When the Board met in March 2001 it discussed in what ways it might choose to mark IAML’s 50th anniversary. One of these was to appoint honorary members, which had not been done for quite a long time. Sadly, one of those chosen was François Lesure, who died only a short while back. It was felt that this honour should still be bestowed posthumously. The French branch was consulted, and the Council has approved it.