Season’s Greetings from the KMFAP Grand Master and Head of the State



Besides being the most important festivity for the Christians, Christmas has become – for the people of all religions and even for non-believers – the celebration dedicated to the Family and the New Year, in accordance with the globally accepted calendar. Christmas has become for everyone the Festivity of Hope, hope for a good, fruitful and prosperous new year to come, therefore, in this significant season I would like to present to all our Knights, Dames, Squires, Damsels and Humanitarian Work Volunteers my warmest heartfelt greetings.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which tragically marks 2020 forever as a dark year, we will all be forced to live this Festive Season quite differently than we have all lived before. This time in the absence of many of those we love, either part of our families or true friends, however we must remember that Absence is for Love, what the Wind is for the Fire: if it is small, it will soon be extinguished, but if it is big, it becomes bigger and stronger. So, may the forced absence of our loved ones contribute to make our love for them greater and stronger, and may the Hope for a prosperous 2021 be stronger, now that we see the light closer at the end of the dark tunnel of 2020 in the form of new vaccines against this terrible coronavirus.

We must not expect to return to what our world was before the pandemic, instead we all need to do our best and utmost to make the world after COVID-19 a much better world than it used to be.

Dear Knights, Dames, Squires, Damsels and Volunteers, two things are important in this festive season, one that shouldn’t be forgotten, and one that should always be remembered:
– We must not forget that the spirit of Christmas is not about having beautiful lights outside, but about having a wonderful light in your heart.

– We must always remember all those who have no house, no food, no love, no companionship and no peace in this season, while we are in the comfort and warmth of our houses among our loved ones, and having a good supper in peace. Remember the fallen, the poor and the helpless, because they are our brothers and sisters as well, remember them, because they are and they have been our reason to exist as a sovereign hospitaller knightly Order for almost one thousand years.

Season’s Greetings to everyone!

H.E.H. José, Prince
Grand Master and Head of the State

2019-11 News from the Aangehaakt Foundation

Gisteravond hebben wij van de Stichting een cheque in ontvangst mogen nemen, die Stay Fit samen met Femeraid, Knights of Malta en Budokai Texel, in een boksclinique bij elkaar hebben gebokst voor Damian.
Wat zijn wij hier blij mee! Jullie zijn toppers!
Dankjewel Nico en Hans! Het bedrag van €360,- komt goed van pas om de verbouwing te kunnen realiseren!

 

 

The special boxing lesson for 10 people was led by Kees landvreugd.
this project was in collaboration with; Femmeraid Netherlands and Budokai Texel & Stayfit Texel, Kees Landvreugd and Hans van Vooren.
And not to mention our special guest from japan Mr. Nagata 2e dan Kyokushin.
Proceeds from this training 360 euro will go to the foundation aangehaakt
The goal of the Aangehaakt Foundation is to help, guide and support people with a disability who are not eligible for assistance. This may include matters such as adaptations to the (living) environment and mobility, but also with support in care and development.
We thank all athletes, trainers, sponsors who have participated in this very interesting boxing training.
Nico Waerts (KMFAP)
Femmeraid Netherlands

 

 

2019-11: Dirk Klok New Knight KMFAP Nederlands

I was very proud to be present at the investment of my friend Dirk Klok.
The Investiture was held in Malta. In one of the most imposing buildings in Valletta the former “Sacra Imfermeria” of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, now popularly known as the Mediterranean Conference Centre, which is located adjacent to Fort St Elmo and overlooking the Grand Harbour.
Dirk’s work at the Knights Netherlands will be a liaison’s officer. We are very happy that Dirk is going to work with us.

Sir Nico Waerts (KM)
Prior of the Netherland (KMFAP_
Director Femmeraid Netherlands

Magisterial Decree 17 / 2019: FEMERAID INTERNATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE

Dear Knights and Dames,
please find below the Magisterial Decree 17 / 2019 of HMEH Prince José Cosmelli – Grand Master and Head of State of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP), also President of the Board of Directors and CEO of Femeraid International – our institution dedicated to provide Medical Care and Humanitarian Assistance to the needy and to critical patients.
By this Decree, in the structure of Femeraid International, a new Department dependent and reporting directly and solely to the Femeraid International Board of Directors called
FEMERAID INTERNATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE
was created, and the newly accepted and appointed member Unit – the Emergency Malta, Ambulance and Patient Transportation Service – will integrate this new service, of which it will be part, from the present date on.
For reading the whole Magisterial Decree, please click on the image:

2019-10: Femmeraid Netherlands

12-10-2019 Femmeraid Netherlands
Last Saturday Budokai Texel had a special boxing training
The special boxing lesson for 10 people was led by Kees landvreugd.
this project was in collaboration with; Femmeraid Netherlands and Budokai Texel & Stayfit Texel, Kees Landvreugd and Hans van Vooren.
And not to mention our special guest from japan Mr. Nagata 2e dan Kyokushin.
Proceeds from this training 350 euro will go to the foundation aangehaakt
The goal of the Aangehaakt Foundation is to help, guide and support people with a disability who are not eligible for assistance. This may include matters such as adaptations to the (living) environment and mobility, but also with support in care and development.
We thank all athletes, trainers, sponsors who have participated in this very interesting boxing training.
Nico Waerts (KMFAP)
Femmeraid Netherlands

 

2019-10: Magisterial Decree 17 / 2019 of HMEH Prince José Cosmelli

Dear Knights and Dames,

Please find below the Magisterial Decree 17 / 2019 of HMEH Prince José Cosmelli – Grand Master and Head of State of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP), also President of the Board of Directors and CEO of Femeraid International – our institution dedicated to provide Medical Care and Humanitarian Assistance to the needy and to critical patients.
By this Decree, in the structure of Femeraid International, a new Department dependent and reporting directly and solely to the Femeraid International Board of Directors called

FEMERAID INTERNATIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE

was created, and the newly accepted and appointed member Unit – the Emergency Malta, Ambulance and Patient Transportation Service – will integrate this new service, of which it will be part, from the present date on. For reading the whole Magisterial Decree, please click on the following link:
Magisterial Decree

KMFAP Secretariat

2019-9 New Governmenent/ Decree Constitutional Letter.

Hereby we send you the following links on our official KMFAP website, where you can find the list of the new Government, as well as the Decree about the amendments to the Constitution. New Government of the Federation:
New Government

New version of the Constitutional Letter, and the Constitutional Decree 01 / 2019 containing all amendments:
Constitutional Decree

2019-04: Disability Sports IBSSA & ISF and Femeraid Netherlands

Saturday 13-04-2019
IBSSA & ISF and Femeraid Netherlands and StayFit & Budokai Texel  visited the Prisma group around twenty people between 10 and 20 years old from Amsterdam.
Prisma Foundation is an organization that works for children and the elderly with a disability so that they can also enjoy sports. In collaboration with the Johan kruif foundation.
The volunteers of Femeraid Netherlands and IBSSA & ISF.
Elizabeth Kruger, Joëlle Hin, and Nico Waerts (KM) had set up an adapted introduction lesson from Judo and Fitness.
It was a very successful afternoon, all participants had a lot of fun and sweat.
Also with the volunteers 🙂
A big thank  to all volunteers for your efforts.
On behalf of Stayfit Texel, Budokai Texel, IBSSA & ISF and
Femeraid the Netherlands.
IBSSA &ISF    General Secretary  Nico Waerts (KM)