Chicago, Illinois. USA
Hosted By: Ghaffar Variend
Chicago Memon Association
(Formerly Memon Association of America)
2012 Election Report
December 19, 2011
Report by Abdul Ghaffar Variend
A General meeting was called by the Current President of Chicago Memon Association, Mohataram Imran Aziz Katiya on December 19, 2011 at Delhi Durbar Restaurant on Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL at 8:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting was to elect a new President for the year 2012.
Agenda of the Meeting:
The meeting started with recitation of Holly Qur'an by former President Mohataram Ahmed Karim Jangda followed by Dua’a-e-maghferat for Pervaiz Usman’s late mother Khadija Usman, who passed away in Karachi, Pakistan recently.
Brother Rafique Mota circulated photos of his visit to Nusrat Foundation in Karachi, Pakistan and explained the use of money donated by all Memon Brothers from Chicago. The project is progressing very well and certainly more monetary support is needed for the purchase of more chairs for handicap children.
Approximately more than 40 notable and active members were present to witness the process and to show support for Mohataram Imran Aziz Katiya. In his opening remarks, President thanked each and every one from his team for their support including all volunteers and thanked them for making all four events successful, which was the first time in the history of Chicago Memon Jamaat. At this time, the President asked and endorsed current V-P Mohataram Anis Ghaniwala to take over the President’s responsibility for 2012.
Brother Anis Ghaniwala indicated that it will be his pleasure to serve the community however; he preferred that respected Imran Aziz Katiya to continue his presidency for one more year and asked all the members to raise their hand in support of the motion. All present members supported the motion in favor of Mohataram Imran Aziz Katiya to continue his good work for one more year. Mohataram Imran Aziz Katiya accepted and promised to do even better job along with his team members. One of the proposals suggested by the President was to arrange a future event to gather All North American Memon Jamaats in Chicago under one roof.
After this, dinner break was announced and member enjoyed the dinner.
Memon Alam Monthly Magazine Presentation
Brother Abdul Ghaffar Variend, current Webmaster of Chicago Memon Association and Host & CEO of Memon Point
web site www.memonpoint.com presented copies of August 2011 issue of Memon Alam to President Imran Aziz
Katiya, Vice President Anis Ghaniwala and Secretary Jawed Khandwala. These copies were received from World
Memon Organization's Pakistan chapter office in Karachi for Chicago Memon Association. They were very
appreciative and expressed their pleasure that the August 2011 issue contained reports of Chicago Memon
Association Eid-ul Fitr Dinner and get together program. At this moment, Brother Abdul Ghaffar Variend briefed
them about the importance of community magazine Memon Alam and also the role of W.M.O. in global unity of
L-R Anis Ghaniwala, Imran Aziz Katiya, Abdul L-R Anis Ghaniwala, Imran Aziz, Ghulam Panawala
Ghaffar Variend and Jawed Khandwala Abdul Ghaffar Variend and Jawed Khandwala
In closing the event, Mohataram Imran Aziz Katiya thanked each and every one personally for being supportive and for being a part of an important process and meeting.
The meeting adjourned around 10:30 pm.
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