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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:

  1. Recitation of Surah from Qur’an Sharif

  2. Dua’a-e- Maghferat for the mother of Pervaiz Usman

  3. President Speech

  4.  Election of New President

  5. Introduction of new cabinet

  6. Dinner Served

  7. Open floor discussion and Q&A

  8. Conclusion remarks, if any

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.

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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.

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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 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

Memon community.


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                        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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