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ALMA EXCO 2010 Finalised

ALMA AGM on Saturday 16 October 2010 elected the four officer bearers of ALMA for 2010-2012 period. Br. Mohamed Fazli and Br. Rizvi Fareed were re-elected as president and vice president respectively. Br. Mohamed Anzar was elected to the postion of secretary and Br. Alisabri Haniffa was elected to the position of treasurer. The AGM decided to allow the elected office bearers to appoint the remaining executive committee members. ALMA is pleased to announce the following members as the executive committee members of ALMA for the next two years, Insha Allah.

Br. Mohamed Fazli                    President
Br. Rizvi Fareed                         Vice President
Br. Mohamed Anzar                  Secretary
Br. Alisabri Haniffa                    Treasurer
Sr. Zareena Ibrahim                 Ladies Coordinator
Sr. Shafeela Mowjood              Ladies Coordinator
Br. Makkeen Musthaffa
Br. Aslam Siddeek
Br. Mowjood Sulaiman
Br. Jabeer Cader
Br. Kaleer Lebbe

The AGM did not appoint a new  auditor and therefore the executive committee has asked Br. Fazal Bawa to continue in the postion as finance auditor. ALMA executive committee will meet soon to discuss the year planner and to appoint sub committees, Insha Allah.

 

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.

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Ramadhan Program 2010 - Agenda

As per our earlier notification, Alhamdulillah over 200 brothers and sisters have confirmed to participate at the Eid celebrations and dinner event and a few others have sent their regrets. For the benefit of those who are participating, we would like to inform the agenda for the evening.

1.    5.00 pm - Hall opens
2.    5.45 pm - Maghrib salat
3.    6.15 pm - Children's program
4.    7.00 pm - Prize giving
8.    7.30 pm - Nasheed presentation (awaiting confirmation)
9.    8.00 pm - Dinner
10.  9.00 pm - Announcements
11. 10.00 pm - close

 

Zakat-ul-Fitr 2010

Alhamdulillah, ALMA members and friends contributed $1670 towards Zakat-ul-Fitr fund in 2010. As you are aware Zakat-ul-Fitr is compulsory on every fasting Muslim who has food to celebrate on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. The spirit of Zakat-ul-Fitr is to ensure all Muslims have food to eat on the day of Eid. Alhamdulillah, our members and friends have contributed $10 each for this fund.

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High Commissioner H.E. Senaka Walgampaya completes his Australian tenure

The Sri Lankan Consul General in Sydney Hon. P.D. Fernando in an email message has informed ALMA and other Associations affiliated with the Consulate Office that His Excellency Senaka Walgampaya High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Australia for the last three years, will be relinquishing his duties at the end of November 2010 after completing his tour of duties.

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Hajj Farewell 2010

ALMA conducted its sixth consecutive Hajj farewell ceremony on Sunday 17 October 2010 at the Auburn Town Hall to wish the pilgrims "Hajj Mabroor". They will be undertaking the sacred journey to Mecca this year Insha Allah and will be leaving Sydney within the next two weeks. Majority of the pilgrims from the ALMA community who have decided to take part in the Hajj journey this year participated in the event. The farewell ceremony was organised as a part of the ACEP program where a large number of well wishers also participated to exchange salams.

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Changes to Sri Lanka Visa Requirements from January 2011

High Commissioner's office in Canberra has released a communique in relation to Visa Requirements to Sri Lanka. This will apply to Australian Passport holders, if this comes into force from January 2011 as anticipated. Thanks to Br. Abdul Gafoor for bringing this information to our attention.

Please click here to view the communique.

 

Ramadhan Programs in 2010 Successful

Alhamdulillah, ALMA has successfully concluded its Ramadhan programs as planned in 2010. The executive committee met to plan the events during Ramadhan three months prior to the beginning of Ramadhan where weekend Iftars and a Qiyamul Lail event was determined. Therefore four Iftars on the
four Saturdays in Ramadhan and a Qiyamul Lail event on the last Friday of the month to coincide with the beginning of the 25th fast was scheduled. It was decided to continue the annual Ramadhan competition for children during this year as well.

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Events & Activities
25th Anniversary Cricket Tournament winners

The Cricket tournament organised by ALMA making their 25th Anniversary Celebrations ended on a very high note of success.   12 Teams participated and after a nail biting semi-finals, Six Hearts became the clear winners on the day.

 
Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner function July 2016

ALMA had its annual Eid-ul-Fitr Dinner which also contained a segment of ACEP Ramadan competition prize giving as well. This function was attended by a sold-out record crowd of this nature ALMA ever had. It had several activities including trivia and kids games which kept all attendees fully engaged throughout the program.

 

 
Ifthar function June 2016

On the invitation of the leader of the opposition (Parliament of NSW) and MP for Auburn, Hon Luke Foley, ALMA’s liaison officer Abdul Gafoor attended an Iftar function on 17th June 2016. Number of dignitaries including Grand Mufti of Australia, state and federal politicians, Islamic scholars, community leaders, leading school principals were among the invited guests.

 
Edul Fithr July 2016

Alhamdulillah, ALMA had a great Eid Celebration on 6 July 2016 at Turkish Mosque (Youth Centre) in Auburn. A large number of people attended for prayers and thereafter everyone exchanged salams and greetings with each other.

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