At the beginning of December I received the news from Jiri Böhm that George Volak had left us forever. Of
course I knew that he had health problems for some time, but when news reaches about the passing of
someone who was not only a colleague but also a dear friend, you are still shocked and very sad.
George, like me, has been active for the INF-FNI as a CC member since 1998. From 1998 to 2006, he was an
assessor for the Non-European Federations. In 2006 he took over the secretariat of the INF-FNI and after
President Wolfgang Weinreich resigned for health reasons in 2007, Georg also held the task of INF-FNI
President until 2008. After my election as President, the excellent cooperation with George and Nancy
also became a friendship, which continued when both ended their activities for the INF-FNI in 2010.
George, born in the Czech Republic, fled from the previous regime via Austria and Canada to America
in his youth. George had a son and a daughter from his first marriage, and with his second wife Nancy he
fulfilled a great dream in life. He built and opened a naturist camp near Nashville. The Rock Haven Lodge.
He became a member of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) where he was elected
president for three terms.
In 2006 he returned to his home country, and from 2015 he was president of the Czech-Moravian Naturist
Association. He has made a fundamental contribution to the preservation and development of naturism in the
Czech Republic during a difficult period.
George has also left his mark on the Czech Federation and the INF-FNI, for which we are all grateful and we
will all keep George‘s memory alive.
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