The International Clubs' ideals are believed to be of such value that the development and
maintenance of their standards in any country should be the concern of all those interested
in the finer traditions of the game, and particularly of those who enjoy the privilege of
The ways to achieve such purpose were the object of a first exchange of views in Paris in 1946 among members of some of the I.C.s - Great Britain, France, U.S.A., Czechoslovakia, Holland, Sweden and Belgium - followed by a meeting in London, on 22nd July, 1947, called by the I.C. of Great Britain, the first of the I.C.s to be established.
It was unanimously recommended that the maintenance of the I.C.'s ideals everywhere should be entrusted to a "Council of the I.C.s", composed of representatives of all the existing I.C.s. Prior to formation of any new International Club, approval of this Council must be obtained, such council to meet once a year in London, on the second Wednesday morning of the Wimbledon fortnight.
The functions of the Council are now carried on by an executive committee composed of nine people with three year terms, as follows: representatives from the three oldest I.C.s, Great Britain, France and U.S.A.; six members from other International Clubs, nominated by the Nominating Committee with a view to regional representation. The seat of the executive committee is at the office of its Secretary, Peter McQuibban, to whom any application in connection with the formation of a new I.C. should be submitted.
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