AGM 2010 elects new ALMA team
ALMA AGM was held yesterday (Saturday 16 October 2010) at the Dundas Community Centre. The program for the day began at 6.30 pm with a Children's performance to kick off proceedings. Following Qirat recitation, the children's program included songs, poems speeches and a Powerpoint presentation on "Poverty and Islam".
AGM proper began after Salat Maghrib with Br. Mohamed Fazli delivering the opening address as incumbent president. The minutes were read by the Secretary Br. Azeem Nilar followed by the AGM report. The AGM report summarised the activities of ALMA throughout the year and highlighted key achievements.
The finance report was presented by the treasurer Br. Mageeid Mohamed that showed the member contributions and expenses for various activities undertaken by the ALMA executive committee. Following healthy discussion about ALMA activities in general the time arrived to elect the new executive committee. The election was conducted by the secretary as prescribed by the ALMA constitution.
There were only one nomination each for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Accordingly, Br. Mohamed Fazli and Br. Rizvi Fareed were re-elected as President and Vice President for another term of two years. Dr. Mohamed Anzar was elected as the new secretary and Br. Alisabri Haniffa was elected as the new treasurer.
Following a motion put forward by Br. Faazel Muhseen, the AGM authorised the President to appoint the remaining executive committee members in consultation with the other elected office bearers. ALMA president is expected to make an announcement regarding the appointment of the remaining executive committee membership positions as well as heads of the sub committees within the next two weeks.
In the past ALMA AGMs always consisted of a sumptuous lunch or dinner and on this occasion Mutton Biryani Rice with fried Chicken was served for dinner that was enjoyed by all participants. AGM proceedings ended around 10.30 pm.