During February 2015, the SSIO of Zone 8 hosted an annual meeting to review events of the past year and plan for the future. The meeting was attended by 28 senior SSIO leaders from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine, and Ms. Marianne Meyer, Director of the European ISSE. The SSIO representative from Ukraine stated that even during the recent unsettling times, the Sathya Sai centres and groups have joined hands to help refugees fleeing areas of conflict. SSIO leaders from other areas described humanitarian relief efforts, including the delivery of a truckload of necessities to displaced people. SSIO members in Ukraine pray for peace every night. Mr. Valery Voshchinin, Chairman of Zone 8, reported on the activities undertaken by the SSIO.