Faces of Intervac

Mr. G.J. Beltman

Mr. G.J. Beltman,
Enter, Netherlands

Mr. A. Lehmann

Mr. A. Lehmann,
Belp, Switzerland

During the early 1950s contact was developing between Teachers Unions in Europe as they began to work together and to cooperate for the improvement of conditions but more especially to improve understanding between people from different cultures and backgrounds. Already in the early part of the 1950s some teachers had realized that they could benefit most form the longer holidays they enjoyed if they could find a more economical way of traveling to other countries. The idea of Home Exchange Holidays was born in this realization. To exchange homes meant that they did not have any Hotel costs and could live in another home with just the normal costs of living. It would also provide the opportunity to live in a normal neighbourhood and not only in the developed tourist areas. This would provide the opportunity to learn about local culture, customs, etc. and to get to know the people.

In 1953 the leaders of the Swiss and Dutch Teacher Unions decided that a Home Exchange System for Holidays should be formally organized. Mr. A. Lehmann (1953 – 1961), Belp, Switzerland, made contact with Mr. G.J. Beltman (1953 – 1959) , Enter, Netherlands, in 1953 and the organization which would become known as Intervac International was born!

The Fifties

Switzerland Switzerland - 1953

Mr. A. Lehmann

Mr. A. Lehmann, Belp
(1953 – 1961)

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Louis Kessely, Heerbrugg
(1961 – 1965)

Heinrich Niedermann

Heinrich Niedermann
St. Gallen, (1965 - )

Claudia Niedermann

Claudia Niedermann
St. Gallen, ( - 2014 )

Leoni Günzler

Leoni Günzler
(2014 - Current)

Netherlands Netherlands - 1953

Mr. G.J. Beltman

Mr. G.J. Beltman, Enter
(1953 – 1959)

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Th.Thuijs, Bussum
(1959 – 1960)

Mr. Bert Vegter

Bert Vegter, Zeist
(1960 – 1977)

Roel and Willemien Eissen

Roel and Willemien Eissen, Oosterbeek
(November 1977 - Current)

The Sixties

Great Britain Great Britain - 1961

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Mrs. Ronald Gould,
National Union of Teachers(1961 - 1963)

Hazel Nayar

Hazel Nayar
(1963 - 1990)

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Rhona Nayar
(1992 - 2007)

Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes
(2007 - 2013)

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly
(2013 - 2016)

Kristin Kelly-Abbott

Kristin Kelly-Abbott
(2016 - Current)

Germany Germany - 1965

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Hans Joachim Runge, Ahausen
(1965 – 1970)

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Bruno Schiller, Stuttgart,
(1971 – 1974)

Leoni Günzler

Leoni Günzler
(1974 - Current)

France France - 1968

Lucien Mazik

Lucien Mazik, Tours
(1968 - 2000)

Kristina Calliaud

Kristina Calliaud
(2000 - Current)

Austria Austria - 1969

Hans Winkler

Hans Winkler
(1969 - Current)

Spain Spain - 1969

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Manuel Ruiz Doña, Melilla
(1969 – 1980)

Maria Angeles-Sas

Maria Angeles-Sas
(1981 - Current)

The Seventies

Sweden Sweden - 1970

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Sten Jansson, Stockholm,
(1970 - 1971)

Margareta & Karl Eric Gemfeldt

Margareta and Karl Eric Gemfeldt,
Jönköping, (1971 - 1986)

The Gemfeldt Family

The Gemfeldt Family
(1986 - Current)

Finland Finland - 1970

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Mrs. Inkari Uski, Lauritsala,
(1970 – 1972)

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Miss Saara Lahtimäki, Helsinki,
( 1972 – 1974)

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Johanna and Matti PyhäläTuusniami,
(1974 – 1978)

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Hleena Huhtela, Kilmininki,
(1978 - 1995 )

Mervi Loustarinen

Mervi Luostarinen, Helsinki,
(1996 - Current)

Denmark Denmark - 1971

Margareta & Karl Eric Gemfeldt

Margareta and Karl Eric Gemfeldt,
Jönköping (1971 - 1972)

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Jens & Lone Lauritzen, Espergærde,
(1973 – 2001)assisted by Grethe Lauritzen, Espergærde, (1975 - 1986 )

Michael Støvelbæk

Michael Støvelbæk
(2001 - Current)

Norway - 1971

Margareta & Karl Eric Gemfeldt

Margareta and Karl Eric Gemfeldt,
Jönköping(1971 - 1973 )

Ivar Solli

Ivar Solli
(1973 - 2000)

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Jostein and Nina Solli
(2000 - 2006)

H.J. Kjell Kristiansen

H.J. Kjell Kristiansen
(2007 - 2010)

Trude Hoel

Trude Hoel
(2011 - Current)

Ireland Ireland - 1973

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Mrs. Colette O’Broin, Dublin
(1973 – 1977)

Frank Kelly

Frank and Hilary Kelly, Drogheda
(1977 - Current)

Belgium Belgium - 1973

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Roland Layder
(1973 – 1976)

Pascale de Baer de Leer, Ternat

Pascale & Maxim de Baer de Leer, Ternat
(1978 - 1988)

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Paul Sion
(1988 - 1989)

Yolande % Jempe de Cooman

Yolande & Jempi de Cooman
(1988 - Current)

USA USA - 1973

David Ostroff

David & Mary Ostroff,
founders of Vacation Exchange Clubestablished a link with Intervac International
(1976 - 1984)

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Ted Kobrin (East Coast)
(1984 – 1988)

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Jennifer Haines and Sarah Morissette (West Coast)
(1984 - 1988)

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Lori Horne and Paula Jaffe, San Francisco
(1988 - 2003)

Jessica Jaffe

Josh and Jessica Jaffe
(2003 - Current)

Iceland Iceland - 1974

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Rafn Arild Jonsson, Reykjavik,
(1974 – 1975).

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Elisa Kwaszenko
(1975 - 2009)

Sesselja Traustadóttir

Sesselja Traustadóttir
(2009 - Current )

Luxembourg Luxembourg - 1975

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Jens & Lone Lauritzen
(1975 - 2007)

Marie Lechner & Robert Klopp

Marie Lechner & Robert Klopp
(2007 - 2011)

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The Eighties

Israel Israel - 1980

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Dan Arbel, Herzliya
(1980 - 2010)

Shira Abel

Shira Abel, Yaakov
(2010 - 2014)

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Italy Italy - 1980

Gaby Zanobetti

Gaby Zanobetti, Bologna
(1980 - 2016)

Emanuela Zara

Emanuela Zara
(2016 - Current)

Canada Canada - 1986

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Paula Carey
(1986 - 1987)

Suzanne Rysak

Suzanne Rysak
(1987 - Current)

The Ninties

Brazil - 1994

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Virgilio de Almeida
(1994 - 1997)

Ana Neto

Ana Neto
(2006 - 2009)

Carlos Gerent

Carlos Gerent
(2010 - 2015)

Andrea Aguiar de Brito

Andrea Aguiar de Brito
(2015 - 2016)

Ary de Paiva Ferreira

Ary de Paiva Ferreira
(2016 - Current)

Czech Republic Czech Republic - 1995

A. Machacek & Lenka Machàckovi

A. Machacek & Lenka Machàckovi
(1995 - Current)

Greece Greece - 1997

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Despina Agnostopoulos
(1996 - 2000)

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Stathis Mihos & Maria Karakiza
(2001 - 2011)

Maria Marianthie Katouna Petrof

Maria Marianthie Katouna Petrof Attica, Saronic Islands, Peloponeese, Ionian Islands
(2011 - 2013)

Christina Mitropoulou

Christina Mitropoulou Attica, Saronic Islands, Peloponeese, Ionian Islands
(2013)

Apostolos Kanarakis - Elena Petaloti

Apostolos Kanarakis - Elena Petaloti Macedonia, Thrace, Crete
(2011 - 2013)

Giannis Krikis - Maria Theofanous

Giannis Krikis - Maria Theofanous
(2011 - Current)

Poland Poland - 1996

Barbara Zakrzewska

Barbara Zakrzewska
(1996 - 1997)

Ewa Krupscy

Ewa i Stanisław Krupscy
(1998 - Current)

Belize Belize - 1997

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Dr. Azzo Ghindelli
(1997 - 1999)

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El Salvador El Salvador - 1997

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Dr. Azzo Ghindelli
(1997 - 1999)

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Guatemala Guatamala - 1997

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Dr. Azzo Ghindelli
(1997 - 1999)

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Honduras Honduras - 1997

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Dr. Azzo Ghindelli
(1997 - 1999)

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Portugal Portugal - 1997

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António St. Aubyn
(1997 - )

Ana Neto

Ana Neto
(2006 - Current)

Hungary Hungary - 1998

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Janos Rusz
( - 1998)

Pál Turcsán

Pál Turcsán
(2004 - 2010)

Mrs Borbala Reka Kiss

Mrs Borbala Reka Kiss
(2010 - 2011)

Alistair Binks

Alistair Binks
(2015 - 2016)

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New Zealand New Zealand - 1999

Ketty (Catherine) Philips

Ketty (Catherine) and David Philips
(1999 - Current)

The Two-Thousands

The Rest of the World

Lucien Mazik

Lucien Mazik
Honarary President Intervac International (2000 - Current)

Argentina Argentina - 2001

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Roberto Popper
(2001 - 2005)

Claudio Adrian Polito

Claudio Adrian Polito
(2005 - Current)

Australia Australia - 2001

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Vereena Olisch
(2001 - 2004)

Brian Wilder

Brian & Helen Wilder
(2004 - 2010)

Ketty (Catherine) Philips

Ketty (Catherine) and David Philips
(2010 - Current)

Barbados - 2004

Brian Barnes

Brian Barnes
(2004 - 2010)

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India India

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Walid Bei Hadj Amor
( - )

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Prem Kumar Shersia
( - 2005)

Sanjeev MAHAJAN

Sanjeev MAHAJAN
(2005 - 2012)

Neelkamal Soni

Neelkamal Soni
(2015 - 2016)

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South Africa South Africa - 2006

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Jürgen Tschepen
( - 2006)

Paula Crawford Brunt

Paula Crawford Brunt
(2006 - 2014)

Jaco van Wyk

Jaco van Wyk
(2015 - current)

Indonesia Indonesia - 2007

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Lisa Michelle Crosby
(2007 - 2008)

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Costa Rica Costa Rica - 2008

Susan Herrera Jara

Susan Herrera Jara
(2008 - Current)

Russia Russia - 2009

Alexey Eirich

Alexey Eirich
(2009 - 2012)

Samson Simonyan

Samson Simonyan
(2016 - Current)

The Two-Thousand Tens

Ecuador - 2010

Kenneth Farr

Kenneth Farr
(2010 - Current)

Romania - 2010

Carmen Duta

Carmen Duta
(2010 - Current)

Japan Japan - 2011

Alain Kregine & Kimiyo Murata

Alain Kregine & Kimiyo Murata
(2003 - 2012)

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China - 2013

Jacob Jiankeng

Jacob Jiankeng
(2013 - Current)

Slovakia Slovakia - 2013

Jana Olejarova & Viera van Heiningen

Jana Olejarova & Viera van Heiningen
(2013 - Current)

Lithuania - 2013

Renaldas Vaisbrodas

Renaldas Vaisbrodas
(2013 - Current)

Mexico Mexico - 2014

Hans Brouwers & Angie Wegkamp

Hans Brouwers & Angie Wegkamp
(2014 - 2017)

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Bulgaria - 2015

Niko & Lina Georgieva

Niko & Lina Georgieva
(2015 - Current)

Thailand Thailand - 2015

Philippe Volkaerts

Philippe Volkaerts
(2015 - Current)

Republic of Macedonia - 2016

Frosina Lazova

Frosina Lazova
(2016 - Current)

Slovenia Slovenia - 2016

Uroš Kristan

Uroš Kristan
(2016 - Current)

Dates, Lost in the Mists of Time

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Chile

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Sophie Rouchon
( - )

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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Rita Paiewonsky

Rita Paiewonsky
( - )

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