ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012
Dear Gamvasi – Saader Namaskar
We are pleased to inform you that the Annual General Meeting of our Mandal has been arranged to take place on:
Sunday 9th September 2012 from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
At: The Shree Krishna Temple, Hope Street, Dudley,West Midlands. DY2 8RS
You and your family members are cordially invited to attend. We would also like to request you to invite your sisters and daughters together with their families on our behalf to join us. This is an ideal opportunity for you to learn about the many changes happening in our Gam and to get to know our fellow Bodalias here, in the UK.
This AGM will be different in some aspects to previous ones as we progress with the times.We intend to have a live “skype” /video link with our new Sarpanch, Shree Randhirbhai Patel. So if you have any general questions about Gam (not personal) you wish to ask him, we would appreciate it if you could please inform us and we will endeavour to put these forward to him before the AGM. This excellent opportunity should help us discuss, debate and plan on ideas and issues about our Gam and give a voice to our UK Mandal members.
As new BSM,UK Office Bearers will be elected at the AGM, nominations are invited prior to the meeting. Only BSM,UK members will be eligible to vote. Any questions for Randhirbhai and nominations for the new Committee can be sent by contacting us either through our website or by writing to us by 23/8/12.
We are very grateful to our Dudley Bodalivasis for hosting this event and, as in the past, we sincerely welcome any donations for the food and items for raffle prizes. Remember this is your AGM so please do come and support us.
PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY
|10.00am – 10.30am||Welcome/Registration/Refreshment|
|10.30am – 12.30pm||Prayers and Minutes of the last AGM/Matters arising,|
|Secretary’s Annual Report, Treasurer’s Annual report, President’s Address, AGM|
|Election of Office Bearers and Committee members 2012-2014|
|12.30pm – 2.00pm||Lunch|
|2.00pm – 3.30pm||Open Forum – Q’s & A’s, presentations and video link to Bodali|
|3.30pm – 4.00pm||Any Other Busimess|
|4.00pm – 4.30pm||Raffle Draw & Vote of Thanks|
And finally, since its establishment in 1971, BSM,UK has made considerable progress, has helped fund various projects in Gam and has had a pivotal role in making Bodali “Simply the Best”. Some of the projects were funded through the interest earned from our “Endowment Fund “set up in 1992. Historically, the fund enjoyed good interest rates but this has now dwindled in the last two years. It has been over 18 years since we last asked you, our Bodalivasis, for help and for which we are extremely grateful.
Please may we therefore ask each NEW working member of your family and those who have not donated to date to consider making a once in a lifetime donation of £100 towards our Endowment Fund.This will help achieve our development. Your donation will attract a Tax refund, adding another £25 to the fund. Over an average lifetime, this is just £5 per year! (the price of a coffee and cup cake in the UK or clean water for life for our children in Gam.) So please do seriously consider donating this year and persuade others to do so.
Please do not hesitate to fill in the enclosed slip and post it to me with your cheque. Cash or cheques will be gratefully received at the AGM.We thank you most warmly and sincerely for your continued support and are looking forward to seeing you at our AGM on the 9th of September.