On May 1, 2014, there was registered the Israeli Longevity Alliance. It was registered as an integral and constitutive part of the International Longevity Alliance (as said in our bylaws, # 20b).
Now we would like to strengthen our ties with the international longevity movement, and indeed strengthen the international longevity movement. Thus, we would like to invite longevity activists from around the world to join our Alliance – the Israeli Longevity Alliance / International Longevity Alliance (Israel).
“I (name, address, email) request to be admitted as a member of the Israeli Longevity Alliance. The objectives of the Alliance are known to me. If admitted as a member I undertake to comply with the provisions of the articles of the Alliance and with the decisions of the Alliance’s general assembly.”
We would also be grateful if you add in the letter a few words about yourself and your interest in life extension, as well as the ways *you personally* would be willing and ready to contribute to the work of our organization and of the longevity movement at large (such as building websites for longevity content in different languages, writing or translating pro-longevity materials, organizing pro-longevity meetings in your area, contacting politicians and media, scientific expertise, any other skills, expertise, or suggestions of activity).
Alternatively, you are welcome to fill in the application form online (in English or Hebrew) http://goo.gl/forms/ExDJc7z01t
If you can represent an NGO from anywhere in the world, you are welcome to join your NGO as a member of the Alliance (NGOs can join the Alliance as members through their representatives exactly as individual members would). In this way, we can also build up the alliance or network of pro-longevity NGOs internationally.
The Israeli Longevity Alliance has been at the forefront of the longevity movement in Israel. Its members were instrumental in organizing national conferences on longevity (e.g. on October 1, 2013, during the first International Longevity Day), and March 27, 2014, during Israel Science Day, as well as petitioned the authorities and organized smaller events and publications throughout the year. We strive to intensify longevity research activism. For example we promote the position paper of the International Society on Aging and Disease (ISOAD, with which our Alliance is also affiliated) on “The Critical Need to Promote Research on Biology of Aging and Aging-related Diseases to Improve Health and Longevity of the Elderly Population.” It is available in 9 languages, including Hebrew.
We invite longevity activists from around the world to join forces, both here in Israel and everywhere.
Presently, the membership is free, at least until the end of 2015.
The next General assembly will apparently need to be conducted with the help of a video chat system (as currently required by the bylaws # 8b, until a possible different technical solution is found), though the general proceedings and discussions can be done via email or social media. E.g. https://www.facebook.com/groups/LongevityIsrael/
Together we will act as mutual catalysis to encourage longevity activism around the world!
Ilia Stambler, PhD, Chair. Israeli Longevity Alliance / International Longevity Alliance (Israel)