2014, the Financial Report, election of the KIBC Board for 2015 and miscellaneous tasks.

Indre Razbadauskaite was elected as the Secretary of the meeting.

UAB TempoInvest with Director Ms. Elida Mantulova, Daukanto gatve 3, Klaipeda was recommended and elected as Financial Officer for 2015.

The Report of Past Activities was presented by Volker and included a summary of the monthly Networking Meetings highlighting the Mayor’s visit, Danske Bank’s report on the conversion from Litas to Euro, and many more. He spoke of the exceptional turnout and good times during the Summer BBQ, November Retro Meeting and the Christmas and Charity Dinner in December. Cooperation agreements with Mano Miestas Klaipeda, the British Chamber of Commerce and KPMG were discussed, also. All in all, 2014 was an eventful and fun filled year for KIBC!

Treasurer Alan Lent presented the Financial and Charity Distribution Reports covering all income and expenses during 2014. The financial statement was approved unanimously.

During the Annual General Meeting the members were asked for nominations and elected the following candidates to the 2015 KIBC Board of Directors by open voting:

  • Volker Kleensang
  • Alan Lent
  • Indre Razbadauskaite
  • Olivier Criou
  • Svetlana Acuta


The following Miscellaneous Topics were discussed:

  • Choosing of an alternate day for casual meetings and monthly networking – Tuesdays and Thursdays were voted as most “open” by the Members present, therefore the Monthly Networking Meetings will continue to be held on the First Thursday of each month until the second half of the year, at which time they may be changed to Tuesdays. Final decision to be reached this summer.
  • Expectations of the Members regarding what they want from the Board – the Members present had no new ideas, except the establishment of committees to assist and involve more members with Major Events, i.e. the Summer BBQ, the Christmas Dinner, a Charity Committee and the Establishment of a Website Committee.
  • Clarification of benefits for Corporate Membership was a concern and it was decided to more clearly define the non-designated people as Employees, in order to reduce confusion as to who may attend events and receive benefit under Corporate Membership.


The meeting adjourned and everyone moved to the networking area for refreshments and fellowship.