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July 28, 2020

Dear ASC Members,

Trust everyone is doing well and staying safe. Please continue to follow the Federal and Provincial Governments’ as well as WHO guidelines of wearing mask or face covering, social distancing, use of sanitizers and frequent hand washing (at least for 20 seconds) with soap and warm water. We must also continue to take extra care of our senior members during this extra ordinary time.

The first ever virtual AGM went very well on July 19, 2020. We thank those who found time to join and participate in the meeting. We are happy to provide you with the following information:

1. New 2020-22 ASC Committee and a trustee were elected during the meeting. This time again the slate of candidates did not exceed the positions available so we did not have to conduct an election. Here is your new committee for the term 2020-22:



President:            Mukesh C. Desai     416-903-1381

Vice President:   Viren D. Desai         647-888-5478    

Treasurer:            Jigar A. Naik           416-451-5034   

Secretary:             Sejal T. Desai           416-573-0226   


Mehul B. Desai        416-904-3007 

Mitul P. Desai          403-827-7034

Nirav J. Desai          647-771-3035

Nischal J. Desai      647-448-6122

Vedang R. Desai      613-600-3372    

Hemal R. Naik         416-671-4849   

Krunal B. Vashi       416-358-9010


Aarti J. Desai           416-294-7596   


Sameer K. Desai        416-979-6534    Trustee – till May 2021

Sonal V. Desai            416-840-7813    Trustee – till May 2022

Surendra  K. Desai    416-281-4793    Trustee – till May 2023

Pranay K. Naik          416-558-9204     Auditor

Nehaben Desai           905-762-0179     Legal Advisor


Hetvi Desai,      Nia Desai,      Vaidehi Desai,      Vatsh Desai,      Casey Naik,      Smruti Naik,      Dhyey Vashi

2. As you know, we proposed to change our constitution by adding a couple of statements in By-Law # 3 (re. Fees) and # 5 (re. General Meeting – GM). These additions will allow the executive committee of the time to waive the membership fees and call a virtual meeting using an appropriate on-line app of the time, both, in extraordinary situations like the one we are experiencing right now – COVID-19. Paid Members of the year 2019-20 were requested to cast their vote on-line through a SurveyMonkey program.  We are now in a position to announce the results as follows:

By-Law # 3 re. Fees – Total votes casted: 40, Votes in favour (YES): 40. Votes Against (NO): 0

By-Law # 5 re. GM – Total votes casted: 40, Votes in favour (YES): 39. Votes Against (NO): 1

Based on these results, both the proposals were carried forward and our constitution was updated and posted on our website. You can review details by clicking the “ABOUT ANAVIL SAMAJ” option from the top of this page and choose “Constitution and By-Laws of  Anavil Samaj of Canada” from the drop down menu. We thank you all for participating in this on-line voting process.

Again, we thank you all for participating in these activities. Your participation and cooperation as well as support is much appreciated. Let’s hope that this COVID-19 ends soon and we start resuming our “normal” life again.

We will inform you as soon as we are able to resume our regular activities.


Your 2020-22 Executive Committee.